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The Romance Resonance 

Howard tries to do something special to celebrate the anniversary of his first date with Bernadette. Sheldon is conflicted when he makes a major scientific breakthrough but some details have to be corrected.



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The anniversary of Howard and Bernadette's first date is approaching, and Howard wants to do something special and romantic for the occasion, namely write a song for her which he wants to perform for her with the help of their friends. This gesture makes Penny come to the realization that with the exception of having sex with him, she does nothing romantic for Leonard ever, while he does romantic things for her all the time. She tries to come up with her first ever romantic gesture to make Leonard feel good. But what she ends up doing doesn't quite have the effect she wants, while romance has been sitting in her closet all along. Meanwhile, Sheldon has been zoned out of all his friends' goings-on while he works on something. That something ends up being a breakthrough, namely the discovery of how to synthesize a new, stable super heavy element. This discovery takes the scientific world by storm. After receiving all this well deserved attention, Sheldon discovers that the attention is ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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24 October 2013 (USA)  »

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Although the hardcover copy of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Penny presents to Leonard could be a US first edition, the true first edition (published in the UK) was a paperback with a different cover. It's possible the show did this intentionally to again point out how bad Penny is at doing "romantic things". See more »


[first lines]
Penny: What're you working on?
Sheldon Cooper: Can't talk. In the zone.
Penny: [to Amy] Do you know what he's doing?
Amy Farrah Fowler: Could be anything. Last time he was like this he figured out electron transport in graphene. Time before that he was making a list of who's allowed in his tree fort if he ever gets one. Still can't believe I didn't make the cut.
Penny: Uh, Sheldon, you wanna take a break? Your food's ready.
Leonard Hofstadter: Eh, what are you doing? He's both happy and quiet. Like seeing a unicorn and Bigfoot at the same time.
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I went to the movies today. While standing in line to buy a ticket I noticed a sign on the ticket booth window that indicated I was eligible for a senior discount. For some reason I was surprised. I don't know why. I'd been eligible for quite some time, but until that moment I'd never once considered availing myself of this somewhat dubious perk. Anyway, I jokingly pointed out to the young girl in the ticket booth that I was indeed old enough to be treated as a senior. She nodded and proceeded to give me the discount. I asked if she wanted to see proof of age. She glanced at me, shrugged and said, "Nope." The movie was a comedy, but I was in no mood to laugh. I just sat there and sulked until I fell asleep. See more »


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Simon Helberg: Man of Many Talents
31 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With a little more drama in this episode and less comedy than usual, The Big Bang Theory shows that they are able to compete with continuing story line shows and are more than just a sitcom. While it wasn't the best episode I've seen, some parts of it were really touching and funny. Simon Helberg also proves his worth and shows off another of his many talents. A few episodes back he did some highly skilled ingenious impressions of famous actors, and now he revealed his singing ability with a heartfelt song to Bernadette. I had to remind myself that this just a show, because it was hard to tell that he was even acting at all.

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