I like your suit.
Oh, thanks. Got a couple new outfits for work.
How does it feel knowing your fiancee's job
is to go out and flirt with doctors,
while you sit here, you know...
looking like this?
She doesn't flirt with doctors.
Yeah. It's all very professional.
You know when you bend over, I can see down your shirt?
Speaking of new careers,
how are things going with dark matter, Sheldon?
Oh, yeah, I'd have to say it's the most exiting time
in the history of the field.
I started doing it.
You know, the government funded
the biggest experiment yet to detect dark matter.
Oh, yeah, I've read about that--
they're sending research teams down into abandoned salt mines.
Sheldon, if we apply to be one of those teams,
we could be on the ground floor of something big--
not just for theoretical physics but for astrophysics as well.
Wait, hang on-- you guys are gonna work in a mine?
You had a panic attack when we went through the car wash.
Perhaps the emotion you're referring to was shock
at you having something cleaned.
I think what Penny meant is,
the thought of you two in a mine is kind of funny--
it's like a cat riding a Roomba.
If they get scared, they'll have those hats
with the lights on them, 'cause down there
it's night-night all the time!
Maybe they could ride around
in one of those mine carts that go,
Yeah, it'll help them get away when they see a gh-gh-ghost...!
- Are they making fun of us? - Yup.
I miss the old days when I couldn't tell.
So, one of my favorite video games of all time
is called Shadow of the Colossus,
and it was only for PlayStation 2,
but then they came out with a new version
for PS3 with better graphics.
I finally got the chance to play it,
and for some reason, it just wasn't as good as the first one.
Or something about yoga.
I'm sorry-- I was thinking about work.
Well, I was just saying that there was this video game...
Yeah, that's when I started thinking about work.
Uh, listen, I've got some good news.
Well, you know how they gave me the company car?
Didn't make sense to have two, so I sold the other one.
The one I gave you?
Yeah. And there's your money back--
and now we're even.
Oh, come on, Leonard,
I know the car was a thoughtful gesture
and I really appreciate it,
but it doesn't make sense to have both.
- You're right. - What should I have done?
Taken a picture of us in the car
and put it in a pink frame
with puffy paint around it that says "Best Fiance Ever"?
Doesn't sound that bad.
Well, good, because... that's why I did!
Thank you. That-that is so sweet.
No, it's not that sweet--
I paid for the frame with your money
and then got a massage.
You know what, you don't have to give me this.
- Why? - The car was a gift--
it was something you needed.
I was happy to help you out.
And I really appreciate it, but now I don't need it,
Well, this is silly-- so you don't need the car,
but you could use it to buy yourself something else,
like a... new purse to put all this money in.
Sweetie, I can buy my own stuff.
I have a good job now.
I know, and I'm proud of you,
but that doesn't mean I can't do something nice.
Okay, I don't want this to turn into a fight.
- I don't, either. - Great.
- Can you pass the salt, please? - Sure.
-能把盐给我吗 谢谢 -好的
In my mind, that broke the tension with comedy
Hey, Sheldon, you busy?
This mind is capable of advanced multitasking.
You know, currently, I'm attempting to solve
the Penrose conjecture,
I'm composing my Nobel acceptance speech
for when I've solved the Penrose conjecture,
and I'm wondering how mermaids have babies.
Don't they lay eggs on a rock?
Now I've got room for another thing.
So, I did a little research on what
the conditions are like in the mines,
and the guys might be right--
sounds pretty rough down there.
For starters, it's very humid,
and about a hundred degrees.
Well, I'm from Texas and you're from India--
we're no strangers to the fragrant armpit. Next.
It's also a live mine,
so there'll be dynamite explosions going off in the distance.
Yeah, I have a lactose-intolerant roommate
with a taste for ice cream. Next.
Oh, you have to be down there for 12 hours at a time.
Yeah? We have to be somewhere.
Well, there's no toilets--
we'll have to do our business in a bucket.
So it's settled-- we're not doing it.
Look, I get it, but...
before we pass up on an incredible opportunity,
I was thinking about when Howard was training to go to space,
they put him in a simulated environment.
You're suggesting that we recreate
the conditions of the mine
- to see if we can handle it. - Exactly.
- Very well. - So where should we do it?
Well, I'll just Google "Hot, dark and moist,"
我来搜"炙热[热辣] 黑暗[黑皮肤] 湿润"几个关键词
see what comes up.
Oh, there, well, look, there's all kinds of videos.
I was hoping we could talk about the money again.
- Oh, sweetie, just forget about it. - No, no, no, no,
-亲爱的 算了吧 -不 不行
hear me out. I know things got a little weird last night.
Well, leaving an envelope full of cash
on my dresser after sex
would count as weird.
Well, I think I came up with a pretty good solution.
Why don't we just put the money in a joint account?
It'll be our first money together.
We can use it for the wedding, the honeymoon, whatever.
我们可以用它办婚礼 蜜月旅行 什么都可以
You know what, that's great. I love that!
