419 - The Zarnecki Incursion
Aired March 31, 2011

The Zarnecki Incursion

When Sheldon's World of Warcraft account is hacked and his digital items are taken, the guys try to find the culprit. After identifying the hacker, the guys set off on a quest to avenge Todd Zarnecki and bring Sheldon's battle ostrich home.

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Guest Stars: Carol Ann Susi as Mrs. Wolowitz, Aarti Mann as Priya, Christopher Douglas Reed as Todd, Lanny Joon as Officer Shin

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Steven Molaro (Story), Maria Ferrari (Story), Bill Prady (Teleplay), Jim Reynolds (Teleplay), Dave Goetsch (Teleplay)

Director: Peter Chakos

Viewers: 11.92 million Households Rating: 7.2/12 Adults 18-49 Rating: 3.7/12

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Episode Notes

  • The title references the incursion into Sheldon's World of Warcraft account by Todd Zarnecki.

Quotes (17)

Penny: Give my friend his stuff back.
Tod Zarnecki: I don't know what you're talking about.
Penny: Well then good news. Today's the day a girl's finally going to touch you in your little special place. *Kicks him in the groin*

Raj: Come on, dude, bros before ... my sister.

Todd Zarnecki: Who is it?
Sheldon: Your doom.

Sheldon: I've never said these words before, but good job, Howard.

Sheldon:Excuse me, Penny, but "Doodle Jump" is a game. "Angry Birds" is a game. "World of Warcraft" is a massively multiplaying online role-playing... All right, technically it's a game.

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Recap

Leonard returns to the apartment to find an agitated Sheldon being calmed by a police officer. Leonard soon discovers Sheldon had called the police about a robbery - of his World of Warcraft account. With the cops unable to police the online gaming world, Sheldon assembles the gang to respond to the hacking. Over in Penny's apartment, she's talking with Amy and Bernadette about how she's angry that Priya is getting the improved Leonard that Penny sunk so much work into. When the girls leave the apartment for a night on the town, they run into Priya in the hallway in a tense situation.

In the cafeteria the next day, Howard tells the guys he has tracked down the hacker to a house within driving distance, just north of San Diego. Sheldon talks the gang into driving to the thief's house to confront him about the hacking. Having defied Priya the night before, Leonard takes the easy option and lies to her about where he's going tonight, angering Raj. When the guys arrive at Todd Zarnecki's house, he is much larger and intimidating than they had expected. Zarnecki refuses to return Sheldon's items and steals Sheldon's collectible Klingon bat'leth.

As the guys drive home defeated, Leonard's car breaks down. The guys call Penny to take them home in her car. Penny is surprised Leonard didn't call Priya, when Leonard admits he lied to her about his whereabouts. When Penny finds out the guys failed in their quest, she turns the car around and shows them how you "finish a quest in Nebraska". When Penny arrives at Zarnecki's house, she delivers a swift kick to his groin, causing him to return Sheldon's World of Warcraft belongings.