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608 - Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha

Aired Thursday, December 8, 2022
Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha

Sheldon's plan to build a database of research grants gets bogged down by legal negotiations with the university. Meanwhile, Pastor Jeff leads a morality campaign against Meemaw's video store.

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Episode Notes

  • Title Reference: "Legalese" refers to Adult Sheldon's comment about the contract negotiations with the university, and "a Whole Hoo-Ha" refers to the video store customer's complaint about Basic Instinct.
  • Opening Credits Sequence: Sheldon is dressed in his normal clothes as a black cow with horns approaches the family.
  • When Dr. Linkletter offers Sheldon a restraining order featuring Richard Feynman's signature, Sheldon says that's a really good way to get autographs and he'll have to keep that in mind. On The Big Bang Theory, it's established that Sheldon has restraining orders from Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Carl Sagan and Bill Nye. [316, 521, 707]
  • Sheldon liking spaghetti, paticularly with little hot dogs cut up in it, has been mentioned on The Big Bang Theory. [320, 523, 823]


Quote from George Jr.

Mrs. Howard: I can't believe you would rent this filth.
Mandy: It's not filth. It's Basic Instinct.
Mrs. Howard: Well, my husband was watching it and there was a woman in there who showed her hoo-ha.
George Jr.: Yeah, she does.
Mandy: Come on, I mean, you don't see the whole thing. At most, you see a "hoo."
George Jr.: If you see the "hoo," the "ha's" right there.

Quote from Meemaw

Meemaw: [on the phone] I'd like to order five more copies of Basic Instinct and a couple more of Fatal Attraction. Is there anything else?
Mandy: Ooh, uh, get a Last Temptation of Christ. That'll really piss people off.
Meemaw: And a copy of The Last Temptation of Christ to really piss people off. Thank you.

Quote from Dr. Linkletter

Dr. Linkletter: Sheldon, thank you for coming in. I want to apologize for our little tiff earlier.
Sheldon: You're forgiven.
Dr. Linkletter: Oh. Great. I found something that might be of interest to you. An authentic signature from Richard Feynman.
Sheldon: Where did you get this?
Dr. Linkletter: Details aren't important.
Sheldon: Is this a restraining order?
Dr. Linkletter: Not important.
Sheldon: That's actually a really good way to get autographs. I'll have to keep that in mind.

Quote from Meemaw

Meemaw: So you're saying we should just give in, after what that holy-rolling Muppet has done to your whole family?
Mandy: He does look like a Muppet.

Quote from George Jr.

George Jr.: Dang, it's busy in here for a weekday.
Meemaw: Social Security checks landed.
George Jr.: Hm. Getting paid just to be old... must be nice.
Meemaw: I ain't complaining.

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Episode Trivia

  • Which Chinese dish did George mention in the lawyer's office?
    • Chow Mein
    • Kung Pao Chicken
    • Chop Suey
    • Moo Shu Pork
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