Show: The Big Bang Theory
Title: The Barbarian Sublimation
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* Sheldon: I believe the condensation from your frozen goods weakened the structure of your bag.
* Penny: I am frustrated because I am a failure at everything and my breath smells like fly.
* Penny: Listen, I need to speak to Sheldon.
Howard: That’s what she said, Sheldon.
* Penny: Don’t patronize me Sheldon, just get the sword.
* Raj: It’s like some weird comic book crossover.
* Sheldon: If it is a crime to ensure that the universities resources are not being squandered chasing subatomic wild geese, then I plead guilty.
* Sheldon: Leonard, you have to do something about Penny. She’s interfering with my sleep, with my work and if I had another significant aspect of my life I’m sure she’d be interfering with that too.
* Leonard: Sheldon, wake up.
Sheldon: Danger, danger.
* Penny: Oh my God, I need help.
Synopsis: Sheldon is playing an online game. He’s interrupted by Penny banging her door. Her car key is in the door. He points out why she can’t get it out. She goes on a rant as to why she is upset and put the wrong key in the lock. Her audition didn’t go well. Sheldon suggests she calls a locksmith. She tells him she did and he will eventually get there. She then has a total meltdown about being a failure. Sheldon has no idea how to deal with a hysterically crying woman and looks helpless while he says, “there, there.” He invites her to wait in his apartment. She comes in and sits in his spot. He makes her move and she plops on a different spot on the couch. He rejoins his game. He’s playing Age of Conan. She starts asking him questions and he’s getting annoyed. Leonard arrives back to find a cat eating the melted ice cream outside Penny’s door. He comes in to find Penny playing the game with Sheldon. Leonard motions Sheldon to speak with him. He wants to know what’s going on. He tells her as best he can. He only gets two things right. That she hasn’t had sex in six months, and she ate a fly. Later, Raj has saran wrapped a speaker and poured cornstarch and water on it. It’s dancing. Penny comes over. She announces she needs to talk to Sheldon. Everyone is shocked. She needs his help in the game. She leaves and they go back to the speaker. That night, Penny comes over and goes to Sheldon’s room while he’s in bed to find him. She’s asking about the game but he’s freaking out because she’s in his bedroom. She asks about joining the quest for the black castle. He tells her she’s just being used. Meanwhile, Leonard overhears a conversation and talks to Penny and is quite confused. The next day, Sheldon goes to the head to try and get Dr. Winkle in trouble. The department head is not happy. His phone rings and it’s Penny. Penny then calls the department head to reach Sheldon. She’s obsessed with the game. Sheldon is mortified. Sheldon arrives home and begs Leonard for help with the Penny situation. He insists that Leonard caused the Penny problem. He threatens to become even worse than he normally is. Leonard goes to Penny’s apartment to try and help. He’s quite shocked at Penny’s state. Leonard tells Penny she has Cheetos in her hair, she removes it and eats it. He leaves. He then joins her in the game and she beheads him. The next day, Sheldon is exhausted thanks to Penny’s addiction to the game. Leslie Winkle harasses Sheldon about Penny. Sheldon asks a very odd question to a man. The guy thinks he’s hitting on him. When Sheldon asks him for his number, he writes it on his hand. Meanwhile, in Penny’s apartment Sheldon is playing with her. Her apartment looks bad. There’s energy drinks everyone. Sheldon is setting up a dating profile for her. Sheldon asks her several odd questions for the profile, but pretends he’s filling out her registration form to get her more quests. Leonard arrives back at the apartment and is introduced to Tom. Sheldon informs Leonard it’s a date for Penny that he found for her. Sheldon manages to get Penny to come over. She doesn’t even notice Tom. She pointedly leaves. Howard joins Penny’s game to hit on her. She accepts to go questing with him. This is what makes her realize that she needs help. She throws the laptop across the couch.