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The Big Bang Theory Episode: "The Pork Chop Indeterminancy"

Season 1, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: The friends all fall for Sheldon's sister and Leonard comes up with a plan to get rid of his rivals, but Sheldon announces that he will decide whom his sister dates. Missy: Courtney Henggeler.
Original Air Date: May 5, 2008
Guest Cast Courtney Henggeler: Missy
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Season 1, Episode 15
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Length: 21:54
Aired: 5/5/2008
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The Shiksa Indeterminacy Season 1, Episode 15

We're at the university. Leonard and Rejesh are strolling along, checking out an ad calling for volunteers for a study about anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia (look it up), and there's Howard staking out a hot woman -- in Sheldon's office? Our Sheldon? Obviously, she's lost, or issuing a summons, or whatever. We learn she's Sheldon, ahem, Shelly's twin sister. There isn't a lot of symbiosis between Missy and Shelly. She's tall and beautiful and kind of normal. He's tall, not and not. And she doesn't speak in scientific tongues. Wait, what's that sound? Oh, yes, the mating call of the 20-something physicist. Leonard, Howard and Rajesh convince Missy to stay at Shelly and Leonard's (she's off to a wedding tomorrow and a hot girl really shouldn't be traversing the freeways during rush hour). So let the games begin. Back at Chez Scientifica, Missy has got the guys mesmerized with stories about childhood (I would have loved to see a demonstration of how Sheldon transformed her Easy Bake oven into a high-powered furnace). Well, actually, Missy has the guys mesmerized by living and breathing and fitting into a dress (and has oddly taken on a Southern accent). Now she's got Howard and Rajesh next to her making points and trying to one-up each other to impress her and, um, drive his point home. Leonard has seen enough. He pulls Sheldon aside and, like a good ranger - or a sly fox - reminds him that as the man in the family (we learn something about Sheldon here - apparently his father passed away several years ago), he must find a perfect mate for his sister, and it may as well be him ( see also: chance, fat). And that mate may as well be him. He's set an alarm off in Sheldon's head. "If somebody wants to get at Missy's Fallopian tubes, they'll have to go through me," he says. Leonard might just make a suitable mate, but the genetic stakes are high, and what's standing in his way between him and Missy? He becomes flatulent when he eats Eskimo Pies. Sheldon's got this all figured out. His quantum physics theory will result in Missy eventually meeting the perfect mate and giving birth to, what else, Sheldon 2.0. And how does Missy accomplish this? Repeated coitus, of course (again with the anatomical talk. We get coitus and Fallopian tubes in the same show. What's next? I tell ya, there sure is a vas deferens between this show and others on at 8:00.) Then Sheldon's got some brotherly theories for Missy about donating eggs and suddenly he has taken one for the team in the southern tonsils. She's a tough one. As my grandmother says about Judge Judy, "she don't take nothin' from nobody." Now we're back to another round of mating calls while Missy is holed up at Penny's apartment. Of course she's waiting for Rajesh, who shows up, but can't speak because the medication from the anxiety study has worn off. The twins may not look at all alike ("Hallelujah," bellows Howard) and they may live in very different worlds, but each feels 'phly, phat and all that.' That's fine enough, but something was missing here. I wanted to see Penny become jealous at the guys, and especially Leonard, for making the moves on the fine specimen who has come into town. Penny was a minor character, and could have been more. Now hear me out: I wasn't hoping for Penny to act upon her jealousy, but I wanted the writers to let us peer inside her head just a bit. Line of the night: "Why not put a little mocha in the family latte," spoken by Rajesh, hoping to convince Sheldon that genetic diversity produces the strongest offspring. By the way, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki stopped by the TV Guide offices last week. What a thrill for me to meet them and get a few minutes. They're really cool. Have a look at our conversation here. show less
We're at the university. Leonard and Rejesh are strolling along, checking out an ad calling for volunteers for a study about anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia (look it up), and there's Howard staking out a hot woman -- in Sheldon's office? Our Sheldon? Obviously, she's lost, or issuing a summons, or whatever. We learn she's Sheldon, ahem, Shelly's twin sister.There isn't a lot of symbiosis between Missy and Shelly. She's tall and beautiful and kind of normal. He's tall, not and not. And she doesn't speak in scientific tongues. Wait, what's that sound? Oh, yes, the mating call of the 20-something physicist. Leonard, Howard and Rajesh convince Missy to stay at Shelly and Leonard's (she's off to a wedding tomorrow and a hot girl really shouldn't be traversing the freeways during rush hour). So let the games begin.Back at Chez Scientifica, Missy has got the guys mesmerized with stories about childhood (I would have loved to see a demonstration of how Sheldon transformed her Easy Ba... read more

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Premiered: September 24, 2007, on CBS
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