Penny wishes Leonard a happy birthday which she knows is this upcoming Saturday, when she expects him to at least come in for his free piece of birthday cake at the restaurant. She is shocked to learn that Leonard not only does not celebrate his birthday, but that he's never had a birthday party. Regardless of Leonard's wants, Penny decides to throw him a surprise party. Although she gets help from Sheldon, Howard and Raj, the preparation for the party does not go to her plans, including needing to help Sheldon buy a gift, Howard not being able to get Leonard out of the apartment, and Raj not being able to decorate the apartment since Leonard's there. Will Leonard enjoy his first birthday party after all this difficult effort? Written by
Did You Know?
As someone else has noted, Penny says that Sheldon is a Taurus. However, in S8 E16 Sheldon's birthday is revealed as February 26th which would make him a Pisces. See more
Half way through the episode, Leonard claims to be playing a person in Copenhagen over Xbox Live, on Halo, however you can clearly see his Xbox 360 console doesn't have a Wireless Adapter or an Ethernet cable to connect him to the Internet. See more
[why he doesn't celebrate his birthday
It's just the way I was raised. My parents focused on celebrating achievements, and being expelled from a birth canal was not considered one of them.
In the opening scroll of the time line when it gets to 91,000 there is a mistake the dates read 93,000BC 92,000BC 91,0009C 90,000BC for some reason 91,000 is a 9c not a BC. See more
References Blade Runner
Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill
& Mildred J. Hill
[The wait staff at the restaurant sing the song for a boy customer's birthday] See more