The Big Bang Theory: Season 6, Episode 11

The Santa Simulation (13 Dec. 2012)

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The girls take Raj out to a nightclub to find him a date. A game of Dungeons and Dragons rekindle old memories of Santa for Sheldon.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Penny (as Kaley Cuoco)


Much to Penny, Bernadette and Amy's chagrin, Leonard organizes a boys only Saturday night get together for himself, Sheldon, Howard, Raj and Stuart to play a holiday themed version of Dungeons and Dragons. The game is ultimately affected by a careless move by Raj for his love of Santa, and a calculated move by Sheldon in his disdain for the holidays. In retaliation for Leonard organizing this night, Penny organizes her own Saturday girls night out with her, Bernadette and Amy in their most provocative of clubbing outfits. Their club night out is affected by an unexpected fourth guest, who ends up being their focus for the night, and information about who in relation to the three comes to light. Written by Huggo

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When Sheldon receives a Christmas stocking containing a scroll for Leonard's holiday-themed Dungeons & Dragons campaign, Sheldon reveals his sentiments regarding the impracticality of a single sock. Howard then inputs that a pirate with a peg leg would require only one sock, reassuring Sheldon. See more »


Sheldon repeats the second verse of the first stanza when singing "Good King Wenceslas." (The line "Brightly shown the moon that night" is sung twice.) See more »


[first lines]
Penny: [reading directions] OK now, holding sides of hearth in position, lower mantelpiece assembly onto top tabs.
Leonard Hofstadter: I consider I built a fireplace with my own two hands.
Penny: You're so butch.
Leonard Hofstadter: Oh, I got a little paper cut.
Penny: Of course you did; your hands are softer than veal.
Leonard Hofstadter: Oh, uh, before I forget: Saturday I'm planning a little Dungeons and Dragons night with the guys.
Penny: Really! That's how you're going to spend your Saturday night?
Leonard Hofstadter: Come on, I hardly ever get a chance to play any more.
Penny: Oh you poor ...
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #402 I danced as if no one was watching... and now I regret it. Happy Holidays from Chuck Lorre. [photograph of Chuck Lorre in dance costume with ballet dancers] See more »


References Slumdog Millionaire (2008) See more »


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Composed and Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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The Christmas Vicegrip
27 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This had to be the funniest episode of BBT I've ever seen. We watched it a good 4 more times On Demand over the Christmas holiday we found it so funny. Sheldon and the guys include Stuart in a 'guys night out' playing Christmas D&D. While the girls decide to have their own 'night out'. In a few uncanny twists of fate, Raj goes with the girls, Amy becomes jealous of Raj, Sheldon does NOT save Santa, and the whole D&D game nearly goes to pieces when we get another glimpse of a very interesting bit of Sheldon's history that finally allows Sheldon to show a bit of emotion over someone lost long ago. The entire family loves quoting the last line of the episode as said by Santa Claus! A brilliant episode to the lackluster 6th season, hope Stuart becomes a regular. Now if they can just find a girl for Raj... could Amy be the girl for Raj?

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