Leonard gets upset when he discovers that Penny is seeing a new guy, so he tries to trick her into going on a date with him.



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Leonard is still pining over Penny, but comes to the realization that she is out of his league when he sees her with her handsome latest date. Moving on, Leonard decides to ask out his colleague, Dr. Leslie Winkle, instead, who wants to treat this event like a sped up science experiment, with the results being more important than the process. With Leonard still thinking about Penny, Sheldon clarifies to Leonard that Penny has not rejected him since Leonard has never asked her out. But Penny's interpretation of Leonard's question makes Leonard reevaluate how to approach their "first date". Written by Huggo

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8 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Leonard: I'm a perfectly nice guy! There's no reason we couldn't go to the restaurant and have a lovely dinner. Maybe we could go for a walk afterwards, talk about things we have in common: You love pottery? I love pottery! There's a pause-we both know what's happening-I lean in and we kiss; it's a little tentative at first, but then I realize she's kissing me back and she's biting my lower lip, you know? She wants me! This thing is going the distance, we're going to have sex! Oh, God, oh my GOD!
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An enjoyable episode, but not altogether effective
27 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

"The Fuzzy Boots Corollary" focuses almost exclusively on Leonard's infatuation for Penny, and his considerable irritation when he discovers that she has moved on from the terrible breakup discussed in the pilot episode. Although the episode is quite solid and offers plenty of humour, I cannot help but feel that the episode is misplaced into the season.

Up until now, we have only really seen Leonard possessed by Penny, as far as appearance is concerned. And although this is usually enough to warrant a date, Leonard is not an everyday person. It feels somewhat wrong and cheap to establish a date, however sneaky it was. The episode most likely would have worked better had it being later into the season, considering that the two first get together in the season finale.

The only other sin this episode commits is the unfortunate introduction of one of the show's worst characters, Leslie Winkle, played by Sarah Gilbert. The character herself is bland, irritating and strangely enough, too similar to the likes of Sheldon and Leonard. Her manner of speech is something I often find irritating. Thankfully, there is very little of that character in this episode.

The episode starts very strong, in a fashion that is altogether fitting for the nature of this show. The gang are playing some online co-op video game, and this opening is both entertaining and funny. Sheldon buying the Sword of Azarath, then selling to E-bay, only to have Howard sneakily buy it was excellent!

The third episode is a step down from the previous two, but mostly because the content it is trying to deliver may be occurring a bit too early into the season, as far as Leonard's perspective is concerned. Nevertheless, it is still a fun and enjoyable time.

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