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The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization 

Leonard and Sheldon's friendship is put to the test when Leonard wants to present a paper they co-authored at a physics convention, but Sheldon doesn't.

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Leonard finds a letter in the trash can, the letter an invitation for him and Sheldon to speak at an upcoming conference on the topic of their latest joint research findings. Sheldon threw the letter out since he didn't want to do it. This brings to the forefront several issues. Has Sheldon thrown out any other important letters to Leonard? Who has the right to their joint intellectual property, especially if Leonard wants to present? Whose idea was the research to begin with? In Penny's eyes, does Leonard own anything appropriate to wear to the conference? Can Leonard and Sheldon come to a compromise so that they will speak to each other and be friends again? Written by Huggo

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17 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Chinese physicist at the end is wearing a "Greatest American Hero" T-shirt. See more »

Goofs

While chatting to Sheldon , Penny opens the top right-hand mailbox to get her mail.In later episodes her mailbox has moved 2 places to the left and is now next to Sheldon and Leonard's. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Hofstadter: We have to do this.
Sheldon Cooper: No, we have to take in nourishment, expel waste and breathe in enough oxygen to keep our cells from dying. Everything else is purely optional.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening scroll of the time line when it gets to 91,000 there is a mistake the dates read 93,000BC 92,000BC 91,0009C 90,000BC for some reason 91,000 is a 9c not a BC. See more »

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References The Greatest American Hero (1981) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Traditional nursery rhyme
[Howard uses an instrumental version of the nursery rhyme to accompany his online video]
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