The Big Bang Theory: Season 6, Episode 8

The 43 Peculiarity (15 Nov. 2012)

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Leonard feels threatened after hearing about Penny's study partner at school, while Howard and Raj become determined to find out one of Sheldon's secrets.



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Howard has noticed that Sheldon disappears for exactly twenty minutes every afternoon at exactly the same time without telling anyone where he's going or what he's doing. The twenty minutes is listed as free in his calendar. And when Howard and Raj ask him indirectly about that twenty minutes, he evades the question. So Howard and Raj go on a single minded mission to find out where he's going and what he's doing that is so secretive. They try to piece together the evidence they find, but will it lead them to an answer? Leonard isn't joining them in this quest since he's got his own mission. Penny has befriended Cole, a British exchange student in her History class who Leonard is certain is trying to hit on her. Although trusting her somewhat, jealous Leonard does whatever he can to stop Cole indirectly from being her friend (which he equates to hitting on her) so that Penny won't even be tempted. But Leonard himself may be tempted from who to him is an unlikely source. Written by Huggo

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The title refers to the number written on Sheldon's blackboard in his secret basement hiding spot. See more »


After Howard explains about the camera being from the Mars Rover, he rolls his lower lip back and starts to stick out his tongue. In the next shot, his lip is out and his tongue is not showing. See more »


Raj Koothrappali: That's a good camera.
Howard Wolowitz: Should be. It's from the Mars Rover.
Raj Koothrappali: How did you get it?
Howard Wolowitz: 5 million dollar equipment, ten dollar lock.
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"The 43 Peculiarity" was another very funny ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
8 December 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this ep of "The Big Bang Theory": Howard and Raj notice that Sheldon leaves the cafeteria at a certain time but find nothing on his schedule to determine what he does. Obviously, they're very curious. Leonard finds out from Penny that she has a study partner in her class, who's British. Yes, he gets jealous. He finds out his name is Cole (Ryan Cartwright) and tries to small-talk with him. Penny finds out and is mad. Oh, and Sheldon's assistant Alex seems to really like Leonard...This was another very funny ep of "The Big Bang Theory" especially when it's revealed what Sheldon does during that time no one else knows about. So on that note, I very much liked "The 43 Peculiarity".

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