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Recap / The Big Bang Theory S 3 E 8 The Adhesive Duck Deficiency

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Plot

Leonard, Howard, and Raj watch the meteor shower. Meanwhile, Sheldon's night alone is interrupted when Penny slips in the shower and dislocates her shoulder.

Tropes

  • Accidental Pervert: Sheldon, who ends up grabbing Penny's breasts when helping her put her clothes on with his eyes closed.
  • Brick Joke: A twofer: Raj makes fun of Howard's accent and his big revelation.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Raj makes fun of Leonard's American accent.
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  • Camping Episode: Leonard, Howard and Raj camp out in the desert to observe the Leonid meteor shower.
  • Damsel in Distress: Sheldon refers to Penny as this.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Sheldon asks Penny why she has the Chinese character for "soup" tattooed on her buttock.
  • Incest Is Relative: Howard reveals he lost his virginity to his cousin.
    Howard: It was my second cousin.
    Raj: Who cares? You still slept with her.
  • Intoxication Ensues: Yhe guys, after eating the cookies. Also Penny's on painkillers.
  • Missing the Good Stuff: Leonard, Howard and Raj are so stoned they completely miss the meteor shower.
  • Modesty Towel: Penny miraculously has one on after having fallen down in the shower and gotten a dislocated shoulder. She couldn't get up or turn off the water without Sheldon's assistance, but somehow she was able to wrap a towel around herself before he arrived. This is a network show, after all.
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  • Out-of-Character Moment: When Sheldon tries to comfort Penny. It's very disturbing.
  • Personality Swap: When Sheldon has to take care of Penny (usually she mothers him), including pestering him to sing "Soft Kitty" to her.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Penny uses hers to get Sheldon to sing to her.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: When Sheldon is helping Penny get dressed while keeping his eyes closed. Currently provides the page quote.
    Penny: Okay, now you're gonna help me get my arm into the sleeve.
    [beat]
    Penny: …is that my arm?
    Sheldon: …it doesn't feel like an arm.
    Penny: Then maybe you should let it go.
  • Toplessness from the Back: Penny, while Sheldon is helping her get dressed.
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