Penny has the role of Mimi in a one-day workshop stage production of Rent, and asks Leonard and Sheldon if they want to go see her perform. Based on hearing Penny sing badly, Leonard and Sheldon decline, with Leonard even lying to her to get out of it. Sheldon is feeling uncomfortable in being a part of Leonard's lie, so he takes proactive measures to get out of that lie. Sheldon's actions don't hurt Penny but rather confuse Leonard. But Sheldon takes his proactive measure to the extreme, utilizing the hidden talents of Toby Loobenfeld, a research assistant in the particle physics lab. Written by
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This episode is the first time that Sheldon's trademark knock turns up, when he knocks on Leonard's bedroom door. There are two previous episodes in which Sheldon knocks on a door (actually Penny's door): S01E02 The big bran hypothesis and S01E05 The hamburger postulate, but in both he knocks 'normally'. See more
When Sheldon drops the chicken in the trash, it's sitting on the edge of the can as he lets it go and the bag tips over on its side as it falls in. When he goes back to the trash can to get the chicken, the bag is sitting upright in the can allowing him to just grab the handles and pull the bag out. See more
It's your Millennium Falcon, you and Chewbacca can do whatever you want. Me and Princess Leia will find something else to do.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #198 Censored! Well, wouldn't ya' know it. Just two episodes back from the strike and I've already managed to write a vanity card that is completely unacceptable to the good folks at CBS. I wasn't trying to offend. Honest. I just saw an opportunity to poke some proverbial fun, to knosh on the hand that feeds, if you will. They were not amused. If you would like to read my latest exercise in poor judgment, I'm sure you can find it somewhere on that thing we writers were striking to claim dominion over. Just to be on the safe side, I apologize in advance. Please know that my aim was only to provoke a bit of gaiety through the judicious use of a little thing I like to call "the truth." Unfortunately, in the television business, the truth rarely sets anyone free. More often than not, it just pisses them off. See more
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