The Big Bang Theory: Season 3, Episode 1

The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation (21 Sep. 2009)

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After returning from the North Pole, a conflict among the guys sends Sheldon back to Texas and interferes with Leonard's reunion with Penny.

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Immediately upon the guys' arrival back from the three month long Arctic expedition, Leonard, Howard and Raj make a confession to Sheldon about their participation in Sheldon's research at the North Pole. This confession threatens Sheldon's research, his job and his friendship with the threesome. Sheldon's mother may at least have the answer to fixing the friendship. Meanwhile, Penny is really happy to see Leonard home. Leonard is equally happy to be home to see Penny. But every time they are about ready to embark on their first sexual encounter with each other, something always seems to get in the way. Written by Huggo

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The movie Toy Story is mentioned by Raj just before he, Leonard and Howard approach Mary Cooper's house. Mary Cooper is played by Laurie Metcalf, who did the voice of Andy's mother in Toy Story and its sequels. See more »

Goofs

Penny uses an analogy from the Star Trek movie to try and cheer up Sheldon. Throughout the entire series, however, she makes no secret of the fact that she finds the Star Trek series boring. If the boys weren't at home to take her to the movie, why would she have gone to know that plot detail? See more »

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Penny: Leonard, you're back!
Leonard Hofstadter: Yeah, I just stopped by to...
[Penny grabs Leonard and kisses him]
Leonard Hofstadter: [taken completely by surprise] Yeah, so, hi.
Penny: Hi!
[Penny pulls Leonard into her apartment and slams the door]
Howard Wolowitz: Damn it, I should have gone over and told her we were back.
Rajesh Koothrappali: [sarcastically] Yeah, it was first come, first serve.
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At the end of the credits vanity card #256 is shown, which is a picture captioned with "THANKS, COMIC-CON!" The picture has been manipulated from it's original form. This is very apparent as many audience members have been duplicated and or mirrored. One of note is the man wearing a green shirt who appears on both lower corners of the picture. See more »

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References Super Mario Bros. (1985) See more »

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The Big Bang Theory Theme (Instrumental)
Composed and Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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Great show, ruined in season 3..
15 February 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The show in it self is great, if you can stand to watch it. I certainly can't.

The issue is pretty simple, they filmed it in-front of an live audience that laughs all the the time in a really laud and annoying way, and it do really sound (and seem) like they laugh on queue, someone holding up a sign saying "laugh now".

It totally ruins the show, a show that properly is good, but i cant watch for more then 5mins before I get too annoyed.

So before you run out an buy this season check it up on youtube or something and see if you can stand the annoyance. If you can't then don't waste your money and time.


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