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The Grasshopper Experiment 

When Raj's parents set him up on a blind date, he finds he can talk to women with the aid of alcohol.

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Raj's parents back in New Delhi have set him up with a childhood acquaintance of his named Lalita Gupta, who has just moved to California. Their plan is for the two to get married. Raj does not want to meet with Lalita let alone get married to her if only because he still has difficulties even speaking to women. Howard decides to take matters into his own hands to get Raj to at least meet with her. Meanwhile, Penny, wanting to practice her bartending skills, uses the guys as guinea pigs, which opens up a whole new world for Raj, especially at this critical time in his mating life. But even if Raj can speak to Lalita, the words that come out of his mouth will be equally as important. Lalita does end up having a connection while on their date, but... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The vanity card has only three words, "United We Stand," presumably for the 2007 writers' strike which began the week before this episode aired. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Leonard says about Sheldon, "I wonder who is gonna tell his parents he's not gonna have children," but Leonard well knows Sheldon's father has been dead for years. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Leonard: [Sheldon is singing "L'Chaim" at Penny's bar] I can't believe it! What got into him?
Penny: Oh, maybe a couple of virgin Cuba Libres that turned out to be kinda slutty.
Leonard: You didn't.
Penny: Hey, you do your experiments, I do mine.
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Crazy Credits

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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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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To Life
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Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Performed by Jim Parsons
[Sheldon performs the song for the diners at the restaurant]
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