After Leonard and Sheldon have a heated argument about what Sheldon sees as Leonard making a major breach in the roommate agreement, Leonard takes refuge at Penny's apartment. Despite the seriousness of the argument, Leonard assures Penny that Sheldon was much more difficult to live with when Leonard first moved in. Leonard recounts to her his first meeting with Sheldon seven years earlier when Leonard answered Sheldon's advertisement looking for a new roommate. He also recounts Howard and Raj's first encounters with Sheldon, what happened to the now broken elevator which was working when Leonard first moved in, and why Leonard decided to stay despite Sheldon being such a difficult and unusual roommate. Written by
Did You Know?
When watching the series in strict chronology, this episode could be watched as a straight replacement for the original pilot episode. In fact, in a possibly unintentional fanboy homage to Star Trek, this could also be watched in a similar way to the "Star Trek" episode "The Menagerie" which recycled footage from the original pilot "The Cage". It's unclear if this episode was actually based upon an alternate previously unmade re-written pitch version of an alternate Pilot, after the first version was rejected, or just a fantasy retrospective version of what the pilot might have been. See more
This episode begins in 2010 and flashes back 7 years to 2003. In 2003 Sheldon makes a reference to Joss Whedon's show "Firefly" stating that "Friday nights are reserved for Firefly, it will be on forever." In fact, Firefly was canceled in December 2002. See more
That's not an apology; that's simply an acknowledgement that I was right!
Okay, I'm sorry.
There you go.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #287 CENSORED!!! Apparently, it's okay to show brutal violence in graphic, vomit- your-Jenny Craig dinner-up-into-your-mouth detail on a forensic cop show, but it's unacceptable to write about it with a little whimsy. As always, you can read the offending material on my web site, Chucklorre.com. Frankly, I think you'll be disappointed. 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