Penny is getting new furniture, and as the delivery man just left, Leonard suggests that he and Sheldon bring it up themselves. Yet, this might be a problem.



Leonard: Okay, her apartment’s on the fourth floor but the elevator’s broken so you’re going to have to (delivery man leaves) oh, you’re just going to be done, okay, cool, thanks. I guess we’ll just bring it up ourselves.

Sheldon: I hardly think so.

Leonard: Why not?

Sheldon: Well, we don’t have a dolly, or lifting belts, or any measurable upper body strength.

Leonard: We don’t need strength, we’re physicists. We are the intellectual descendants of Archimedes. Give me a fulcrum and a lever and I can move the Earth, it’s just a matter… (starts to move package) I don’t have this… I don’t have this I don’t have this.

Sheldon: Archimedes would be so proud.



elevator = a device that moves up and down, carrying people or goods from one floor of a building to another

dolly = a board on wheels, used for moving heavy objects such as furniture or machines

physicist = a person who studies physics or whose job is connected with physics

descendant = a person related to someone from an earlier generation

Archimedes = a famous mathematician and inventor in ancient Greece

fulcrum = the point at which a bar, or a seesaw (= Schaukel) balances

(definitions taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)


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