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The Closet Reconfiguration 

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Howard becomes upset when Sheldon finds a letter from his estranged father whilst cleaning out his and Bernadette's closet.



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Howard's idea of cleaning up in preparation for a dinner party at their place is to throw everything into the closet, which irks Bernadette. Howard suggests that if Bernadette truly wants their closet to be organized, that they show it to Sheldon, who will more than gladly volunteer to organize it, which he does. But Sheldon finds something in the closet that Howard has kept unopened for years: a letter from his father, who abandoned him and his mother when Howard was a child. The letter arrived on his eighteenth birthday. At the time, Howard had no interest in reading the letter's contents, but now doesn't know what to feel about it. Regardless of what Howard decides to do about the letter, he and others may find out its contents if only because Sheldon read the letter in deciding how to file it. A scientific experiment may reveal or not reveal the letter's contents to Howard. Meanwhile, Leonard, seeing how grown up and mature Howard and Bernadette have become by hosting a formal ... Written by Huggo

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14 March 2013 (USA)  »

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This is the second time that Sheldon has worked on Penny's closet. In the second show after he cleaned up her apartment, he left an organizational chart for her closet. See more »


When Howard storms into the apartment Sheldon gets scared because, as he says later, Howard looked taller. This is because of his heeled shoes which Sheldon says "fool no one" in 'The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition'. So Sheldon shouldn't have been fooled. See more »


[first lines]
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Wha'cha doing?
Howard Wolowitz: You said clean up. I'm cleaning up.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: You can't just throw everything in the closet.
Howard Wolowitz: Hey, you can tell me what to do, or you can tell me how to do it, but you can't do both; this isn't sex.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: What if someone looks in there?
Howard Wolowitz: They're just coming over for dinner. No-one's going to look in the closet.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: You don't know that. What if someone's looking for the bathroom and they open that door?
Howard Wolowitz: Could work out. For all we know, there's a toilet in there somewhere.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Fine, but after ...
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Because TV shows can linger in syndication for many, many years, there's an excellent chance that as you are reading this, I will be busy decomposing in a Jewish cemetery. Needless to say, I hope that's not the case, and I have made the following four-part plan to avoid it. Step one: maintain a sensible diet, get plenty of rest and exercise, avoid actor-induced stress. Step two: use all my financial resources to purchase replacement body parts as soon as the originals begin to sputter. Step three: continue to swap out organs until the arrival of the Singularity, whereupon I will discard my Bondo body and upload my psyche into the cloud. Step four: be a mischievous cyber-ghost who zooms around the internet until technology allows me to download myself into a robot body with working genitals, tastebuds, guitar chops, x-ray vision and the ability to fly, live under water and in outer space. At which point, having made myself essentially immortal and indestructible, I will spend eternity exploring the universe and playing with my titanium penis. See more »


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"The Closet Reconfiguration" is another perfect ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
16 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

In this, the latest ep of "The Big Bang Theory": Howard reorganizes his throwing everything in there! Bernadette isn't happy about this so Howard suggests Sheldon do it since he's so organized about everything. Bernadette isn't so sure...until Sheldon brings his own food at their dinner party. It's while he's doing this that Sheldon finds an envelope sent by Howard's long-abandoned father for his son's 18th birthday, which Howard has never read. I'll stop there and just say this was another hilarious ep of this very popular show with the usual touching moments of which this was the most touching yet! Everything was just perfect so on that note, "The Closet Reconfiguration" is another great episode of "The Big Bang Theory".

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