Big Bang Theory s02e21 Episode Script

The Vegas Renormalization

Are you from the Star Wars universe? Yes.
-Were you in the original trilogy? -Yes.
Is there a picture of you in my wallet wearing a metal bikini? God, I hope not.
-No, I'm not Princess Leia.
-Okay, my turn.
Are you in all six Star Wars movies? -Yes.
-Are you a droid? -Yes.
Do you kind of look like a shiny Sheldon? Yes.
-You got it.
That's preposterous.
I do not resemble C-3P0.
Don't get me wrong, I'm flattered, I just don't see it.
You've reached Friends with Benefits.
For a booty call, press 1 now.
What exactly does that expression mean, "friends with benefits"? Does he provide her with health insurance? No.
Look, imagine you maintained a friendship with someone you had sex with but you were free to date whoever you wanted.
I'm sorry, I can't imagine any of that.
All right, back to the game.
I believe it's my turn.
You may begin your questions whenever you're ready.
Are you Spock? I don't like this game.
So where were we? -Aren't you leaving for your booty call? -No, it was something else.
Why does everything have to be about sex with you? Come on.
Whose turn is it? -We're up to you.
HOWARD: Great.
-Just start.
-Okay, let's see.
Are you from a TV series? She dumped me.
[CRYING] I bet he's someone from Babylon 5.
We're never gonna get it.
What happened with Leslie? Why did she dump you? I don't know.
She just said, "Howard, Mama's a rolling stone.
" Then her call waiting beeped, and she was gone.
I don't understand.
If you were in a non-emotional relationship then why are you having what appears to be an emotional response? Sheldon, he obviously had feelings for her.
Of course I had feelings for her.
I saw her naked for God's sake.
Okay, look, you just need to get your mind off it.
Do you wanna go to the comic-book store, maybe see a movie? I don't wanna go anywhere.
You know l'm given to understand that there's an entire city in Nevada designed specifically to help people like Howard forget their problems.
We can replace them with new problems such as alcoholism gambling addiction and sexually-transmitted diseases.
Is it me or was that Sheldon's way of saying, "Vegas, baby"? -I've never been there, have you? -Me? No.
I just got "Vegas, baby!" from Vince Vaughn in Swingers.
That could be fun, and I know my weekend's wide open now that.
[SIGHS] Okay, let's do this.
Let's go to Las Vegas.
Now? Right now? Why not? People do things right now all the time.
Why can't we be "right now" people too? Go home, pack a bag, and we'll be "right now" people.
I have to stop at the drugstore to refill a prescription but after that, we'll go right now.
-What do you say, Howard? -I say, Vegas, baby.
-What are you gonna tell your mother? -SeaWorld, baby.
Hey, Sheldon, are you coming? I'd rather have a blowfly lay eggs and hatch larvae in my auditory canal.
Great, we'll bring you back a T-shirt.
SHELDON: Thank you.
Hello, neighbor.
Hello, Sheldon.
And how are you this fine evening? -Great.
-Good, I'm glad.
PENNY: Really? Are you drunk? I'm just in a good mood.
While my compatriots are in Las Vegas I will be enjoying a blissful evening in my personal Fortress of Solitude.
That's Superman's big ice thingy, right? You know, I'm in such a good mood, I'm actually finding your tenuous grasp of the English language folksy and charming today.
What smells so good? That is the intoxicating aroma of Kadhai Paneer.
A perfect culinary representation of the freedom this evening holds.
Not only is it Indian cuisine, which Koothrappali loathes it contains a generous helping of peanuts which would reduce Wolowitz to a wheezing 97-pound blister.
And finally, its main ingredient is paneer a farmer's cheese that would cause Leonard to render any room uninhabitable within minutes.
-Well, enjoy your big evening.
-Penny? I realize you're also on your own tonight.
So if at some point you find yourself with nothing to do please do not disturb me.
-Have fun, Sheldon.
-Oh, I shall.
[HUMMING "SUPERMAN" THEME SONG] No! What's wrong, Superman? Locked out of your big ice thingy? Look at this.
Mouthwash, lotion, body wash, shampoo and conditioner together in one tiny bottle.
I love Las Vegas.
