|Writers||Bill Prady (Story), Steven Molaro (Story), Lee Aronsohn (Teleplay), Dave Goetsch (Teleplay)|
|Starring||Octavia Spencer as Octavia, Elena Campbell-Martinez as Maria, Livia Trevino as Lourdes|
|Air Date||20 October 2008|
Season 2, Episode 5 (0205)
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Leonard is working nights on an experiment - the lasers he needs are only available on the graveyard timeslot - resulting in his inability to drive Sheldon to the university. As a result, Sheldon must find another way to get to school, which includes invoking a favor from Penny on her day off from the restaurant and a return trip from Wolowitz on his scooter and Raj being forced to pick Sheldon up after both eject him from their respective vehicles. The friends finally stage an intervention and tell Sheldon he must get his driver's license because he should be taking on the responsibility of driving himself to work (and so he will stop bothering them for rides).
After an eventful trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles, resulting in Sheldon circumventing the test procedure by annoying the DMV worker, the gang sets up a simulation for him in the living room. The ensuing practice shows the gang that both the simulation was a great idea as opposed to an actual trip in a car and why Sheldon never learned to drive in the first place - he's a horrible driver. Later, despite actually having a license, Sheldon decides to forgo using it and instead moves into his office for the duration of Leonard's night shifts. However, Leonard slyly neglects to inform him of the actual end date, resulting in Leonard living in peace in the apartment for an extra week as the episode folds.
I. Living room, Wednesday morning
II. hallway in front of apartments
Titles and opening theme
III. inside Penny's car
V. on a street
VI. inside Rajesh's car
- Sheldon demands various stops on the way back home.
VII. hallway in front of apartments
VIII. [[Living room], Thursday morning
- Sheldon is told that he needs to learn how to drive.
- Sheldon questions of the driver's license test until the lady at the counter gets so annoyed that she issues him his learner's permit.
X. Living room
XI. hallway in front of Sheldon's office
XII. Cafeteria at night
- Two cleaning ladies find the crusts of toast and see hooded Sheldon in the dark, running away and telling them they "saw nothing".
The events of this episode take place over several weeks since Leonard mentions in the beginning that he wouldn't be able to drive Sheldon "for the next few weeks". This day is a Wednesday since Sheldon states it's "comic book day" (see Schedule). The next morning Sheldon gets told to apply for a driver's permit. The practice session must take place at least one day later since everyone is wearing different clothes.
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The title refers to "Euclid Avenue" which, according to Sheldon, is a "less efficient" alternative route to work.