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20Quotes from ‘The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization’

The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization

109. The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization

Aired March 17, 2008

When Sheldon and Leonard are asked to present their work at a physics conference, Sheldon unilaterally decides not to. Leonard and Sheldon feud when Leonard decides to present their work alone in spite of Sheldon's objections. Penny's attempts at reconciling the pair only make matters worse.

Quote from Penny

Leonard: Is this the stuff you want me to try on?
Penny: No this is the stuff I want you to throw out. Seriously, don't even give it to charity. You won't be helping anyone.

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: You are not Isaac Newton.
Sheldon: No, no, that's true. Gravity would have been apparent to me without the apple.

Quote from Penny

Sheldon: Just the latest copy of Applied Particle Physics Quarterly.
Penny: Oh, you know, that is so weird that yours came and mine didn't.

Quote from Howard

Howard: The monster truck is out of Austin, Texas, and the blue Viper is being operated from suburban Tel Aviv.
Sheldon: You may want to put on slacks.
Penny: What? Eww! Stop it! No! Leave me alone.
Leonard:Who's running the red Corvette?
Howard: That would be me!

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: Oh, geez, does this suit really look that bad?
Sheldon: Forget your suit. Look at my arms flailing. I'm like a flamingo on Ritalin.

Quote from Howard

Penny: Howard, would you like to explain to me why your Facebook page has a picture of me sleeping on your shoulder captioned: "Me and My Girlfriend"?
Howard: Uh oh, here comes "The Talk"!
*Penny tries to blow up Howard's head.*

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: Sheldon, why is this letter in the trash?
Sheldon: Well, there's always the possibility that a trash can spontaneously formed around the letter, but Occam's Razor would suggest that someone threw it out.

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: You cannot blow up my head with your brain.
Sheldon: Then I'll settle for an aneurysm.

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: Are there any other honors that I've gotten that I don't know about? Did UPS drop off a Nobel Prize with my name on it?
Sheldon: Leonard, please don't take this the wrong way, but the day you win a Nobel Prize is the day I begin my research on the drag co-efficient of tassles on flying carpets.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Look at me, look at me, I've got goosebumps.

Quote from Howard

Howard: Gentlemen, I am now about to send a signal from this laptop through our local ISP racing down fiber optic cable at the of light to San Francisco bouncing off a satellite in geosynchronous orbit to Lisbon, Portugal, where the data packets will be handed off to submerged transatlantic cables terminating in Halifax, Nova Scotia and transferred across the continent via microwave relays back to our ISP and the external receiver attached to this...lamp.

Quote from Leonard

Penny: What is this?
Leonard: Oh, careful. That's my original series Battlestar Galactica flight suit.
Penny: Oh, why didn't you wear it on Halloween?
Leonard: Because it's not a costume, it's a flight suit.

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: Okay, if I may drill down to the bedrock of my question, why did you throw it out?
Sheldon: Because I have no interest in standing in the Rose Room of the Pasadena Marriott in front of a group of judgmental strangers, who wouldn't recognize true genius if it were standing in front of them giving a speech. Which, if I were there, it would be.

Quote from Penny

Penny: Is this your only tie?
Leonard: Ah. Technically yes, but, if you'll notice, it's reversible. So it works as two.
Penny: Oh, sweetie, I don't think it even works as one.

Quote from Sheldon

Penny: So you and Leonard-
Sheldon: Oh dear God.
Penny: Little misunderstanding, huh?
Sheldon: A little misunder- Galileo and the Pope had a little misunderstanding.

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: You cannot possibly be that arrogant.
Sheldon: You continue to underestimate me, my good man.

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: Okay, I'm going ask you one more time. We did the work together, let's present the paper together.
Sheldon: And I'm telling you for the last time, it's pandering, it's undignified, and bite me.

Quote from Leonard

Leonard: A joke. Okay. How about this, um, okay, uh there's this farmer, and he has these chickens, but they won't lay any eggs. So, he calls a physicist to help. The physicist then does some calculations, and he says, um, I have a solution, but it only works with spherical chickens in a vacuum.

Quote from Leonard

Leonard: Kandor was the Capital city of the planet, Krypton. It was miniaturized by Brainiac before Krypton exploded and then rescued by Superman.
Penny: Oh, nice!
Leonard: It's a lot cooler when girls aren't looking at it.

Quote from Howard

Howard: I don't know, Sheldon, those topical conferences on Bowes-Einstein condensates parties are legendary.
Leonard: Forget the parties.
Howard: Forget the parties!? What a nerd!


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