The Big Bang Theory (2007–…): Season 4, Episode 11 - The Justice League Recombination - full transcript

The guys enter a costume contest as members of the Justice League and convince Penny and Zack to join them.

Water Demon.

Ice Dragon.

Lesser Warlord of Ka'a.

Not so fast.

Infinite Sheldon.

Infinite Sheldon?

Yes. Infinite Sheldon defeats
all other cards...

...and does not violate the rule against
homemade cards. I made it at work.


You understand why people
don't wanna play with you?


Although it's a question
I've been pondering since preschool.

- Hey.
- Hey.


Hey, your copy of Science magazine
was in my mailbox.

- Oh, thanks.
- Check it out.

All about planets this month.

That's an atom.

Agree to disagree.

That's what I love about science:
There's no one right answer.

- So you and Zack again, huh?
- Yeah, yeah, me and Zack again.

Were we here earlier?

- Okay, we should go.
- Not yet.

I wanna talk science
with the science dudes.

Oh, and the science dudes
wanna talk science with you.

What do you wanna talk about?
Rocks? Dinosaurs?

Our friend the beaver?

I saw this great thing
on the Discovery Channel.

Turns out that if you kill a starfish,
it'll just come back to life.

Was the starfish wearing
boxer shorts?

Because you might've been watching

No, I'm almost sure
that it was the Discovery Channel.

It was a great show. They also said
dolphins might be smarter than people.

They might be smarter
than some people.

Well, maybe we can do an experiment
to find out.

That's easy enough.

We'd need a large tank of water,
a hoop to jump through...

...and a bucket of whatever
bite-size treats you find tasty.


I don't get it.

A dolphin might.

Oh, I see.
You guys are inferring that I'm stupid.

That's not correct.
We were implying it.

You then inferred it.

Let's go.

For a group of guys who claim
they spent most of their lives...

...being bullied, you can be real jerks.
Shame on all of you.

What the hell did I do?

You laughed.

You think Penny's right?
Were we bullying Zack?

No. I know bullying.

He left here unswirlied,
and his ass crack was underpants-free.

And nobody drew a penis
on his forehead.

That happened to you?

First day of Cricket Camp.

They drew it
so the testicles were my eyes.

I don't know,
we might owe the guy an apology.

So go apologize.

- Why me?
- You started it. We just piled on.

- What would I even say?
- "Zack, I'm sorry you're stupid.

Have a Milk Dud."

- A Milk Dud?
- Yeah.

Milk Duds,
with their self-deprecating name...

...and remarkably mild flavor...

...are the most apologetic
of the boxed candies.

Well, I got a better idea.
We're all responsible. I say we all go.

Come on, who's with me?

Free comic books
to anyone who comes with me.

I might get punched.
You really wanna miss that?

- Junior Mints are pretty apologetic.
- You're embarrassing yourself.


- What?
- We came to talk to Zack. Hey, Zack.

What do you want?

The stuff we were saying before,
we were just kidding around.

No, you weren't.
You were making fun of me.

Come on. That's what we do.
We give each other a hard time.

Hey, Sheldon,
you look like a praying mantis.

- That's very hurtful.
- See?

I don't know. Still wasn't very nice.

Milk Dud?

Oh, I love Milk Duds.

Okay, we're cool.

Junior Mints.

- You wanna have a beer?
- We're on our way... the comic-book store, so...
- Leonard's buying.

Really? I haven't been to a comic-book
store in literally a million years.

Literally? Literally a million years?


- You wanna go with them?
- No.

- Okay, see you later.
- What...? Wait, wait, wait.

You're ditching me
to go look at comic books?

- Are you mad at me?
- I'm not happy.


Milk Dud?

Wow, this place is awesome.

Where do they keep the Archies?

In the bedrooms of 10-year-old girls,
where they belong.

You're thinking old-school Archie.
It's much more sophisticated now.

Like, there's two universes.

Archie's married to Betty in one
and Veronica in the other.

