Leonard finds a letter in the trash can, the letter an invitation for him and Sheldon to speak at an upcoming conference on the topic of their latest joint research findings. Sheldon threw the letter out since he didn't want to do it. This brings to the forefront several issues. Has Sheldon thrown out any other important letters to Leonard? Who has the right to their joint intellectual property, especially if Leonard wants to present? Whose idea was the research to begin with? In Penny's eyes, does Leonard own anything appropriate to wear to the conference? Can Leonard and Sheldon come to a compromise so that they will speak to each other and be friends again? Written by
Did You Know?
The swelling music Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj are pantomiming to when Penny walks in, commonly referred to as the "Theme from '2001: A Space Odyssey,'" is the introduction to the 1896 tone poem "Thus Spoke Zarathustra," by Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949), inspired by the novel of the same name by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900). The introduction is also known as "Hymn to the Sun," from the beginning of "Zarathustra's Prologue." See more
While the video was on YouTube Penny's voice was never heard asking if this always happens. See more
What is this letter doing in the trash?
Well, it may be that a trashcan spontaneously formed around the letter, but Occam's Razor suggests that someone threw it away.
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
Also Sprach Zarathustra
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