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The Solder Excursion Diversion 

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Amy is shocked at a revelation from Sheldon after she buys him a new laptop. Meanwhile, Raj sells out Leonard and Howard after they lie to their wives in order to attend an early screening of a movie.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Michael Croner ... Andre (as H Michael Croner)


Leonard and Howard have started working on the prototype, and accept Penny and Bernadette's offer to help. The boys leave the girls in the lab while they need to go to the hardware store to buy more solder. En route, the boys get lured into a free preview movie screening, about which they plan to lie to the girls why they are delayed. They however text Raj about what they are doing, Raj who has since ended up at the lab himself. Raj has to decide to who his allegiance lies, the boys or the girls. Meanwhile, Amy is trying to convince Sheldon to replace his broken down laptop, which seem to be on its last legs. Sheldon is reluctant to replace it, but he is even more reluctant to recycle it when it does eventually break down, even though the electronics store will give him store credit for it. Sheldon decides to come clean to Amy about why he doesn't want to recycle it. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Raj refers to rubbing one's testicles on a cryostat. A cryostat is a freezing microtome chamber (generally below -20°C) which contains a blade sharp enough to easily slice tissue sections at one fifth the thickness of a human hair. See more »


Practically speaking, there is no way that the 'failing of the video and the sound cutting out' could occur due to a hardware problem. See more »


[first lines]
Amy Farrah Fowler: [on computer breaking up] I didn't understand your email.
Sheldon Cooper: Upuh, can you repeat that; you're breaking up
Amy Farrah Fowler: I didn't understand your email.
Sheldon Cooper: Ah, yo, I had to get a little creative because the S, R and M keys stopped working.
Amy Farrah Fowler: [reading] Deah, Aby, could you plethe dwive be to the twain stowe sub time tobowwow.
Sheldon Cooper: Is that a yes?
Amy Farrah Fowler: Sheldon, why don't you get a new computer? You know that one's out of date.
Sheldon Cooper: Oh, but I like this computer.
Amy Farrah Fowler: The video is failing and the sound is cutting out.
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Crazy Credits


I don't mean to offend anyone, but God told me to write this vanity card. The following are His words. I just took dictation.

Dear Humanity, You are all animated by me. Like electricity lights a bulb, I light you. What you call awareness is, in fact, me. Some awareness plays soaring piano concertos, some shoots three from the perimeter, some drive around in little cars looking for parking violations. It's still me. Just in a different guise. God in drag, if you will. Simply put, each and every one of you is a perfect expression of my timeless, universe-straddling ineffability. You are also meaningless and inconsequential. It's a paradox, I know. But only to you. Which brings me to the purpose of this vanity card. In your endless quest to forge an identity, you have lost sight of what you are. So I will say it again. When you strip away all the temporary labels- American, Iranian, Israeli, Russian, Chinese, young man, old woman, soldier, florist, gay, straight, rich, poor, liberal, conservative, Muslim, Christian, Hindu or Jew- when those identities are taken away, and believe me, they eventually will be, then all that is left of you... is me. Consider this the next time you feel compelled to hurt or kill someone. Look at them. See me. Then act. On a lighter note, that was a really funny episode of Big Bang tonight! That Sheldon is a hoot! See more »


References Suicide Squad (2016) 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]
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31 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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