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A letter written to the teenage Howard by his father, who had deserted the family years earlier, is uncovered in a closet, and the young man is unsure if he wants to read it. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny host a cocktail party for grown-ups.
Amy tries to help Sheldon get over his compulsive desire for closure after one of his favorite TV shows is canceled before it reached a satisfying conclusion. Meanwhile, Raj uncovers a secret about the new woman in his life, Lucy.
Sheldon is positively charged with excitement when he hires Professor Proton (Bob Newhart), the host of his favorite childhood TV program, to appear at his apartment. Later, Howard and Bernadette agree to dogsit Raj's pooch, but things don't go as planned (more…)
Sheldon makes a major scientific breakthrough, but he feels it may haunt him for the rest of his career, meanwhile, Howard makes a grand romantic gesture to Bernadette, which causes Penny to put more effort into her relationship with Leonard.
On Christmas Eve, Amy plans a traditional Victorian dinner, while Raj, Leonard and Howard scramble to remove a pigeon that flew into the clean room at the university. To prove a point to Amy, a Scrooge-like Sheldon buys her the worst possible gift.
Aspiring actress Penny lands a role on "NCIS" and when things don't go as planned, Leonard steps in to help her, prompting Penny to pose an important relationship question to him. Meanwhile, Sheldon works on becoming funny and Raj steps up his "game" when (more…)
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- Premiered: September 24, 2007
- Rating: TV-PG
- 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… (more)