- Midge is even breaking up with Moose.
- No.

About time, right?


You guys finally chip in
for a bodyguard?

No. This is Zack.
He's a friend of ours.

Zack, this is Stuart.
He owns the store.

Wow, lucky you.

Yeah. I work 70 hours a week
and average $1.65 an hour.


Is that sarcasm?

No, it's an indictment
of the American education system.

- The Archies are over here.
- Yippee.

So are you guys coming
to my New Year's Eve costume party?

Of course. We're coming
as the Justice League of America.

Switching it up from last year when we
came as the Justice League of America.

To that point, it occurs to me
that we might have an opportunity... finally snare
Best Group Costume...

...if we shore up our weak link,
which is clearly Leonard as Superman.

Hey, I got new boots this year.
Guaranteed to add 3 inches.

That's sad.

Let's ask ourselves,
is there anyone we know...

...who would make a more manly
and convincing son of Krypton?

Than Leonard in high-heeled boots?

Howard's mother
in high-heeled boots?

I was thinking specifically
of the gentleman over there...

...moving his lips as he enjoys
the latest exploits of Betty and Veronica.


He's the only person we know
with actual muscles.

You can't replace me with Zack.

Why not? Penny did it.

Yeah. She seems happier.
Why wouldn't we be?

Score. I got an Archie,
Betty and Veronica, and a Jughead.

All set for my weekend number twos.


Zack, how would you like
to be Superman?

I don't know.
Sounds like a lot of responsibility.

Fine, if Zack's gonna be Superman,
I wanna be Green Lantern.

- But I'm Green Lantern.
- You can be Aquaman.

I don't wanna be Aquaman. He sucks.

He sucks underwater.

He sucks fish pee.

Excuse me. I believe Aquaman
uses his telepathic powers... request the fish do their business

- Hey, babe.
- I'm still mad at you.

You won't be
when you hear the great news.

- What great news?
- We're going to a costume party... the comic-book store
on New Year's Eve...

...and you get to be Wonder Woman.

Complete with bulletproof bracelets
and Lasso of Truth.

Invisible Plane sold separately.

Okay, why me? Why can't your girlfriend
be Wonder Woman?

Yeah, well, she and her lab team
are under quarantine.

At the Christmas party, they were doing
Jell-O shots out of Petri dishes...

...that used to contain yellow fever.

Okay. Well, what about
your friend Amy?

Amy Farrah Fowler doesn't believe
in wearing costumes.

She isn't the free spirit I am.

Forget it. I'm not spending my
New Year's Eve at a comic-book store...

...wearing a Wonder Woman costume.


He says he'll wear it
if you'll be Aquaman.

What are you doing?

We're going to be late.
I'm pacing nervously.

- You're jogging.
- This is how the Flash paces.

- Just chill out, Sheldon.
- I'm not Sheldon, I'm the Flash.

And now I'm going to the Grand Canyon
to scream in frustration.

I'm back.

I'm Batman.

I hardly think so.
The real Caped Crusader...

...calls his crime-fighting cohorts
when he's running late.

I had to walk.

I couldn't get Raj
on the back of my scooter.

I've said this before and I'll say it again:
Aquaman sucks.

Look up in the sky.

It's a bird. It's a plane!

I forget the rest.

All right, let's get this thing over with.

I'm sorry, but in what universe
is Wonder Woman blond?

Relax. No one's gonna be
looking at her hair.


I mean:


Costume came with a black wig.
Where is it?

- I'm not wearing it. It looks stupid.
- We're trying to win a contest.

- Forget it. I'm not wearing the wig.
- Penny, there's no I in "Justice League."

- Well, actually...
- Don't. He's making our case.

Okay, babe, you're kind of embarrassing
me in front of my friends.

Okay, you know what?
I changed my mind. I'm not going.

Looks like someone else
is gonna have to be Wonder Woman.

- Babe, open up.
PENNY: I'm not talking to you.

Then who are you talking to?


