316 - The Excelsior Acquisition
Aired March 1, 2010

The Excelsior Acquisition

Sheldon and the guys are excited to learn comic book legend Stan Lee will be signing autographs at the comic book store. However, Sheldon's happiness fades when he finds out he received a traffic ticket the night he drove Penny to the hospital. To make matters worse, his day in traffic court is the same day as the comic-book signing.

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Guest Stars: Stan Lee as Himself, Kevin Sussman as Stuart, Steve Paymer as Judge Taylor, Marcus Folmar as Guard

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Lee Aronsohn (Story), Steven Molaro (Story), Bill Prady (Teleplay), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Maria Ferrari (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 15.61 million Households Rating: 9.7/14 Adults 18-49 Rating: 5.9/14

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  • The title refers to Stan Lee's trademark autograph phrase "Excelsior!" and the fact that all the guys wanted to acquire it - and did, though in different ways.
  • This episode calls back to the time Sheldon drove Penny to the emergency room in the episode "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency". 

Quotes (8)

Sheldon: *Knocking on Penny's door* Penny. Penny.
Penny: *Opening her door and knocking on it herself* ...Penny.
Sheldon: That's just wrong.

Sheldon: Good Morning your honor, Dr. Sheldon Cooper appearing in pro se - that is to say representing himself.
Judge: I know what it means, I went to law school.
Sheldon: Yet you wound up in traffic court.

Sheldon: *After just being jailed, at the biggest guy in the cell who's sitting on a bench* That's my spot.

Penny: Did he somehow just give me the finger?
Howard: Not just the finger, the moving finger!

*In the jail*
Sheldon: That's the toilet?
Policeman: Well, it sure ain't a wishin' well!
Sheldon: Please tell your judge I'm ready to apologize.

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Comments (32)

Moonpie Hungary, 16:19 Jul 3 2011.
to Jindra: Badric Nina-I'm so excited
jindra Czech Republic, 12:52 Mar 3 2011.
Can someone tell me song name of secound one?
Joyanna United States, 03:37 Aug 14 2010.
The personal soundtrack shirt was amazing! As was every quote that Sheldon said :). Any excuse to see Sheldon in his ugly plaid suit is amazing.
Pedro Ecuador, 14:04 Apr 17 2010.
I think this is my favorite episode yet...
Rodolfo Brazil, 16:28 Mar 7 2010.
I want a Raj'shirt
Connor United States, 18:52 Mar 3 2010.
What a funny episode. I am a big fan of Stan Lee, so I really enjoyed this episode. Also, I like when Sheldon goes to traffic court jail!lol Also, Raj's music shirt!
JM Philippines, 05:48 Mar 2 2010.
WOW! What a great episode... Very funny... Especially the one with Raj clothes... hehehe
Copperknob Canada, 23:06 Mar 1 2010.
This break was because of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Akiwaky Mexico, 18:53 Mar 1 2010.
Tom Slovakia, 18:39 Mar 1 2010.
no kone%u010Dne dal%u0161ia %u010Das%u0165... oujééé!!!!

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