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This episode could also have been called "Walking a mile in Sheldon's shoes"
After discovering that he hadn't returned a DVD for 7 years, Leonard agrees to wear an itchy sweater until the matter is resolved - to appease Sheldon's itchy brain feelings - but the store went out of business.


Leonard had to wait until the weekend was over to try and rectify the situation - meaning he had to wear the jumper all weekend, which resulted in this =

Dude looked like he had been in a chemical accident!!!

Unfortunately Howard gave Sheldon the idea of reimbursing the next of kin - so back to the jumper prison for Leonard.

It turned out that Sheldon had paid the late fees 7 years ago - but for some reason kept the DVD - and this was all a plan for a teachable moment.

I liked the fact that this was all a diabolical plot, but it seemed like a missed opportunity - instead of an uncomfortable Leonard, we could of had him acting like Sheldon for the episode. At times he did act this way - the compulsive way he wouldn't give up or cheat - but it wasn't enough in my opinion

Also Lucy returned this week:


Much to Penny's ire she decided to interfere which initially worked out for Raj. He was actually excited to see Lucy.

Unfortunately Lucy crushed Raj again, because she was with someone new. As a way of making things up to Raj, Penny set him up with someone from work - which he blew in spectacular fashion. It seems he wont find love this season.

Not much happened in this episode, this was definitely a missed opportunity - either plot could have been expanded to fill a whole episode with better results


Other stuff:

- Amy trying to steal a drink was funny

- Sheldon's faulty flower was a nice touch


Lines of the night:

- Sheldon "Hows those nipples feelin' chief?"

- Howard "You had to be taught not to play with cobras?"
- Raj "You had to be taught not to burn down the forest?"

- Raj "I LOVE YOU PENNY!!!!"

- Penny "Sweetie, every night you dont kill him in his sleep, he wins"
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Dec 27, 2013
I didnt like this episode. I really have a big problem with Sheldon lately. There were scenes with him where he explains himself and feels sorry etc. and then 1 epsiode later he is such a mean bastard that I cant laugh about it - and there were a few episodes like that in a row now. I know its Sheldon but its too much. He could develope a bit - like last episode Leonard said its fun with Sheldon and thats why they are friends: well i havent seen that for ages
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Nov 19, 2013
I really, really laughed this time. This episode was funny, even though not much happened. :)
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Nov 17, 2013
interesting how i really liked this episode and many people seem to disagree
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Nov 16, 2013
I agree that there was so much wasted potential. They could have done so much more with both storylines and I didn't find myself laughing like I normally do.
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Nov 16, 2013
At the start of the episode I thought they were going to spend the whole episode with Leonard and Sheldon - which may have colored the rest of the episode for me
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Nov 15, 2013
I really liked Sheldon in this episode. It was nice to have Leonard in his shoes too, but I would also prefer if they had him act more like Sheldon too. I believe that Sheldon made his point though. I disliked Lucy when she was first introduced and I still do. And please, either find someone for Raj or stop it altogether. They just make him more and more sad. The other ones as socially awkward as they are, had never reached a sad point. It has stopped being funny!
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Nov 15, 2013
I liked Raj shouting at Penny, but he does seem to be the only one who hasn't developed too much - I know he can now talk to girls while sober, but there hasn't been any other real movement.
He was very good in the scavenger hunt episode, but stalled after that
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Nov 15, 2013
Who rents Super Mario Bros the Movie? And 13 years after it was in theaters?
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Nov 15, 2013
I didn't understand why he kept the DVD either, or how he could. Should he not have returned it when he paid the fine, and if not, should there not be another fine for still having it? Kills the premise of the whole thing particularly if Leonard, and Sheldon, still have to pay the fine unless the DVD was a fake created by Sheldon to fool "Lenny".
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Nov 15, 2013
i think it was meant to imply that sheldon just paid for the movie when he was informed . If you lost a blockbuster movie back in the day you could just pay a fee and be done
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Nov 15, 2013
Yes - and it could have been easily explained as well
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