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609 - College Dropouts and the Medford Miracle

Aired Thursday, January 5, 2023
College Dropouts and the Medford Miracle

Sheldon is told he will need to drop out of college to get private funding for his database. Meanwhile, George is annoyed when Pastor Rob gets credit for the football team's victory.

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Episode Notes

  • Title Reference: "College Dropouts" refers to Sheldon's intention to drop out of college, and "the Medford Miracle" refers to the newspaper's description of the football team's victory.
  • Opening Credits Sequence: Sheldon is dressed in his normal clothes as a black cow with horns approaches the family.
  • Features a flashback to Sheldon rebuking wealthy business man Gary in "Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey".

> Bazinga

When a puzzled investor questions whether Sheldon is joking about his mother driving him to the presentation and waiting in the car, Sheldon clarifies that if he were joking, he would indicate it with a "Bazinga".


Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Good morning. I'm Sheldon Cooper. Thank you for taking the time to hear my proposal. I have some handouts.
Mr. Anderson: I-I'm sorry, who are you?
Sheldon: Oh, I'm... Sheldon Cooper. I'm here to pitch my idea for a grant computer database.
Mr. Anderson: How old are you?
Sheldon: When you hear my presentation, I believe you'll realize my age is irrelevant.
Mr. Anderson: So there's no adult with you?
Sheldon: Well, my mom drove me here, but I told her to wait in the car.
Mr. Anderson: Is this a joke?
Sheldon: I assure you, it's not. When I make jokes, I follow them with a "bazinga" so it's clear. Like this: "Bazinga."

Quote from Missy

Missy: And just so you know, Little Mermaid is rated G, and they totally kiss. On the lips.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: No one will even listen to my ideas. I'm being discriminated against because I'm too young.
Dr. John Sturgis: I'm sorry to hear that.
Sheldon: I can't wait till I'm your age and people treat me with respect and reverence.
Dr. John Sturgis: Sometimes older people get discriminated against, too.
Sheldon: For what? Getting smaller and cuter year after year? Look at you.

Quote from Dr. John Sturgis

Dr. John Sturgis: Well, sometimes people assume, because of my age, that I'm out of touch, that I, uh, don't know how to use new technologies, that I, uh... Hold on, there's a third one.

Quote from Dr. John Sturgis

Mr. Lockhart: How soon do you think you could have a prototype?
Sheldon: Well, working around my class schedule and a sensible bedtime, I think within a year.
Mr. Lockhart: If we fund this, we'd expect you to work on it full-time. We don't want someone else beating us to the punch.
Dr. John Sturgis: I suppose I could, uh, take a sabbatical from teaching, but my bedtime is also quite rigid.

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Episode Trivia

  • What does Missy claim is her favorite car brand?
    • Buick
    • Chrysler
    • Toyota
    • Ford
  • What is the mean of Sheldon's and John's ages?
    • 46
    • 36
    • 51
    • 41
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