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The Allowance Evaporation 

Sheldon and Amy have their first fight since moving in together. Meanwhile Raj is shocked at the reality of financial independence when he stops receiving support from his father.

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Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Brian George ... Dr. V.M. Koothrappali
Brian Posehn ... Bert Kibbler
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In the latest video chat Raj has with his father who still pays for Raj's every expense despite Raj having a job, Raj learns that Dr. Koothrappali has, in his own words, "given up" on Raj ever getting married, his previous thought that his efforts to help Raj having gone awry being his fault in some way, while he now believes the failings are all Raj's. Dr. Koothrappali believes the core issues are that Raj is spoiled and overly sensitive. In his anger toward his father for thinking this way, Raj, in his first inclination, decides to get back at him by spending his money even more indiscriminately than he usually does if that is possible (yes it is). In speaking to his friends about the discussion with his father, Raj learns that they too think that he is spoiled. With those close to him feeling the same way, Raj has to decide if he has to make a fundamental change to his life. Meanwhile, Amy and Sheldon are out on one of their date nights. In running into Bert, Amy learns that ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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It is established that Raj's favourite movie is The Princess Bride. See more »

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Sheldon implies he is under a restraining order from Zachary Quinto, but in prior chapters he has expressed little interest in meeting the actor, rating him as a poor substitute for Leonard Nimoy in the role of Spock. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leonard Hofstadter: Go!
[Raj takes a deep breath and holds it]
Howard Wolowitz: Come on, Raj.
Leonard Hofstadter: You can do this.
Sheldon Cooper: There's no way.
Penny Hofstadter: What is happening?
Leonard Hofstadter: This is an Euler's disc. It's a physics toy that demonstrates angular momentum, potential energy and kinetic energy.
Penny Hofstadter: Aw, look at you watching sports.
Howard Wolowitz: We're betting to see if Koothrappali can hold his breath longer than the disc can spin.
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #552

The Prophet by Chuck Gibran

And then a man stepped from the group of villagers and asked the Prophet, "In these troubled times, what should we be most wary of?"

The Prophet said, "Beware the opportune tragedy. The Reichstag. The Gulf of Tonkin. The Archduke. For this will surely portend the end of your freedom, as well as the Bill Maher show. Now that I think of it, Oliver and Bee are also toast."

Then a young woman approached the Prophet. She looked up at his not-half-bad-looking-for-a-man-his-age face and asked, "Why do men seek to possess and control my body?"

To this the Prophet said, "Men covet the divine. And what is more transcendent than the power to create life. To have power over a woman's body is their misguided attempt to have power over god. To be god. With this in mind, keep an eye out for the man who builds golden temples so people may worship him. Having a Canadian passport is also not a bad idea." See more »

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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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History of Everything
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Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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