Stuart decides to organize a Halloween party at his comic book store so Raj decides to become the party planner. At the encouragement of Amy and Bernadette, Penny decides to take more effort to understand what Leonard does for a living, but ends up hooking up with him at his workplace. Meanwhile, Howard, who just got back from space cannot stop talking about his time in space by making multiple references about space, which annoys Bernadette. Sheldon and Amy face a conflict when they cannot agree on the costumes to wear to the Halloween party.
Did You Know?
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon after Neil Armstrong, makes his first guest appearance on the show. See more
When Howard and Bernadette argue in the bedroom in their Smurf costumes, Howard sets a magazine on the bed. The magazine moves around between shots with no one touching it. See more
Amy Farrah Fowler
Ladies night at the Cheesecake Factory. Does it get any better than this?
I hope so.
Amy Farrah Fowler
Do you think your husband's fondness for turtlenecks because he misses his foreskin?
Not getting any better.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #396
It appears as if roughly half the people in this country think that they're in mortal danger from their own government. That's a lot of people sensing a lot of malice and threat. I worry that I don't see it. Sure, I see inefficiency and incompetence, but I've always seen that - regardless of which party's in office. And frankly, I've always welcomed it. I don't like my big bureaucracies to be cold, calculating, profit-making enterprises driven by a steely, clear-headed singular vision. A cursory glance through history would indicate that well-organized governments tend to enjoy well-organized parades, followed by well-organized ethnic cleansing. Which is why I celebrate the magnificent, muddle-headed ineptitude of our democracy. As far as I'm concerned, a little confusion and waste may keep the trains from running on time, but it also keeps people like me from getting a one-way ticket in a cattle car. Are our tax dollars being misspent on poorly run social programs? You bet! Do we get more buck for our bang at the local Post Office, Amtrak station, nuclear submarine or methadone clinic? Of course we do! But keep in mind that bureaucrats who can't find their ass with a flashlight and a hand mirror are not likely to find you either. To paraphrase Bobby McGee: "Freedom's just another word for who the hell's in charge here?!" See more
References Doctor Who
History of Everything
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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