The group wants to participate in a robot fight against Barry Kripke. The only problem is that Kripke’s robot is incredibly massive.
Leonard: Nice little bot you’ve got here.
Kripke: I’m aware.
Leonard: What’s this do, spin?
Kripke: Yep. At 3400 rpm. It can cut through steel like it was rubber.
Leonard: Neat. Good work. Sheldon, we’ve got to call this off.
Sheldon: No, Leonard. For years, merciless thugs like Kripke have made my life a series of painful noogies and humiliating wedgies and the insensitively named Indian Burns. That stops now.
Raj: But, Sheldon, we don’t have a chance. The only improvement you were able to make on the robot was to put fresh batteries in the remote.
Sheldon: What you fail to realize is Kripke suffers from a fatal flaw, overconfidence from his robot’s massive size and its overwhelming power.
Raj: That’s not overconfidence, that’s observation.
Sheldon: Trust me, Kripke will fall easy prey to my psychological warfare. Observe. Kripke! I would ask if your robot is prepared to meet its maker, but as you are its maker, clearly the two of you have met.
bot = short for robot
rpm = revolutions per minute: used when stating the number of times something goes round during a minute
neat = good
to call something off = to decide that a planned event will not happen, or to end an activity because it is no longer useful or possible
merciless = having or showing no mercy
thug = a man who acts violently
noogie [Am.] = a hard rubbing with the knuckles on someone’s head, or occasionally elsewhere, intended to inflict pain
wedgie = a prank in which the victim’s undershorts are jerked upward so as to become wedged between the buttocks
Indian Burn = the action of grabbing someone’s arm with both hands and twisting the skin in opposite directions
fatal flaw = a big mistake, which causes something to be less effective or valid
to fall prey to something = to be influenced by something
(definitions taken from the Cambridge, Collins and Urban Dictionary)
Another funny scene from Big Bang Theory:
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