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
At the start of the episode when Leonard, Sheldon and Howard are wearing anaglyph 3D glasses they are all wearing the glasses inside out. The glasses are designed to be used with the red filter over the left eye and the cyan over the right, the characters have them the other way around. 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
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