413 - The Love Car Displacement
Aired January 20, 2011

The Love Car Displacement

When the gang stays in a hotel for a science conference, Howard and Bernadette have an argument after she runs into her ex-boyfriend which causes a ripple effect throughout the group.

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Guest Stars: Melissa Rauch as Bernadette, Mayim Bialik as Amy Fowler, Rick Fox as Glenn

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

Director: Anthony Rich

Viewers: 13.63 million Households Rating: 8.1/13 Adults 18-49 Rating: 4.2/12

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  • The title refers to the car Howard & Bernadette were traveling in, which Howard nicknamed the "love car", and Penny's displacement from the lead car into the "love car".

Quotes (11)

Amy: Are you in the lanthanide series?
Sheldon: Amy, it's Penny's turn! Penny.
Penny: Uh, I dunno. Are you food?
Sheldon: That's not a apropos! We've already established I'm found on the Periodic Table.
Penny: Well, it's a table, right? I mean, why can't there be food on it?
Sheldon: I knew she wasn't lead car material.

Sheldon: Good morning everyone and welcome to "Science and Society". I'm Dr. Sheldon Cooper, BS, MS, MA, PhD and ScD. OMG, right?

Sheldon: I need to sleep here tonight.
Rajesh: Why?
Sheldon: Howard is a total ass, Bernadette is in Penny's bed, Amy bites and Penny may or may not have coitus with Leonard.
Rajesh: OK, come in.

Sheldon: Raj! What are you doing?
Raj: *raises coffee cup*
Sheldon: I don't think so. You've already had your allotted 6 ounces. The next bathroom break isn't until the Denny's near Bakersfield, which is approximately 2 and a half hours away. Remember people, we're only as strong as our weakest bladder.

Howard: What, I'm not hot enough for Angelina Jolie?
Raj: Id like to weigh in here: No.

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Comments (95)

M.Sizzlac United Kingdom, 09:29 Apr 26 2013.
if i lived with Sheldon ill stick him in an oven and then feed him to stupid penny and say its roast chicken !
victoria United States, 23:52 Mar 5 2013.
Absaloutly Love It!
Glenn Canada, 18:38 Sep 1 2012.
I thought Bernadette was a little mean to Howard. I rather hang out with Howard than a basketball player. Rick Fox is Canadian.
Nitish India, 03:16 Mar 3 2012.
Awesome show! The conference was epic. But pls increase the geekiness
connie United States, 10:30 Jan 12 2012.
sheldon is so funny i really enjoy this tv show all the characters are great,nice to have a decent show to watch. love it!
Oksana Ukraine, 14:06 Jun 30 2011.
really funny episode that conference was epic! that dialogues i laughed so hard
Ima United States, 05:15 Jun 6 2011.
Sheldons way of acting is awsome but his BA degree background saddens.The man has been mocking scients as he usually puts it
Zara Bangladesh, 16:04 May 22 2011.
wow!i liked it!:)
dede Australia, 02:30 May 3 2011.
big bang is the best thing ever that they have ever, ever, ever put on tv. It's the best show in the whole world no matter what if u ask me. thankyou Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions for making the best show ever
May United Kingdom, 15:40 Mar 18 2011.
This hasn't shown in the UK yet, very irritating ..

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