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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4.59/5 (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.

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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.
Howard Wolowitz: Vader is here now on this moon. I felt his presence. He has come for me. He can feel when I'm near.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: How many times do I have to tell you to replace the toilet paper when it's empty?
Howard Wolowitz: I'm in the middle of something!
Bernadette Rostenkowski: So am I!
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]

Mistakes/Goofs

  • 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.
  • 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?"

Trivia

  • 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.
  • Title Reference: Penny asks Leonard an important question and he hesitates on answering since she is not sober.
  • 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.
  • While sitting at the restaurant, Raj notes that a man with a dog has increased chances of getting a woman's phone number, to which Leonard responds to by asking if it's true even if he lets the dog lick peanut butter off his tongue. This episode also involves Penny getting a part on "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003) in which she flirts with Mark Harmon. Mark Harmon starred in Summer School, which has a scene where he lets his dog lick peanut butter off his tongue.
  • The NCIS episode Penny was supposed to be on was "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003) {Kill Chain (#11.12)}.
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