Hey, Howard, can I borrow some aftershave? Black case, top compartment.
That's a lot of cologne.
HOWARD: First row are your musks.
Second is woods, leathers and botanicals.
Third is assorted pheromones.
Tread lightly.
That's the spirit, Howard.
Yes, we can.
Come on, let's go.
You guys go ahead.
I just have to finish up an e-mail.
That's not an e-mail, that's Leslie's Facebook page.
Okay, fine.
I'm checking her Facebook page.
Look at her status update.
She's saying she dumped me.
People need to know I dumped her.
But she did dump you.
Grow up, Raj.
There's no place for truth on the Internet.
Just go.
I'll catch up with you.
All right.
We should have a plan in case one of us gets lucky.
Okay, uh.
If I get lucky, I'll take her to my stately manor outside Gotham City and if you get lucky, I'll sleep on the moon.
Sounds like a plan.
Hang on, I think the emergency key is around here somewhere.
We have a bowl.
Our keys go in a bowl.
You should get a bowl.
So how did the beautiful mind of Sheldon Cooper forget his key in the first place? I left them in the bowl.
I remembered where the emergency key is.
-Where? -In your apartment.
What's it doing in my apartment? I went in there a few weeks ago, and you guys weren't home, and I forgot it.
You went in my--? Why would--? What are you saying? Not a big deal.
I was making coffee and ran out of milk.
You're the milk thief.
Leonard said I was crazy, but I knew that carton felt lighter.
All right, Sheldon, calm down.
I'll call the building manager.
He'll come open your door.
Just eat here while you're waiting.
Eat my dinner in your apartment? -Yeah, why not? -Sure, why not? And after the sun's down, we can all pile in my pickup and go skinny-dipping down at the crick.
Because today's the day that stopped making sense.
-I'm telling you, Leonard.
Video slots, free drinks brought to us by a bosomy barmaid and all-you-can-eat shrimp for 3.
95? Disneyland can suck it.
This is the real happiest place on Earth.
[COINS JINGLING] Dude, check it out.
That's laundry for a month.
-What's your name? -Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali.
Hello, Rajesh Ram-- Hi, Rajesh.
-I'm Mikayla.
-Hello, Mikayla.
So are you interested in a little party? Oh, my, yes.
I love to party.
"Party" is my middle name.
Or it would be if it weren't "Ramayan.
" -Uh, Raj, can I talk to you for a moment? -Not now, Leonard Mikayla's inviting me to a party.
You'd better call the moon and make sure they have a bed for you.
Yeah, I really need to talk to you.
Excuse me.
I'll be right back.
Don't go anywhere.
Don't move.
Just stay the beautiful unspoiled American flower that you are.
What's wrong with you, dude? That woman is all up on my jammy.
Okay, I hate to break this to you and whatever your jammy is but I'm pretty sure she's a prostitute.
What? -No.
-Okay, let me put it this way.
In your entire life, how many gorgeous women have walked up to you at a bar and asked if you wanted to party? Maybe I can save her.
But I'm guessing it'll cost you about $500 an hour to try.
It was lovely meeting you.
Best of luck in your future endeavors.
Oh, I miss her already.
[CELL PHONE BEEPS] Oh, Howard's losing it.
Check out his latest Twitters.
"I'm at the bottom of a black hole staring into the abyss.
My life is meaningless.
My future is without hope.
" Why don't we take him to see the Blue Man Group? You think that'd help? USA Today calls them "Exuberant fun for the whole family.
" I don't know.
Howard isn't really the "family fun" kind of guy.
It's too bad he wasn't here for that hooker.
She's exactly his type: A hooker.
You know, I bet if we hired her, that would cheer him up.
We're not going to get Wolowitz a hooker.
[CELL PHONE BEEPS] "I'm so lonely and horny I may open this $20 jar of peanuts and end it all.
" I suppose it wouldn't hurt to get an estimate.
So how was your day? Are you trying to make small talk? Oh, sweetie, you really don't have to.
No, it's the accepted convention.
How was your day? Well, uh, they shifted my schedule around at the restaurant, so my hours are different-- I'm sorry, that's not going to interest me at all.
Just eat.
Hello, again.
-Oh, hi.
-Yeah, hi.
