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The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification 

When Sheldon calculates the technology to download his consciousness into a robot won't be invented soon enough, he desperately tries to find a way to increase his lifespan.



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After Sheldon scientifically calculates his life expectancy, he is dismayed to learn that he will be a few years short of the time when he will be able to transfer his conscious self into a robotic format. So he decides to live a healthier lifestyle to eke out those few extra years. Those changes include eating healthier and exercising. When both those avenues have negative consequences unexpected to him, Sheldon thinks he's figured out a way to exist in his current life without taking the risks associated with everyday tasks. As an incredulous Leonard, Penny, Howard and Raj look on to what Sheldon is doing, only a celebrity sighting may be able to bring Sheldon back to real life. Written by Huggo

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30 September 2010 (USA)  »

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The song played by Sheldon in the car is Greensleeves. See more »


In the opening sequence, Sheldon's board notes "D-D Fushion" occurring shortly after the year 2150. This, of course, is a misspelling of "fusion" referring to the deuterium-deuterium fusion reaction. See more »


[first lines]
Leonard Hofstadter: Whatcha doing there? Working on a new plan to catch the Road Runner?
Sheldon Cooper: The humorous implication being that I am Wile E. Coyote?
Leonard Hofstadter: Yes.
Sheldon Cooper: And this is a schematic for a bird-trapping device that will ultimately backfire and cause me physical injury?
Leonard Hofstadter: Yes.
[Sheldon gives a gasping derisive laugh]
Sheldon Cooper: What I'm doing here is trying to determine when I'm going to die.
Leonard Hofstadter: A lot of people are working on that research.
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #294 "We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake." Pema Chödrön "Blink already, dammit!" Chuck Lörre See more »


References Dancing with the Stars (2005) See more »


Soft Kitty
Performed by Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons
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"The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification" is another funny ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
1 October 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In a nutshell about this ep of "The Big Bang Theory" from last season: Sheldon has calculated he won't live long enough for his being to be transferred to robotic form so instead of the usual pizza on Thursday, he tries broccoli sprouts. That almost gets him a trip to a hospital. He also tries jogging with Penny...which doesn't get him farther than a few steps before his sprouts experience bursts again! So he decides to become Shelbot-with his face on a robotic monitor and a Green Lantern shirt under it...Another funny episode with Jim Parsons making Sheldon's eccentricities quite appealingly hilarious despite his less-than-polite-demeanor. Oh, and once again, we get to hear Penny sing "Soft Kitty" to him in a unique way...

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