|Writers||Bill Prady (Story), Chuck Lorre (Story), Stephen Engel (Teleplay), Tim Doyle (Teleplay)|
|Starring||Mark Harelik as Dr. Eric Gablehauser|
|Air Date||13 October 2008|
Season 2, Episode 4 (0204)
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Raj is included in People magazine's '30 Under 30 to Watch' list, sparking jealousy from his friends, first from Wolowitz who receives no mention of his mechanical design that led to Raj's discovery, and Sheldon who doesn't understand why Raj's work is being recognized (at all). Leonard admonishes them and they attempt to be supportive of Raj, however his antics - including hiring an assistant and misleading the interviewers about his 'humble background' (his father is a gynecologist and drives a Bentley) - leads to a strain between them. Leonard, still having been supportive, loses his cool when Raj asks Penny to be his date for the party thrown by People and makes the belittling comment 'I can't believe it took you a year'. After the party, a very intoxicated Raj and annoyed Penny return to his apartment (The 'Raj Mahal') and receive a web-call from his parents, who criticize Raj for 'dating' a white girl despite Penny setting them straight that she isn't his girlfriend. The night ends when Raj exits to be sick from drinking too much at the party.
The following morning, Raj appears sober and hungover on Penny's doorstep and she makes him apologize to her without any notes or third-party interpretation. This leads to Raj's first ever direct words to Penny while not drunk or distracted - 'Sorry'. She gives him a hug, showing her forgiveness, at which point Leonard leaves his apartment and sees them hugging. When Penny leaves, Raj turns around and gives Leonard a gloating grin.
I. Living room
Titles and opening theme
II. Sheldon's office
III. hallway in front of Rajesh's office
- Sheldon tries to smile.
IV. Rajesh's office
- A rather arrogant Rajesh tells about his People magazine's photo shoot and an upcoming reception. The others don't wanna go with him after he calls them untouchables.
- Penny turns up and tells the guys off for not accompanying Rajesh. She accepts his invitation. After another insult, the other guys leave him.
VI. hallway in front of apartments, Saturday
VII. Living room
VIII. Rajesh's apartment
IX. hallway in front of apartments
Assuming that the events of this episode take place over one week, the episode starts on a Saturday or Sunday. We see the guys having Chinese food, but it can't have been a Friday, because when they invite Rajesh out for dinner the next day he mentions that the reception from People magazine is "this Saturday". The episode finishes on Sunday morning after the reception.
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The title refers to Sheldon's childhood wish to create a griffin using recombinant DNA research after the untimely death of the family cat, "Lucky".