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Recap / The Big Bang Theory S 2 E 22 The Classified Materials Turbulence

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When Leonard learns that Stuart is going on a date with Penny, he jealously gives Stuart advice to sabotage it, but his guilt soon gets to him. Meanwhile, Howard learns that a waste disposal system he built for the Space Station is going to malfunction and hurries to find a means to fix it.


  • Brick Joke: The meat loaf stuck on the ceiling.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Sheldon keeps explaining all the jokes about Howard's space toilet.
  • Literal Metaphor: Howard has to find a way to fix the space toilet or the waste material is going to get into the power turbines on the ISS.
    Raj: You mean so it doesn't hit the fan?
  • Relationship Sabotage: Leonard gives Stuart bad advice for his date with Penny. However, he later comes to regret it.
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  • Toilet Humor: A lot of it regarding the fact Howard's zero gravity waste disposal system is on the verge of failing.
  • Wrong Name Outburst: Stuart tells Leonard that Penny called out Leonard's name during sex. Stuart is just happy she didn't say "You know I'm a dude, right?"

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