The Agreement Dissection Season 4, Episode 21 -  Aired April 28, 2011

The Agreement Dissection

Sheldon is unhappy when Leonard's girlfriend, Priya, inspects the roomate agreement and disputes many of Sheldon's terms. When he hears the girls will be bad-mouthing Priya on their girls' night out, he joins the ladies for a night of drinking and dancing.

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Guest Stars: Aarti Mann as Priya, Arnold Chun as Ho-Jun, Jeff Blum as Waiter, Tom Yi as Dispatcher (V.O.)

Writers: Bill Prady (Story), Dave Goetsch (Story), Eddie Gorodetsky (Story), Chuck Lorre (Teleplay), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Eric Kaplan (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 10.71 million Households Rating: 6.4/11 Adults 18-49 Rating: 3.3/10

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Episode Lists

  • Sheldon & Amy: Key Episodes Sheldon & Amy: Key Episodes

    The key moments in Sheldon & Amy's relationship including Howard & Raj setting them up, the signing of the relationship agreement, the first time they said "I love you", them breaking up and subsequently getting back together, the proposal, the wedding and winning the Nobel Prize together.

Episode Notes

  • The title refers to the dissection of the roommate agreement by Priya.

> Roommate Agreement

 When Sheldon desperately needs to use the bathroom while Leonard (and Priya) shower, he claims that Section 7, Subsection B - Number 9 of the roommate agreement states "The right to bathroom privacy is suspended in the event of force majeure".

Sheldon also points out that the agreement stipulates the shower can only have one occupant, except in the event of an attack by water-soluble aliens.

Additionally, Addendum J states that "When Sheldon showers second, any and all measures shall be taken to ensure an adequate supply of hot water."

When Priya and Leonard conspire to get Greek food on pizza night to spite Sheldon, Priya points out to Sheldon that the agreement stipulates Thursday's meal is pizza from Franconi's, which went out of business. Sheldon unilaterally decided to switch to Graziano's, but he didn't follow his own rules which require public hearings and a 60-day comment period.

> Sheldon's Knock

Sheldon uses his knock twice on Penny's apartment. The first time to the use bathroom and the second time to complain about Priya.

Episode Quotes

Sheldon: Are you suggesting I play dirty?
Amy: Yes, dirty. Dirty, dirty, dirty. Which brings me to our next order of business. [kisses Sheldon]
Sheldon: Fascinating.
Amy: I hope you don't take what I'm about to do as a comment on what we just did. [runs to bathroom and vomits]

Sheldon: Ah, memory impairment; the free prize at the bottom of every vodka bottle.

Sheldon: The mean Indian lady tried to make me eat lamb.

Sheldon: You may have gone to Cambridge but I'm an honorary graduate of Starfleet Academy.

Sheldon: And what a civilisation is the Greeks. They gave us science, democracy and little cubes of charred meat that taste like sweat.

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When Sheldon barges into the bathroom, in dire need of the toilet after drinking as 32-ounce smoothie, Leonard suggests Sheldon should leave as Priya is also in the shower with him. Sheldon claims this is a violation of the shower occupancy rules in the Roommate Agreement, but Sheldon can't afford to labor the point and instead heads over to Penny's to pee. The next morning, Sheldon attempts to charge Leonard with two violations of the Roommate Agreement, but Priya uses her lawer skills to nullify the charges against Leonard.

Sheldon returns that evening to find people are not eating pizza, as is scheduled in the Roommate Agreement, and are instead eating Greek food. As Sheldon attempts to argue it's a violation of the Roommate Agreement, Priya once again uses her lawyer skills to dismiss Sheldon's claims. Unable to take any more, Sheldon heads over to Penny's night and suggests she host Pizza Night at her apartment. Penny tells Sheldon he's welcome to join her, Amy and Bernadette for a girl's night out. Although Sheldon initially rejects Penny's invitation, he accepts when he finds out they'll likely be trashing Priya.

At a bar, Penny, Amy and Bernadette are enjoying alcoholic drinks while Sheldon has milk. Amy warns Sheldon things are likely to get crazy and, sure enough, the girls are soon drunk. A drunken Amy asks Sheldon to kiss her as a "scientific experiment", although Sheldon denies. When Sheldon reveals he can dance, the girls force him to join them dancing. After a night of drinking and dancing, a drunk Amy is taken back to her apartment by Sheldon. Amy invites Sheldon in for a Yoo-hoo. As Sheldon tells Amy about Priya neutralizing his Roommate Agreement, Amy asks him to play dirty and kisses him on the lips. Amy asks him not to consider this a comment on the kiss as she rushes to the bathroom to throw up.

The next morning, Sheldon has drawn up a new and improved version of the Rooomate Agreement which he wants Leonard to sign. When Leonard refuses, Sheldon activates a self-destruct function on his laptop. Sheldon's self destruct function will send an email to Mr. and Mrs. Koothrappali in India, informing them about Priya's secret relationship with Leonard. Leonard eventually signs the paper when Priya threatens to leave him if he doesn't.