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The gang deal with the fallout from Penny and Raj's night together.

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Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Christine Baranski ... Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
Stacey Travis ... Sandy
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In the aftermath of Raj and Penny's night together from which Raj believes he's in love with her, everyone seems to be mad at Raj. Although he has no intention of getting back together with Penny despite Priya having moved back to India, Leonard is mad at Raj for sleeping with his old girlfriend. Leonard turns to an unlikely source for advice about his feelings. Howard is mad at Raj for taking his supposed place as second in line (after Leonard) in Penny's loins. Howard is also mad at Raj when it comes to light that Raj fantasized about Bernadette. And Bernadette is mad a Raj for making Howard think that there was something going on between them. While Penny takes refuge away from the guys at Amy's, she contemplates her future, which includes thoughts of moving back to Nebraska since her acting career is no career at all. Ultimately, Penny and Raj need to discuss what happened, which Penny finds out is not quite what she thought. Through it all, Sheldon can only think about his ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Amy references her made up language, "Op". It appears as though the language takes a word, breaks out each consonant of the word, and adds "op" to it, and says each vowel as normal. When penny says "Sounds great", Amy responds "Nope! Sounds Gop Rop E A Top", and when Penny says "I'm gonna go pack a bag", Amy says "No you're not! You're gonna Pop A Cop Kop A Bop A Gop." See more »

Goofs

The exterior set of the paintball shed does not match the interior set used here and in previous episodes. The four most obvious differences are:

1) The back wall of the interior set as seen from the audience POV (which should match the left side of the exterior set from the audience POV) has a straight ceiling whereas when we see outside it has a sharply descending roofline which is impossible to reconcile architecturally. 2) The back wall of the interior set also features an open lookout window about 10-12 inches high and extending nearly the entire length of the wall but there is no lookout window at all on the exterior set. 3) The back wall of the interior set is at least 11 feet long (assuming standard 16 inches on center stud construction which it certainly appears to be), however, the exterior set is clearly much shorter - no more than 5 feet. 4) On the audience side of the door of the interior set we see a wall section extending to the left (which correlates to a wall extending out from the wall with the door of the exterior set) at about a 20 degree angle for at least 2 feet (we never see the end point of this wall) while the exterior set simply returns the other way at a standard 90 degrees. (In reality, the reason for this wall section is so that they can show the wall with the door without the audience seeing the outside of the shed since the near wall is necessarily "invisible".) See more »

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Sheldon Cooper: I've decided my rank will be captain. If it's good enough for Kirk, Crunch and Kangaroo, it's good enough for me.
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #349

Every night before going to bed, he would brush his teeth and make a preemptive attempt to void his bladder. He then walked into his closet, got on his knees in front of the shoe rack and prayed to a god whose unlikely existence he likened to an ongoing quantum event. In his mind, the act of kneeling mattered not at all to this supposed god. He could just as well pray standing naked on his head with his ass serving as a fleshy vase for a bouquet of flowers. The penitential pose was only useful as a demonstration of his humility in the face of the infinite (although when things were going his way, it was more of a feigned humility). The prayers themselves mostly consisted of thanking his sub-atomic almighty verb for assembling an infrastructure that allowed for life to exist. This included, in no particular order, the various laws of physics, gravity, organic chemistry and thermodynamics. And, since it was his belief that sentient life was created by an insentient universe in order for the insentient universe to be admired, he made an effort in his prayers to tell the insentience, "nice work" or "way to go". Finally, he would close with a plea for this nameless everything to look after the less fortunate. "Please god, despite the clear evidence that it's not in your nature to care, bring love and happiness to all the souls who suffer." Then, his heart filled with grace, he would climb into bed and sleep peacefully until he dreamed he was standing in his closet and peeing on his shoes - god's clever way of telling him he had to wake up and go to the bathroom. See more »

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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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