Penny. Penny. Penny.

Penny. Penny. Penny.

Penny. Penny. Penny.

What the hell is wrong with you?

I'm the Flash.
I just knocked 30,000 times.

- Okay, what do you want, Sheldon?
- I understand why you're upset.

- Really?
- Yes.

You're afraid that costume
makes you look fat.

No. Wha...? Does it?

Don't worry.
Wonder Woman was an Amazon.

And Amazons
tend to be very beefy gals.

Goodbye, Sheldon.

But they're not blond,
so put on your wig.


Stupid Aquaman.

If it makes you feel better,
when I was dating Penny...

...she used to flip out on me
all the time.

Whoa, you dated Penny?

She didn't tell you?

She told me she dated a guy
named Leonard.

Who would've thought it was you?

Who else would it be?

I don't know, somebody bigger and...

Yeah, sure. Why not you?

I may have failed.

Okay. I guess we just go
without a Wonder Woman.

- I don't wanna go without Penny.
- Oh, great.

No Superman, no Wonder Woman.

All we've got is a skinny Flash,
an Indian Aquaman...

...a nearsighted Green Lantern,
and a teeny-tiny Dark Knight.

Well, obviously,
we're no longer a Justice League.

We have no choice but to switch
to our Muppet Baby costumes.

- I call Kermit.
- I'm Kermit. You're Scooter.

Oh, man, Scooter sucks.

He's the Aquaman
of the Muppet Babies.

No, we can still make this work.
Leonard, you talk to Penny.

What makes you think
I can convince her?

You got her to have sex with you.

Obviously your superpower
is brainwashing.

Okay, let me see if I understand this.

You want me to convince my
ex-girlfriend to go to a costume party...

...with her new boyfriend
just so we can win a stupid prize?

Yes. And make her wear the black wig.
Good luck.


- Go away, Sheldon.
LEONARD: It's Leonard.

Oh. Go away, Leonard.

Come on, let me just talk to you.

It's open.

- Hey.
- I'm not going to that party, Leonard.

Okay, listen,
you don't have to wear the wig.

At this party, we're gonna win first prize
just by showing up with a girl.

It's not the wig.

Did I do something?
I mean, I tried to be friends with Zack... you said,
which, believe me, was difficult.

Given how you and me used to be,
you know, you and me...

...and now you and him
are you and him.

Okay, look,
we're not really "me and him."

- Then what are you?
- I don't know.

I only started seeing Zack again so
I wouldn't be alone on New Year's Eve.

How pathetic is that?

Not as pathetic
as dressing up like this...

...and going to a comic-book store
on New Year's Eve.

You make a cute Green Arrow.

Green Lantern.

Like there's a difference.

There's a big difference.



If Zack and I had just gone to a regular
club or a party, it would've been fine.

- But this, with the costumes and you...
- What about me?

Nothing. Let's go to the party.

How do I look?


I guarantee you'll be
the prettiest girl there.

Okay, the good news is,
we have a Wonder Woman.

- What's the bad news?

Superman probably
isn't getting laid tonight.

Oh, damn.

And the award for Best Group Costume
goes to...

...Justice League of America...

...number three!


Thank you! Thank you so much!

Okay, okay. Ten seconds to midnight.

ALL: Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven.
- No, wait, I have a speech.

ALL: Six. Five. Four.
- Stop counting.

- This is my moment, dagnabbit.
ALL: Three. Two. One.

Happy New Year!



I'm not going to say another
word until you people settle down!


I'm waiting.

That was a great party.

We should dress like this all the time.

Are you high?

You're being a bully.


Whoa, check it out,
those guys are breaking into that car.

What should we do?

We're the Justice League of America.
There's only one thing we can do:

Turn around and slowly walk away.


Hold up.

Look, I know our winter thermostat
setting is 72 degrees...

...but I'm a little warm,
so I'm gonna turn it down.

Good Lord, how you frustrate me,
Leonard Hofstadter!