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Sheldon becomes so intent on demonstrating his intellectual superiority over the other guys that they kick him off the Physics Bowl team and replace him with his nemesis, Leslie.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Sara Gilbert ... Leslie Winkle
Mark Harelik ... Dr. Eric Gablehauser
Adam Gregor ... Dmitri
Sandra Marquez Sandra Marquez ... Woman
Sergio Enrique ... Son


With the perennial winning team not participating this year, Leonard, Howard and Raj feel that their foursome are the sure winners of this year's edition of the university's physics bowl. They have to talk a reluctant Sheldon into entering with them, which they do manage to do. They regret doing so after Sheldon takes control of everything and as such has taken any fun out of the process. After the threesome kick Sheldon off their team, Sheldon vows revenge by forming his own team. Despite Leonard's discomfort with the idea, they decide to ask Leslie Winkle to be Sheldon's replacement, she who declines until she learns that they are planning on destroying Sheldon in the process. During their match, Sheldon, who believes he is basically fielding a one man team (his teammates are a janitor, the lunch floor monitor and her son), has to decide what is the most important goal. Written by Huggo

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21 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Seasoned theoretical physicists like Sheldon and Leslie Winkle, and maybe even Leonard should not have been bewildered by the final question, which is a basic Feynman diagram with a known answer, hence the plausibility that the Russian janitor/scientist knew the answer from the top of his head. See more »


Sheldon: [discussing their team name for the Physics Bowl] Teams are traditionally named after fierce creatures, thus intimidating one's opponent.
Raj Koothrappali: Then we could be the "Bengal Tigers."
Sheldon: Poor choice. Gram for gram, no animal exceeds the relative fighting strength of the army ant.
Raj Koothrappali: Maybe so. But you can't incinerate a Bengal tiger with a magnifying glass.
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We Are the Champions
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
[The song is played immediately following Dr. Gablehauser announcing the winner of the Physics Bowl match between AA and PMS]
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