Quotes from ‘The Reclusive Potential’

The Reclusive Potential

'The Reclusive Potential' - Season 11, Episode 20

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.

Air Date: April 12, 2018.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Well, of course I'm worried about you, I want you to be safe.
Amy: And I want you to be safe.
Sheldon: I will be. I'll have my friends with me. If anything should go wrong, I can use them as human shields.

Quote from Leonard

Sheldon: *knock knock knock* Dr. Wolcott? *knock knock knock* Dr. Wolcott? *knock knock knock* Dr. Wolcott? [sound of many locks clacking]
Howard: That's a lot of locks.
Leonard: Mm. That was a lot of knocks, they were made for each other.

Quote from Sheldon

Doctor Wolcott: Well, let me show you around. This is the chair where I do most of my thinking, my thinking about work. Now, my thinking about people who have wronged me, I do over there.
Sheldon: I've always said that I should get a grudge chair. Leonard, have I not always said that?
Leonard: Mm, you have, but you were worried you'd spend too much time in it.
Sheldon: Yeah. That is a real concern.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Do you really know how to Riverdance?
Amy: You tell me.
Sheldon: I'm the only man you do that for.

Quote from Raj

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?

Quote from Sheldon

Doctor Wolcott: Dr. Cooper, if you can promise me these men share your intellect and academic rigor, yeah, I suppose they can join us.
Sheldon: You guys might need to wait in the car.

Quote from Leonard

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?

Quote from Leonard

Sheldon: Oh, he's invited me to his cabin for the weekend, to discuss a breakthrough he's had.
Howard: His cabin?
Sheldon: Yes. He lives off the grid, up in the mountains.
Leonard: So you're gonna go to the middle of nowhere and spend the weekend with a crazy man you've never met?
Sheldon: Yes. Why?
Leonard: No reason. Have fun.

Quote from Bernadette

Amy: Sheldon, what are you doing?
Sheldon: I am decoding Dr. Wolcott's letter using this book as the key. Aren't conversations more fun when they're in code?
Bernadette: Yes. But I'm using a code where "yes" means "no."

Quote from Leonard

Leonard: Don't look at me. When the music stopped, you were holding Sheldon.

Quote from Penny

Howard: That's great, everyone's got weekend plans. Amy has her bachelorette party, and Sheldon's gonna go to the woods and get hunted for sport.
Penny: Yeah, as someone who has to track him every time he gets lost in IKEA, I feel like I'd be really good at that.

Quote from Sheldon

Amy: Are you sure you're gonna be okay this weekend?
Sheldon: Of course. No, I'm much more concerned about you. I know how you gals behave when the men are away.
Amy: You do?
Sheldon: I've read The Bacchae by Euripides. Drinking wine, riding panthers Proof that girls have gone wild for over 2,500 years.

Quote from Sheldon

Amy: I'm sure there'll be some drinking and some dancing, and then a mailman'll probably show up and take his clothes off-
Sheldon: Nicholas is going to take his clothes off?
Amy: No, not our mailman. A dancer pretending to be a mailman.
Sheldon: Impersonating a federal employee? Oh, where's the after-party, prison?

Quote from Leonard

Leonard: As Sheldon's best man, I need to inform you that this is not a bachelor party.
Sheldon: And tell them why.
Leonard: Because you're a tiresome scold.
Sheldon: No. It's because a bachelor party is typically a hedonistic blowout where no pleasures of the flesh are denied. I'm not interested in that.
Leonard: How is that not exactly what I said?

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Okay, listen. Dr. Wolcott is a brilliant topologist. We need to set some ground rules so that you don't embarrass me. [To Howard] No magic. [To Leonard] No whining. [To Raj] You, just no.
Raj: Hey!
Leonard: Uh, how come he gets to whine?

Quote from Raj

Doctor Wolcott: Well, um, I don't normally allow strangers into my house.
Raj: But when you do, you-you let them out, right?

Sheldon: So, Dr. Wolcott, in your letter, you said you had a new mathematical approach that would help me conceptualize the dimensions in string theory?
Doctor Wolcott: Uh, yes, yes, yes, yes. But before we get started, I am going to need to collect everybody's phone. Yeah.
Sheldon: Oh.
Leonard: Why?
Doctor Wolcott: Because they're little listening devices, aren't they? Yes, for people to spy on you and steal your work.
Howard: Yeah, what happened to the good old days where if someone wanted to steal your work, they had to hire a prostitute to seduce you?
Doctor Wolcott: Who told you about that?
Howard: Just making a joke.
Doctor Wolcott: Yeah, it's not funny when it happens.

