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The Nerdvana Annihilation 

Penny gets mad at the guys when their full scale model of a time machine causes her to miss work, which prompts Leonard to give up all of his nerd memorabilia.

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Leonard buys a replica time machine online. As the boys move it into the apartment they accidentally make Penny late for work causing her to lash out at Leonard for his nerdy ways. Upset, Leonard decides to get rid of all his 'nerdmabelia' and the guys try to convince him not to. Written by Anonymous

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28 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Raj said he will match the offer for Leonard's collectibles plus a 1000 Rupees and Sheldon asked "What's the exchange rate?". Raj replied "None of your business". 1000 Indian Rupees is approximately 22 USD. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon states that in The Time Machine the human race has split into two "factions". It had actually split into two species. See more »

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[first lines]
Sheldon Cooper: Well, this sandwich is an unmitigated disaster. I asked for turkey and roast beef with lettuce and Swiss cheese on whole wheat.
Raj Koothrappali: What did they give you?
Sheldon Cooper: Turkey and roast beef with Swiss cheese and lettuce on whole wheat.
[Raj and Wolowitz just look at Sheldon, dumbfounded]
Sheldon Cooper: It's the right ingredients, but in the wrong order. In a proper sandwich, the cheese is adjacent to the bread to create a moisture barrier against the lettuce. They might as well have dragged this thing through a ...
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #206 I think we can all agree that the cliché, "no pain, no gain," is a fundamental truth. When we experience physical pain in the gym, we gain muscles and stamina. When we endure hardship and sacrifice in order to succeed, we gain a feeling of satisfaction and achievement, not to mention financial rewards. When we truly embrace emotional pain, we gain compassion for the suffering of others, an appreciation for the fleeting nature of things, as well as wisdom and spiritual humility. Every act of birth is an act of pain. Our very lives are sustained by the suffering and death of plants and animals, who in turn are sustained by other organisms having a very bad day. That being said, I think we can also agree that this system sucks and needs to be seriously re-jiggered. Now I'm not saying I have a better approach than this pain/gain thing that's been in place for millions of years -- but that doesn't mean we couldn't start tossing around some ideas. For instance, why couldn't an infrastructure for life be developed around the theme, "no dream, no gain?" Sounds like heaven, right? Or is dreaming too easy? Would life quickly become complacent and cease to gain? But then, is gain really that critical? Or is gain the whole point? Is the fact that life exists at all proof that God or the universe hates complacency? It certainly explains why aboriginal people are constantly being murdered for the sake of "progress." It even explains why HBO went down the toilet. See more »

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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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History of Everything
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Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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One Of The Last Good Episodes
29 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode represents how good the show could be if it maintained the original concept of a hapless Leonard hoping for a romantic relationship with Penny.

The strong points are how a smart guy failed to understand what he was buying on EBAY. Second, Penny issues a tongue lashing about the total nerd world created by the guys.

However, a fore-warning of things to come reared its head when Penny back-tracked on her blow-up and gave Leonard hope for a future with Penny.

Eventually, the show's writers decided to make Penny and Leonard a couple, which led to the totally unfunny show it has become.


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