In this scene from the TV series Big Bang Theory Sheldon meets his new boss, Dr. Eric Gablehouser, who fires him instantly.


Leonard (to Sheldon): Here comes our new boss, be polite.

Gablehouser: Hi fellas, Eric Gablehouser.

Howard: Howard Wolowitz.

Gablehouser: Howard, nice to meet you. And you are?

Sheldon: An actual real scientist. (To Leonard) How was that?

Scene: The stairwell of the apartment building. Sheldon is carrying a box of his things.

Sheldon: I can’t believe he fired me.

Leonard: Well, you did call him a glorified high-school science teacher whose last successful experiment was lighting his own farts.

Sheldon: In my defense, I prefaced that by saying “with all due respect.”



fella (informal) = a man

glorify = to praise and honor a person

fart = If someone farts, air is forced out of their body through their anus.

to preface = If you preface your words with something else, you say this other thing first.

with all due respect = used to express polite disagreement in a formal situation

(definitions taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)


Another funny scene from Big Bang Theory:

Sheldon’s fish nightlights


Big Bang Theory: Sheldon meets his new boss

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