Howard is absent, and the three remaining friends are having problems because of that, or rather, Sheldon has.
Penny: Alright fellas, I gotta go. Good luck.
Leonard: Maybe we should have asked if we could go dancing with her and her girlfriend.
Sheldon: Okay, assuming we could dance, which we can’t, there are three of us and two of them.
Sheldon: It’s the Chinese restaurant all over again. I assure you that cutting a dumpling in thirds is child’s play compared with three men, each attempting to dance with 67% of a woman.
Leonard: Aaah, for God’s sake, Sheldon, you are driving me crazy.
Sheldon: Your anger’s not with me, sir, but with basic mathematics.
Leonard: No, I’m pretty sure my anger’s with you.
Raj: What’s happening to us? We’re falling apart.
Leonard: Who are you calling?
Sheldon: The only man who can restore any semblance of balance to our universe.
Howard: Hi this is Howard Wolowitz.
Christie: And this is Christie Van Der Bell.
Howard: We can’t get to the phone right now because we’re having sex.
Christie: You’re not going to put that on your message are you?
Howard: No, I’m just kidding, I’ll re-record it.
fella (informal) = a man
gotta = have got to
to assume = to accept something to be true without question or proof
to assure = to tell someone confidently that something is true
dumpling = a small ball of dough (=flour and water mixed together), often cooked in hot liquid, and eaten with meat and vegetables
child’s play = something that is easy to do
for God’s sake = Some people use expressions such as “for God’s sake” or “for goodness sake” in order to express annoyance or impatience.
to restore = To restore a situation means to cause it to exist again.
semblance = a situation or condition that is similar to what is wanted or expected
to re-record = to record sounds again
(definitions taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)
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