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The Vegas Renormalization 

After being dumped by Leslie, Howard heads to Las Vegas with Leonard and Raj. Meanwhile, Penny is forced to take in Sheldon after he locks himself out of his apartment.

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
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Mikayla
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Storyline

Although he outwardly considered their relationship "friends with benefits" and as such had no emotional connotation, Howard is feeling dejected after he is dumped by Leslie Winkle. Thinking he needs to do something fun to get over Leslie, Leonard and Raj decide to drag Howard to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway. Once there, Leonard and Raj learn that it will take more than just fun they can conjure up to get Howard out of his depression. They resort to professional help. Meanwhile, Sheldon is expecting to have a peaceful weekend alone in the apartment. Having locked himself out and with no superintendent to let him in, Sheldon is forced to stay the weekend with a less than happy Penny. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Penny (Kaley Cuoco) states she had been in Leonard (Johnny Galecki)'s and Sheldon (Jim Parsons)'s apartment to get some milk and she forgot the emergency key there. It could also be that she forgot it when she had to use it when Sheldon forgot his Flash Drive that had the paper he wanted to show to George Smoot in The Big Bang Theory: The Terminator Decoupling (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Sheldon discovers he is locked out, the camera clearly shows the door knob doesn't have a key hole meaning the deadbolt is the only way he could have locked the door. There's no way he could have locked the deadbolt if he forgot his keys in the bowl. See more »

Quotes

Howard Wolowitz: I'm going back to the room.
[walks away]
Mikayla: Boy, would it maybe kill them to put out a nice brisket?
Howard Wolowitz: [Howard stops in his tracks, turns around and comes back] Hi there, Howard Wolowitz.
Mikayla: Esther Rosenblatt.
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #249 More and more, it seems like people are yelling at me. This is especially noticeable on local and cable news, TV and radio ads, morning, afternoon and late night talk shows, religious channels, entertainment tabloid shows, and, NPR aside, radio. It's almost as if all the news anchors, reporters, product pitchmen, talk show hosts, politicians, sportscasters, DJ's and preachers have forgotten how good modern microphones are. Regardless, the purpose of vanity cards is not just to point out the problem, it's also to propose the solution. And here's one: The Whisper Channel. A cable news channel where everyone, including advertisers, speaks in gentle, dulcet tones. Our marketing tag line will be one word, "shhh." Instead of grinning, shouting, overly-coiffed failed actors, our news anchors will be regular folks with beautiful speaking voices who, just to be on the safe side, have been heavily sedated. Think of it. You've had a brutal day at work. Traffic on the way home was a righteous bitch. You crawl into your home which is worth far less than you paid for it, and, because you want to stay informed, you turn on The Whisper Channel where a pleasant-looking woman with real hair, real nose, real wrinkles, real breasts and teeth the color of teeth, soothingly tells you about the latest terrorist attack, stock market fiasco, school shooting and, just to keep it interesting, emergency recall of the anti-anxiety meds you've been taking because they might cause impotence, blindness and insanity. But because of the way she says it, you are hunky dory. ALTERNATE MARKETING TAG LINE: the whisper channel... where human civilization sliding into the abyss is nothing to shout about. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Soft Kitty
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Performed by Kaley Cuoco
[Penny sings the song to Sheldon when he can't fall asleep]
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

27 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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