The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 8

The Isolation Permutation

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 03, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Leonard: Maybe we should get you home.
      Amy: Hang on, hang on, hang on. Sheldon, what would it take for you to go into that liquor store, buy a bottle of hooch, take me across the street to that motel, and have your way with me?
      Leonard: Yeah, Sheldon, what would it take?

    • (Sheldon and Leonard approach Amy, who's drinking in a liquor store parking lot)
      Amy: Oh, look! It's Sheldon and Lil' Leonard! Hi, Lil' Leonard.
      Leonard: Hiya, Amy.
      Amy: Hey, Cuddles.
      Leonard: "Cuddles"?
      Sheldon: Yes, "Cuddles." We cuddled. Grow up, Leonard.

    • Penny: Where's Sheldon?
      Leonard: Oh, he was up late last night, so I gave him an early dinner and put him to bed.
      Bernadette: That's so sweet.
      Leonard: Yeah, but now he's going to be up at dawn and want to play.

    • Amy: At this moment, I find myself craving human intimacy and physical contact.
      Sheldon: Ohhh, boy. You know ours is a relationship of the mind.
      Amy: Proposal: one wild night of torrid lovemaking that soothes my soul and inflames my loins.
      Sheldon: Counter-proposal: I will gently stroke your head and repeat, "Awww, who's a good Amy?"
      Amy: How about this: French kissing. Seven minutes in heaven culminating in second base.
      Sheldon: Neck massage, then you get me that beverage.
      Amy: We cuddle. Final offer.
      Sheldon: Very well.
      (they sit apart for a moment, then Amy moves closer to Sheldon)
      Sheldon: Ohhh, boy.

    • Sheldon: Ladies, please. These four walls once housed an intellectual salon where the mind received nourishment as well as the stomach. But through no one's fault—Penny—the quality of dinner conversation in this apartment has declined. And again, I'm looking at no one in particular—Penny.
      Leonard: Fine. What would you like to talk about, Sheldon?
      Howard: "What would you like to talk about, Sheldon?" Why do you hate us?

    • Sheldon: The two of you need to get your women in line!
      Leonard: What?
      Sheldon: Last night, I was strong-armed into an evening of harp music and spooning with an emotional Amy Farrah Fowler. This, on a night that I had originally designated for solving the space-time geometry in higher spin gravity and building my Lego Death Star. And why? Your gal pals, Penny and Bernadette, went out shopping for some wedding nonsense without Amy, an action they took with no thought or regard as to how it would affect me, the future of string theory, or my Lego fun time!
      Howard: What do you want us to do about it?
      Sheldon: You clearly weren't listening to my topic sentence: "get your women in line!" You make them apologize to Amy and set things right! I am a man of science, not someone's snuggle bunny!
      Leonard: Why do I have to talk to Penny? She'd not my girlfriend.
      Sheldon: You invited her to lunch four years ago. Everything about her is on you. You make it so!

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: June 28, 2012 on Prima COOL
      Turkey: October 2, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Finland: February 25, 2013 on Sub

    • Amy sings/plays "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M. on her harp when Sheldon and Leonard come to help.

    • Bill Prady (@BillPrady) tweeted after the show's East Coast airing that the "Lego Death Star was originally in Sheldon's mom ep. When we cut it, the staffers who built it nearly cried." He then added that it "took about a month of staffers using the odd free minute to assemble to 4/5 completion."

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #364, thanking the show staffers who built the Death Star model out of Lego pieces, followed by a picture of it.

  • Allusions