1120 - The Reclusive Potential Aired April 12, 2018

The Reclusive Potential

When a reclusive genius, Dr. Wolcott, invites Sheldon to his cabin in the middle of nowhere, Leonard, Howard and Raj go along for the trip. Meanwhile, Penny and Bernadette try to spice things up when Amy finds the bachelorette party they threw her too tame.

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Guest Stars: Peter MacNicol as Doctor Wolcott, James Maslow as Bartender, Edward James Gage as Mailman

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

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon meeting the reclusive scientist and genius, Dr. Wolcott, and realizing his life could have gone the same way.

> Sheldon's Knock

When the guys reach the reclusive Dr. Wolcott's cabin, Sheldon does his knock on the cabin door. As they hear him unlatching multiple locks, Howard remarks "That's a lot of locks". Leonard responds, "That was a lot of knocks. They were made for each other".

Episode Quotes

Raj: Oh, my God, this tomato is amazing! I can eat it like an apple.
Doctor Wolcott: My secret is I fertilize it with my own manure.
Howard: The look on your face.
Leonard: It's a sort of grin. You want to know what kind?

Sheldon: But maybe you could drop me at the bottom of the mountain. I want him to think I'm cool.

Doctor Wolcott: Yeah, I'm a married man myself.
Leonard: Oh, really? Is she here?
Howard: And alive?
Raj: And can people other than you see her?

Raj: If Bruce Banner's driving a rental car and turns into the Hulk, do you think he's covered, or does he need to add the Hulk as an additional driver?
Howard: You really need a girlfriend.

Sheldon: Do you have any mail for Dr. Sheldon Cooper?
Mailman: I do, but I can't hand it right to you. I have to put it in the box.
Sheldon: And that is what separates the U.S. Postal Service from those hippies at FedEx.