1113 - The Solo Oscillation Aired January 11, 2018

The Solo Oscillation

After Sheldon decides to work solo without Amy, she turns to Leonard to work together on a series of science experiments. Meanwhile, geologist Bert replaces Howard in Footprints on the Moon, while Sheldon gets an unexpected source of scientific inspiration from Penny.

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Guest Stars: Laurie Metcalf as Mary Cooper, Brian Posehn as Bert, Pamela Adlon as Halley (O.S.)

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Steve Holland (Story), Anthony Del Broccolo (Story), Eric Kaplan (Teleplay), Maria Ferrari (Teleplay), Jeremy Howe (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 15.93 million Households Rating: 10.2/17 Adults 18-49 Rating: 3.1/12

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon's decision to work alone, without Amy, only to start getting inspiration from Penny.

Episode Quotes

Penny: I remember telling Jenny Runyon that I would teach her how to flirt with boys if she put my name on her project. I got an "A", she got pregnant.
Amy: Girls like you are why I had to come straight home after school.

Penny: Wow, I didn't think anything could top last night's spelling bee, but here comes math.

Leonard: Too bad, you guys kill at bar mitzvahs. And other events that people can't leave.

Sheldon: I'm trying to come up with a new approach to dark matter, but people keep distracting me. First, my mother kept answering the phone when I called, even though she knew I was busy. And now you show up with my favorite shape of food-- a circle made of triangles served in a square box.