SECOND EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY
"THE WRITING BUG."
Sheldon becomes obsessed with writing for a living.
Sheldon, Leonard and Penny are on the same flight back
to the USA from their trip to Australia.
Raj and Howard are in the seat behind.
Sheldon: When I write this little experiment up in
"Experimental Physics", provided they publish it, the world will be my oyster.
Leonard: How so?
Sheldon: Originality Leonard, (slight pause) I'll
say no more.
Leonard: On the face of it you certainly are original
Leonard: No. (sarcasm)
Penny: It'll be a hit Sheldon.
Penny: No! Other readers are experimental
physicians, right?, so they'll love it. Especially when you tell them the part about the dingo attack on Raj
and your inadvertent trip to a (pause) where was that place again?
Sheldon: Nice try Penny, but it's be a scientific
magazine not a "who done it" Readers Digest mystery series.
Penny: And your lips are sealed
Sheldon: Well that depends. I might do another
article for the above as well.
Leonard: (alarmed) Do you think that
would be a good idea, Sheldon? I think the US government might want you to keep to that secrecy agreement you signed.
Penny: Oh yeah the secrecy thingy.
(fishing) What was that about again? (gives Leonard a conspiratorial look)
Sheldon: Shot of Sheldon's face then visual
image of the base from the outside as he remembers, then back to Sheldon's face again.
Nah, not important. Except for someone like Amy.
Shot of Sheldon's face again and another quick flash image of monkeys in cages at the base.
seat behind) Hey, you can't talk like that! You'll get us in trouble.
Sheldon: Well its not every day you get to
see the inside of a place like that. We may have an obligation to "spill the beans" as it were.
Howard: Yeah sure. Hello Pentridge Prison.
Sheldon: Mmm. I see where you are going with
this. Perhaps I'd best just stick to the facts of the experiment.
Penny: Wait a second, what about
Raj: Thats my
experiment. Leave it alone will you.
Penny: And you poor boy!
How did that go again?
out his chest as he speaks )Well in India it could have been a tiger but lucky for me I wasn't in the Indian jungle.
Penny: (Playful) Well there's
always next time Raj.
Plane lands. Shot through
the porthole with the three in the foreground looking out the same window.
Next scene is back at
Sheldon: (At his computer typing)
My, this writing thing is fun, Leonard.
Leonard: But you've done other papers before.
Sheldon: Not like this. One of the mysteries of
the entire planet and I'm the only one who has even started to scratch the surface.. BAZ - INGA!
Penny enters without knocking.
Penny: What have we here…2 brilliant
scientists I presume. (mock adulation)
Sheldon: Yeah right Leonard is a brilliant scientist…thats
a bit rich (gives the sheldon laugh)
Penny: Hey, thats my boyfriend you're
Sheldon: (mock surprise) My, my. What a week
or two in the Aussie desert can do!
Penny: Yeah, yeah, thanks to you.
I believe this whole thing was your idea.
Sheldon: Certainly was. I was tired of your
on again off again shenanigans.
Penny: Wai…wait, just
a minute. you mean me and Leonard going on this trip was your idea too.
Sheldon: (realizes he may have said too much)
………….well Leonard had something to say about it as well.
Looks at Leonard. Leonard looks back at him with an expression that says "Sh….ut uuuu-p!"
Penny: What ever! (carefree)
Leonard and Sheldon both look surprised at her reaction. But neither spoil the moment.
Moment of silence. Scene ends.
a bar all by himself, orders a drink sits down and waits for it at the bar.
He spots a girl and decides to play up his injury again, which is still in a sling. He takes a few sips and then moves
over to her
where she is sitting all by herself and quietly slips in beside her in her caral, smiling.
He figures he can take that chance because she is not very attractive looking and is looking a little desperate.
Raj. Fun night?
girl: Sure, 'bout yourself?
Raj: (casually) Can't
The music is a little loud, reggae, so its a bit difficult to hear above the din.
Raj: I'd ask you to
dance but I lost my mojo to an Australian wild animal. (Holds up his right arm in a sling)
Raj: In the Australian
Raj: It was nothing
really. I come from India. We have tigers.
girl: She laughs.
as he figures he is doing well.) can I get you a drink.?
A gin and tonic.
Raj goes to the bar comes and back with two gin and tonics. They sit cosied up together talking engagedly but
Howard and Bernadette enter but do not spot Raj.
Howard goes to the bar whilst Bernadette takes the vacant caral next to Raj facing away from him.
When howard joins her with their drinks he is facing Raj but does not recognise him from the back of
because the lights dimmed as he was at the bar as the music slowed.
All four get up almost simultaneously to dance and not until they are on the dance floor and bump into
each other that they recognise each other.
Howard : Dr Doolittle I presume?
Raj: And you
must be the engineer without a doctorate.
They continue dancing and Raj does some crazy Indian arm motions which emphasise the arm in a sling in
a funny but entertaining way.
next scene: They are outside. The four of
To the girl. Well it was nice meeting you.
Thanks, you too.
He kisses her on the cheek.
Can I have your phone number?
She retrieves a pen and paper from her handbag and writes it down and gives it to him before taking
next scene. Howard and Bernadette
in bed together.
Howard: So this is where it
all ends. We meet in a bar and soon before you know it we are having sex.
Bernadette: (drawn out, whimsical) Y-e-a-h!
Howard: So this is the new
Bernadette: Continuing same tone but upbeat version.…"Yeah."
They lie back facing the ceiling. shot pans out a little.