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Recap / The Big Bang Theory S 4 E 6 The Irish Pub Formulation

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Plot

Raj's sister Priya comes to visit. She and Leonard have a secret sexual relationship, which is discovered by Sheldon.

Tropes appearing in the episode

  • Absentee Actor: The second of two "Penniless" episodes, due to Kaley Cuoco having suffered an injury while horseback riding.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Subverted. While Sheldon's belief of how they would comes to the conclusion Leonard slept with Priya was much more convoluted than how it actually went down, he did correctly guess that Leonard not preparing a lie in advance to what he actually did the previous night would come back to haunt him.
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  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Raj's attitude about Leonard or Howard hooking up with Priya.
  • Pet the Dog: Sheldon praises Howard for his admittedly clever "cobbler" play on words.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Although this is Priya's first appearance on the show, the whole cast previously met her on an earlier visit that took place before the pilot and thus greet her as though she's a returning character. Technically, Penny hasn't met her yet, but Penny isn't in this episode.
  • Spit Take: At the end of the episode, Leonard does this when he found out the flavor for Sheldon's snow cone is Mango Caterpillar.
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