When Sheldon's latest scientific discovery is disproven on national television, Leonard and Amy try to help him through the shame. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette get a house guest in the form of Raj.
- As Himself: Wil Wheaton and NPR host Ira Flatow.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Leonard disproved the existence of the element that Sheldon supposedly discovered. He thinks that will make Sheldon happy, as he won't be in the spotlight anymore; unfortunately, this was just after Sheldon decided to embrace that spotlight.
- One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others: Sheldon is playing with his trains.
Sheldon: Here comes the Embarrassment Express. It stops at Fraudville, Wonder-Bluder-Burg, and Kansas City, because it's a hub.
- Swear Jar: Invoked when Sheldon is talking over the phone with an angry President Siebert.
Well, if you wanted to raise money for the university, you should consider a swear jar. [Beat
] Wow, that's a dollar right there!