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The Big Bang Theory - 07x12 The Hesitation Ramification

7x12 The Hesitation Ramification

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4.59/5 (46 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.

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

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Episode Quotes

Sheldon Cooper: A joke is a brief oral narrative summary with a climatic humorous twist.
Leonard Hofstadter: Yes. How much for a hundred long stemmed red roses? Really? How much for three?
Penny: Hey.
Leonard Hofstadter: Yeah, I'll call you back.
Penny: Look, I know you were just trying to help with your Star Wars thing. I didn't mean to call it idiotic.
Leonard Hofstadter: Well, I don't think you called it idiotic.
Penny: Oh. Sorry, I meant to. Anyway, um,. I was just upset with myself. I wasn't mad at you. I just feel like everything is falling apart.
Leonard Hofstadter: Come on. It's OK.
Penny: No, it's not OK. Look at me. OK. I took a temp job as a waitress forever ago, and still doing it. I can't quit because guess what, I can't do at anything else. And I finally get me big break and it goes away. I'm such a mess.
Leonard Hofstadter: No you're not.
Penny: Really? Cause this morning at Starbucks a pair of old underwear fell out of my pant leg. And it wasn't the only one in there.
Amy Farrah Fowler: It's nice that we all get to eat together. [the guys mumble in agreement] Can we maybe put the phones down and have an actual human conversation?
Sheldon Cooper: We can, but thanks to Steve Jobs we don't have to.
Penny: Guys, guys. You're never going to believe this.
Leonard Hofstadter: What happened?
Penny: I just got a job on a TV show.
Amy Farrah Fowler: Congratulations.
Leonard Hofstadter: That's great. Guys! [Guys mumble acknowledgement]
Howard Wolowitz: What's the show?
Penny: NCII or you know NCSC. I don't know. It's the one with all the letters and I'm going to be on it.
Leonard Hofstadter: That's amazing.
Howard Wolowitz: What's your part?
Penny: I play a customer in a diner and I flirt with Mark Harmon.
Raj Koothrappali: Ooooh. Mark Harmon. He's a dreamboat.
Leonard Hofstadter: So it's just flirting.
Penny: Yea, why?
Leonard Hofstadter: No reason. I just think it's sexier when left to the imagination.
Penny: Oh.
Amy Farrah Fowler: He's wrong.

Trivia

  • The NCIS episode Penny was supposed to be on was "Kill Chain"
  • In the end credits vanity card #436, Chuck Lorre reveals that the filming matches the story where the small part played by a young, relatively unknown actress named Lexie Contursi ended up on the cutting room floor due to no fault of her own.
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