October 6, This episode was watched by Total viewers including DVR users This episode aired in Canada on October 26, Rapaport was an inspired choice for the role. He has a vague tough guy aura about him, but also enough goofy charm to fit into the squeaky clean world of The Big Bang Theory The dynamic between Leonard and Sheldon and their new helium dealer friend was a lot of fun to watch.
Each side was pretty wary of the other, escalating what should have been a quick, simple transaction into one that could easily have gone bad for all involved The show is a little behind the times here, as it's a little strange to see a group of reasonably hip somethings marveling at a dating app in late But it did build to a nice moment as Amy asserted herself and revealed that she had taken it upon herself to start dating.
The writers seem intent on using this breakup to help Amy escape her perpetual Charlie Brown-like existence, and it's already paying off.
Sheldon and Leonard 's super fluid theory first mentioned in " The Troll Manifestation " - S8E14 will attempt to be stolen by Swedish scientists. Sheldon's idea of giving a compliment to soften the impact of bad news is similar to the concept done in " The Bat Jar Conjecture ", where Leonard bought Sheldon a Batman cookie jar before telling him that he's being kicked off the Physics Bowl team. Amy has signed up to a new dating app and gone on three different coffee dates, including Dave next episode's guest star Stephen Merchant - she is reacting after the comments made by Sheldon in the previous episode.
The guys again contact one of Howard 's shady underbelly connections like when they tried to get scalped Comic Con tickets in " The Convention Conundrum " S7E Howard also knows "a guy" who deals with "hot" items in the black market, mentioned in " The Precious Fragmentation " S3E The second episode where Barry Kripke controlled the university resource the guys wanted.
Sheldon again is expressing the opinions and idioms of his parents from his East Texas upbringing: Beginning of Amy's arc about her dating of Dave , a British scientist.
Elena Campbell-Martinez made her third appearance as a Caltech cleaning woman. Sheldon calls his imaginary Uncle "Harvey" like the invisible rabbit in the play Harvey which Jim Parsons did on Broadway.
Raj and Howard only share one scene with Leonard and Sheldon in this episode. All three girls Penny , Bernadette , Amy and Stuart do not share a scene with Sheldon and Leonard during this episode to which is why those four people the female posse and Stuart are only seen at Howard and Bernadette's house in this episode. This is the only episode in Season 9 where Penny and Leonard do not share a scene together. The first time in this episode that Amy does something away from Sheldon and it also might be the first time that Amy doesn't tell anyone about her breakup with Sheldon.
Sheldon gives his phony occupation as a wedding planner that can't find love himself, sounding like " The Wedding Planner " movie. Now, if Leonard, Sheldon and Kenny were to look up a Mexican standoff , they would find they use amongst instead. Your face is pleasingly symmetrical. If the shoe were on the other foot would you do this for me? The scene of Bernadette and Penny with mugs of coffee in the Wolowitz sitting room Bernadette: Hey, you know who went out on a date the other night?
Oh, good for him. So is she like homeless or framing him for a crime? Maybe we can get Amy to try it. It shows you pictures of people nearby, you swipe them around, it looks kind of like a game.
Oh, and if you lose the game, you have to go out with Stuart. Bernadette giggles at the meanest thing that Penny has said. Stuart now enters the sitting room Stuart: Can you show us that dating app?
This thing has changed my life. So how many girls have you met? I probably don't need to mention there's an entire number between that and zero. Well, so how does it work?
Uh, well, it-it shows me all the single women in a five-mile radius who are using the app. First time it happens I will let you know. If I may quote Einstein: The pursuit of science calls us to ignore the rules set by man. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
Oh, come on, just let him put the app on your phone. Yeah, Stuart got two dates with it. Okay, let me see. And he's sad about it.
Bernadette and Stuart think to themselves. Enter Raj and Howard Howard: Hey, I thought you were gonna be out late? If you wanted me to stay out later, you should've given me more spending money. What are you guys up to? We put Amy on a dating app, scene of the grumpy Amy and we're seeing what's out there. What was wrong with that guy? We've already got one of those. Scene of the Wolowitz' living room.
Ooh, we should find a nice Latino. It really round us out. Can I have my phone back?. The man who will father your children. Okay, yes or no on white guy with dreadlocks? That must be him. A nondescript white panel van. You may familiar with it in the sentence: They found the bodies in a nondescript white panel van.
It seems were at a, uh, stalemate. In chess a stalemate refers to a situation in which there are no remaining moves. Uh, you have plenty of moves available to you.
You could beat us up and steal our money. You could kill us, you know. What are we gonna do here? How can it be a Mexican standoff? Everyone knows you need three sides for that. Many argue the essence of a Mexican standoff is that no one can walk away from the conflict without incurring harm. Let me give you an example. Earlier today I decoded the headers on your email and I know that your name is Kenneth Fitzgerald.
From that I figured out where you live and where you worked. Now to make this a Mexican standoff I would say something like: You give us that helium or I'll turn you in to the authorities. Is that a threat? Now we really are in a Mexican standoff. Is this one of those times where I won the battle, but we lost the war? The scene in the Wolowitz sitting room where Bernadette, Howard, Penny and Raj are on the couch together eating popcorn.
Amy and Stuart are on separate chairs. Penny has Amy's phone in her hands Penny: Okay, here we go. Now everyone can see. Amy still frowns All right. Penny clears her throat Where do we stand on cross-eyed Mike? You know he won't be looking at other girls.
Unless they're sitting on the end of his nose. He looks like a man-dolphin. Squeaking I love you, Amy. Okay, I'm starting to feel guilty. Aren't we being a little mean?