Underhill approaches Leonard and asks if he has time to work with him. The mocking helps make them seem more like equals and that equality is what they need if their relationship is to be believable. Everyone but Leonard seems to respect him. Then Leonard brings up that his leg is still in pain.
Then Leonard brings up that his leg is still in pain. Back at the apartment, Leonard is upset and lying on the couch when Raj and Howard enter carrying several huge gift baskets. On the table Leonard arrives at the apartment , missing Wii Bowling Night. Penny asks if the guys are putting up a Christmas tree to which Sheldon explains.
Combining character development and humour in a blend which this show can do really well. Back at the apartment, Leonard is upset and lying on the couch when Raj and Howard enter carrying several huge gift baskets. Meanwhile Sheldon is distressed by the Christmas gift Penny has gotten for him, and enlists Raj and Howard in a search for an appropriate reciprocation at the local Body Shoppesque. Sheldon's bath gifts.
Extended Plot At the university , Sheldon is educating the guys that Superman cleans his uniform by flying into the sun.
The guy is married! The balance between the stories is spot on and the characters all shine. His logic does make his humour very plausible. Penny's gift to Sheldon is a napkin both autographed and used by Leonard Nimoy. Leonard is overjoyed to be helping Underhill but becomes jealous when the handsome scientist starts dating Penny.
In episode one of season two Penny confessed that she thought Leonard was too smart for her to be with.
Sheldon explains, "In the pre-Christian era, as the winter solstice approached and the plants died, paganism pagans brought evergreen boughs into their homes as an act of sympathetic magic to guard the plants and preserve their essences until spring. Donna Bowman of The A. Leonard only learns of this when he comes to Penny's apartment to confront her about their own on-off relationship. Sheldon ponders if obligations such as this are a contributing factor to the increased suicide rate during the holidays.
He is more interesting in doing some research with Penny about the effects of tequila shots on a gorgeous year-old woman. Leonard's being too smart is a pretty poor excuse for why Penny wouldn't go out with him, especially when she was all over the much more intelligent David. Comic Highlight: Nothing obviously stands out, there are lots of nice jokes of about the same quality. Leonard gets a little shock in the university 's cafeteria finding Penny with David and having taken his offer of looking around the labs even though he had also offered to show Penny around. Sheldon's plan is to open Penny's gift first, then excuse himself with some "gastric trouble," and get the appropriately-priced basket, returning the others later.
He ends up buying a range of gift baskets so his options are covered. Smart and handsome are too good to be true, it seems. Leonard is excited that the hot new physicist in town, a MacArthur fellow who rides vintage motorcycles and knows dirty jokes about Stephen Hawking, wants to work with him. Comic Highlight: Nothing obviously stands out, there are lots of nice jokes of about the same quality. Holy crap. The guy is married!
Penny was great this week. Comic Highlight: Nothing obviously stands out, there are lots of nice jokes of about the same quality. She sees right through him but is affectionate to his neediness and again forwards the story that they will one day find happiness together.
Leonard gives Penny a set of child children's science experiments because she told David she was so into science. Leonard and David are heading up the stairs helping Leonard after the motorcycle fell over on his leg. If anything, we already know from previous episodes that Sheldon's not exactly an expert gift-giver, even when he knows the recipient very well in the case of Leonard. These two facts are linked, but you won't know how until Friday. Club said "I wasn't feeling this episode until the epilogue — and then it became so wonderful that it almost spilled over into acts one through three". Later Penny brings over her Christmas presents.
Everyone but Leonard seems to respect him. Thankfully, The Big Bang Theory did not disappoint.