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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Guest Stars

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

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Episode Quotes

Leonard Hofstadter: [his phone rings] Hey, Howard. What's going on? Wh... Wait, Howard, slow down. The robot hand is stuck to your what?

Leonard Hofstadter: You're not gonna believe this.
Althea: I need a orderly with a wheelchair. I got a robot hand grasping a man's penis out here.
Howard Wolowitz: You think you could you be a little more discreet?
Althea: I'm sorry, we don't have a code for "robot hand grasping a man's penis".
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.

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

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
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