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The Grasshopper Experiment 

When Raj's parents set him up on a blind date, he finds he can talk to women with the aid of alcohol.

Director:

Ted Wass

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Sarayu Blue ... Lalita Gupta (as Sarayu Rao)
Brian George ... Dr. V.M. Koothrappali
Alice Amter ... Mrs. Koothrappali
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Storyline

Raj's parents back in New Delhi have set him up with a childhood acquaintance of his named Lalita Gupta, who has just moved to California. Their plan is for the two to get married. Raj does not want to meet with Lalita let alone get married to her if only because he still has difficulties even speaking to women. Howard decides to take matters into his own hands to get Raj to at least meet with her. Meanwhile, Penny, wanting to practice her bartending skills, uses the guys as guinea pigs, which opens up a whole new world for Raj, especially at this critical time in his mating life. But even if Raj can speak to Lalita, the words that come out of his mouth will be equally as important. Lalita does end up having a connection while on their date, but... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

12 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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Trivia

Sarayu Blue (Lalita Gupta) & Brian George (Dr. V.M. Koothrappali) also worked together on I Feel Bad: Pilot (2018) as Emet & Sonny Kamala respectively. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Leonard says about Sheldon, "I wonder who is gonna tell his parents he's not gonna have children," but Leonard well knows Sheldon's father has been dead for years. Further, he also well knows that Sheldon has two siblings (at least one of which does in fact later give his mother a grandchild) who could do so. See more »

Quotes

Raj Koothrappali: [Raj walks in Leonard and Sheldon's apartment holding his laptop open, with his parents on the screen via a webcam] Leonard, may I present, live from New Delhi, Doctor and Mrs Vyan Koothrappali.
Leonard: [waves cheerfully] Hi!
Dr. Koothrappali: Lift up the camera! I'm looking at his crotch!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening scroll of the time line when it gets to 91,000 there is a mistake the dates read 93,000BC 92,000BC 91,0009C 90,000BC for some reason 91,000 is a 9c not a BC. See more »

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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

History of Everything
(uncredited)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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