Penny has just broken up with her latest boyfriend Mike who blogged about their sex life. Besides feeling embarrassed about the blog contents, she's angry with herself for what she sees as her poor choice in men, who all seem to fit into the same mold. After a few discussions between the two on her break-up and a few tantrums on Penny's part, Leonard finally asks Penny out on an official date. Penny agrees despite or perhaps because Leonard does not fit into that mold. Afterward, Penny has second thoughts about going on a date with Leonard and speaks to the one person who she feels can place the best perspective on it: Sheldon. Leonard too has second thoughts and speaks to his best friend, Sheldon. Using the analogy of Schrödinger's cat, Sheldon tells both individually that they have to risk opening the box to find out what's inside. Will either do so? Written by
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The show has gained some recognition in China, due to the episode "The Tangerine Factor", where Sheldon tries to learn Mandarin to confront a Chinese restaurant owner for using oranges instead of tangerines for tangerine chicken. See more
When we first see Penny eating the ice cream, some of it is visible near the top of the carton. It dips much lower without her eating any. Also, a bag of Teddy Grahams moves around the carton on the counter with no one touching it. See more
I think I need another Mandarin lesson. I don't think I got through to them.
For heaven's sake, if you don't like the tangerine chicken, don't order the tangerine chicken.
I like tangerine chicken, I'm just not getting tangerine chicken.
In the opening scroll of the time line when it gets to 91,000 there is a mistake the dates read 93,000BC 92,000BC 91,0009C 90,000BC for some reason 91,000 is a 9c not a BC. See more
History of Everything
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles] See more