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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Episode Quotes

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.
Sheldon Cooper: Amy pointed out that between the two of us, our genetic material has the potential of creating the first in a line of intellectually superior benign overlords to guide humanity to a brighter tomorrow.
Howard Wolowitz: I'm guessing future historians will comdemn us for not taking this opportunity to kill Sheldon.
Althea: What is this?
Howard Wolowitz: It's a robot arm.
Althea: Where's the rest of the robot?
Howard Wolowitz: I just built the arm.
Althea: Because that's all you needed, right?

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Raj likens Howard's problem to Winnie the Pooh being stuck in the honey tree. In the story by A.A. Milne however, Winnie the Pooh actually gets stuck in the entrance to Rabbit's burrow.
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • The title refers to Howard's attempt to masturbate with a robot hand he borrowed from work.
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