Episode 4: The Luminous Fish Effect

Storyline

Sheldon isn’t looking forward to the faculty mixer where he will meet his new boss, Dr. Eric Gablehauser, who Sheldon doesn’t respect. Due to an inappropriate comment to Gablehauser, Sheldon promptly gets fired. Sheldon has no interest in getting his job back. With his new found free time, Sheldon works on a series of rather meaningless experiments at home, which drive Leonard and Penny crazy. Feeling at the end of his rope in dealing with a crazed Sheldon, Leonard calls in the one person who he thinks can get Sheldon out of his funk: his mother. Mary Cooper, a religious southerner, deals with her son in her own special way, which may have a side benefit to herself.

Cast

Johnny Galecki – Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco – Penny
Simon Helberg – Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar – Raj Koothrappali
Laurie Metcalf – Mary Cooper
Mark Harelik – Dr. Eric Gablehauser
Sierra Edwards – Summer

My favourite quotes
Penny: This is the best cobbler ever!
Mary: You know what the secret ingredient is?
Penny: Love?
Mary: Lard.

Mary: Now, you listen here. I have being telling you since you were four years old, it’s okay to be smarter than everybody but you can’t go around pointing it out.
Sheldon: Why not?
Mary: Because people don’t like it. You don’t remember all the ass kickings you got from the neighbor kids. Now lets get cracking. Shower, shirt, shoes and let’s shove off.
Sheldon: There wouldn’t have been any ass kickings if that stupid death ray had worked.

Sheldon: This car weighs, let’s say, 4,000 pounds. Now add 140 for me, 120 for you…
Penny: 120?!
Sheldon: Oh, I’m sorry. Did I insult you? Is your body mass somehow tied into your self-worth?

Sheldon: I can’t believe he fired me.
Leonard: Well, you did call him a “glorified high school science teacher whose last successful experiment was lighting his own farts.”
Sheldon: In my defense, I prefaced that with, “with all due respect.”

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