1110 - The Confidence Erosion Aired December 7, 2017

The Confidence Erosion

Sheldon and Amy attempt to take the stress out of wedding planning by using the mathematical approach of decision theory. Meanwhile, Koothrappli "dumps" Howard after he comes to the realization that his best friend's put downs are hurting his self-confidence.

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Guest Stars: Kevin Sussman as Stuart, Brian George as Dr. Koothrappali, Marissa Cuevas as Danielle, Brooke Baumer as Denise, Nicole Butler as Clerk

Writers: Bill Prady (Story), Maria Ferrari (Story), Adam Faberman (Story), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Eric Kaplan (Teleplay), Tara Hernandez (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 14.41 million Households Rating: 9.2/15 Adults 18-49 Rating: 2.8/11

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Raj's feelings that Howard's constant put downs are hurting his self-confidence.

Episode Quotes

Sheldon: Sorry, but when you make a discovery like this, you don't just take it down to City Hall. You tell the whole world. And so I'll say it in Latin or Klingon or smoke signals, if that's not cultural appropriation.

Bernadette: You're gonna make me forget I've been stuck in bed while a baby uses my bladder as a kickball?
Penny: Hey, you had unprotected sex with Howard. You deserve to be miserable.

Sheldon: Neither of them will be the actual cake. I'm just using it as a bargaining chip to get Amy to agree to the whole wedding party getting rings and us getting one ring to rule them all.
Howard: I forget, which mental hospital are you guys registered at?

Raj: Howard doesn't mean anything by it. I think it's cultural. His people come from a very sarcastic village called Brooklyn.

Howard: Hey, is that Raj there at girls' night? Well, hey.
Raj: Hey, Howard.
Howard: Just remember, if you fall asleep first, they're gonna freeze your bra.