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"The Big Bang Theory" The Grasshopper Experiment (TV Episode 2007) Poster

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The vanity card has only three words, "United We Stand," presumably for the 2007 writers' strike which began the week before this episode aired.
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Grasshoppers would become Raj's signature drink.
Revealed how Raj can only talk to women unless he has a sip of alcohol. Consequentially, this is the first time in which Penny hears Raj speak to her.
With 9.32 millions viewers, The Grasshopper Experiment is the third most watched episode in the first season.
During Raj's video call with his parents it is revealed that he is 26 years old.
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This is the first appearance of Raj's parents.
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This is the first episode in which Comic Con (International) is mentioned. Howard says "Every year at Comic Con." in answer to Sheldon posing the question "How often does one see a beloved fictional character come to life?"
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The gang talk briefly about the TV show 'Scrubs'. Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper in the show worked with Zach Braff who played the character of Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian in the show Scrubs in the film 'Garden State' which was written by and featured Zach Braff.
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The label on the Bacardi rum bottle Penny shows to Leonard to explain Sheldon's behavior has the "B" removed.
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This is the first episode where Raj gets drunk.
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Title Reference: Penny practices mixing cocktails and mixes a Grasshopper for Raj.
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Penny also makes her first appearance as a bartender in the show (though she rarely works at the bar throughout the series).
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Raj has two alien stickers and two bullet-hole stickers on the lid of his laptop.
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Revealed here for the first time is the fact that Sheldon becomes fun under the influence.
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At the beginning Sheldon is wearing an Aquaman T-Shirt.
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This episode was directed by Ted Wass, who appeared in Blossom (1990) with future recurring cast member Mayim Bialik (Amy).
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