The Big Bang Theory S01, Ep08 – The Grasshopper Experiment

Show: The Big Bang Theory
Season: 1
Episode: 8
Title: The Grasshopper Experiment
Original Air Date: November 12, 2007

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Favorite Quotes:

* Raj: Why are you telling me about my own culture?
Sheldon: You seem confused.

* Howard: You may now thank me.
Raj: For what? Making me sound like a Simpsons character.

* Penny: I swear to God Sheldon, one day I’m going to get the hang of talking to you.
Leonard: His moms been saying that for years.

* Penny (to Raj): Are you talking to me?
Raj: Is there another Penny here?

* Leonard: Do you have a drink that will make him less obnoxious?
Penny: Drinks do not work that way.

* Raj: Go ahead, tell my parents why they won’t have any grandchildren.
Sheldon: How should I know? Do you have a low sperm count?

Synopsis: Sheldon is having a melt down over his new wallet. There’s a knock at the door. Its Raj and Howard. Raj has his parents live streaming on his laptop. He introduces his parents to Leonard and Sheldon. They mistake the two for a gay couple and Leonard tries to correct them. His parents inform him that they gave his number to a childhood friend who’s now in LA. He’s furious. The next day Raj comes over freaked out. The woman called him and left a voice mail. Howard calls her and pretends to be Raj. Penny pops over and asks for some Guinea Pigs. She tells them that she gets to try out being a bartender and would like them to try some drinks she’s going to make. At her apartment, she has them each pick drinks for her to practice making. She makes Raj a drink. He takes a few sips and suddenly he can talk to her. He can talk to females with alcohol. He has a complete melt down about his parents setting him up. He gets drunk pretty quick and stops making sense. Penny suggests that Raj meets this girl at her restaurant so she can keep an eye on him. He starts making an ass of himself right off the bat. Everyone is there watching too. Sheldon thinks she is a princess. Sheldon tells her that she looks exactly like a princess and starts giving her all these compliments. She clearly takes it as flirting and Sheldon does not realize that. Raj starts to get jealous, she tells him off. She winds up leaving with Sheldon. Everyone is shocked. At the apartment, his parents are furious via video chat. The Cheesecake Factory has a night where people can perform. Sheldon is performing. Penny didn’t give him virgin drinks after all, they had alcohol.

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