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The Apology Insufficiency 

An FBI agent interviews the guys when Howard needs to obtain a security clearance.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Leonard Hofstadter
... Sheldon Cooper
... Penny
... Howard Wolowitz
... Raj Koothrappali
... FBI Special Agent Angela Page
... Neil deGrasse Tyson (as Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson)
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Howard has been chosen to work on the Defense Department's Laser Equip Surveillance Satellite project. He needs security clearance to work on the project which means the FBI will be interviewing each of Sheldon, Leonard and Raj, with the interviews being conducted by Agent Page, a beautiful young woman. Raj can't speak to her until he gets drunk, and still then he believes her sole goal is to deport him back to India. Woman-hungry Leonard decides to try his new confident persona to pick her up, which has unintended consequences. And Sheldon wants to speak more about his past encounters with the FBI than about Howard. Howard fails to receive the clearance to work on the project due to one specific incident in one of the three interviews. The guilty party fails to disclose the gaffe to Howard. Will the guilty party ultimately confess and will he be able to make it up to Howard regardless of if that confession happens? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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4 November 2010 (Canada)  »

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Trivia

Sheldon's meeting with the FBI agent in her office was filmed on the set of Sheldon's office. See more »

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FBI Special Agents do not conduct background investigations for security clearances issued by the United States government. All background investigations for security clearances are conducted by Special Investigators for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Once OPM completes the investigation, the Special Investigator forwards his or her findings the agency requesting the investigation (the Department of Defense, in this case), and that agency makes a determination based on OPM's investigation whether or not to issue the security clearance. Since Howard is not applying for a job with the FBI, the FBI would not be involved in determining whether or not he received a security clearance. See more »

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[first lines]
Leonard Hofstadter: No, seriously, I think I've finally figured out my problem with women.
Sheldon Cooper: The capybara is the largest member of the rodent family.
Leonard Hofstadter: What does that have to with me and women?
Sheldon Cooper: Nothing. It was a desperate attempt to introduce an alternate topic of conversation.
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #309 Following Kaley Cuoco's horseback riding injury, I've instituted new rules governing acceptable leisure activities for the cast of The Big Bang Theory. 1. No friggin' horses. This includes those found on merry-go-rounds and in front of supermarkets. 2. The only motorcycle you can get on is the one you're accidentally crushing in your big-ass, air-bagged SUV. 3. All cast member motor vehicles must adhere to U.S. Army guidelines for attacking Kandahar. (Galecki's Tesla is a terrifically fuel efficient vehicle but is essentially a hundred thousand dollar go-cart. From now on it is only to be used for backing down his driveway and retrieving mail.) 4. The only permissible boating activity at Comic-Con is in your hotel room bathtub. 5. Alcohol should only be ingested at home, and while seated in a big comfy chair. Wild and carefree dancing that celebrates your incredible and well-deserved success is only allowed on New Year's Eve, and only with a sober celebrity parasitic flunky to lean on. 6. And finally, sexual acts must be performed while horizontal. Certain high-risk Kama Sutra positions might be allowed, but only after consultation with Chuck Lorre. Like with dancing, a spotter might be required. See more »

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References Star Trek (2009) See more »

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History of Everything (Instrumental version)
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Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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