7.08 - The Itchy Brain Simulation
Aired November 14, 2013

The Itchy Brain Simulation

Leonard tries to keep Sheldon from overreacting when a past mistake comes to light, but Sheldon punishes Leonard by making him walk a mile in his shoes.  Meanwhile, Penny confronts Raj's ex-girlfriend, Lucy.

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Guest Stars: Kate Micucci as Lucy, Morgan Hewitt as Lizzy

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

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 18.3 million Households Rating: 11.5/19 Adults 18-49 Rating: 5.2/17

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Quotes (22)

Howard: So you can never take it (the sweater) off?
Leonard: No.
Raj: Not even to sleep?
Leonard: No.
Howard: So you're just an idiot?
Leonard: It's called proving a point.
Howard: Is the point you're an idiot.

Leonard: If I take it off, Sheldon wins.
Penny: Sweetie, every night you don't kill him in his sleep, Sheldon wins.

Sheldon: (To Amy) Do you have any idea what it's like to wait for years and never know if you're finally going to get satisfaction?

Comments (16)

stephanie United States, 20:53 May 5 2014.
This episode was a good way to illustrate how people with OCD really feel. The feeling is something they can not control and it is sometimes actually painful. I was hoping this would help viewers understand this problem.
Len Canada, 05:14 Feb 14 2014.
Bring Lucy (Kate Micucci) back and make her a regular.... PLEASE !! Luv the Show.... best on the air !
Tim United Kingdom, 16:34 Jan 23 2014.
Yes - needs fresh or returning characters. Sheldon's mum or Leonard's mum were always entertaining,
Caroline United Kingdom, 18:00 Jan 19 2014.
This episode was not funny. Leonard really should have hit Sheldon and it is high time that he moved out. He no longer needs Sheldon as he is no longer a nerd, and Sheldon's utter inability to learn anything is staring to wear thin.
Victoria  United Kingdom, 13:28 Jan 17 2014.
This episode was rubbish! What's wrong with Sheldon. This was not funny at all, how can someone lying their ass off and then making their best friend suffer forever it's horrible! Why did't Leonard punch Sheldon in the face?! But I still love this show!!!! X
Benson Nigeria, 16:01 Dec 6 2013.
Can't really wait to see how Leonard and penny will end up......married or not, same goes for Sheldon and Amy
Bill China, 00:30 Nov 19 2013.
Nice,Good luck Lucy& Raj
Shirley Junkin Canada, 13:31 Nov 15 2013.
Molaro, Prado, Reynolds were the writers of this episode.... I'll seriously consider missing any more of the episodes these three write. It was dragged down....
jennifer United States, 12:15 Nov 15 2013.
I was very disappointed in the writing. The storyline about Leonard not returning the video was never really explained properly and then Leonard's pestering Sheldon about how he shouldn't "freak out" when he already said he wasn't going to seemed forced.
Amy United States, 11:40 Nov 15 2013.
Not the best episode. Sheldon so cruel! Amy should have said more than "Sheldon that's diabolical." She should have berated him for his cruelty.

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