Penny broke up with her ex-boyfriend, but she is upset about it as she is still loving him. So Leonard tries to comfort her.



Penny: Oh God, you know, four years I lived with him, four years, that’s like as long as High School.

Sheldon: It took you four years to get through High School?

Leonard: Don’t.

Penny: I just, I can’t believe I trusted him.

Leonard: Should I say something? I feel like I should say something.

Sheldon: You? No, you’d only make it worse.

Penny: You want to know the most pathetic part? Even though I hate his lying, cheating guts, I still love him. Is that crazy?

Sheldon: Yes.

Leonard: No, it’s not crazy it’s, uh, uh, it’s a paradox. And paradoxes are part of nature, think about light. Now if you look at Huygens, light is a wave, as confirmed by the double-slit experiments, but then, along comes Albert Einstein and discovers that light behaves like particles too. Well, I didn’t make it worse.



to comfort somebody = to make someone feel better when they are sad or worried

pathetic = sad, weak, or not very good

to hate someone’s guts = to dislike someone very much

paradox = a situation that is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Huygens = a Dutch mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and inventor of the 17th century

Double-slit experiment = The double-slit experiment demonstrates that light and matter can satisfy the classical definitions for both waves and particles.

particle = an extremely small piece of something

(definitions taken from the Collins Dictionary, the Cambridge Dictionary, and Wikipedia)


Other funny scenes from Big Bang Theory:

Sheldon accompanies Penny to the Supermarket

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Big Bang Theory: Leonard tries to comfort Penny

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