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The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition 

When Stuart asks Amy on a date, Sheldon considers having a more serious relationship with her. Meanwhile, the guys become obsessed with a new card game involving Wild West heroes and witches.



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When Stuart meets Amy as she accompanies Sheldon to the comic book store, Stuart feels they had a moment. As such, Stuart wants to ask her out on a date. Not knowing what Amy's relationship status with Sheldon is, Stuart asks Leonard to ask Sheldon if it's OK for him to ask her out. Sheldon's ultimate response is that Amy is not his possession, so she is free to do whatever she wants. In reality, Sheldon's indirect allowance for Amy to date Stuart is only in the belief that Amy has no interest in Stuart. Sheldon's wrong as Amy does agree to go out with Stuart. Sheldon has to figure out what his true feelings for Amy are, and if they are in the realm of boyfriend/girlfriend, he has to figure out what to do to get her back. Written by Huggo

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17 November 2011 (USA)  »

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See Sheldon get jealous in his own way in "The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition" ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
24 November 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Amy goes with the guys to the comic book store though she's not impressed with the selection and thought Sheldon should pick a better hobby like frequenting an opium den or killing another human for sport. Shop proprietor Stuart sees Amy and wants to date her so he asks Leonard to see if Sheldon approves. When he hears of this, Sheldon condescendingly seems to not mind though it becomes obvious later on. I'll just stop there and just say how funny the whole thing was especially when Sheldon talks to Penny about it. Oh, and the discussion between Leonard, Howard, and Raj about a certain card game also gets some funny talks about how ridiculous certain developments are. So on that note, "The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition" is another very worthy ep of "The Big Bang Theory".

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