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 4
The Big Bang Theory - 04x01 The Robotic Manipulation

4x01 The Robotic Manipulation

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4.67/5 (15 votes)
First Aired: Sep. 23, 2010 on CBS

Summary: Sheldon has been communicating with Amy Farrah Fowler for the past few months via text messages. Penny convinces Sheldon he should go on a date with her after he informs the group that he and Amy are going to procreate. Penny learns that this is Sheldon's first date EVER. Sheldon gets Penny…
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Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Mrs. Wolowitz voiced by Carol Ann Susi
Althea played by Vernee Watson-Johnson

Episode Quotes

Penny: Your hair smells nice. What fragrance are you using?
Amy Farrah Fowler: Dandruff shampoo. I have a dry scalp.
Penny: Well, your hair looks nice.
Amy Farrah Fowler: Are you a homosexual?
Penny: Um, no. Just paying you a compliment.
Amy Farrah Fowler: I would have been more flattered if you were a homosexual.
Sheldon Cooper: You realize, Penny, that the technology that went into this arm will one day make unskilled food servers such as yourself obsolete.
Penny: Really? They're gonna make a robot that spits on your hamburger?
Sheldon Cooper: [to Leonard] I thought you broke up with her. Why is she here?
Penny: [sighs] OK, you know what? I'm gonna come at this in a whole new way. Sheldon, if you try to make a baby with Amy in a petri dish, I'm going to tell your mother on you.
Sheldon Cooper: Well, that's no threat. My mother's always wanted a grandchild.
Penny: Really, your deeply religious, born again Christian mother wants a test tube grandbaby born out of wedlock?
Sheldon Cooper: [stunned] Curses.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (continuity error): In the car Sheldon tells Penny that it would be his first date, since square-dancing with his sister at a Teens for Jesus Fourth of July Hoedown doesn't count as a date. However, in "The Big Bang Theory" (2007) {The Psychic Vortex (#3.12)}, when Raj asks him to meet Abby and Martha for the second time, Sheldon says "Hulk agree to second date with puny humans!"

Trivia

  • Sheldon has his first date, since going square-dancing with his sister at a Teens for Jesus Fourth of July did not count as one.
  • The term "Shamy", that represents a combination of the name Sheldon and Amy was first introduced, by Howard.
  • In the Season 2 "The Barbarian Sublimation", Penny states that she hasn't had sex in 6 months. Therefore, Sheldon's estimated numbers regarding Penny's sexual partners would have to be lower
  • The title refers to Howard's attempt to masturbate with a robot hand he borrowed from work.
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