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The 21-Second Excitation 

The guys camp out all night waiting to see an extended cut of Indiana Jones, while Amy joins in on girls' night with Penny and Bernadette.

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Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, Raj and Amy are planning to go a see a special screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) with 21-seconds of previously unseen footage which, from what Leonard hears, solves some major controversies about the 21-second shorter version. Penny - after just having watched the movie for the first time in her life - has no interest in seeing it again with the 21-seconds, so she and Bernadette decide to have a girls night. Since she's a girl, Amy decides to crash the girls' party instead of going with the guys, which places the girls night in a whole different dimension, until they decide to play Truth or Dare. Meanwhile, Sheldon wants to leave to get to the cinema at five o'clock for the midnight screening, instead of have a leisurely dinner beforehand at the Cheesecake Factory. When they arrive at the cinema when Leonard, Howard and Raj want to get there, Sheldon gives them a big "I told you so" when they find the line-up is enormous. Sheldon does whatever he ... Written by Huggo

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The first Amy-centric storyline. See more »

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At around 12 minutes, Sheldon answers Penny's crank call on his iPhone, but when he puts the phone to his ear it is obvious that the phone is in the lock screen rather than receiving a call. When an iPhone is put to one's ear the screen automatically turns off. See more »

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[Sheldon is upset that Wil Wheaton has been invited to circumvent the line into a showing of the remastered "Raiders of the Lost Ark"]
Sheldon Cooper: This is "Indiana Jones", not "Star Trek". There should be no value to his pseudo-celebrity here.
[shouting at a departing Wil Wheaton]
Sheldon Cooper: And even at Star Trek conventions, they only let him in if he helps set up!
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #311 When I'm not working on The Big Bang Theory, I work on other TV shows. One of those shows gets a lot of bad press. Sometimes, when I read the very unkind things written about that show, I'll remember the words of a sleazy music manager I was briefly associated with back in my rock 'n' roll days. The guy was right out of central casting. Bald, middle-aged, pot-bellied and sucking on a cheap cigar, he would sit behind his metal desk in his ratty little office and pontificate to dumbass musicians hungry for career guidance. One of his speeches has remained vivid in my memory for thirty-five years. He said, to a soon-to- be-nonexistent, dumbass power trio I was then a part of, "Boyz, if halfs da peoples loves ya, and halfs da peoples hates ya, you're a star!" At the time I had no idea what he was talking about. It wasn't until fifteen years later when I was writing for a TV show called Roseanne that I figured it out. I was once again reminded of all this when the star of the show I was talking about earlier came out for a curtain call in front of a packed studio audience. They went wild with applause. I looked at the man taking the bow and thought, "there is a big star." Then I looked up at the screaming, cheering audience and thought, "there are halfs da peoples." See more »

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References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

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The Raiders March
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Composed by John Williams
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