412 - The Bus Pants Utilization
Aired January 6, 2011

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Leonard has an idea for a smartphone app, so the gang work together to start developing it. When Sheldon starts to take over the project, his and Leonard's friendship is put at risk after Leonard fires him.

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

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 13.98 million Households Rating: 8.2/14 Adults 18-49 Rating: 4.4/13

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon's admission he wears a special pair of pants over his regular pants when travelling on a bus.

Quotes

Raj: Ooh, Leonard is going all alpha nerd on Sheldon's ass.

Sheldon: I'm not saying that all senior citizens that can't master technology should be publicly flogged. But, if we made an example of one or two it might give the others incentive to try harder.

Raj: Last night I had a dream we got so rich from the app, you and I bought matching side by side mansions, but there was a secret tunnel connecting your front yard to my back yard. What do you think that means?

Leonard: I had a great idea. Do you know how we're always having to stop and solve differential equations, like when you're doing Fourier equations or using the Schroedinger equation?
Sheldon: Howard doesn't, he's only an engineer.

Sheldon: Hear me out. The atomic bomb was the Manhattan project, Windows 95 was Project Chicago, for our app I humbly suggest Project Nodlehs.