Sheldon: (answering phone) Hello? (pause) Well this seems like an odd time to test my cell phone quality, but go on. (pause) "Test phrases"? All right. (pause) "I'm a tote," "ullbuh," "twad." (pause) All together? "I'm a total buttwad." (pause) Why are you laughing? Hello?
(cut to the slumber party)
Penny: And that, girls, is how you make a phony phone call!
Bernadette: You know what I really like about Howard? His chest hair.
Penny: Howard has a hairy chest?
Bernadette: No, just the one. But it's really long.
This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #311.
As of this episode, Mayim Bialik is elevated to the main cast, but is only credited when she appears.
During the West Coast airing of this episode, Wil Wheaton tweeted the exact tweets Sheldon read of his on-screen persona as they aired, though the @sheldoncooper account he mentions is actually not created or endorsed by the show.
This episode involved a late-night shoot on the Warner Bros. backlot, a rarity for the series. During the filming, co-creator Bill Prady, stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, and guest Wil Wheaton were all active on Twitter, posting comments on—and pictures of—the proceedings.
International Airdates: United Kingdom: December 23, 2010 on E4; Turkey: October 4, 2011 on CNBC-e; Czech Republic: November 16, 2011 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: November 30, 2011 on Markiza
"Raiders theme" by John Williams
Because of her broken leg. Kaley Cuoco (Penny) is shown working as The Cheesecake Factory's bartender again, instead her normal job as a waitress. Also, a body double is used when Penny storms off near the end of the episode.
The guys talk about going to the Colonial to see the movie. Then, at the end of the show, everyone runs out of the theater. This is a reference to the 1958 movie The Blob, which features the hysterical crowd running from the Colonial Theatre.
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