Howard returns to Earth feeling dejected when he finds out that his friends are not waiting for him at the airport at the request of Bernadette, who wants to spend some quality time with him. She, however, is suffering from allergies, preventing them from spending some private time together. Howard also feels dejected when he learns that during his time away, his mother is having an affair with his dentist, Dr. Schneider and Stuart has taken over his spot in his friendship with Raj, since they are living together. Meanwhile, Sheldon, Leonard, Penny and Amy hang out at the guys' apartment and participate in a guys versus girls competition. First they are playing Pictionary and then other made-up games where the guys never seem to win.
Did You Know?
Sheldon is wearing a "73" shirt. In season 4, he mentions that 73 is the best number. Not coincidentally, Jim Parsons was born in 1973. See more
When Leonard and Amy play Where's Waldo, they remove their glasses and squint. Given myopia (nearsightedness) is far more common than hyperopia (farsightedness) among young adults in North America, we can assume at least one (more likely both of them) wears glasses for distant vision. In this case, removing their glasses would improve their ability see up close and find Waldo while reducing their need to squint. See more
It's been a good run, Fake Wolowitz. We'll remember you with fond nostalgia, like the dial-up modem, the VHS tape and Leonard's gym membership.
I don't want Stuart to leave. We've become good friends.
Okay, that's one vote for, one against. Leonard, you're the tie breaker.
I don't mind Stuart. Besides, he gives us 20% discounts on comic books.
My friendship isn't sold so cheaply.
I can go as high as 30.
Welcome aboard, old chum.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #394
(Part One) Night. The woods. A young guy, name of Richie, maybe thirty years old, running for his life. Chased by two bad men with guns. The chase leads out of the woods and into a backyard. Richie hides in a small tool shed. He is terrified, bewildered, trapped. Truly screwed. He looks up and says, "God, if you'll get me out of this, I promise I'll never steal drugs from drug dealers ever again. I'll never steal from anybody. I'll never lie again. I'll never cheat. I'll never bang a strange woman who may be underage... and the daughter of a drug dealer. Please God, just this one time, help me out of this jam and I will forever be your guy." A gentle voice in the darkness says, "Okay." Startled, Richie says, "What? Who's there?" The voice again, "Okay." We hear his pursuers outside. They've reached the backyard. They're getting closer. Richie asks again, "Hello? Who said that?" He looks around in the tiny shed. No one there but him. Bad guys get closer. They're in the backyard. Richie is frantic. He drops to his knees, clasps his hands together and whispers, "No no. Wait. I believe. I'll live up to the deal. I'll turn my life over to you, oh Lord um God, just please get me out of this!" One of the bad guys shouts, "The shed, he's in the shed!" The other bad guy shouts, "No wait!" Bursts of gunfire from opposite directions rip through the shed just above Richie's head. Silence. More silence. More. (Continued after "TWO AND A HALF MEN") See more
References Two and a Half Men
Written by Elton John
& Bernie Taupin
Performed by Simon Helberg
[Howard sings the song under his breath when he's alone at the diner] See more