After Howard makes the latest in a long string of inappropriate comments to Penny in what he considers their courting ritual, Penny in return tells Howard in no uncertain terms that they are not dating nor ever will date. She makes a hurtful comment back to him. Depressed by Penny's comment, Howard retreats, not wanting to see or speak to anyone. This is bad timing for Leonard, Sheldon and Raj, who along with Howard, are entered into a killer robot competition. Being the engineer, Howard is the chief designer and builder of their entry, named MONTE (the mobile omnidirectional neutralization & termination eradicator). The stakes are even higher with a pre-competition "robot to the death" challenge by fellow nerd, Barry Kripke. Leonard pleads with Penny to apologize to Howard to get him out of his funk. Written by
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On the back of Howard's comic book is an ad for the Top Gear video game for the Super Nintendo, which is headed by the line "Shift Happens." See more
During robot-related trash talk in the university cafeteria, Kripke, who supposedly can't pronounce the letters 'r' and 'l' and who has already used the word "wobot" twice along with utterances such as "pwasma wab" and "dewusions," clearly and correctly pronounces the 'r' in "Robot" and the 'l' in "California" and "League" when mentioning the Southern California Robot Fighting League Round Robin Invitational. Among other mistakes in this trash talk session, he also correctly pronounces the letter 'l' in the name of his robot (which he renders as "The Kwipke Kwippler"). See more
All right, that's the last servo. Behold, the Mobile Omnidirectional Neutralization and Termination Eradicator, or
, Leonard Hofstadter
, Sheldon Cooper
, Rajesh Koothrappali
Featuring one articulated razor-sharp killing saw, one polycarbonate grinding and flipping wheel, steel armor-plate exo-skeleton top and bottom, and enough horsepower to drive a hundred-and-ten pounds of mechanized death from zero to holy crap in four-point-eight seconds.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #235 FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION (spoiler alert) It's that time of the year when movie studios seeking Oscar nominations for their films start asking for my consideration. Every trade ad and mailing begins with the words, "For your consideration." It's kind of a Hollywood tradition. Anyway, this is what I've considered so far: Milk (a well-meaning gay guy is shot to death by a homophobe), Doubt (A really mean nun accuses a really terrific priest of being a pedophile), Revolutionary Road (a married couple fight a lot, cheat on each other, then the wife bleeds to death following a botched abortion), Slumdog Millionaire (incredibly poor kids subjected to unthinkable evil, but with a happy ending), Defiance (starving Jews fight Nazis in the woods), The Wrestler (a broken-down, over-the-hill wrestler on steroids has a tough life), Changeling (a woman's son is abducted and the police put her in an insane asylum), Gran Torino (a dying widower commits suicide to help his neighbor), Benjamin Button (a guy grows old in reverse and then dies), Rachel Getting Married (a drug addict kills her baby brother and then pisses off her family during a wedding), and The Reader (Nazi atrocities, under-age sex and illiteracy prove to be a lethal combo). So, what am I considering? Well, for a moment or two I actually considered hanging myself. But then I thought, if I do that, the movies win. See more
Performed to the tune of "My Girl"
Music & original lyrics by Smokey Robinson
& Ronald White
Performed by Simon Helberg See more