While Leonard, Howard and Raj are off camping to observe the Leonid meteor shower, Sheldon is at home doing work. It's lucky for Penny that Sheldon did stay behind as she dislocated her shoulder when she slipped taking a shower. She is immobile in her bathtub. She yells loud enough for Sheldon to hear and for him to come help her. On Penny's pleas, Sheldon agrees to drive her to the emergency room, despite he only holding a learner's permit and never having driven an actual automobile. Will Sheldon do better behind the wheel of an actual car than he has on his driving simulator? Beyond the drive to and from the hospital, Penny asks Sheldon for a few special favors. Meanwhile back at the campsite, Leonard, Howard and Raj are feeling the effects of the special ingredient in the cookies they ate that were given to them by some hippie women. Written by
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The coordinates Raj gives for the observation site (34.48 N, 118.31 W) refer to the Vasquez Rocks. They feature prominently in a number of movies and TV series including and especially Star Trek
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Sheldon mentions Penny's car's check engine light is on. Penny's car is a 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet, which was never available with a check engine light. See more
How much time do we have?
Uh, T minus five hours thirty-seven minutes to onset of meteor shower.
Okay, our position is thirty-four point forty-eight degrees north, a hundred and eighteen point thirty-one west; that means the azimuth should be a hundred and sixty-eight point twenty-two degrees relative to magnetic north with an elevation of forty-nine point nighty-three.
Uh, we have a signal but there's no frame lock.
Hang on. How 'bout... now?
We did it. We have the ...
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #267 Last weekend I went on a movie date with a very nice lady. During the coming attractions I managed to get a piece of popcorn down the wrong pipe. I started coughing. People nearby glanced at me nervously. Then, as the movie was about to begin, I got a tickle in my nose and sneezed. Twice. The young couple sitting to my left immediately got up and moved across the aisle. The old lady directly in front of me leapt to her feet and literally vaulted over her husband in order to sit further away from me. For some reason, I was a little miffed. But then I realized the newfound power I had. I got up, crossed closer to the old lady and young couple and coughed again. They all glared at me and once again moved their seats. The game was on! Maneuvering like a knight on a chess board, I countered their move by moving two rows down and one seat over. I looked at them. I smiled. I coughed. They were stunned. How could this be happening? How had their simple movie outing turned into an Edgar Allan Poe short story? But it had! In a matter of minutes, they had become Prince Prospero and his noble cohorts, while I, I had become the Red Death! The old woman covered her mouth and nose with her hand and cried out, "Why are you doing this to us?!" I laughed and said, "Why? You want to know why? Because death, my dear woman, is the inevitable end for us all! And there is no hiding from it. Even at the AMC!" A horrible silence hung over the theater, no one moved, no one breathed. Then the movie started and we all settled down to enjoy the whacky, 3-D antics of Jim Carrey. Oh, and I'm hoping to go out with the nice lady again, but she has not returned my calls. See more
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