It's "Anything Can Happen Thursday", the third Thursday in the month the guys have deemed the day to do something different to get out of their rut. Sheldon proposes that they go to the comic book store (as comic book store night is usually Wednesday). Penny tags along to buy a gift for her nephew. In addition to getting something for her nephew, she also gets something else: picked up, specifically by Stuart, the comic book store owner. Leonard has mixed emotions: he is buoyed by the fact that someone that is somewhat like him at first glance can get a girl like Penny, but is jealous that Penny picked Stuart instead of him. To get over this situation, Leonard, with Howard and Raj, decides to do what Howard suggested to get them out of their funk: go to a bar to pick up desperate women.
Did You Know?
Sheldon (Jim Parsons
)'s assertion that having Bruce Wayne know who murdered his parents destroys any motivation he has for continuing to be Batman comes directly from the works of Chuck Dixon
. Dixon is one of the most prolific writers of the Batman comic books, and is the creator of the villainous character Bane (who appeared in Batman & Robin
(1997) and The Dark Knight Rises
(2012)). His work as a comic book writer has also been referenced in The Punisher
(2004) and Batman: The Animated Series
(1992). See more
When Sheldon and Leonard are talking and Leonard turns off the TV, Sheldon mentions "The Trouble with Tribbles" but says "treble" instead of "trouble" the 2nd time. See more
This is Thai food.
Here we go.
We don't have Thai food on Thursday, we have pizza on Thursday.
Yes, but we all agreed that the third Thursday of every month would be anything-can-happen Thursday.
Well, apparently the news didn't reach my digestive system, which, when startled, has its own version of anything-can-happen Thursday.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #248 I believe that Newton's first law of motion is the reason we will emerge from our current economic woes. That law states that an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. How does that relate to the financial #$%*storm we're now cowering under? Allow me to explain. There are slightly less than seven billion people on this planet. Assuming that roughly half that number are either too young, too old, too lazy, or too loaded to work, that still leaves almost three and a half billion people getting up in the morning to chase the almighty dollar, the transcendent rupee, the zen yen,the dear ol' euro, the what's goin' on yuan, the... well, you get the idea. Now, call me crazy (and many have called me far worse), but I happen to think that three and a half billion motivated people is one big damn object in motion. And the only thing acting against that object is the friction caused by a small bunch of greedy, dumbass, screw-the-pooch, Ivy League pot stickers (the unbalanced force). I therefore assert that the unbalanced force (you know who you are, shame on you), will eventually be overwhelmed by the object in motion (three and a half billion people with pluck, aka pluckers), thus allowing the object in motion to continue its relentless journey forward, thriving and conniving until it is once again slowed down by other unbalanced forces, or a very large meteorite. Or a plague. Or fundamentalists with nukes. Or atmosphere-eating nanobots. Or a super volcano. Or Skynet. Or Cylons. See more
References Battlestar Galactica
History of Everything (Instrumental version)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits] See more