|Writers||Story by Bill Prady & Lee Aronsohn & Dave Goetsch, teleplay by Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Steve Holland|
|Starring||Melissa Rauch as Bernadette, Mayim Bialik as Amy, Kevin Sussman as Stuart, Carol Ann Susi as Mrs. Wolowitz, Charlotte Newhouse as Joy, Annie O'Donnell as Mrs. Fowler|
|Air Date||October 21, 2010|
Leonard realizes he's the only one without a girlfriend, while Sheldon wants to get rid of his.
When Amy wants Sheldon to meet her mom, Sheldon freaks out because Leonard has told him that means Amy is his girlfriend, even though Sheldon still adamantly claims she is not. Sheldon tries to hide from Amy and even gets Leonard to lie to Amy for him. He eventually comes to a conclusion that it might be nice to talk to Amy's mom. They talk via webcam and he lies to her and tells her that he has amazing sex with Amy. After the conversation with Amy's mom, Sheldon asks Amy if they actually want to do it. She stares at him in disbelief, and he says "Bazinga!"
While Sheldon and Amy have their problems, Leonard is having his. He realizes that he is the only one who doesn't have a girlfriend and feels lonely. He goes to Howard and invokes their "Girlfriend Pact", which is where Howard gets Bernadette to get Leonard a date with one of her friends. This date ends up being one of the worst of Leonard's life, but he does decide to go on another date with this woman because she strongly implies that they'll have sex.
I. Living room
Title and Opening Themes
II. Living room
IV. Comic book store
V. Living room
VII. in front of Howard's apartment
VIII. Living room
XIV. Living room
Notes and Trivia
Penny was written out of this episode because the weekend before taping, September 11-12, Kaley suffered a broken leg in a horseback-riding accident. Originally, Brian Thomas Smith was cast in the episode as Zach, Penny's less-than-brilliant date from the last episode of season 3, but his character was cut when Kaley couldn't appear in the show.
Ironically, Howard got Bernadette from the "Girlfriend Pact" while Leonard was dating Penny.
We see quite a bit of the usually-unseen "fourth wall" in this episode when we see Sheldon's laptop (with Amy appearing on it) from the point of view of the couch. This segment of the episode was pre-taped and shown on monitors to the studio audience, since the set wall would have completely blocked the audience from seeing the scene if they'd done it live.
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