With the perennial winning team not participating this year, Leonard, Howard and Raj feel that their foursome are the sure winners of this year's edition of the university's physics bowl. They have to talk a reluctant Sheldon into entering with them, which they do manage to do. They regret doing so after Sheldon takes control of everything and as such has taken any fun out of the process. After the threesome kick Sheldon off their team, Sheldon vows revenge by forming his own team. Despite Leonard's discomfort with the idea, they decide to ask Leslie Winkle to be Sheldon's replacement, she who declines until she learns that they are planning on destroying Sheldon in the process. During their match, Sheldon, who believes he is basically fielding a one man team (his teammates are a janitor, the lunch floor monitor and her son), has to decide what is the most important goal. Written by
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Howard's checkerboard belt buckle in the opening scene is the same design as the 'Jaunting belt' used in Series 3 and 4 of the 1970's UK TV series The Tomorrow People. See more
Howard mentions that the team would have to face Sheldon "man to man to man" with only three members on their team, but later Sheldon states that the rules state there must be four members of a team. See more
[regarding the equation in the final question
What the hell is that?
It looks like something they found on the ship at Roswell.
In the opening scroll of the time line when it gets to 91,000 there is a mistake the dates read 93,000BC 92,000BC 91,0009C 90,000BC for some reason 91,000 is a 9c not a BC. See more
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