Leonard and Sheldon try to retrieve Penny’s TV from her ex-boyfriend. But they’re having problems accessing the building.
Sheldon: Leonard, the TV is in the building, we’ve been denied access to the building, ergo we are done.
Leonard: Excuse me, if I were to give up at the first little hitch I never would have been able to identify the fingerprints of string theory in the aftermath of the big bang.
Sheldon: My apologies. What’s your plan?
(Leonard starts rattling the doors violently.)
Sheldon: It’s just a privilege to watch your mind at work.
Leonard: Come on, we have a combined IQ of 360, we should be able to figure out how to get into a stupid building.
(Two girl scouts arrive carrying bags of cookies. One runs her hand down the intercom, pushing all the buttons. The door is buzzed open.)
Sheldon: What do you think their combined IQ is?
Leonard: Just grab the door.
Scene: Outside Penny’s ex-boyfriend’s apartment.
Leonard: This is it. (Knocks.) I’ll do the talking.
Sheldon: Good thinking, I’ll just be the muscle.
to deny = to not allow someone to have or do something
ergo = therefore
hitch = a temporary difficulty that causes a short delay
string theory = a theory in physics
aftermath = a period that follows an unpleasant event or accident; it also refers to the effects that it causes
the Big Bang = the large explosion that many scientists believe created the universe
privilege = an advantage that only one person or group of people has
(definitions taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)
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