607 - The Habitation Configuration
Aired November 8, 2012

The Habitation Configuration

After Sheldon invites Wil Wheaton on to his "Fun with Flags" podcast, he finds himself stuck in the middle of an argument between Amy and Wil. Meanwhile, Howard struggles with moving out of his mother's house.

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Guest Stars: Wil Wheaton as Himself, LeVar Burton as Himself, Carol Ann Susi as Mrs. Wolowitz

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Eric Kaplan (Story), Jim Reynolds (Story), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Maria Ferrari (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 16.68 million Households Rating: 11/7 Adults 18-49 Rating: 5.1/15

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to the consideration of Howard and Bernadette's living arrangements.

> Fun with Flags

Sheldon attempts to record special Star Trek-themed episode of "Sheldon Cooper Presents: Fun with Flags" with guest Wil Wheaton, but Wil walks out after director Amy insults him. Sheldon later welcomes LeVar Burton as a guest for the vodcast.

> Sheldon's Knock

When Sheldon goes to Amy's apartment to apologize for siding with Wil Wheaton, he knocks on her door, calling twice for Amy and finally for Angry Amy.

Quotes

Mrs. Wolowitz Howard, help, my hand's stuck in the garbage disposal.
Howard: Let go of whatever piece of food you're holding.
Mrs. Wolowitz Are you kidding? It's a perfectly good chicken leg.

Wil Wheaton: Problem, first time director?

Sheldon: Someday scientists will discover that second X chromosome contains nothing but nonsense and twaddle.

Amy: And action.
Wil Wheaton: And cut! You realize I'm doing this for free, right?
Amy: Yes, and so far we're still not getting our money's worth.

Wil Wheaton: Listen, Sheldon. I'm really happy to do this for you, but not if she's going to be a huge pain in the ass the whole time.

Recap

Sheldon is hosting a special Star Trek episode of Fun with Flags with guest Wil Wheaton, as Amy directs. When Amy's direction angers Wil and he insults her, Sheldon doesn't side with Amy. Sheldon lets an angry Amy walk out and instead decides to go for dinner with Wil. Elsewhere, after dinner at Howard's mom's house, Bernadette wonders why they spend so much time there even though he no longer lives there. Howard agrees to pack up his stuff and finally move out.

Back at the apartment, Sheldon arrives home after spending the night with Wil. When Sheldon explains that he and Amy had an argument, Leonard points out how Amy might be upset and instructs Sheldon to call her. Amy answers Sheldon's Skype and admits she is mad at him. Meanwhile, Bernadette and Howard are having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory ahead of moving day. As Howard tries to weasel out of his commitment to move out, Penny keeps interrupting their conversation and criticizing Howard for living with his mom. Howard is defiant that he will move out when he's good and ready, but that was just for Penny's benefit; he promises Bernadette he'll move out tomorrow.

Sheldon shows up at Amy's apartment with a gift to make things right, a Star Trek: The Next Generation DVD boxset. Elsewhere, the guys are helping Howard move his stuff out of his mom's house. After failing to win Amy over, Sheldon shows up at the Cheesecake Factory. His waitress, Penny, convinces him to drown his sorrows with a Long Island Iced Tea. As Penny tells Sheldon where he went wrong with Amy, Sheldon enjoys a few more Long Island Iced Teas.

Howard tells Bernadette he's now officially moved out of his mother's house. Howard explains how he felt responsible for his mother after his father left, and how he helped his mother through her sadness following the divorce. Howard tells Bernadette the reason he got into magic was his mother, and how during his act he would call her up to volunteer as his beautiful assistant, putting a smile on her face that made her forget how lonely she was. Upon hearing this story, Bernadette decides they should sleep at his mother's, because no husband of hers is going to break his mother's heart.

Elsewhere, a drunk Sheldon arrives at Wil Wheaton's house to challenge him to a fight for insulting his woman. Before he and Wil Wheaton can duel, Sheldon throws up over Wil's shrubbery. Later, Sheldon films another Star Trek-inspired episode of Fun with Flags, this time with LeVar Burton. Amy claims he's even worse than Wil Wheaton and this time, obligated by his relationship, Sheldon sides with Amy.