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The Expedition Approximation

'The Expedition Approximation' - Season 8, Episode 6

Sheldon and Raj consider applying for a dark matter research expedition in a salt mine, but first they test their ability to survive the rough conditions by emulating the conditions in the university's steam tunnel. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny have an argument about money and seek help from Howard and Bernadette.

Air Date: October 20, 2014.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Are they making fun of us?
Raj: Yep.
Sheldon: I miss the old days when I couldn't tell.

Quote from Sheldon

Bernadette: Speaking of new careers, how are things going with dark matter, Sheldon?
Sheldon: Oh, I have to say it's the most exciting time in the history of the field.
Bernadette: Oh, what's going on?
Sheldon: I started doing it.

Quote from Penny

Penny: Hang on. You guys are going to work in a mine?
Sheldon: Why not?
Penny: You had a panic attack when we went through the car wash!

Quote from Sheldon

Raj: You call yourself a friend? I was trying to help you. And at the first sign of trouble you ran away, leaving me to fend off a family of rats! You're a completely selfish human being and a physical & moral coward.
Sheldon: His statements of the obvious continue to annoy.

Quote from Leonard

Penny: Or maybe, now that I'm no longer an out-of-work actress who can't pay for her own dinner, that makes you a little insecure.
Leonard: I can't believe you would say that. You know how insecure I am about my insecurities.

Quote from Howard

Howard: Oh, you're saying I don't do anything around here? Look at my chore chart!

Quote from Howard

Bernadette: Well don't come crying to me when you don't get your allowance.
Howard: It's not an allowance. It's a stipend! And we said we weren't going to call it an allowance in front of my friends.

Quote from Sheldon

Amy: Sheldon, I'm really impressed you're willing to try this.
Sheldon: Admittedly, this brushes up against my well-known aversions to heat, small places, going below floor level, dampness, hatches, ladders, darkness, echoes, and eliminating in Home Depot buckets. That last one is quite new, but I have a feeling that's going to rocket to the top of the list.

Quote from Howard

Howard: How does it feel to know your fiance's job is to go out and flirt with doctors looking like that, while you sit here, you know, looking like this?

Quote from Sheldon

Raj: So I did a little research on what the conditions are like in the mines, and the guys might be right. It sounds pretty rough down there. For starters, it's very humid and about a hundred degrees.
Sheldon: I'm from Texas and you're from India. We're no strangers to the fragrant arm pit. Next.
Raj: It's also a live mine, so there'll be dynamite explosions going off in the distance.
Sheldon: I have a lactose-intolerant roommate with a taste for ice cream. Next.
Raj: You have to be down there for twelve hours at a time.
Sheldon: Have to be somewhere.
Raj: There's no toilet, so we'll have to do our business in a bucket.
Sheldon: So it's settled? We're not doing it.

Quote from Howard

Howard: "Do the dishes", there's a star right there.
Bernadette: That was a pity star. Putting water in the roasting pan and putting it in the sink is not doing the dishes.
Howard: That pan had to soak and you know it!

Quote from Sheldon

Raj: Okay. How about a little Miley Cyrus next?
Sheldon: Who's he?

Quote from Bernadette

Leonard: Thanks again for having us.
Howard: Of course. What do you guys want to talk about?
Penny: Well, now that we're engaged, we have some questions about how you handle money as a couple.
Bernadette: Told you they weren't going to ask us to swing with them.

Quote from Leonard

Penny: If I do well in sales, I could end up making a lot more money than you.
Leonard: Not a problem. I grew up with a mother who emasculated my father financially and in every other aspect of his life, so really it's what I think love looks like.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: "Sheldon's Mine Simulation Log, entry 4: My KitKat has melted. All is lost."

Quote from Sheldon

Raj: Sheldon, you busy?
Sheldon: I'm always busy. This mind is capable of advanced multi-tasking. Currently, I'm attempting to solve the Penrose Conjecture, I'm composing my Nobel acceptance speech for when I've solved the Penrose Conjecture, and I'm wondering how mermaids have babies.

Quote from Raj

Sheldon: We'll take some funions.
Amy: Anything else?
Sheldon: Some York Peppermint Patties, a couple of Dr. Peppers, and run to Best Buy and see if they have a portable DVD player and Season 1 of a show called Hannah Montana.
Raj: Have her get Season 2. In Season 1 it was still finding itself.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Miners often sang mining songs to keep their spirits up.
Raj: You know any mining songs?
Sheldon: Just the hits.

Quote from Penny

Leonard: Hear me out. I know things got a little weird last night.
Penny: Well, leaving an envelope of cash on my night-stand after sex would count as weird.

Quote from Penny

Leonard: She made him a chore chart.
Penny: I see it!

Quote from Amy

Raj: All this time, I never knew there were steam tunnels down here.
Amy: Most universities have them. When I was an undergrad, I spent three days in one pledging a sorority.
Raj: Did you get in?
Amy: No, they forgot I was there. But it really opened up my pores.

Quote from Raj

Raj: (fanning himself) Oh, this heat is brutal!
Sheldon: As someone from the tropical sub-continent of India, you should know that fanning yourself in a humid environment only raises your body temperature.
Raj: Huh. That does explain why the servants used to look so hot while they were fanning me.

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