317 - The Precious Fragmentation
Aired March 8, 2010

The Precious Fragmentation

When the guys find an authentic ring from "The Lord of the Rings" at a garage sale, their individual desire to have The Precious puts their friendship at risk.

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Guest Stars: Frank Maharajh as Venkatesh

Writers: Lee Aronsohn (Story), Eric Kaplan (Story), Maria Ferrari (Story), Bill Prady (Teleplay), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Richard Rosenstock (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 16.32 million Households Rating: 9.7/15 Adults 18-49 Rating: 5.9/15

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  • The title refers to the possible fragmentation of the group when they find the Lord of the Rings ring, refered to by Gollum as his "precious".

Quotes (15)

Sheldon: One ring to rule them all.
Rajesh: One ring to find them.
Wolowitz: One ring to bring them all.
Leonard: And in the darkness bind them.

Rajesh: Holy crap are we nerdy!

Sheldon: So, just to clarify, when you say three, do we stand up or do we pee?

Leonard: What was that?
Penny: Sheldon tried to steal the ring so I punched him.
Leonard: That's my girl!

Sheldon: Where's the ring?
Leonard: It's in a Fedex box on it's way back to where it came from.
Rajesh: The fires of Mount Doom?

Penny: Who's Adam West?
Sheldon: Who's Adam West!? Leonard, what do the two of you talk about after the coitus?

News Stories

Title Date Posted
Episode 3.17 Ratings March 9 2010

The Big Bang Theory finishes first in slot, matching Two and a Half Men in adults 18-49.  Full story

CBS Announces Episode 3.17 February 25 2010

When the guys find a ring from "The Lord of the Rings" at a garage sale, it threatens to tear them apart. Airs Monday, March 8.  Full story

Comments (26)

thippiechick United States, 17:53 Jan 20 2012.
I can't see this episode enough times I love it. One episode to rule them all
jimmy boy United Kingdom, 04:40 Jan 11 2012.
sheldon doesn't like doctor who. that's the only thing i've got against sheldon,other than that he makes me lol :)
Alex Austria, 19:23 Aug 21 2011.
that's my favourite episode :P
Daniel C. Gilmore United States, 22:01 Jul 16 2011.
Sheldon has a ton of interests. Idk how he keeps up with them. I mean:Battlestar Galactica,Firefly,Stargate,Star Trek,Star Wars,Terminator,Avatar,Lord of the Rings,it seems Harry Potter,oh and lets not forget:trains.
Ryan United States, 07:12 Jul 6 2010.
"And Pleay, and relavae"
Goran Croatia, 03:21 May 21 2010.
Best show in the universe! Bazinga :)
Hacko Argentina, 10:53 Apr 8 2010.
Esta bueno no se por que se retraso tanto el episodio 3x19 It's a really good show, i don't know why the chapter 3x19 has been delayed
Raul Suriname, 10:24 Apr 7 2010.
I like this show.
symmy Germany, 11:06 Mar 22 2010.
The best show ever!!! Keep it up!
Fred China, 09:33 Mar 18 2010.
please get new Episode on air quickly....

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