Listen, um if you're not busy, we were thinking maybe you could.
-We were wondering-- -lf you're really a prostitute.
-You guys cops? BOTH: No.
I'm a prostitute.
-Okay, great.
-Heh, heh.
The thing is, we've got this friend, and he's kind of down in the dumps and we thought maybe you could cheer him up.
With sex.
I think she knows what I meant.
How can she when you beat around the bush? She's from the mean streets, where they shoot from the hip and keep it real.
Don't worry, I can take good care of your friend.
Okay, terrific.
Listen, is there a way that we can do this where he doesn't know that you're a.
-You know.
-A prostitute.
You want the girlfriend experience.
Yes, yes.
The girlfriend experience.
Actually, if it's not too much to ask could we have the Jewish girlfriend experience? Okay, that's question 20.
You have to guess.
I don't know, Sheldon.
Are you Star Wars? How can one person be a whole movie? Okay, I give up.
Can we just do something else? Fine.
I was Spock.
Are you and Leonard friends with benefits? What? Are you and Leonard friends with benefits? Where did that even come from? -Did he say we were? -No, Leonard said nothing.
But who knows what goes on over here when he pretends your mail was misdelivered? Just mail, no benefits.
I see.
Why are you asking? I'm curious about the whole social construct.
On its face, the idea of satisfying one's sexual appetite-- Assuming one is afflicted with such.
--without emotional entanglement, that seems imminently practical.
What I've observed, however, is Howard Wolowitz crying like a little girl.
Well, some people just can't handle that kind of relationship.
Can you? Excuse me? Are you able to have sex with men without developing an emotional attachment? Sheldon, I really don't wanna talk about this with you.
Is this conversation making you uncomfortable? Of course it's making me uncomfortable.
Can't you tell? I really have no idea.
I don't particularly excel at reading facial expressions-- I'm uncomfortable, Sheldon! Thank you, that's very helpful.
All right, where are these amazing shrimp? Behold.
Seriously? You think this is the size of a baby's arm? A little baby.
I'm going back to the room.
Boy, would it maybe kill them to put out a nice brisket? Hi, there.
Howard Wolowitz.
Ester Rosenblatt.
I don't think the manager's coming tonight, so here.
Are you suggesting I sleep on the couch? Well, it wasn't the first suggestion that came to mind but it's the one I'm going with.
I can't sleep on your couch.
I sleep in a bed.
Given its dimensions, I have no intention of living out E.
Snickering's beloved children's book, The Tall Man From Cornwall.
What? There was a tall man from Cornwall Whose length exceeded his bed My body fits on it, but barely upon it There's no room for my big Cornish head [SIGHS] All right, I will give you my bed on one condition.
That you promise to zip your hole for the next eight hours.
-May I say one last thing? -Only if it doesn't rhyme.
All right.
Good night.
Turn-ons, let me see.
Reading a good book in front of the fire long walks on the beach and getting freaky on the Sabbath with a bacon cheeseburger.
Really? Me too.
Oy gevalt, you're hot.
Excuse me for a moment.
How's it going? -Cut the crap.
You set this up, didn't you? -Yes.
-She's a hooker, isn't she? A prostitute, yes.
-And you already gave her the money? -Yes.
Thank you.
Penny? What? I can't sleep.
Maybe that's because your hole is still open.
I'm homesick.
Your home is 20 feet from here.
Twenty feet, 20 light years.
It doesn't matter.
It's in a galaxy far, far away.
Damn it.
What do you want me to do? Sing "Soft Kitty.
" That's only for when you're sick.
Homesick is a type of being sick.
Come on, do I really have to? I suppose we can stay up and talk.
[SINGING] Soft kitty Warm kitty Little ball of fur Happy kitty Um.
Sleepy kitty.
Sleepy kitty-- No.
Start over.
Soft kitty Warm kitty Little ball of fur Happy kitty Sleepy kitty Purr, purr, purr -Penny? -Yeah? Thank you for letting me stay here.
You're welcome, sweetie.
Okay, I'm sleepy now.
Get out.
Oh, good, you're finally home.
What were you doing at Penny's? Well, we had dinner, played some games, and then I spent the night.
You'll be happy to know that I now have a much better understanding of "friends with benefits.