After Leonard and Sheldon have a heated argument about what Sheldon sees as Leonard making a major breach in the roommate agreement, Leonard takes refuge at Penny's apartment. Despite the seriousness of the argument, Leonard assures Penny that Sheldon was much more difficult to live with when Leonard first moved in. Leonard recounts to her his first meeting with Sheldon seven years earlier when Leonard answered Sheldon's advertisement looking for a new roommate. He also recounts Howard and Raj's first encounters with Sheldon, what happened to the now broken elevator which was working when Leonard first moved in, and why Leonard decided to stay despite Sheldon being such a difficult and unusual roommate. Written by
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When watching the series in strict chronology, this episode could be watched as a straight replacement for the original pilot episode. In fact, in a possibly unintentional fanboy homage to Star Trek, this could also be watched in a similar way to the "Star Trek" episode "The Menagerie" which recycled footage from the original pilot "The Cage". It's unclear if this episode was actually based upon an alternate previously unmade re-written pitch version of an alternate Pilot, after the first version was rejected, or just a fantasy retrospective version of what the pilot might have been. See more
While the whole gang is involved in the destruction of the elevator, in episode 14 of season 1 both Sheldon and Howard appear not to know what is wrong with the elevator. Sheldon suggests they may need to call someone about the broken elevator. See more
We agree to reserve Friday nights to watch Joss Whedon's brilliant new show Firefly.
Does that really need to be in the agreement?
We might as well settle it now. It's going to be on for years.
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