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The Bozeman Reaction 

When their apartment is robbed, Leonard and Sheldon turn to Howard and Raj to create a state-of-the-art security system.



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Sheldon and Leonard's apartment is robbed. Leonard takes the incident in stride, but Sheldon has an extreme reaction to his space being violated and his possessions stolen. As Leonard, Penny, Howard and Raj do whatever they can to help Sheldon overcome this new found fear of the apartment, Sheldon decides that he has to make some drastic changes in life to regain his sense of security. Meanwhile, Leonard, Penny, Howard and Raj learn that Sheldon considers them three of his closest friends and one treasured acquaintance, but no one knows who is the one that falls into that latter category. Written by Huggo

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18 January 2010 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Just before Sheldon arrives in Bozeman, there is one of those inserts showing atoms. One of the orbiting electrons approaches the camera and it can be seen that it shows a map of the United States, in reference to the map that Sheldon has just been using to choose his destination. See more »


When Sheldon sits on the couch, from his phone we hear "No, Jim, don't open the door." However there is no movie with that exact line. See more »


[first lines]
Howard Wolowitz: Boy, seems like forever since the four of us have been out to eat, you know, just the guys.
Raj Koothrappali: Oh God! Yes, we get it; you have a girlfriend now.
Howard Wolowitz: A little jealous are we?
Raj Koothrappali: No, I'm not jealous.
[the other 3 stare at him]
Raj Koothrappali: All right, I'd kill a hobo if it'll get me laid. Now can we order.
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #274 I have coined a new word which I'm hoping will catch on. The word is "fuv". Fuv came about due to my frustration with the phrase, "making love," specifically its inability to capture the wonderfully lusty, grunting nature of the act. I was also unsatisfied with the mono-syllabic Anglo-Saxon word commonly used to describe intercourse. That word failed miserably at describing the deep spiritual and emotional bonding that can occur during sex. But now with my new word, couples engaged in that most intimate of human activities can look into one another's eyes (assuming they're facing one another) and whisper the simple, all-encapsulating phrase, "I fuv you". And yes, they can do all that while listening to my new album of remakes of classic pop hits, including, "If Fuving You Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right", "I Feel Like Making Fuv", and the immortal, "Come Rain or Come Shine" featuring the lyric, "I'm gonna fuv you, like nobody's fuved you". See more »


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"The Bozeman Reaction" was another fine showcase for Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory"
31 January 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

After their dinner at the usual Chinese restaurant with Raj and Howard, Leonard and Sheldon find their place robbed of TV and their computers (not to mention the games that went with them), but at least Sheldon's comic books were spared. When Leonard spends another night at Penny's, Sheldon gets scared all alone even after locking his door and pushing his chest drawers to it. So he goes to where his roommate is hoping for some company. Eventually, he decides to move to someplace he thinks is the safest place to live leaving "three friends and an acquaintance". Wait, who's the acquaintance? Although not as funny as some of the other eps of the third season, "The Bozeman Reaction" is funny enough whenever Jim Parsons is on screen by himself reacting as only Sheldon can. From his serious concern of the "mobster sauce" to his constantly saying "Leonard and Penny" when knocking on their door, it's always hilarious to see what this character does and says. Especially when he reveals who the acquaintance is at the end. So on that note, "The Bozeman Reaction" comes highly recommended.

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