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The Gothowitz Deviation 

Sheldon attempts to covertly alter Penny's habits, while Howard and Raj try their luck meeting women at a Goth-style club.

Director:

Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Airs Mon. Jan. 21, 11:00 PM on Fox

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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
Molly Morgan ... Bethany
Sarah Buehler ... Sarah
Andy Mackenzie ... Skeeter
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Storyline

Now that Leonard and Penny are dating, which means that Penny will be at the guys' apartment more often, Sheldon and Penny have to come to an understanding on how to get along better. Sheldon's approach is to use positive reinforcement, which he plans on using to "train" Penny. Meanwhile, Howard is sporting a new look in preparation for his and Raj's first night out to a goth bar. Miraculously, at the bar, Howard and Raj are picked up by two women named Bethany and Sarah (not that anyone cares about Sarah). The girls take the guys on an outing that may out the guys as being non-goth. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

5 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gothowitz Deviation See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title refers to the fact that Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) are going to a Goth bar. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon refuses Penny's request to dance with her saying that in all of the infinite number of universes, he does not dance. However, in "The Agreement Dissection" #4.21, he states that he learned to ballroom dance growing up in Texas and later, he and Amy are ballroom dancing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Penny: [dancing and singing along to the radio] "I'm goin' out tonight / I'm feelin' alright /Gonna let it all hang out / Wanna make some noise really raise my voice / Yeah, I wanna scream and shout. Ah. No-" Morning, Sheldon. Come dance with me.
Sheldon Cooper: No.
Penny: Why not?
Sheldon Cooper: [turns radio off] Penny, while I subscribe to the "Many Worlds" theory which posits the existence of an infinite number of Sheldons in an infinite number of universes, I assure you that in none of them am I dancing.
Penny: Are you fun in any ...
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #260 FASHION TRENDS Dead is the new unambiguous. Bipolar is the new undecided. Heavily armed is the new born again. Bald is the new head... and the new crotch. Hairy is the new face. Sheepishly admitting to having an STD is the new flirting. Purell is the new face of fear. Finding the time that's right for you is the new impotence. The smiley-face emoticon is the new "sincerely yours." Smoking is the new outdoorsy lifestyle. Looking forward to insanely expensive private schooling, thousand dollar a week nannies and soccer is the new yuppie birth control. Misinformed is the new patriotic. Veganism is the new "tastes like chicken." Serotonin uptake inhibiting is the new crowd control. Texting is the new talking. Talking is the new singing. Singing is the new hubris. Gay marriage is the new "be careful what you wish for." And finally, and only because I really need this to catch on, fifty-seven years old is the new forty-five. See more »

Connections

References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Man! I Feel like a Woman!
(uncredited)
Written by Robert John Lange and Shania Twain
Performed by Shania Twain
[Penny (Kaley Cuoco) dances and sings along to the song as she prepares French toast in Sheldon and Leonard's kitchen for breakfast]
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