Yeah, of course you do--
I'm not just a genius in bed.
You sure are, baby.
You two want to be alone?
I want you to know I get why you don't want the money--
you've got this new job, you're excited
about being financially independent--
and I am nothing but proud of you.
Oh, thank you so much.
It feels so good to hear you say that.
And I want you to know
that I get this job kind of changes
the balance in our relationship,
and... I'm trying to be sensitive to that.
Well, I just think that maybe you're a little hung up
on the money because I'm less reliant on you now,
and that's a little scary.
Or maybe I tried to do something nice
and maybe you had a problem with it
because of your control issues.
now that I'm no longer an out-of-work actress
who can't pay for her own dinner,
that makes you a little insecure.
Well, I can't believe you'd say that.
You know how insecure I am about my insecurities.
You know what? I'm sorry.
It's stupid to fight over money.
Yeah, I'm sorry, too.
We're about to share the rest of our lives together.
It's our money-- who cares who has it?
Ugh! You're right-- who cares?
Get that money out of my back pocket
or I will break your fingers.
All this time I never knew
there were steam tunnels down here.
Most universities have them.
When I was an undergrad, I spent three days in one
pledging a sorority.
No. They forgot I was there.
But it really opened up my pores.
Well, according to my research,
the steam tunnels below this access point
should be the closest analog to the mines.
This is gonna be so much more accurate
than the steam room at the gym.
Plus, there's almost no chance
we'll see any of our coworkers half naked.
but the dude needs a little shame.
All right, Amy, this walkie-talkie is yours.
好了 艾米 这是你的对讲机
If we run into any problems, I'll contact you.
And if anything bad happens, what's the rule?
Save you first; come back for Raj only if there's time.
We're going to be fine.
Sheldon, I'm really impressed
you're willing to try this.
Well, admittedly, this brushes up against my well-known aversions
to heat, small places,
going below floor-level,
dampness, hatches, ladders,
怕湿 怕舱口 怕梯子
and eliminating in Home Depot buckets.
That last one is quite new, but I have a feeling
that's gonna rocket to the top of the list.
I'm sweating already.
Yeah, as the person beneath you, allow me to say, I know.
Uh, let's see. 704?
No, wait, it's on "Clock."
No, the real answer isn't much better.
Well, that's what we wanted.
- This is as hot as the mines will be. - True.
Sheldon's Mine Simulation Log, entry one.
Koothrappali's restating of the obvious
is already getting on my nerves.
Thanks again for having us.
Oh, of course. What did you guys want to talk about?
Well, you know, now that we're engaged,
we had some questions about
how you handle money as a couple.
I told you they weren't gonna ask us to swing with them.
I didn't think they were going to.
I just wanted to have a way to say no
without hurting Leonard's feelings.
Well... nailed it.
So what did you want to know?
Well, do you guys ever fight over money?
I mean, it can be a little awkward
since I make so much more money than Howie.
You didn't have to say "so much more."
Well, I didn't have to, but for the sake of accuracy
I felt that I should.
I brought a lot of significant assets into the relationship, too.
Your incomplete set of Star Trek collector plates?
For your information, I just bought the last one
Without asking me?
There were only three minutes left in the auction
and it was a mint condition Scotty
from a smoke-free home.
Let's not talk about this in front of our friends.
Was it more or less than falconry school?
For the tenth time, that was a Groupon.
Like I would swing with him.
Let's set up the equipment.
It'll help take your mind off of it.
Miners often sang mining songs to keep their spirits up.
Do you know any mining songs?
* Where it's dark as a dungeon *
* 这里暗如地牢 *
莫尔·特拉维斯1946写的一首采矿名曲《Dark as a Dungeon》
* And it's damp as the dew *
* 这里湿如露珠 *
* Where the dangers are double *
* 这里危险重重 *
* And the pleasures are few *
* 这里乐趣少少 *
* Where the rain never falls *
* 这里没有雨水 *
* And the sun never shines *
* 这里缺乏阳光 *
* Yes, it's dark as a dungeon *
* 没错 这里暗如地牢 *
* Way down in the mine *
* 这里就是矿井 *
It's a little more bleak than I thought.
* Well, I pray when I dead *
* 死时祈祷 *
* And the ages shall roll *
* 时代变迁 *
* That my body will blacken *
* 肉身变黑 *
* And turn into coal *
* 化为煤炭 *
Getting kind of grim.
* Then I'll look from the door *
* 我在天国 *
* Of my heavenly home *
* 望向地牢 *
* And pity the miner *
* 可怜矿工 *
* That mines my poor bones. *
* 开采我骨 *
Okay. How 'bout a little Miley Cyrus next?
Talk about wasted money.
What about the late fees on our credit card
because somebody didn't pay the bill on time?
Well, maybe I would have paid it
if I wasn't also doing everything else around here.
Oh, you're saying I don't do anything around here.
Look at my chore chart.
- She made him a chore chart. - I see it.
