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The Gorilla Dissolution 

Penny gets fired from her movie and takes a serious look at her life. Raj sees Emily on a date with another man at the movies. Howard and Bernadette have to take care of his mother after she breaks her leg.

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Penny (as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting)
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Debbie Wolowitz (voice)
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Travis (as Beau Casper Smart)
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Penny has decided not to complain about the gorilla movie she's filming anymore. But an incident on the set makes Penny reevaluate the decisions she made in her life. Mrs. Wolowitz gets into an accident, which leads to her being bedridden for six to eight weeks. After arguing about who will take care of her, Howard and Bernadette ultimately decide that they will be her caregivers instead hiring a professional. This experience ends up being their trial as parents. And while Raj and Sheldon are out at the cinema, they run into Emily, who seemingly is on a date with someone else. With Sheldon's help, Raj critically examines how he enters into all of his relationships. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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8 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Wil Wheaton's line in the bar "Wow, that fell apart really fast" while drinking a beer is a nod to Will Ferrell's scene in Anchorman (2004) in which he also drinks a beer while saying "Well, that escalated quickly." See more »

Goofs

As the treadmill box rolls down the stairs, you can see it level out as soon as it's out of camera range, proving the staircase begins only where the viewer can see it. See more »

Quotes

Penny: You know, the only thing worse than being in a movie where they glue monkey hair to your ass is being fired from a movie where they glue monkey hair to your ass.
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #458

Drugs and alcohol are the most commonly used substances to mask one's feelings.

Less toxic means to perform this same function are shopping, sex, exercise, eating, traveling, watching films and television, reading, sleeping and, my all-time favorite, work.

I've been on hiatus for less than two weeks.

During that time I've flown across the country twice, gained six pounds, read three books, played very bad golf on very good golf courses, caught up on The Walking Dead, Vikings, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Justified, Game of Thrones, Fargo, binge-viewed The Wire (again), turned napping into an art form, and maxed out a credit card.

There's only one emotional avoidance mechanism left to explore.

Which makes me wonder if V. Stiviano is still into old guys. See more »

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References Schindler's List (1993) See more »

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Big Bang Theory Theme
Performed and composed by The Barenaked Ladies
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