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The Big Bang Theory Episode: "The Bat Jar Conjecture"

Season 1, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: The men compete in the university's lighthearted physics bowl, but Sheldon's much-too-serious attitude forces them to replace him with his nemesis, Leslie Winkle (Sara Gilbert).
Original Air Date: Apr 21, 2008
Guest Cast Sandra Marquez: Woman Adam Gregor: Dimitri Mark Harelik: Dr. Eric Gablehauser Sergio Enrique: Son
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Season 1, Episode 13
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Length: 21:43
Aired: 4/21/2008
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The Bat Jar Conjecture Season 1, Episode 13

Holy competition, Batman! The guys are getting together to take on all comers in the Physics Bowl. No way they can be beaten. Except that Sheldon, in his usual self-absorbed alpha maleapalooza, has to provide all the answers and may jeopardize the team for the needs of one. Uh oh, I feel a moral lesson of life coming. Cut to the best animation/opening sequence in all of television. How ironic that while the physics foursome is debating the team name, it's Sheldon, of all people, who insists the vote should be unanimous. But that's where the camaraderie ends. Sheldon's eventual banishment from the team comes in the form of a Batman cookie jar delivered by Leonard. Down a phat medulla oblongata, the guys have to find a replacement - well, if it isn't Leslie Winkle. The last time we saw her, she wasn't taking part in a contest, but more like something related to "The Contest" (and, not for nothing, but when did the FCC approve the use of the word coitus before 8:20 pm?) Props to Leonard for putting their Pon Fahr bygones aside and bringing Leslie on board. We go back and forth with correct answers. Of course, it comes down to one final question that has stumped everyone except for one of Sheldon's teammates/seatfillers. But Sheldon would rather answer himself than distribute the power among his fellow AAers - and loses. Moral lesson learned. This lesson will also come in handy during the NBA Playoffs. But I digress. IMHO, this episode had great moments showing the guys' isolation from pop culture that made me fall in love with this show back in the fall. AA? Marcia, Jan and Cindy? Got your game face on? Love it! And Rajesh sputtering two quick words Penny's way (without the help of alcohol this time)? You go, Pops! You're getting there. Said Sheldon early in the episode, "I should answer all the anthropology questions because I'm a mammal." Guffaw! I nearly choked on the Twizzler I was munching on when I heard that. This show is so well written. And there was plenty of Penny. And she was funny. And she called Leonard "Sweetie." Thanks, Chuck! show less
Holy competition, Batman! The guys are getting together to take on all comers in the Physics Bowl. No way they can be beaten. Except that Sheldon, in his usual self-absorbed alpha maleapalooza, has to provide all the answers and may jeopardize the team for the needs of one. Uh oh, I feel a moral lesson of life coming.Cut to the best animation/opening sequence in all of television.How ironic that while the physics foursome is debating the team name, it's Sheldon, of all people, who insists the vote should be unanimous. But that's where the camaraderie ends. Sheldon's eventual banishment from the team comes in the form of a Batman cookie jar delivered by Leonard.Down a phat medulla oblongata, the guys have to find a replacement — well, if it isn't Leslie Winkle. The last time we saw her, she wasn't taking part in a contest, but more like something related to "The Contest" (and, not for nothing, but when did the FCC approve the use of the word coitus before 8:20 pm?) Props to Leon... read more

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Premiered: September 24, 2007, on CBS
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Premise: Two nerdy physicists share an apartment and an unlikely friendship with their beautiful neighbor with whom one of them is infatuated. Like the universe after the big bang, the show's popularity expanded, thanks to breakout star Jim Parsons, along with the chemistry among the friends and the developing romance between Leonard and Penny. The addition of Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik in later seasons also enhanced the stories and relationships of the leads.

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