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The Big Bang Theory - 02x10 The Vartabedian Conundrum

2x10 The Vartabedian Conundrum

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4.82/5 (11 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.

Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Stephanie Barnett played by Sara Rue

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Episode Quotes

Stephanie Barnett: I don't see anything at all, Sheldon.
Sheldon Cooper: Fuuh! You're the doctor, but I'm constantly hearing this annoying sound.
Leonard Hofstadter: Me, too.
Sheldon Cooper: Is it a high-frequency whistle?
Leonard Hofstadter: No, it's more of a relentless narcissistic drone.
Stephanie Barnett: Yep, there's no inflammation at all, Sheldon.
Sheldon Cooper: Then it must be a tumor.
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.
Howard Wolowitz: [Leonard is having difficulty breaking up with Stephanie] Why don't you text her?
Leonard Hofstadter: Isn't that cowardly?
Howard Wolowitz: Oh, yeah. It's beyond contemptible.
Rajesh Koothrappali: But then again, you are wearing a bird sweater.

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.

Trivia

  • Title reference: The name of boys' third-floor neighbor (Mrs. Vartabedian) who's mentioned in passing.
  • 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".
  • Howard is drinking 7up at lunch, but the can is turned so no one can see the label clearly.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Stephanie Barnett.
  • Leonard tells Sheldon, "I initialed another clause naming you my sidekick in case I get superpowers." in the Roommate Agreement. Similarly, Howard and Raj argued over the same thing in "The Alien Parasite Hypothesis".
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