"Do the dishes." There's a star right there.
That was a pity star. Putting water in the roasting pan
and leaving it in the sink is not doing the dishes.
That pan had to soak and you know it.
Well, don't come crying to me
when you don't get your allowance.
It's not an allowance.
And we said we weren't gonna call it an allowance
in front of my friends.
I usually don't like lemon bars,
but th-these are really good.
So, as Hannah Montana,
Miley was a world-famous pop star.
But then she would take off her wig and go to school
Which, I don't have to tell you,
at that age, is its own headache.
How would she go unrecognized just by wearing a wig?
But you're okay with Superman concealing his identity
with a pair of glasses?
He doesn't just put on a pair of glasses.
He combs back his curlicue
and affects a mild-mannered personality.
You guys doing okay down there?
I told you to use the walkie-talkie!
You guys doing okay down there?
Please keep this channel clear for emergencies.
I'm going to the vending machine. Do you want anything?
This is a simulation.
We have to survive on the supplies we brought.
Okay, just checking.
We should have asked her to get some Funyuns.
You're not going to have Funyuns
when we're a mile below the surface of the Earth.
What if we brought them down with us?
We'll take some Funyuns.
Some York Peppermint Patties,
a couple of Dr. Peppers, and...
run to Best Buy and see if they have a portable DVD player
and season one of a show called Hannah Montana.
Have her get season two.
Season one, it was still finding itself.
Sorry you guys had to see that.
- Oh, don't apologize. - Yeah.
It just makes it a lot harder to pretend it never happened.
Money's a sensitive subject for Howie
because of the difference in our income.
It really bothers him?
Well, sure. There's still a lot of pressure
on guys to be providers.
So even though he's happy for me,
it's just a little tough on him.
Well, if I do well in sales,
I could end up making a lot more money than you.
Not a problem. I grew up with a mother
who emasculated my father financially
and in every other aspect of his life, so...
...really, it's what I think love looks like.
I'll be right back. I'm gonna go check on him.
Maybe it's a good thing we came here.
- It's like a lesson in what not to do. - Yeah.
I don't want something dumb like money to come between us.
It won't. Let's just promise to figure this kind of stuff out
before we get married.
Why are you being so bossy?!
Why are you being a baby?
I'm not a baby! I'm a grown man,
and I made the bed. Now where's my star?
- Should we go? - Hang on.
I want to see if he gets the star.
Oh, this heat is brutal.
As someone from the tropical subcontinent of India,
you should know that fanning yourself in a humid environment
only raises your body temperature.
That does explain why the servants used to look so hot
while they were fanning me.
Let's get our minds off how uncomfortable we are.
We could take some more simulated instrument readings.
My major focus at the moment
is keeping my claustrophobia at bay.
- How's that going? - You tell me.
I feel like I can't breathe,
and I am tempted to crack you open
and suck the air right out of your lungs.
Sheldon, if this is too much, we can stop.
谢尔顿 如果受不了 我们可以停止啊
You don't have to bite my head off.
I'm plagued by an internal struggle.
If you would just use the bucket,
you'd be so much more comfortable.
My struggle is emotional.
When I entered the field of string theory, I was a prodigy.
I rose to a position of respect,
and I assumed my career would continue
on that upward trajectory.
Now here I am in my 30s,
I'm back at square one.
And, frankly, it's frightening.
Sheldon, you know what I think of when I'm scared?
Voyager the space probe
or Voyager the Star Trek TV show?
Good. Because I am too hot and tired
to go on about how much I hate Voyager the TV show.
By the time I was born,
Voyager 1's mission was supposed to be over.
It had seen Jupiter
and Saturn and all their moons,
but it kept going.
When I left India for America,
I was never more scared in my life.
I had no idea what lay ahead.
Whenever I feel that way, I think about how...
Voyager is still out there
somewhere beyond our solar system,
going further than anyone ever thought it could.
Don't leave! You can do this!
Sheldon, is everything okay?
It's too late for Koothrappali.
11 minutes. That's longer than I thought.
They're in my shirt!
They're in my shirt! They're in my shirt!
Okay, this is definitely the most fun thing
we can do with the money.
I've never done it on a big old pile of cash before.
"Me neither, Leonard. It's my first time, too."
"我也是 莱纳德 这也是我的第一次"
I'm so sorry I made you feel bad about the money stuff.
- It's okay. - No, it's not okay.
-没关系啦 -不 有关系
I want us to be partners, equals.
Adults in a mature relationship.
Now, let's talk about your birthday party.
Ooh, laser tag, laser tag. Oh!
Do you really need me to transcribe this?
You're not doing it for me.
You're doing it for future generations
who will benefit from my struggle.
Sheldon's Mine Simulation Log,
my Kit Kat has melted.
You call yourself a friend?!
I was trying to help you!
And at the first sign of trouble
you ran away, leaving me to fend off a family of rats!
You're a completely selfish human being
and a... and a physical and a moral coward!
His statements of the obvious continue to annoy.