Penny's father, Wyatt, is in Pasadena for a visit. Leonard learns that Penny told her father that she and Leonard got back together again, as Leonard is the one and only of her boyfriends of who he has ever approved. Leonard agrees to go along with the ruse, but much against Penny's chagrin, he does so on his terms and not hers. But what would happen if Wyatt found out the truth? Sheldon, believing that Leonard and Penny have indeed gotten back together, decides to amend their roommate agreement to compensate for the Penny factor. Meanwhile, Raj has finally been allocated time to monitor a high powered telescope for twelve hours, and he invites Howard along, who in turn invites Bernadette. Raj is initially peeved at Bernadette's presence since he doesn't feel like he can drink (to be able to speak to her) and monitor the telescope at the same time. Raj makes the decision to consume alcohol, and his arc of drunkenness over the course of the evening ends with a close encounter with ... Written by
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Bernadette says that Howard constantly uses the joke that his fortune cookie says, "Help. I am a prisoner is a fortune cookie factory." Simon Helberg, who plays Howard, used the same joke in an extra included on the Season 3 DVD of the show where the actors cracked open fortune cookies to read questions to each other. See more
Sheldon explains to the pizza delivery man that pizzas predate the invention of the elevator in 1852 by hundreds of years, so he should be able to carry the pizza up the stairs. He is probably referring to Elisha Otis' invention of the elevator brake. However, elevators of some sort have been in use since the third century BC (a fact that the pedantic Sheldon must surely know), thereby nullifying his own argument. See more
You know who's got to be the bravest person in the Marvel universe? Whoever has to give She-Hulk her bikini wax.
Want to talk brave? How about Captain America's undocumented Mexican gardener?
He's not braver than whoever uses the bathroom after the Thing.
As usual you're all wrong; the bravest person in the Marvel universe is the doctor who gives Wolverine his prostate exam.
How about the guy who gets a prostate exam from Wolverine?
Now you're just being silly. Wolverine never ...
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #314 Mornings are the worst. The mind seems undefended, easy prey for both memories and imagination. What happened. What should've happened. What might happen someday. Your fault, my fault, no one's fault. The only way to relieve the torment is to get up, empty the bladder, drink the coffee, read the paper, run the treadmill, perform the animal sacrifice, paint the chicken blood on the groin and call upon the demonic spirits to bring you back. Nights are bad too. Once again, exhaustion makes the mind vulnerable to obsessing over woulda, shoulda, coulda. The only thing to do is sit alone and eat the chicken which was senselessly murdered in the morning. See more
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