1107 - The Geology Methodology Aired November 9, 2017

The Geology Methodology

When Bert offers Sheldon the chance to work with him to research dark matter, Sheldon is ashamed to be interested in working on a geology project and tries to keep the collaboration a secret.

Meanwhile, Raj gets advice from Penny and Bernadette when Ruchi agrees to go out on a date with him, but wants to keep things casual.

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Guest Stars: Kevin Sussman as Stuart, Brian Posehn as Bert, Swati Kapila as Ruchi, Elka Rodriguez as Rose Lady

Writers: Steve Holland (Story), Anthony Del Broccolo (Story), Adam Faberman (Story), Eric Kaplan (Teleplay), Maria Ferrari (Teleplay), Tara Hernandez (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon's way of working with Bert on a geology paper to better understand dark matter.

> Sheldon's Knock

Sheldon knocks on Bert's office when he goes to apologise for his hurtful comments about Bert and geology.

Episode Quotes

Howard: She lies around all day eating Mallomars and hollering at me, so her transformation from my wife to my mother is complete.
Sheldon: Congratulations. I know that's what you were hoping for.

Penny: All right, just give her some space, all right? Don't call, don't text, don't e-mail.
Raj: That's crazy. What if I see a sunset that reminds me of her?

Bert: Hey, Sheldon.
Sheldon: I've been thinking about it, and I suppose I could help you with your research.
Bert: What changed your mind?
Sheldon: Bert, I'm a gift horse. Don't look me in the mouth.

Penny: Okay, this is about science. Why'd you come to me?
Sheldon: Well, because it's also about my reputation. And somehow you manage to hold your head high despite your checkered past.
Penny: Checkered past?
Sheldon: It's a figure of speech referring to how sexually promiscuous you were.
Penny: Really? Well, I've got a figure of speech about how sexually promiscuous you can go be with yourself.

Bert: Well, you know, we geologists always get a little sad when Rocktober's over.