The Big Bang Theory: Season 4, Episode 18

The Prestidigitation Approximation (10 Mar. 2011)

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Priya forces Leonard to choose between a relationship with her or a friendship with Penny. A magic trick by Howard has Sheldon fooled.

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Priya and Leonard's relationship has gotten to a serious stage where Leonard is wearing the clothes that she picks out for him and is trying to wear contact lenses on her suggestion, even though he can't see with them on. As his serious girlfriend, Priya asks him for a big favor: to stop being friends with Penny. She feels uncomfortable having one of his ex-girlfriends be such a big part of his life. So later, when Priya asks him if he's "talked" to Penny, he doesn't tell the complete truth. How long can Leonard get away with this little white lie before he really has to make a decision between Priya and Penny, especially as Priya is thinking about relocating to southern California for good? Meanwhile, Howard performs a card trick which confounds his friends. Sheldon states that he doesn't care about the trick, but it's obvious that not knowing how the trick is done is killing him. Written by Huggo

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The title refers to "prestidigitation" ("quick fingers"), "sleight of hand" or legerdemain which is the technique used by a magician to manipulate objects such as cards and coins secretly. See more »

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In the opening scene when Leonard and Priya are in bed discussing the possibility of Leonard getting contacts, Priya is holding Leonard's glasses between him and her. In the very next shot, she's holding the glasses on her chest. See more »

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Leonard Hofstadter: Last night, me wanting to try that stuff out of the Kama Sutra... was that fun for you, or kind of racially insensitive?
Priya Koothrappali: Yeah, just because you're in bed with an Indian woman, you think that gives you permission to use crazy positions from an ancient Indian love manual?
Leonard Hofstadter: Hey, if you can find a book called "Weird Sex With White Boys", I'd be okay with that.
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"The Prestidigitation Approximation" is another pretty funny ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
2 November 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this last season ep of "The Big Bang Theory": Priya seems to be enough of an influence on Leonard to get him to wear contacts even though they make him bump into things. Meanwhile, Howard plays a magic card trick in front of Sheldon who doesn't believe him and tries to figure out how he does it. Anyway, about Priya, she has noticed that Penny still hangs with the gang especially ex-boyfriend Leonard and wants him to stop seeing her. Will Leonard be able to do it? I'll stop there and just say this was another funny ep of "The Big Bang Theory" especially whenever Sheldon uses his smarts in trying to figure out Howard's trick. Of course, if he really knew Howard and Raj, it probably would have been obvious to him...


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