The Big Bang Theory

Season 7 Episode 13

The Occupation Recalibration

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 09, 2014 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Penny: Hi.
      Leonard: Hey.
      Penny: Look, I'm sorry I didn't text you back. I just needed some time to think.
      Leonard: Okay.
      Penny: Come in.
      Leonard: Look if you want to break up, just say it.
      Penny: Leonard.
      Leonard: No, no, no. I take it back. Don't say it. Just hate me but stay with me. It worked for my parents.
      Penny: Listen. I don't want to break up with you.
      Leonard: Oh, okay. Good..good. So is it cool if I cry a little?
      Penny: Yeah, I probably wouldn't.
      Leonard: Yeah.
      Penny: Look you did the right thing last night. I was a mess. I was just frustrated because my career was going nowhere.
      Leonard: I get it. I want you to know that I support you whatever you want to do.
      Penny: Great, because I've been thinking that if I ever want this acting thing to work I need to focus all my energy on it. And to do that I should quit waitressing at The Cheesecake Factory.
      Leonard: Wow. That...that's a big step.
      Penny: I know.
      Leonard: So, before making any rash...
      Penny: I already quit.
      Leonard: And I support you.

    • Sheldon: What if there is a big breakthrough in science today and I'm not here to see it?
      Leonard: Do you really think there is going to be a breakthrough without you there to do it?
      Sheldon: No. I was just tricking you.

    • Bernadette: Batman got his ass kicked by a curling iron.
      Stuart: Well don't let The Riddler know that. It's a comic book joke. Or maybe it's not.

    • Amy: (about Bert in the Geology Department) He's not my boyfriend.
      Raj: Are you sure? He's tall, pale, and awkward. That sounds like your type.
      Amy: Should someone as lonely as you really be making fun of me?

    • Leonard: You taking Hollywood by storm?
      Penny: Actually I'm at the Cheesecake Factory.
      Leonard: You got your job back. That is great news. I didn't want to say anything but you are making the right choice. To plunge yourself into debt now would be literally insane.
      Penny: Yeah, I'm just returning my uniform.
      Leonard: And I support you.

    • Penny: Why can't Leonard understand it?
      Sheldon: Because he is not like us, Penny. We're dreamers.

    • Leonard: How did she get you to do yoga?
      Sheldon: Well, to be honest, I thought she said Yoda.

    • Penny: Okay, if you support me what was with that phone call?
      Leonard: Fine. I'm not sure you should have quit. But if you care so much what I think, why didn't you ask me before you did it.
      Penny: Oh, so now I need your permission. Would you have ask me before quit your job?
      Leonard: Yes. I thought we were in the kind of relationship where we make decisions together. If I'm wrong, maybe we should talk about the kind of relationship we are in.
      Penny: Yeah, well, maybe we do.
      Sheldon: I'm willing if you guys are.
      Leonard: Can we please have some privacy?
      Sheldon: No, I'm as much a part of this relationship as you two. I think that it is high time that we put all our cards on the table. For example, where is this going? Are you two ever getting married? And if so, where will we all live? Have you thought about that?
      Leonard: No.
      Sheldon: Penny?
      Penny: Okay, wait? What are we doing?
      Leonard: For some reason, we're planning a future where we both live with Sheldon forever.
      Sheldon: Good, now we're getting somewhere.

    • Bernadette: (to the comic book store owner) There's a few more things I want to say to you. Stuart's store is just fine and he's a much nicer person than you are and if you still have that comic I'd like to buy it right now.

  • Notes

    • Original International Airdates:
      Norway: February 25, 2014 on TVNorge
      Finland: February 27, 2015 on Sub

  • Allusions