906 - The Helium Insufficiency Aired October 26, 2015

The Helium Insufficiency

In the midst of a nation-wide helium shortage, Sheldon and Leonard take desperate measures to get the supplies they need. Also, Penny and Bernadette download a dating app on Amy's phone to try and find her a new man.

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Guest Stars: Kevin Sussman as Stuart, John Ross Bowie as Barry Kripke, Michael Rapaport as Kenny, Elena Campbell-Martinez as Maria

Writers: Steve Holland (Story), Maria Ferrari (Story), Anthony Del Broccolo (Story), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Eric Kaplan (Teleplay), Jim Reynolds (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 16.32 million Households Rating: 9.7/16 Adults 18-49 Rating: 4.4/14

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to the shortage of helium which leads Leonard and Sheldon to turn to a black market dealer.

Episode Quotes

Leonard: What are we going to do?
Sheldon: Perform the experiment immediately.
Leonard: I'd love to, but we need liquid helium and our shipment's on back order for a month.
Sheldon: A month? What? Are you kidding me? That would have been a good time for you to soften the blow.
Leonard: That shirt brings out the blue in your eyes.
Sheldon: Thank you. Aren't you sweet.

Sheldon: Uh, but this is violating university code.
Leonard: A little, but if I may quote Einstein, "The pursuit of science calls us to ignore the rules set by man"
Sheldon: Huh. All right, do it. Tell him we're in.
Leonard: Done.
Sheldon: I can't find that quote on the Internet. Did you make that up?
Leonard: Before I answer, may I just say your skin has never looked better.
Sheldon: Aren't you just made of sugar.

Sheldon: He has glasses and I'm a know-it-all. We are not built for prison.

Dealer: But you ain't getting your money back.
Sheldon: You're taking advantage of us? We clarified nomenclature together.
Dealer: Look, I enjoy semantic digressions as much as the next guy, but, uh, this is business.

Leonard: It says right here on Wikipedia, "A Mexican standoff is a confrontation between at least three parties."
Sheldon: How can you trust Wikipedia if they use "between" to refer to three parties?
Dealer: They should've used "among," right?
Sheldon: Or "amongst," if they were feeling whimsically archaic.
Dealer: All right, enough with the chitchat. Are we gonna watch Ernest Goes to Jail or not?
Sheldon: Absolutely. But don't be surprised if this movie sets you on the straight and narrow.
Dealer: I am open to change.