Creepy Candy Coating Corollary
|Creepy Candy Coating Corollary|
|Writers||Bill Prady, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro (teleplay), Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)|
|Starring||Wil Wheaton as himself, Kevin Sussman as Stuart, and Melissa Rauch as Bernadette|
|Air Date||19 October 2009|
I. Living room
Titles and opening theme
III. Leonard's bedroom
IV. Comic book store
V. Leonard's car
VI. Comic book store
VII. Leonard's car
VIII. Comic book store
- Raj and Sheldon face the final round of the tournament against Stuart and Wil Wheaton.
- When Sheldon has Wil Wheaton cornered and almost certainly won the game, he reveals how his admiration for him turned into hatred.
- Wil Wheaton offers an explanation, which turns out to be a trap. Sheldon, however, walks into it and loses the game.
XI. Earth viewed from Space
Notes and Trivia
This episode takes place one and a half months after the return from the North Pole, since Howard states that Leonard and Penny have been together for this time now. It starts at an evening, depicts the discussion in the Cafeteria on one of the following days at the University and ends on a Saturday night.
Leonard: You know that deep down inside, Howard's a really nice guy.
Penny: The problem isn't what's on the inside. It's the creepy candy coating.
A 'corollary' is something which follows logically from a previously proven fact. In this case, the 'corollary' refers to the logical progression from Howard's weird relationship with his mother to a relationship with someone else with a similar problem. It also applies to the way Sheldon's insists on defining his competition with Wil Wheaton in "Wrath of Khan" terms, leading to his defeat by Wheaton and subsequent shouting of his adversary's name to the heavens (a play on the similar scene in the film when Kirk hollers "Khan!!" into his communicator when defeated.