The Big Bang Theory

Season 7 Episode 11

The Cooper Extraction

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 12, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Sheldon leaves to be with his sister for her first child's birth. In his absence, the gang wonders what their lives would have been like had he not been part of the group.

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Kevin Sussman

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Stuart Bloom

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • While the gang is decorating the Christmas tree, Sheldon (who is in Texas) video calls Amy. Amy takes the tablet and shows Sheldon the room. However, nobody seems to detect that Raj is sitting in Sheldon's spot. A few moments later, Raj makes a comment and Amy directs the tablet his way. Even in such close proximity to each other, neither Sheldon nor anybody else detects that Raj is still sitting in Sheldon's spot. This goes on throughout the entire episode, even when Raj switches places with Howard.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Amy: You make jokes about Sheldon, but if It weren't for him I don't think any of us would be sitting in this room right now.
      Howard: Really? Sheldon not being here is the main reason I'm in this room.
      Amy: It's true. None of you would know me. You wouldn't know Bernadette. You wouldn't be dating Penny.
      Leonard: You don't know that. I've been going to the Cheesecake Factory for years. I could have picked her up. (Everybody laughs.)
      Penny: Oh, you weren't joking.
      Leonard: No.
      Penny: OK, sweetie. Let me tell exactly how that would have gone down. (Penny's fantasy story.)
      Leonard: I'm going to do it. I'm going to ask her out.
      Howard: I'm going squirt chocolate milk out of my nipples. Sorry. I thought we were saying things that are never going to happen.
      Leonard: Maybe this time he's going to do it.
      Howard: Hope you're thirsty. Here it comes!
      Leonard: Watch me.
      Penny: Hi. You guys ready to order or do you need a few minutes?
      Penny: A few minutes it is.
      Raj: Hey you knocked her out, but that was a lot of sound.
      Leonard: You guys are making me nervous.
      Howard: Fine. Go talk to her on your own.
      Leonard: I will. Excuse me.
      Penny: Yep.
      Leonard: Hi, um, I'm Leonard.
      Penny: Really? You don't sound so sure.
      Leonard: No, I am he. And anyway there is something I wanted to ask you for a long time. Um.
      Penny: What's that?
      Leonard: Well, I was wondering if you're not too you'd be interested in telling me where the restroom is?
      Penny: I think you're too late.
      Leonard: Come on. I would have not peed my pants.

    • Amy: Did you miss me?
      Sheldon: To quote Han Solo – I know.

    • Amy: Did you hold the baby?
      Sheldon: I did.
      Amy: did it make you feel?
      Sheldon: Looking into the blank innocent eyes of a creature who couldn't begin to comprehend anything I was saying? Basically another day at the office.

    • Amy: Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. There's tears in the frosting. Happy birthday to me.

    • Bernadette: You know, I was thinking. Without Sheldon, most of us would have never met, but Penny would have still lived across from him.
      Amy: And with Leonard out of the picture, we all know what that would mean.
      Penny: We do?
      Penny: (In her fantasy - Sheldon is sorting laundry and Penny enters.) Hey, Sheldon.
      Sheldon: Hello.
      Penny: Doing laundry?
      Sheldon: Of course I'm doing laundry. Saturday night is laundry night and I'm in a laundry room, so... I believe your inference is justified.
      Penny: Oh, my inference is justified. Sheldon you are so funny, Anyway, I need to do my laundry, too, because these clothes are so dirty. Almost as dirty as the dirty girl who is wearing them.
      Penny: (Real Penny listening to the story.) OK, that's enough.
      Guys: Disagree.
      Penny: (Down to her bra.) So what do you think?
      Sheldon: A tad asymmetrical, but nothing to be concerned about.
      Penny: Please Sheldon, I need you.
      Sheldon: To what?
      Penny: To take me.
      Sheldon: I'm not taking you anywhere till you put on a shirt.
      Penny: Come on, Sheldon. You and me right here.
      Sheldon: Penny for the thousandth time. I'm saving myself for someone special. Perhaps a cute bespectacled neuroscientist with hair the color of mud.
      Penny: I think I know how to change your mind.
      Guys: That's enough.

    • Leonard: You know maybe you and I wouldn't be together, but you wouldn't have done so great yourself.
      Penny: Why?
      Leonard: Because I know exactly the kind of guy you would have needed up with.
      Zack: Hey, babe.
      Penny: Hey, did you remember to pay the rent?
      Zack: Better. I used the money to buy these magic beans.

    • Sheldon: She chose to have a home birth because she wants to live in the stone age and a cave wasn't available.
      Raj: You know, many people believe that home births are better because the mothers are in a warm environment where they can be nurtured by love ones.
      Sheldon: And turn the bedroom floor into an amniotic Slip n' Slide.

    • Sheldon: The second I go out of town you throw a Christmas party without me?
      Amy: Yeah, kinda.
      Sheldon: That's so thoughtful. You guys are the best.

    • Raj: So Star Wars and Star trek characters can go on the same branch?
      Leonard: I know, it's crazy. Welcome to the Thunderdome, people.
      Howard: I've never done this before. It's kind of fun.
      Raj: If your Mom could see her little Bar mitzvah boy right now she'd have a heart attack.
      Bernadette: Good idea. I'll take a picture.

    • Amy: Well, I have an extremely low center of gravity. I'm like a pyramid.

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