Sheldon is this year's recipient of the college's Chancellor's Award for Science. He is surprised at being named the winner, but he believes he has been the deserving recipient every year he's been there. He changes his mind about accepting the award when he learns he has to make a speech at the awards dinner. Unbeknown to the others, Sheldon has stage fright. His four friends vow to help him overcome this fear, each playing a different but what they see as an integral part, so that he can accept the award. But Sheldon instead stumbles across a more old fashioned technique at the awards dinner to be able to make the speech.
Did You Know?
The song that Sheldon sings at the awards ceremony is "The Elements" by Tom Lehrer
and Sir Arthur Sullivan. It is a recitation of the elements (known in 1959--102) sung to the tune of "Major General's Song" from "The Pirates of Penzance". It is on Lehrer's album 'Songs and More Songs by Tom Lehrer'. See more
When Leonard is acting as Sheldon's therapist, you can see Leonard taking notes from the side. But in the next scene, he's looking at Sheldon and holding his pencil up, not writing. See more
OK, in Avatar when they have sex on Pandora they hook up their ponytails, so we know their ponytails are like their junk.
So, when they ride horses and fly on their birds, they also use their ponytails.
What's your point?
My point is if I were a horse or a bird I'd be very nervous around James Cameron.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #282 We are often accused of using a 'laugh machine' on The Big Bang Theory. [Image of audience members] This is our laugh machine. See more
Written by Tom Lehrer
Original melody by W.S. Gilbert
& Arthur Sullivan
Performed by Jim Parsons
[Sheldon sings the song as part of his speech at the awards banquet] See more