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The Peanut Reaction 

When Penny learns that Leonard has never had a birthday party, she and the rest of the guys plan a surprise party for him.

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Penny wishes Leonard a happy birthday which she knows is this upcoming Saturday, when she expects him to at least come in for his free piece of birthday cake at the restaurant. She is shocked to learn that Leonard not only does not celebrate his birthday, but that he's never had a birthday party. Regardless of Leonard's wants, Penny decides to throw him a surprise party. Although she gets help from Sheldon, Howard and Raj, the preparation for the party does not go to her plans, including needing to help Sheldon buy a gift, Howard not being able to get Leonard out of the apartment, and Raj not being able to decorate the apartment since Leonard's there. Will Leonard enjoy his first birthday party after all this difficult effort? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

This is the third time that Penny kisses Leonard. She first kissed him after her Halloween party in "The Middle Earth Paradigm" and in the time machine episode See more »

Goofs

Half way through the episode, Leonard claims to be playing a person in Copenhagen over Xbox Live, on Halo, however you can clearly see his Xbox 360 console doesn't have a Wireless Adapter or an Ethernet cable to connect him to the Internet. See more »

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[Penny is trying to convince Sheldon to buy Leonard a gift]
Howard Wolowitz: Try telling him it's a non-optional social convention.
Penny: What?
Howard Wolowitz: Just do it.
Penny: It's - it's a non-optional social convention.
Sheldon Cooper: Ah, fair enough.
Howard Wolowitz: He came with a manual.
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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 Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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True Colors
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Written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg
Performed by Kunal Nayyar
[Raj sings the song at Leonard's birthday party]
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