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 7
The Big Bang Theory - 07x12 The Hesitation Ramification

7x12 The Hesitation Ramification

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4.55/5 (47 votes)
First Aired: Jan. 02, 2014 on CBS
Summary: When Penny’s big acting break on NCIS is a bust, Leonard struggles to help her, which results in Penny asking Leonard a bold relationship question. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to learn how to be funny and Raj tries to work on his “game” before talking to girls.

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Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Stuart Bloom played by Kevin Sussman
Security Guard played by Marcus Folmar
Leroy Gibbs in 'NCIS' played by Mark Harmon
Anthony DiNozzo in 'NCIS' played by Michael Weatherly
Beautiful Young Woman played by Lexie Contursi
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann in 'NCIS' played by Susanna Thompson

Episode Quotes

Penny: You didn't get your part cut. And you didn't get your part cut. Yep a bunch of old guys rocking out in a band all with erectile dysfunction, you didn't get your part cut.
Leonard Hofstadter: Hey, can we talk?
Penny: We can, but the part of Penny might get cut.
Sheldon Cooper: I'm sorry. [Pats Leonard on the back]
Leonard Hofstadter: Thanks. Wait, did you just put a 'Kick Me' sign on my back?
Sheldon Cooper: No. [Rips a paper off Leonard's back]
Penny: Are you kidding me?
Leonard Hofstadter: Really because...
Penny: Well... the diner scene. Where's my diner scene?
Sheldon Cooper: Well, don't ask me. Until I see the prequel, I'm lost.
Penny: No. This was supposed the big scene with me and Mark Harmon, but it's... it's gone.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: What happened?
Penny: They must have cut it.
Leonard Hofstadter: Oh, Penny. I'm sorry.
Howard Wolowitz: That stinks.
Raj Koothrappali: I'm sure you were great.
Penny: This doesn't make any sense to me. I mean... I thought I did a really good job. I... Excuse me.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the introduction, when everyone except Amy is looking at their smart phones, Sheldon points out that thanks to Steve Jobs, people no longer have the chore of having to talk to each other at communal meals. However, in "The Alient Parasite Hypothesis", he is of the opposite opinion, and says "Isn't the point of a communal meal the exchange of ideas and opinions, the opportunity to consider the important issues of the day?"
  • Goof (continuity error): When the gang sits down to watch Penny's "NCIS" appearance, Stuart joins them, holding a water bottle at about waist height. It then cuts to a close-up of Penny and Leonard and Stuart can be seen already holding the bottle to his mouth.

Trivia

  • Penny's scene in NCIS is cut from the show, embarrassing her in front of everyone. In real life Kunal Nayyar has appeared on "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003) {Suspicion (#4.12)} as Youssef Zidan.
  • SPOILER: Penny proposes to Leonard while drunk. This could also be the hesitation that the episode title refers to.
  • The NCIS episode Penny was supposed to be on was "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003) {Kill Chain (#11.12)}.
  • SPOILER: The restaurant scene with Bernadette and Howard discussing fake laughter is a subtle parody of the famous Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan fake orgasm scene from "When Harry Met Sally".
  • Title Reference: Penny asks Leonard an important question and he hesitates on answering since she is not sober.
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