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Young Sheldon: Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball with Zip

304. Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball with Zip

Aired October 17, 2019

Sheldon is forced to take a break from science when his new obsession with "The Lord of the Rings" leads to an unhealthy habit. Also, Missy asks George Sr. to teach her how to play catch.

Quote from Adult Sheldon

Adult Sheldon: You never know where scientific inspiration will strike. For Newton, it was under an apple tree. For Archimedes, it was sitting in a bathtub. For me, on this particular day, it had a "sweaty people eating meat" kind of vibe.

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Quote from George Jr.

George Sr.: Sheldon, do you really have to do that here?
Sheldon: If the management didn't want me to solve unified field theory, why would they give me a crayon?
George Jr.: I told you to crack a window and leave him in the car.

Quote from Adult Sheldon

Mary: Baby, you need to eat something.
Sheldon: But it looks like I can change the definitions of electric and magnetic fields and rotate the magnetic charge away mathematically to zero.
Mary: Maybe some fried okra would help.
Sheldon: Richard Feynman didn't develop quantum electrodynamics by filling up on fried okra.
Mary: Well, maybe that's because his mama didn't love him as much as I love you.
Adult Sheldon: Richard Feynman was Jewish. His mother didn't give him fried okra.

Quote from Missy

Sheldon: Ugh. What am I missing?
Missy: Wake me up one more time, and I will sneeze in your mittens. A big, wet, snotty one.

Quote from Missy

George Sr.: Son of a-
Missy: Dad, you busy?
George Sr.: Do I look like I'm busy?
Missy: I can't see what you look like. You're under the sink.

Quote from Meemaw

Meemaw: So, what's new?
Mary: I'm worried about Sheldon.
Meemaw: I said "new."

Quote from Mary

Mary: What's going on with John?
Meemaw: Not much. We write letters back and forth.
Mary: That's romantic.
Meemaw: Romantic if he were off to war, not in a mental hospital.
Mary: Well, he's at war with his inner demons.

Quote from Missy

George Sr.: You ever thrown a ball before?
Missy: Just rocks at Sheldon.
George Sr.: Did you hit him?
Missy: Every time.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: I'm so used to thinking about science, I'm not sure how to make myself stop. As soon as I think about not thinking about it, I'm thinking about it.
Meemaw: Well, why don't you just think about something else?
Sheldon: Like what?
Meemaw: I don't know. Read a comic book?
Sheldon: How do you think the spider that bit Peter Parker got radioactive? Science. How do you think Bruce Banner got exposed to gamma rays? Science.
Meemaw: All right.
Sheldon: When the Green Goblin flies-
Meemaw: I said all right.
Sheldon: Science.

Quote from Meemaw

Mary: [to Sheldon] I know you don't want to hear this, but I find prayer can bring incredible peace of mind.
Meemaw: Come on, Mary, I'm trying to help the kid.

Quote from Meemaw

Meemaw: You just need a new hobby.
Sheldon: Very well. What are yours?
Meemaw: Smoking, drinking and gambling. But we can find you something almost as fun.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: I've tried a few different activities, but whatever I do just leads me back to science.
Ms. Hutchins: Well, let's think about it. What's the opposite of science?
Sheldon: Science is based in facts, and the opposite of facts is fiction.
Ms. Hutchins: How about fantasy?
Sheldon: Magic and dragons.
Ms. Hutchins: We have a whole section here.
Sheldon: Ooh, that sounds intellectually bankrupt. I'll give it a shot.

Quote from Mary

Sheldon: Good news. I found a way to take a break from science.
Mary: That's great. What is it?
Sheldon: A fantasy book series called The Lord of the Rings.
Mary: Well, it's got "the Lord" in it. That's something.

Quote from Meemaw

Sheldon: There's a character named Gollum who was corrupted by the Ring of Power. Now he runs around naked and bites the heads off fish.
Meemaw: That's called sushi. Which, by the way, I will die before I eat.

Quote from Missy

Sheldon: This can't be right.
Missy: What now?
Sheldon: In the letter that Gandalf leaves for Frodo at The Prancing Pony, he says that it's Mid-year's Day, Shire year 1418. However, in Appendix B, it says that Gandalf met Radagast on June 29, which is impossible because- Hey!
Missy: Next time, it's my shoe. And I will put zip on it.

Quote from George Jr.

Ms. MacElroy: "The man who lived in the town was tall." Which word is the relative pronoun? Sheldon.
Sheldon: Have you read The Lord of the Rings?
Ms. MacElroy: Um, I have, but that's not what we're really doing right now.
Sheldon: The relative pronoun is "who." Now, did you notice that in Fellowship, Elrond says that the foundations of Barad-dur were made with the One Ring?
Ms. MacElroy: Let's say sure.
Sheldon: However, in Appendix B, "The Tale of Years," it's clear that Sauron began building Barad-dur in Second Age 1000, 600 years before the ring was forged.
Ms. MacElroy: Georgie.
George Jr.: Imagine living with this.
Ms. MacElroy: An hour a day is enough.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: The timeline doesn't make sense. I mean, it lists Samwise Gamgee's birth year as both 2963 and 2980.
Ms. Hutchins: Maybe he lied about his age.
Sheldon: Why?
Ms. Hutchins: I don't know. Maybe he thinks his neck makes him look older than he is.
Sheldon: But he's only in his 30s. That's young.
Ms. Hutchins: Thank you.
Sheldon: For a hobbit. For a human, that's mommy-age.
Ms. Hutchins: Thank you.

Quote from Adult Sheldon

Adult Sheldon: Having found no answers, I took it upon myself to rectify the inconsistent timeline in Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien had a brilliant mind, but let's be honest. He was no S.L. Cooper.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: Mom. Mom.
Mary: What's wrong?
Sheldon: I was Gollum and Smeagol and I was in a cave fighting with myself over physics and hobbits. And then I realized that even though physics is frustrating, it won't turn me into a tormented creature who bites the heads off fish. Okay, good night.
George Sr.: [to Mary] I've been doing a great job with Missy. This one's on you.


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