Penny gets mad at the guys when their full scale model of a time machine causes her to miss work, which prompts Leonard to give up all of his nerd memorabilia.



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Leonard buys a replica time machine online. As the boys move it into the apartment they accidentally make Penny late for work causing her to lash out at Leonard for his nerdy ways. Upset, Leonard decides to get rid of all his 'nerdmabelia' and the guys try to convince him not to. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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28 April 2008 (USA)  »

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The Time Machine in this episode is a replica not the original from The Time Machine (1960). The original is owned by film collector Bob Burns who declined the use of it for the show. See more »


When trying to use the Time Machine, Leonard says that he will "set the dials". The Time Machine does not have dials to be set, instead, the time traveler simply returns the control lever to the start position in order to stop. See more »


[first lines]
Sheldon Cooper: Well, this sandwich is an unmitigated disaster. I asked for turkey and roast beef with lettuce and Swiss cheese on whole wheat.
Raj Koothrappali: What did they give you?
Sheldon Cooper: Turkey and roast beef with Swiss cheese and lettuce on whole wheat.
[Raj and Wolowitz just look at Sheldon, dumbfounded]
Sheldon Cooper: It's the right ingredients, but in the wrong order. In a proper sandwich, the cheese is adjacent to the bread to create a moisture barrier against the lettuce. They might as well have dragged this thing through a ...
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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 »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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One Of The Last Good Episodes
29 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode represents how good the show could be if it maintained the original concept of a hapless Leonard hoping for a romantic relationship with Penny.

The strong points are how a smart guy failed to understand what he was buying on EBAY. Second, Penny issues a tongue lashing about the total nerd world created by the guys.

However, a fore-warning of things to come reared its head when Penny back-tracked on her blow-up and gave Leonard hope for a future with Penny.

Eventually, the show's writers decided to make Penny and Leonard a couple, which led to the totally unfunny show it has become.

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