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* TimePassageBeard: After three months in the North Pole, the guys sport long, shaggy beards. Except for Sheldon, whose beard is neatly trimmed.

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* TimePassageBeard: After three months in the North Pole, the guys sport long, shaggy beards. Except for Sheldon, whose beard is neatly trimmed. Howard later shaves his down to a mustache.


* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Discussed when the guys go there to get Sheldon and Raj mentions that Texas is nothing like the Western movies he saw as a kid. Also, Howard wears a red cowboy hat to "blend in", which is mocked by Leonard.
* NoodleIncident: Combined with LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain, apparently at one point of the expedition, the heat in the cabin went out and they were forced to sleep together naked. Howard doesn't like to bring it up.

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* EverythingIsBigInTexas: Discussed when the guys go there to get Sheldon back and Raj mentions that Texas is nothing like the Western movies he saw as a kid. Also, Howard wears a red cowboy hat to "blend in", which is mocked by Leonard.
Leonard and Sheldon's mother Mary.
* NoodleIncident: Combined with LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain, apparently at one point of the expedition, the heat in the cabin went out out. All the guys were then forced to huddle and sleep together naked to maintain warmth. Howard and Leonard don't like to bring it up, Sheldon merely thinks of it as a survival method they were forced to sleep together naked. Howard doesn't like apply and Raj instead thinks of it as a fond "bonding moment" between the four of them (much to bring it up. Howard's disgust).


'''Leonard:''' : No, the overreaction was the plan to tie your limbs to four different sled dog teams and yell "'''mush'''"!

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'''Leonard:''' : No, the overreaction was the plan to tie your limbs to four different sled dog teams and yell "'''mush'''"!


** ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' is brought up while driving through Texas.

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** ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' is brought up while driving through Texas.

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* NotHyperbole: Leonard says they messed with Sheldon's results to make him happy, because when he ''wasn't'' happy they wanted to ''kill'' him. He then says they actually had a plan ready to kill him before they messed with his results, two in fact.
-->'''Leonard:''' We were going to throw his Kindle outside, and when he went to get it, lock the door and let him freeze to death.\\
'''Sheldon:''' (''gasps'') That seems like a bit of an overreaction.\\
'''Leonard:''' : No, the overreaction was the plan to tie your limbs to four different sled dog teams and yell "'''mush'''"!


* ADickInName: Howard referring to Sheldon as a "giant dictator", saying that he added the "tator" to make it less harsh.

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* ADickInName: Howard referring to Sheldon as a "giant dictator", saying that he added the "tator" to make it less harsh. Raj also adds to this by referring to Sheldon as a "Dickensian" at one point, where he added the "ensian".


* DisproportinateRetribution: Upon hearing that the others wanted to lock him out of the cabin and let him freeze to death, Sheldon thought that was a bit of an overreaction. Leonard disagreed; that would be the plan to [[NoKillLikeOverkill tie his limbs to four different sled dog teams and yelling "Mush!"]].

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* DisproportinateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution: Upon hearing that the others wanted to lock him out of the cabin and let him freeze to death, Sheldon thought that was a bit of an overreaction. Leonard disagreed; that would be the plan to [[NoKillLikeOverkill tie his limbs to four different sled dog teams and yelling "Mush!"]].


* ADickInName: Raj referring to Sheldon as a "giant dictator", saying that he added the "tator" to make it less harsh.

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* ADickInName: Raj Howard referring to Sheldon as a "giant dictator", saying that he added the "tator" to make it less harsh.harsh.
* DisproportinateRetribution: Upon hearing that the others wanted to lock him out of the cabin and let him freeze to death, Sheldon thought that was a bit of an overreaction. Leonard disagreed; that would be the plan to [[NoKillLikeOverkill tie his limbs to four different sled dog teams and yelling "Mush!"]].


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* NoodleIncident: Combined with LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain, apparently at one point of the expedition, the heat in the cabin went out and they were forced to sleep together naked. Howard doesn't like to bring it up.

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* BatmanGambit: It's implied that Sheldon's mom pulls one on him to make him go back to California with the guys.


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* RunningGag: Poor Leonard just can't catch a break with Penny until the end of the episode. Raj's complete inability to talk to women is also referenced briefly.


** ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' is brought up while driving through Texas.

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** ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' is brought up while driving through Texas.


* EverythingIsBiggerInTexas: Discussed when the guys go to get Sheldon and Raj mentions that Texas is nothing like the Western movies he saw as a kid. Also, Howard wears a red cowboy hat to "blend in", which is mocked by Leonard.
* ShoutOut: ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is mentioned in regard to Howard's cowboy hat.

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* EverythingIsBiggerInTexas: EverythingIsBigInTexas: Discussed when the guys go there to get Sheldon and Raj mentions that Texas is nothing like the Western movies he saw as a kid. Also, Howard wears a red cowboy hat to "blend in", which is mocked by Leonard.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is mentioned in regard to Howard's cowboy hat.hat.
** ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' is brought up while driving through Texas.


* ArtisticLicense : In Real Life, people have ethics.
* BreakTheHaughty : What the guys intend to do by messing with Sheldon's experiment.
* TheirFirstTime : After two seasons of UST, Penny finally makes a move on Leonard. And it's weird.

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* ArtisticLicense : %%* ArtisticLicense: In Real Life, people have ethics.
* BreakTheHaughty : What BreakTheHaughty: Sheldon when he discovers that the guys intend to do by messing messed with Sheldon's experiment.
his experiment to keep him from driving them crazy.
* TheirFirstTime : ADickInName: Raj referring to Sheldon as a "giant dictator", saying that he added the "tator" to make it less harsh.
* EverythingIsBiggerInTexas: Discussed when the guys go to get Sheldon and Raj mentions that Texas is nothing like the Western movies he saw as a kid. Also, Howard wears a red cowboy hat to "blend in", which is mocked by Leonard.
* ShoutOut: ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is mentioned in regard to Howard's cowboy hat.
* TheirFirstTime:
After two seasons of UST, Penny finally makes a move on Leonard. And it's weird.weird.
* TimePassageBeard: After three months in the North Pole, the guys sport long, shaggy beards. Except for Sheldon, whose beard is neatly trimmed.
* WasntThatFun: While the guys complain about the conditions on the Arctic expedition, Sheldon thinks it was "a hoot-and-a-half."

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!!! Plot

The gang returns from their project in the North Pole. Sheldon is excited about his findings, but the guys tampered with his results, humiliating him in front of everyone at the university. Penny lets Leonard know how she feels, but they're interrupted when Sheldon runs home to Texas.

!!! Tropes appearing in the episode

* ArtisticLicense : In Real Life, people have ethics.
* BreakTheHaughty : What the guys intend to do by messing with Sheldon's experiment.
* TheirFirstTime : After two seasons of UST, Penny finally makes a move on Leonard. And it's weird.

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