When Howard hooks up with Penny's old friend, his absence in the gang causes problems for the rest of the guys.

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Penny receives an unwanted visitor from Nebraska named Christy. In Penny's eyes, Christy is a loose woman with no morals. Hence, Christy is ripe for the picking by Howard. As Howard and Christy have a spontaneous get together using Penny's bedroom, Penny decides to ask Leonard and Sheldon if she can sleep overnight at their place, which elicits different responses from Leonard and Sheldon. Beyond Penny's sleeping problem, Howard hooking up with Christy causes more issues. First, Leonard, Sheldon and Raj are now missing a fourth in their regular activities. And second, they can all see that Christy is only using Howard. They have to figure out how to get Howard back. Written by Huggo

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Leonard and Sheldon have two different copies of Halo 3 (2007) as the box Leonard is holding did not come with the Master Chief helmet on the desk. The Legendary edition's box cover is different. See more »

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In this (and several subsequent episodes) Sheldon wrongly refers to the sofa in his apartment as a "couch". A couch has at most one arm (not one at each end) and usually no back. The sofa in the apartment has two arms and a back. This may seem pedantic, but Sheldon is indeed that pedantic and he should know the difference between the two. See more »

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Sheldon: Okay, this cereal has lost all its molecular integrity. I now have a bowl of shredded wheat paste.
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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 Halo 3 (2007) See more »

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The Big Bang Theory Theme (Instrumental)
Composed and Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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The Dumpling Paradox: Season 1 - Episode 7
19 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I love this show and I do believe it's worthy of 8+ stars. However, I'm currently watching this episode again and Raj, sans alcohol as far as I can see, spoke to Leonard in front of Penny. I don't know how it went unnoticed by producers, but they clearly seem to have gotten away with it. And yes, I know, his character is that he can't talk to women without alcohol and what I mentioned here is that he talked to Leonard with Penny there. To me this is a big deal because, unless I'm forgetting something, he can't speak in front of her or other women without alcohol supposedly (always whispers in the ears of the others) until the end of Season 6.

I have downgraded by rating of this episode from a 9 to a 7. This error so early on should've been caught and dealt with before they aired it.

P.S. I'm sure there are other errors, mentioned or not, and maybe someone's already mentioned this one, but this caught me off guard watching it tonight and I figured it's a decent topic for my first review. Not trying to copy anybody, but am I seriously expected to read 260 reviews? I hope not.


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