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The Mystery Date Observation 

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Sheldon, Howard and Raj post an ad online to find a new girlfriend for Sheldon. Penny and Bernadette decide to spy when Amy is secretive about who she is dating.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Stephen Merchant ... Dave Gibbs
Analeigh Tipton ... Vanessa Bennett


Catching Amy kissing another man, Sheldon realizes that Amy has indeed moved on from him. As such, he decides to move on from her. As they were the ones who "found" Amy, Sheldon asks Howard and Raj to find his next girlfriend. After discussing the best approach to the task based on Sheldon's high standards, Howard thinks he has the perfect way to find that replacement to Amy. If all goes according to Howard and Raj's eventual plan, that perfect woman for Sheldon should arrive on his doorstep by the end of the evening. The questions become if any women will show up and if they do if any of them will be who Sheldon was expecting. Meanwhile, Amy is going out on a third date with Dave, the man she has been seeing. She has been short on information about Dave to Penny and Bernadette, so they decide to spy on Amy and Dave's date, knowing the restaurant where they will be dining. What they and their unexpected third see through the restaurant window may not tell the entire story of what is ... Written by Huggo

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English | Klingon | Sanskrit

Release Date:

12 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Title Reference: The title refers to Penny, Bernadette and Leonard spying on Amy's date. See more »


When Bernadette reverses her car into Dave's and the airbags in Dave's car deploy this is impossible for two reasons 1 The ignition would have to be on, 2 airbags deploy at a rate of deceleration and Bernadette wasn't going fast enough to cause them to deploy. See more »


[first lines]
Penny Hofstadter: I think it's so adorable you're making Sheldon breakfast.
Leonard Hofstadter: Mm, he's having a rough time. Amy broke his heart. The DVR cut off the last minute of Dr. Who. That crow followed him home.
Penny Hofstadter: Aren't you worried you're making french toast on oatmeal day?
Leonard Hofstadter: Ah, well, what's this? A pot of oatmeal, or, thanks to you, what I will now call gloatmeal.
Penny Hofstadter: Oh, I don't want credit for that.
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Sometimes I feel like I'm standing on a dock watching Western culture drift away from me like a massive boat. As I imagine it, the people on the deck are not waving goodbye. They're looking away, toward the horizon. The future. And the boat is accelerating. I don't bring this up to generate sympathy. No one threw me overboard. Disembarking was a conscious choice. And so is returning. With a little effort I can take a skiff out to sea and scramble up that gangplank anytime I want. I just have to stop being afraid of Facebook. And Instagram. And Twitter. And LinkedIn. And Tumblr. And Pinterest. And Snapchat. And, well... I guess the Internet. Also, I might need to jettison my love for belabored maritime metaphors. See more »


References Daredevil (2015) See more »


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Is Sheldon's next girlfriend the ultimate crazy, Jennifer Lawrence??!!
12 November 2015 | by dvintihSee all my reviews

The Gist: Amy goes on her third date with Dave. Sheldon tries to turn over a new leaf too.

Sheldon Cooper is a man on prowl!

Sheldon asks Howard and Raj to set up a series of puzzles whose prize would be Sheldon. So classic TBBT style. Any girl who's up for the challenge and smart enough to solve the puzzles must take note: being on-time and respect for Atomic Spectroscopy are of utter importance.

Best Line: Sheldon:(last few seconds left for the girl, who's solved his puzzles,to arrive) "Oh, she's such a drama queen... oh my god! It is Jennifer Lawrence then."

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