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The Dumpling Paradox 

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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Comedy | Romance

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5 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Penny's friend is named Christy. In the final season of Charmed (1998), Kaley Cuoco's character Billie is a witch searching for her abducted sister Christy. See more »

Goofs

Upon awakening at 6am, Penny slightly panics and thinks she slept the entire day. She says, "I slep all day?" With no T at the end of slept. See more »

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Sheldon: I'll watch the last 24 minutes of Doctor Who, although at this point it's more like Doctor Why Bother.
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #193 Show of hands, during the climactic, face-scrunching moment of the sex act, how many of you out there sometimes find yourself thinking, "Gee, I must look pretty silly right about now"? C'mon, be honest... Okay, I understand. This is a little too intimate for a public conversation. How about if we do it this way: If you're alone right now, just nod. If you're reading this with your sexual partner, simply look at them, smile sheepishly, then, when they smile back, suddenly twist your face into your freakiest orgasm position. If they laugh, know you're in good company. Give them a hug, hit the play button on your DVR and watch Two and a Half Men. If they don't laugh, hit the play button on your DVR, watch Two and a Half Men, then go out and find a new partner. See more »

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References Two and a Half Men (2003) See more »

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History of Everything (Instrumental version)
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Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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The Dumpling Paradox
18 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm really liking this show, i just started it and is truly good. This was a funny episode. When Penny's friend Christy comes to the town, she is picked up by Howard, and his affair takes up all of his time, leaving no space for his normal activities with the gang. It was specially funny for me the routine of Sheldon at 6:15 PM, and how Penny joins them to play Halo and she's very good in it.

Good episode, the show it's getting better and better after each chapter!


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