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The Middle Earth Paradigm 

The guys are invited to Penny's Halloween party, where Leonard has yet another run-in with Penny's ex-boyfriend Kurt.

Director:

Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Brian Patrick Wade ... Kurt
Rachel Cannon ... Patty
Erin Allin O'Reilly ... Cheryl
Kimberly Jeppson ... Vicki (as Kimberly Kevon Williams)
Cynthia Holloway Cynthia Holloway ... Roberta
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Storyline

When Penny asks the guys to her party, which will include dancing, they seriously think about not attending as they aren't "dance" people. But when they learn it's a costume party (the fact of it being Halloween irrelevant), they change their collective minds and decide to go. Leonard wants this party to be an opportunity for Penny to see him as someone in her social circle. But Leonard's goals for the evening change when Kurt, Penny's ex-boyfriend, shows up, he who seems to be an invited guest and who Penny seems happy to see. Leonard, still smarting from his first and only other previous encounter with Kurt, tries to be Penny's protector while protecting himself from a potentially painful beating from Kurt. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

29 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Howard (Simon Helberg) tries to hit on a sexy nurse with the mirror technique. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon mispronounces "manga", the Japanese word for 'comic book' or 'graphic novel'. For it to have been pronounced as Sheldon had done, it would have to be spelled "meinga", which is meaningless in Japanese. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Raj Koothrappali: OK, if no-one else will say it, I will. We really suck at paint-ball.
Howard Wolowitz: That was absolutely humiliating.
Leonard: Oh, come on, some battles you win, some battles you lose.
Howard Wolowitz: Yes, but you don't have to lose to Kyle Bernstein's Bar-Mitzvah party.
Leonard: I think we have to acknowledge those were some fairly savage preadolescent Jews.
Sheldon: No, we were annihilated by our own incompetent and the inability of some people to follow the chain of command.
Leonard: Sheldon, let it go!
Sheldon: No, I want to talk about the fact that ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In the opening scroll of the time line there is a mistake when it gets to 91,000; the dates read 93,000BC 92,000BC 91,0009C 90,000BC. For some reason 91,000 is a "9c" not a BC. See more »

Connections

References Catwoman (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama's Room
(uncredited)
Performed by Under The Influence of Giants
[Heard during Penny's party]
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