Penny asks Leonard to sign for a piece of furniture while she is out. It turns out the furniture is bigger than they had expected and after having a difficult time, they eventually succeed in getting it up to her apartment. While there, Sheldon sees that Penny’s apartment is a complete mess and insists on tidying up. Later that night Leonard is awakened by sounds coming from outside of his bedroom.
Leonard goes out into the living area with his lightsaber and realizing that the door is open, finds that Sheldon has used Penny’s spare key to enter her apartment to clean. Although initially he is opposed to the idea, he eventually caves in and helps Sheldon clean. The next morning Penny awakens to find out that her apartment has been cleaned.
Entering Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment in a fit of rage, she demands her key back. Later, Penny runs into Rajesh in the hallway and talks to him about being upset over what happened. Penny decides to forgive them while Raj was thinking; “Boy, her hair smells nice” and “Maybe my mother was right. Maybe I should marry an Indian girl. We would have the same cultural background and she could sing the same lullabies my mother sang to me”. Penny then hugs Raj, much to his surprise. He then turns his pelvis to avoid embarrassing himself.
Later, Leonard tries to apologize with several analogies referencing moments in history where errors in judgment resulted in positive outcomes. Penny cuts him off, then hugs him saying, “We’re okay”. Later, the guys help Penny put together her media center, but get so focused on the task that they don’t hear her when she comments that she’s hot and is going to take off her clothes. Soon they get completely carried away and go to the dump to find better materials, leaving Penny to do it by herself and would possibly leave the guys completely embarrassed when they see that she’s finished the job herself.
(The morning after Sheldon has cleaned Penny’s apartment.)
Sheldon: I’m feeling so good today, I’m going to choose from the lower fiber end of the shelf. Hello, Honey Puffs.
(Penny is yelling from across the hall)
Penny: SON OF A BITCH!
Leonard: Penny’s up.
Penny: YOU SICK AND GEEKY BASTARDS!
Leonard: How did she know it was us?
Sheldon: I may have left a suggestive organizational schematic for her bedroom closet.
Leonard: God, this is gonna be bad.
Sheldon: Goodbye Honey Puffs, hello Big Bran.
We realize that Sheldon is allergic to bees for the first time.
This is the first time we hear that Howard is allergic to peanuts.
We find out in this episode that Leonard has 2,600+ comic books on Superman.
We see the inside of Penny’s apartment for the first time.
We learn that Sheldon has possible Obsessive-Compulsive disorder and has trouble understanding sarcasm.
The book that Leonard picks up in Penny’s apartment after carrying up her furniture with Sheldon is ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne.
Chronology: Season 1, Episode 2, (DVD) Disc 1
Airdate: October 1, 2007
Robert Cohen, David Goetsch, Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady
Robert Cohen and David Goetsch
Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady