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The Tangerine Factor 

After a bad breakup, Penny finally agrees to go out on a date with Leonard, however they both develop doubts and turn to Sheldon for advice.

Director:

Mark Cendrowski

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
James Hong ... Chen
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Storyline

Penny has just broken up with her latest boyfriend Mike who blogged about their sex life. Besides feeling embarrassed about the blog contents, she's angry with herself for what she sees as her poor choice in men, who all seem to fit into the same mold. After a few discussions between the two on her break-up and a few tantrums on Penny's part, Leonard finally asks Penny out on an official date. Penny agrees despite or perhaps because Leonard does not fit into that mold. Afterward, Penny has second thoughts about going on a date with Leonard and speaks to the one person who she feels can place the best perspective on it: Sheldon. Leonard too has second thoughts and speaks to his best friend, Sheldon. Using the analogy of Schrödinger's cat, Sheldon tells both individually that they have to risk opening the box to find out what's inside. Will either do so? Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

19 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The fourth time Penny and Leonard kiss. This time it was Leonard that kisses Penny. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard are seen playing the board-game "Talisman". They make numerous mistakes while playing, such as having too many pieces, using the wrong counters, having face down cards strewn about the board and rolling two dice to move their piece. See more »

Quotes

Penny: Wanna sit down?
Sheldon: Oh, I wish it were that simple... You see, I don't spend much time here, so I've never chosen a place to sit.
Penny: Well, choose.
Sheldon: There are a number of options... I'm really not familiar enough with the cushion densities, airflow patterns and dispersion of sunlight, to make in informed choice.
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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 »

Connections

References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) 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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