Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 24, 2007
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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The Big Bang Theory » Season 2
The Big Bang Theory - 02x10 The Vartabedian Conundrum

2x10 The Vartabedian Conundrum

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4.83/5 (12 votes)
First Aired: Dec. 08, 2008 on CBS
Summary: Leonard ask for advice from Penny when his relationship with Stephanie begins moving too fast for him.

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Episode Quotes

Sheldon Cooper: [speaking via a computer] We are out of herbal tea. Do you have any?
Penny: Hold on, I'll go check.
Sheldon Cooper: Some hiney would be nice. [Sheldon realizes his mistake right away]
Penny: [offended] Hiney?
Sheldon Cooper: [retypes] Honey.
Penny: Out of coffee. Need coffee.
Stephanie Barnett: Uh, hello.
Penny: Hi! Stephanie, right?
Stephanie Barnett: Uh-huh. And, and, and you are?
Penny: I'm Penny, I live across the hall. I've heard a lot about you.
Stephanie Barnett: Really?
Penny: Mm-hmm.
Stephanie Barnett: I haven't heard a thing about you. Leonard? Why haven't I heard a thing about this woman who lives across the hall and comes into your apartment in the morning in her underwear?
Leonard Hofstadter: She's heard about you because we're, you know, involved and you haven't heard about her because... I never slept with her, I swear!
Penny: Come on, Leonard, you are entitled to try and make things go the way you want them to!
Leonard Hofstadter: Really?
Penny: Yes! You don't always have to go along with what the woman wishes.
Leonard Hofstadter: Huh.
Penny: What?
Leonard Hofstadter: Nothing. Just rethinking my whole life.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (continuity error): Just after the opening sequence Leonard is preparing dough. You can see him spilling a lot of it on to the table, but in the next take there is only a tiny stain instead.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Part of the definition of "living together" in the roommate agreement is "ten consecutive days of overnight visits" or "nine or more overnight visits in a three week period". Although we know that the roommate agreement isn't a tightly-written legal document, even Sheldon would not have had two clauses where the second obviously includes the first.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Penny and Leonard talk while folding towels, she folds a pink hand towel. In the next shot the towel is partially unfolded.

Trivia

  • At the beginning of the episode, Sheldon is shown wearing a T-shirt that features several instances of an impossible object known as the "Blivet" or "Devil's Tuning Fork".
  • The label on Howard's Dr. Pepper can has been altered to "Dr. Peeper."
  • Title reference: The name of boys' third-floor neighbor (Mrs. Vartabedian) who's mentioned in passing.
  • Stephannie was never mentioned after this. It was assumed after the text Leonard gave to her which Howard suggested that they broke up. No further information is available to what happened to her.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Stephanie Barnett.
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