The Big Bang Theory: Season 2, Episode 21

The Vegas Renormalization (27 Apr. 2009)

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After being dumped by Leslie, Howard heads to Las Vegas with Leonard and Raj, leaving Penny to deal with Sheldon, who has locked himself out of the apartment.

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Although he outwardly considered their relationship "friends with benefits" and as such had no emotional connotation, Howard is feeling dejected after he is dumped by Leslie Winkle. Thinking he needs to do something fun to get over Leslie, Leonard and Raj decide to drag Howard to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway. Once there, Leonard and Raj learn that it will take more than just fun they can conjure up to get Howard out of his depression. They resort to professional help. Meanwhile, Sheldon is expecting to have a peaceful weekend alone in the apartment. Having locked himself out and with no superintendent to let him in, Sheldon is forced to stay the weekend with a less than happy Penny. Written by Huggo

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The title refers to the gang's trip to Las Vegas to cheer up Howard after he is dumped by Leslie Winkle. See more »

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When Leonard and Raj are in the Vegas bathroom, Raj marvels about the bottles of lotion, shampoo, etc. lined up on the sink. He picks one up, but the next shot from the side shows all 4 bottles still standing on the sink. See more »

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Sheldon Cooper: While my compatriots are in Las Vegas, I will be enjoying a blissful evening in my personal Fortress of Solitude.
Penny: That's Superman's big ice thingy, right?
Sheldon Cooper: You know, I'm in such a good mood, I'm actually finding your tenuous grasp of the English language folksy and charming today.
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The Vegas Renormalization is another great episode of "The Big Bang Theory"
18 September 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is another episode of "The Big Bang Theory" from last season I previously missed when it first aired that I'm now catching up with to prepare for the season premiere next Monday. Howard gets a call from Leslie and it makes him very depressed: She dumps him. And it's during "20 Questions" where Raj guesses Leonard's clues about C3PO when he mentions Sheldon's resemblance which makes the person in question blanch though he's partly flattered. He also mentions a place in Nevada where a new set of problems like "alcoholism, sexual diseases, and gambling addiction" would result. And just like that, Raj, Leonard, and Howard agree to "Vegas, baby!" (though Howard will tell his live-in mother "Sea World, baby!") With Sheldon by himself, he gets food that make his other friends uncomfortable and he is unusually cheery to Penny. That is, until Sheldon discovers he's without a key and so is Penny with the emergency one. Guess what happens? Meanwhile, Raj thinks he's getting lucky with a woman who approaches him until Leonard breaks his bubble with what her profession is. They later think she'd be perfect for Howard who's going on Leslie's Facebook page to exclaim HE dumped her...Another hilarious episode of "The Big Bang Theory" with Howard once again getting empathy whenever showing his vulnerabilities. And as always, it's always a treat to see Sheldon and Penny causing friction on each other though occasionally they do show some respect. I'll be back with another episode to review...


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