Penny is in the shower and asks Leonard to do her a favor. Unfortunately, the favor is not what Leonard thought it would be.
Penny: Hey, Leonard?
Leonard: The hair products are Sheldon’s.
Penny: Okay, um, can I ask you a favor?
Leonard: A favor? Sure, you can ask me a favor, I would do you a favor for you.
Penny: It’s okay if you say no.
Leonard: Oh, I’ll probably say yes.
Penny: It’s just not the kind of thing you ask a guy you’ve just met.
Scene: Leonard and Sheldon, Inside Leonard’s car
Sheldon: I really think we should examine the chain of causality here.
Leonard: Must we?
Sheldon: Event A: A beautiful woman stands naked in our shower. Event B: We drive half way across town to retrieve a television set from the aforementioned woman’s ex-boyfriend. Query, on what plane of existence is there even a semi-rational link between these events?
to examine = to look at something carefully and in detail in order to discover something about it
chain of causality / chain of causation = the links that bind cause and effect together
causality = the relationship of cause and effect
to retrieve = to find and bring back something
aforementioned (very formal) = mentioned earlier
planes of existence / spiritual planes = = That is an esoteric term. The idea behind it is that people have different ways of viewing the world and different notions of how the world functions.
semi-rational = partly rational
(definitions partly taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)
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