|Writers||Chuck Lorre (Story), Bill Prady (Teleplay), Lee Aronsohn (Teleplay)|
|Starring||Sara Gilbert as Leslie Winkle, Carol Ann Susi as Mrs. Wolowitz|
|Air Date||2 March 2009|
Season 2, Episode 16 (0216)
(Edited from Wikipedia:)
Penny accidently shoots a paintball gun at Sheldon's couch cushion (his "spot"), and she and Leonard have a hard time getting it cleaned. Penny has the cushion dry-cleaned, but it takes a week and Sheldon goes through withdrawal during that time. Sheldon gets his revenge by shooting Penny at the beginning of the group's next paintball game. Meanwhile, Leslie and Howard start sleeping together at Howard's home, which lead to funny exchanges with Mrs. Wolowitz. Leslie is able to give Howard's work project some much-needed funds, although it turns out to be her way of controlling him. After getting over his initial reluctance to be in that sort of relationship, Howard accepts his "sex toy/arm candy" role.
I. Shed on the Paintball ground
Titles and opening themes
III. Living room
IV. Howard's bedroom
V. Living room
VI. Living room
VII. Howard's bedroom
VIII. Living room
IX. Shed on the Paintball ground
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The episode starts and ends on a weekend when the guys play paintball. A few days later Penny states that Sheldon's cushion will only be at the dry cleaner "for a week". This suggests that in total this episode covers the events of two consecutive weeks and three consecutive weekends.
The cushion refers to the particular couch cushion which Sheldon always sits on, his "spot".
This term appears to refer to the fact that the cushion was hit with a bright green paintball pellet. The paint didn't actually saturate the cushion, which was covered in leather, so the term could be better thought to refer to the way the incident completely permeated Sheldon's psyche, making it impossible for him to go about his normal routine, and therefore "saturated" everyone's lives for a week.