Penny initially declines an invitation from Amy Farrah Fowler, who considers Penny her best friend, to accompany her, Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, Raj and Bernadette to a weekend long science conference at which they'll all be speaking. Penny changes her mind when she learns that the conference is all expenses paid at a four star spa resort in Big Sur. Penny wishes she could change her mind once again when the drive to Big Sur with Leonard, Sheldon and Amy ends up being a nerd's version of a road trip. She probably wouldn't appreciate being in Bernadette, Howard and Raj's car either, the former two who are too happy in love and who demonstrate it in the drive to Big Sur. That love may be in jeopardy when at the conference, Howard meets Bernadette's handsome and 6'7" tall ex-boyfriend Glenn. An unfortunate comment from Howard to Bernadette about her former relationship with Glenn sets off a series of musical beds and musical bedrooms between the seven which culminates in a no holds barred...
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Leonard can be observed with his hands over his face when the table discussion is going on about the events of the previous night. See more
On the way back from the conference, Amy comments that Leonard is driving at 120 miles per hour. From his shocked reaction it is obvious that he slows down considerably, but the scenery continues to move past the car at the same speed. See more
Amy Farrah Fowler
[to Penny, who had turned down Amy's offer to be her plus-one for the science symposium everyone else is going to
Do you know anybody else who would appreciate an all expense paid spa getaway to a four-star hotel in Big Sur?
No, as... I'm sorry free what? Sorry, what what?
I think her weekend just opened up.
Okay, just to be clear, when you guys say 'spa', does it mean the same as when regular people say it?
Pretty much, only we keep our shirts on in the sauna.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #325
I have a recurring dream that I've been drafted to play on an NBA team. This is a very upsetting dream because I can't really play basketball. I mean, I play pretty much how you'd expect a middle-aged Jewish comedy writer to play. The words clumsy, hesitant, clueless, short and frightened come to mind. During the dream I'm well aware of my grotesque lack of talent. I run up and down the court hoping the ball doesn't come my way, all the while wondering why the coach doesn't take me out. Even me executing an uncontested lay-up or free throw seems like an impossible, or at least unlikely, event. Assuming dreams work as metaphor and I'm not really subconsciously afraid of having to go mano a mano with Kobe or LeBron, the question I find myself asking is, what in my life do I feel fully engaged in and yet completely unqualified for? The answer is simple: intimate relationships. Once again, the words clumsy, hesitant, clueless, short and frightened come to mind. Well, not short... average. See more
References Bridget Jones's Diary
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