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"The Big Bang Theory" The Luminous Fish Effect (TV Episode 2007) Poster

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Mary: I have been telling you since you were four years old, it's okay to be smarter than everybody else, but you can't go around pointing it out.

Sheldon: Why?

Mary: Because people don't like it!

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Penny: Oh, my God, this is the best cobbler I've ever had.

Mary: It was always Sheldon's favorite. You know what the secret ingredient is?

Penny: Love?

Mary: Lard.

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Penny: How come you didn't go into work today?

Sheldon: I'm taking a sabbatical, because I won't kowtow to mediocre minds.

Penny: So you got canned, huh?

Sheldon: Theoretical physicists do not get canned... but, yeah.

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Mary: Leonard, the Lord never gives us more than we can handle. Thankfully He blessed me with two other children who are dumb as soup.

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Sheldon: I can't believe he fired me.

Leonard: Well, you did call him a glorified high-school science teacher whose last successful experiment was lighting his own farts.

Sheldon: In my defense, I prefaced that by saying, "with all due respect."

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Sheldon: [reluctantly apologizing to Dr. Gablehauser] As you know, several weeks ago in our first encounter, we may have gotten off on the wrong foot when I called you an idiot. And I just wanted to say that I was wrong... to point it out.

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Mary: He gets his temper from his daddy. He's got my eyes. All that science stuff, oh, that comes from Jesus.

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Sheldon: Mom, what are you doing here?

Mary: Leonard called me.

Sheldon: I know, but why?

Leonard: Because one of the great minds of the 21st Century is raising glow-in-the-dark fish and weaving serapes.

Sheldon: This is not a serape. This is a poncho! A serape is open to the sides, a poncho is closed, this is a poncho! And neither is a reason to call someone's mother!

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[first lines]

Sheldon: You know, I've been thinking about time travel again.

Leonard: Why? Did you hit a roadblock with invisibility?

Sheldon: Put it on the back burner. Anyway, it occurs to me, if I ever did perfect a time machine I would just go into the past and give it to myself, thus eliminating the need for me to invent it in the first place.

Leonard: Interesting.

Sheldon: Yeah, it really takes the pressure off.

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Mary: Honey, why did you get a loom?

Sheldon: I was working with luminous fish and I thought... hey. Loom.

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Mary: [praying before dinner; aside to Raj and Howard] Now, after a moment of silent meditation, I'm gonna end with "In Jesus' Name," but you two don't feel any obligation to join in. Unless, of course, the Holy Spirit moves you.

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Leonard: Hey, how did it go?

Sheldon: I got my job back.

Leonard: Really? What happened?

Sheldon: I'm not quite sure. It involves a part of the human experience that has always eluded me.

Leonard: That narrows it down.

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Leonard: So... fish.

Sheldon: I read an article about Japanese scientists who inserted DNA from luminous jellyfish into other animals and I thought, hey, fish night lights.

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Sheldon: The thing about tomatoes - and I think you'll really enjoy this - is they're shelved with the vegetables, but they're technically a fruit.

Penny: Mm, interesting.

Sheldon: Isn't it?

Penny: No, I mean what you find enjoyable.

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Leonard: Here comes our new boss. Be polite.

Dr. Eric Gablehauser: [approaching] Hi, fellas. Eric Gablehauser.

Howard Wolowitz: [shaking hands] Howard Wolowitz.

Dr. Eric Gablehauser: Howard. Nice to meet you.

[turning to Sheldon]

Dr. Eric Gablehauser: And you are?

Sheldon: [shaking hands] An actual real scientist.

[turning to Leonard]

Sheldon: How was that?

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[to Raj]

Mary: I made chicken. I hope that isn't one of the animals that you people think is magic.

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Sheldon: The last department party, Professor Finkleday cornered me and talked about spelunking for 45 minutes.

Leonard: Yes, I was there.

Sheldon: Do you know what's interesting about caves, Leonard?

Leonard: What?

Sheldon: Nothing.

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Mary: I tell you, I love the boy to death but he has been difficult since he fell outta me at the K-Mart.

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Leonard: Howard brought a date?

Sheldon: A plausible explanation is that his work in robotics has made an incredible leap forward.

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Penny: When one door closes another one opens.

Sheldon: No it doesn't. Not unless the two doors are connected by relays or there are motion sensors involved.

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[last lines]

Mary: [tucking Sheldon into bed] I'm very proud of you, honey; you showed a lot of courage today.

Sheldon: Thanks, Mom.

[she starts to leave]

Sheldon: Mom.

Mary: Mm-hm?

Sheldon: Is Dr. Gablehauser going to be my new daddy?

Mary: We'll see. Sleep tight.

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Mary: You put those on.

Sheldon: What for?

Mary: Because you're going to go down to your office, you're going to apologise to your boss and get your job back.

Sheldon: No.

Mary: I'm sorry, did I start that sentence with the words "If it please your highness"

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Koothrappali: Oh, God, look at this buffet. I love America.

Leonard: Don't they have buffets in India?

Koothrappali: Of course, but it's all Indian food. Try and find a bagel in Mumbai to save your life. Schmear me.

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Howard Wolowitz: Hey, what up, science bitches?

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Mary: You know how your daddy used to say that you can only fish for so long before you gotta throw a stick of dynamite in the water?

Sheldon: Yes.

Mary: [Opens Sheldon's wardrobe and starts to get his clothes out] Well, I'm done fishing.

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