|Writers||Dave Goetsch (Story), Steven Molaro (Story), Lee Aronsohn (Teleplay), Robert Cohen (Teleplay)|
|Starring||Sarayu Rao as Lalita Gupta, Brian George as Dr. V.M. Koothrappali, Alice Amter as Mrs. Koothrappli|
|Air Date||12 November 2007|
Season 1, Episode 8 (0108)
(edited from Wikipedia)
Koothrappali is overwhelmed after his parents arrange a blind date with a girl from his childhood, as he can not talk to attractive members of the opposite sex. Penny takes up bartending for some extra shifts at work & extra money. As she practices mixing drinks with the guys, they discover that after a few drinks, Raj can actually talk to women. However, on his date at Penny's restaurant (with all the guys watching from the bar), he becomes obnoxious, and the girl ends up leaving with Sheldon, after he accidentally compliments her by comparing her to a beautiful Indian fairytale princess. Raj and Leonard return to Leonard's apartment, where Raj tries to explain to his parents what happened. Even though he is already upset, things become worse when his parents find out he was drinking, and he gets lectured and has to leave the apartment. Sheldon returns and Leonard asks him what happened after the pair had left the bar. Sheldon seems to not have thought of it as a date, implying he will not see her again (making Leonard wonder out loud, "I wonder who will tell his parents they're not getting grandchildren").
I. Living room
Titles and opening theme
II. Living room
III. Penny's apartment
IV. Cheesecake Factory, Friday evening
- Rajesh is talking to his date, Lalita and is rather obnoxious.
- Sheldon turns up and describes Lalita as the embodiment of his beloved child book character "Princess Panchali".
- When Sheldon tells Lalita about the resemblance in a rather charming way, she's totally smitten by him and leaves Rajesh to have dinner with Sheldon.
V. Living room
This episode takes place on four days and it is not entirely clear whether the first two and the last two days are consecutive days. Rajesh's date is on Friday.
Connecting these events with the last episode, we can place them in the week November 11 to 18, 2007.