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Recap / The Big Bang Theory S 10 E 17 The Comic Con Conundrum

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Raj turns to Sheldon for help to get out of debt. Penny considers going to Comic Con with Leonard.

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  • Abilene Paradox: Leonard invites Penny to Comic-Con solely because he thinks she wants to go, and Penny accepts solely because she thinks Leonard wants her to come along. Both want the other to be happy, so it becomes an emotional Game of Chicken as neither wants to be the one to admit that they'd rather Penny not come.
  • Bankruptcy Barrel: Invoked. After reviewing Raj's spending, Sheldon suggests he buy a barrel and a pair of suspenders.
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  • Continuity Nod: The silly Aquaman costume Raj wore in the fourth season episode "Justice League Recombination" returns as a costume he wears while holding a sign advertising Stuart's comic book shop.
  • Goofy Suit: Raj wears his Aquaman costume to advertise the comic book store.
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