Quote from Bernadette

Amy: What? This is my bachelorette party, tea and quilts?
Penny: Well, you said you didn't want anything crazy.
Amy: Yes, but I said it like, "I don't want anything crazy." Which clearly means I wanted something crazy. I mean, is this how boring you think I am?
Bernadette: Penny, she asked you a question.

Quote from Penny

Bernadette: Hey, we can make bad decisions.
Penny: Yeah. She had two kids back-to-back and I thought you'd like this, so we're off to a good start.

Sheldon: Dr. Wolcott, your work on time is revolutionary.
Doctor Wolcott: I would say thank you, but, in my theory of time, you've already called my work revolutionary, I've already thanked you, and I hate repeating myself, so let's move on.

Leonard: Wait a minute, are-are you saying that time has multiple dimensions, the same as space?
Doctor Wolcott: No. No, I'm not saying it, the math is saying it. Though it is the math that I invented, so, yes, I guess I am saying it.

Quote from Leonard

Leonard: I could spend months up here just going through his math.
Raj: I think Sheldon might.
Howard: Great. Who's gonna tell Amy we lost her fiancee to a madman in the mountains? [Howard and Raj look at Leonard]
Leonard: Hey, I drove.

Quote from Amy

Amy: This is so exciting. Can we do a body shot? I've always wanted to do a body shot. Also, what's a body shot?
Penny: It's when you take a drink out of a stranger's belly button.
Amy: Ew, no thanks. What if they have an outie? Does it just spill everywhere?

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: So, how would this work in the context of a singularity?
Doctor Wolcott: Yes, that's-that's a tricky bit to explain. I assume you're familiar with non-abelian group theory.
Sheldon: Oh, and how. You never forget your first group theory.

Doctor Wolcott: It's a perfect marriage. We focus on our work and send each other cards every year on our birthdays. Hey, wait, what-what month is it?
Leonard: Uh, April.
Doctor Wolcott: Most years. The point is we give each other space. I give her Europe, she gives me South America. That's where she thinks I'm living.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Thank you for bringing me up here. But I think I'm ready to go home now.
Raj: Really? You don't want to stay for dinner and talk more science?
Sheldon: No. No, we better go. I miss Amy. And my phone. [gunshot in distance] Also, I'm from Texas, and I can taste the difference between rabbit and squirrel.

Doctor Wolcott: Dinner! Guys? I can't believe they left without saying good-bye. Wait a minute, what if they stole my work? Wait a minute! What if they were never here at all? Wait a minute! What if they haven't gotten here yet but they're on their way?! I better tidy up.

Quote from Sheldon

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

Quote from Sheldon

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.

Quote from Leonard

Sheldon: Mailman's here!
Leonard: Aw, remember when he used to get that excited to see us?

Quote from Howard

Raj: What is so exciting?
Sheldon: It's a letter from Dr. Wolcott. We've been corresponding about my string theory research.
Leonard: Wait. Robert Wolcott? Like Wolcott's Theorem Wolcott?
Sheldon: The very same.
Raj: Didn't he go crazy and cut off all contact with people?
Howard: Yeah, he was driven mad by a friend who kept wanting to talk about the Hulk's car insurance!

Quote from Sheldon

Amy: Leonard, you are not letting Sheldon go alone this weekend.
Sheldon: I am a grown man. I don't need somebody to chaperone me. I just need him to drop me off, pick me up, and pack me a sack lunch.

Quote from Penny

Bernadette: Amy can't take him, it's her bachelorette party this weekend.
Amy: Yes, it is, because (excitedly) I'm getting married!
Penny: Are you gonna be doing that all weekend?
Amy: Yes. Do you know why?
Penny: (excitedly) Because you're getting married!

Quote from Bernadette

Amy: Leonard, you cannot drop him off. You have to stay with him and keep him safe.
Bernadette: Howard, you have to go and keep Leonard safe.
Raj: Fine. I get it, and you want me to go and keep Howard safe.
Howard: Actually, I-
Bernadette: Uh, just say yes, or he's gonna want to come to the bachelorette party.

Quote from Amy

Amy: Well, I wish I could say none of that is gonna happen, but Penny is planning it, and she is the reason I own those underwear with writing across the butt.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Well, just be careful, and use protection.
Amy: What do you think is gonna happen?
Sheldon: I don't know. But it's going to be sunny, and you burn easily.

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: When I said you should make a playlist for the road trip, I meant music.
Sheldon: This is better than music, this is a lecture on nonlinear time.
Raj: Sounds like it's just on regular time.
Sheldon: Yes, but I put it on shuffle.

Quote from Penny

Amy: Okay, now, I promised Sheldon things weren't gonna get too crazy tonight. Should I be worried?
Penny: Oh, just about who you're marrying.

