701 - The Hofstadter Insufficiency
Aired September 26, 2013

The Hofstadter Insufficiency

Sheldon and Penny share intimate secrets while Leonard is away at sea, later, Sheldon’s feelings are crushed when Leonard returns. Meanwhile, Raj gets consoled about his ex-girlfriend and Wolowitz’s relationship with his mother causes an unusual threat to his masculinity.

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Guest Stars: Regina King as Mrs. Davis, Sophie Oda as Grace, Aaron Takahashi as Scientist, Alex Ball as Waiter

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

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 18.99 million Households Rating: 11.9/20 Adults 18-49 Rating: 5.5/17

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Quotes (15)

Amy: It would be nice to be with a man who wants to know what's underneath my cardigan. FYI, it's another cardigan.

Sheldon: As rock and roll bad boy Paul Simon once said, "I am a rock. I am an i.....sland".

Raj: Who died and made you the king of moments?

Penny: I get it, I get it. You're an emotionless robot.
Sheldon: Well, I try.

Amy: Your husband's weird and his clothes are ridiculous.

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Comments (46)

Morris Australia, 15:04 Sep 28 2014.
hey SMARTY watch the episode before this one
Chrissy B United Kingdom, 17:32 Nov 1 2013.
I love Raj in this episode! he's got the same sense of humour as in the very early series, so funny!. Not always so keen on the overly feminine side of Raj. Brilliant start to series, love the show!
smarty United Kingdom, 17:24 Oct 31 2013.
How come Raj can now talk to women?
Vicky Canada, 04:03 Oct 17 2013.
Please somebody say the name of the song Leonard is dancing to in the ship (Season 7 Episode 1)!!??? Plzz
Leon Mexico, 01:07 Oct 10 2013.
pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee the name of the song???
Belkis Switzerland, 16:38 Oct 2 2013.
I love them all and their humor. Can't wait for episode 7 but also sad that it will be over soon -.-
xmen India, 11:57 Sep 30 2013.
please tell the name of the song to which leonard dances in the ship when he gets a call from penny?
Rabby Bangladesh, 14:05 Sep 28 2013.
Anyone know the song howard was dancing to????????
Dee United Kingdom, 02:06 Sep 28 2013.
Anyone know the song howard was dancing to????????
resists lettuce Australia, 20:24 Sep 26 2013.
Cant wait till its out on the net to watch.

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