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Recap / The Big Bang Theory S 3 E 18 The Pants Alternative

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When Sheldon wins an award, he finds himself needing his friends' help to overcome his stage fright.

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  • Chicken Joke: "Why did the chicken cross the Mobius strip? To get to the same side. Bazinga!"
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Sheldon ends up taking off his pants during his speech, leaving him in his tighty-whiteys. And then he takes those off.
  • Innocent Innuendo:
    Penny: So, whaddya say, Sheldon? Are we your X-Men?
    Sheldon: No, the X-Men were named after the X in Charles Xavier. Since I am Sheldon Copper, you will be my C-Men.
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  • Instant Humiliation: Just Add YouTube!: Sheldon's speech gets posted as "Physicist Melts Down".
  • In Vino Veritas: Sheldon takes a little too much to drink, turning his speech into a stand-up routine ending with him mooning the audience.
  • Retail Therapy: Penny takes Sheldon shopping for a new suit to give him confidence. She admits that when she gets stressed, she goes out and buys a cute top or a fun skirt.
    Sheldon: Don't you eventually realize you're just the same stressed-out person in a cute top or a fun skirt?
    Penny: Yep, that's when I buy shoes.
  • Uranus Is Showing:
    Sheldon: Now, for the astronomers in the audience, get ready to see the dark side of the moon... and here's Uranus!
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