Quote from Amy

Amy: My bachelorette party's a quilting bee! (forced chuckle)
Bernadette: Isn't it perfect?
Penny: Yeah, instead of oiled-up strippers and sex toys, we thought: what does Amy like?
Amy: (unenthusiastically) Amy likes the quilting bee.

Quote from Raj

Raj: Well, this place is creepy.
Howard: Why?
Raj: Well, did you see his vegetable garden? Heirloom tomatoes in April. Creepy.

Quote from Sheldon

Doctor Wolcott: Dr. Cooper. Uh, who are these people?
Sheldon: Oh, these are my friends. I wrote about them in my letter.
Doctor Wolcott: Oh, letter? I didn't get a letter.
Sheldon: Well, that's because I just sent it this morning, you know? So score one for linear time.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Oh, um, no offense, Dr. Wolcott, but I'm not sure this makes any sense.
Doctor Wolcott: That's because I've written it all backwards.
Sheldon: Wow. That's "wow" backwards.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Hmm. I still don't get it.
Doctor Wolcott: Well, plus the numbers are letters and the letters are numbers.
Sheldon: Oh. I love him!

Quote from Amy

Amy: So you thought that I would like quilting?
Penny: Well, don't you?
Amy: Of course I like quilting! It's the slowest way to make a blanket! But this is my bachelorette party! It's supposed to be fun and wild and full of bad decisions.

Quote from Amy

Bernadette: Come on, let's go somewhere we can do body shots off shirtless bartenders.
Penny: Yes.
Amy: I don't know. That might be too much.
Penny: All right, you know what, why don't we stay home, have a little wine?
Amy: What are you not getting about this?!

Quote from Howard

Raj: You understanding any of this?
Howard: I haven't understood anything since poop tomato.

Quote from Howard

Raj: Sheldon's right. This guy, this guy's brilliant.
Howard: Yeah, I mean, he's a little kooky, but a mind that can reconceptualize time probably has a reason for keeping a jar of toenail clippings that we just don't understand.

Quote from Bernadette

Bernadette: [To the hot bartender] Do you do body shots?
Penny: Oh, she said she didn't want one.
Bernadette: Mind your business.

Quote from Bernadette

Bernadette: Amy? Amy? Should we get her home?
Penny: Why? She's sound asleep, and we have sliders coming.
Bernadette: One more round!

Doctor Wolcott: Hey, where are my manners? You fellas must be hungry. Do you like rabbit?
Leonard: Yeah.
Howard: Sure.
Raj: Sounds good.
Doctor Wolcott: Okay, but can you tell the difference between rabbit and squirrel?
Leonard: No.
Howard: Don't think so.
Raj: Probably not.
Doctor Wolcott: Great! We're having rabbit. Be right back!

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: It is amazing how much he's accomplished by isolating himself from the distractions of day-to-day life.
Leonard: Okay, please don't tell me you want to live like this.
Sheldon: See, that's the strange thing. I don't. What is wrong with me? Why don't I want this? Look at how cool it all is.
Howard: Nothing is wrong with you. You have friends, you have a fiancee, you have a full life.

Quote from Amy

Penny: Well, you didn't pass out before you did all kinds of fun stuff.
Amy: What did I do?
Bernadette: What did you do? What'd she do?
Penny: Um well, you don't remember Riverdancing on top of the bar?
Amy: I did that?
Bernadette: Yeah, you did!
Penny: Mm-hmm.
Amy: But I don't know how to Riverdance.
Penny: Didn't stop you from teaching all those shirtless firemen.
Amy: I saw shirtless firemen?
Penny: Saw, smelled, slid down like a pole.
Amy: Did I flash anybody?
Bernadette: How about everybody?
Amy: I can't believe it. I'm so embarrassed. You didn't take any pictures, did you?
Bernadette: Oh, no, we would never do that to you.
Penny: Yeah, but if there were pictures, they would be crazy.
Amy: You guys are good friends.
Penny: Mmm.

Quote from Amy

Sheldon: How was your bachelorette party?
Amy: Well, I was in a bar, and I saw some shirtless men. They were firemen, and they fought over me. But Penny and Bernadette got me out of there before the victor got my spoils.

Quote from Amy

Amy: What's the matter? You look glum.
Sheldon: Amy, would you still love me if I wasn't who you thought I was? What are you talking about? Well, what if it turns out I'm not the single-minded, science-obsessed recluse who puts his work above everything and everybody else that you fell in love with?
Amy: What if I'm not the straightlaced, buttoned-up, quilting queen you thought I was? What if I'm a Riverdancing wild woman?
Sheldon: I'd still love you.
Amy: I'd still love you, too.

Quote from Howard

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.