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The Work Song Nanocluster 

Sheldon's assistance with Penny's home-based business leads to chaos.

Director:

Peter Chakos

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
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Storyline

Based on a some products that she made previously and sold to friends at a nominal profit, Penny is contemplating starting a home-based business called Penny Blossoms, in which she would make and sell flower shaped hair barrettes. Penny asks Sheldon for advice on the business aspects so that she can possibly turn this venture into a full time job. Sheldon agrees if only on the stipulation that she must listen to everything he says and not to make any sarcastic remarks. She agrees. But when Leonard, Howard and Raj get wind of what Sheldon and Penny are up to, the four guys collectively can't help but provide more than their two-cents worth of advice about every aspect of the business. The advice turns to total control. Problems arise because they forgot internal communication between departments of the business is key to success. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) agrees to help Penny (Kaley Cuoco) on the condition that she not use any sarcasm. There is one problem though, Sheldon's literal mind is unable to detect sarcasm. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon states that the assembly line was invented by Henry Ford. It was actually invented by Ransom Olds. Ford improved on the idea by adding a conveyor belt. See more »

Quotes

Sheldon Cooper: Look at Planck's Constant. People say it's arbitrary. It could not be less arbitrary. If it varied even slightly, life as we know it would not exist. Bam! Now, now, let's reconsider the entire argument, but with entropy reversed and effect preceding cause, so you are thinking of a universe that's not expanding from the centre, no, it is retreating from a, from a possibility space. Bam! This is a space where we are all essentially Alice through the looking glass, standing in front the Red Queen,...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #245 More of "Not Funny Then" I decide getting on staff at Roseanne would be a great opportunity for me, even though every writer who had ever worked on the show had been fired. Four weeks into the job I deliver my first script and I'm almost fired. Not funny then, funny now. I create Grace Under Fire, realize what I'm in for and try to quit after pilot is picked up to series. I try to quit again during Christmas. A few weeks later the Northridge earthquake hits. During a large aftershock I drop to my knees and pray for the sound stage to collapse and kill me. Not funny then, funny now. I think developing a new series starring Cybill Shepherd is a swell idea. The show is an instant hit. Cybill wants me to fire Lee Aronsohn because he's a misogynist. She's not wrong, but I jokingly tell her, "Why do you care? You're not a woman." She fires us both. I get the call not to come back to work on Yom Kippur from a Carsey-Werner exec named Dirk Van De Bunt. Not funny then, still not funny. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Muppets (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Blow the Man Down
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons
[Leonard, Howard and Raj, in the hallway, hear Penny and Sheldon singing the song in her apartment]
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