Previously on The Big Bang Theory...
Actually, I-I need to talk to both of you about your paper.
Oh, right, how are the citations coming? Um...
We came a-across a-a Russian paper
that seems to disprove super-asymmetry.
Okay, Sheldon and Amy are still pretty upset
about their theory being disproved.
So we have made a list of subjects
for everyone to avoid.
- Symmetry. - Asymmetry.
sounds too much like symmetry.
That also applies to The Simpsons, Simba from The Lion King,
Russia or Russian in any context.
The country, the dressing, the roulette.
国家 服饰 甚至俄罗斯轮盘赌
Uh, also no talk of Rocky IV.
Because he fights a Russian.
I'm sorry about her.
We should just try and avoid anything that makes them think
of their project or science
or Nobel Prizes or successes or failures.
- Hi! - Hey, guys.
What are you guys doing?
Like what my career has come to? Thanks a lot.
♪ Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state ♪
♪ Then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started... Wait! ♪
♪ The Earth began to cool
♪ The autotrophs began to drool, Neanderthals developed tools ♪
♪ We built the Wall, We built the pyramids♪
♪ Math, Science, History, unraveling the mystery ♪
♪ That all started with a big bang ♪
What are you doing?
watching television, listening to the radio.
What does it look like I'm doing?
Is that asparagus? I thought you hate asparagus.
I thought so, too, but I also thought super-asymmetry
was a good idea, so what else am I wrong about?
Oh, so now you're reevaluating every opinion you've ever had?
Yes. I am following the example
of 17th century philosopher Rene Descartes.
He subjected all his beliefs to radical doubt
so that he could build a bedrock belief
and build his cognitive life back up on firm principles.
Ugh! Still yucky, still yucky.
Sheldon, I know you're upset about the paper, okay.
I mean, I was so sure we were right.
Every fiber of my being felt like this was it.
This was the one. How can I trust my instincts anymore?
Well, just because our theory was wrong,
that doesn't mean you're wrong about everything.
Doesn't it? I've always thought I hated jazz, maybe I was wrong.
没错吗 我一直觉得我很讨厌爵士 或许我错了呢
Maybe it's great to hear all the notes at once.
I'm trying, I'm really trying!
- What you eating? - Chicken fried steak.
What? You can't have chicken fried steak
first thing in the morning.
Hey, you knew I was a bad boy when you married me.
Come on, you want a piece of this?
You or the steak?
Me. I'm not sharing the steak.
Hey, you guys busy?
No, what's going on?
I'm really worried about Sheldon.
I've never seen him this down.
Have you tried making him a cup of tea?
He's reevaluated tea.
Now he thinks it's nothing but leaf soup.
That's a good point.
- No, it's not. - No, it's not.
He's rethinking everything.
How long is it gonna be before he gets to me?
Oh. It's that bad, huh?
I'm afraid so. I just... I don't know what to do.
I have something that might help.
It's-it's a recording of the only person
whose opinion Sheldon actually respects.
It's a pep talk he made when he was a kid.
He gave it to me years ago and told me to save it
for a real emergency.
What? You didn't break it out
when he declared his room a sovereign nation
and waged a trade war against us?
His major export is talking. I didn't want that anyway.
Yeah, Amy asked if we had one she could borrow
and I just want to make sure it still works.
What's on the tape?
Not sure. I used to record a lot of Jeopardy! For my mom,
but if I push play and you see some naked people...
Got it. What is porn?
Ooh, we were looking for "Vintage '80s erotica,"
but I'll accept it.
I am The Great Howdini.
Put it back on. You look adorable.
It's just a practice tape
from when I was trying to become a member of the Magic Castle.
I didn't know you auditioned there.
Oh, I never went through with it.
I watched the tape and realized I wasn't good enough.
You know that trick where you saw a mannequin in half?
- Don't you mean a lady? - Thank God it was not a lady.
I'd just be getting out of jail.
Come on, you're a good magician.
Really? You always called magic dumb.
You can be good at something dumb.
- You know what, you should audition now. - It's fine.
-我觉得呢 你可以现在去试镜啊 -不用了
I don't need to be a member of the most elite magical society
on the face of the earth.
Sounds like you still want it.
And I don't want our kids to watch this tape one day
and think their dad is a quitter.
Oh, we don't have to show it to them.
Oh, I'm definitely showing it to them.
"Fine with flags"?
up there flapping around on poles.
If you think about it, they're just the strippers of the emblem world.
Well, I got something that I think might cheer you up.
It is the emergency pep talk you made when you were a kid.
I was saving it for the day they stop making Star Wars movies.
I don't think that's ever gonna happen.
How long has it been since you've seen it?
Not since the day I recorded it.
No, I had just watched Back to the Future II,
where Marty McFly gets a glimpse of his future self
and that got me thinking,
the day may come where I needed my help,
like they did with that movie. That was not great.
Okay, all hooked up.
Oh, look how cute you were.
Amy please, of course I was cute. Look how I turned out.
艾米 可爱是自然的 看我现在就知道了
If you're watching this,
I assume something bad has happened.
Something unfortunate and unforeseen.
Something that's making you question everything.
Now just to make sure it's really you watching this
and not an imposter, what am I thinking of?
On the count of three.
- Robot monkey butler. - Robot monkey butler.
Should I leave you two alone?
No, this is gonna be inspiring. You should watch.
不 很有教育意义的 你应该看看
Sheldon, never forget,
no matter how bad things seem,
What? What... No. N...
怎么回事 怎么了 不要啊
My dad taped over it
with one of his stupid high school football games.
You know, it doesn't matter, nothing matters.
算了 无所谓了 什么都无所谓了
Is there anything I can do?
Yes. You can build me a time machine
so I can go back and tell my younger self to give up,
because nothing's gonna work out the way he wants.
I was thinking a nice cup of leaf soup.
Your magic tricks from the garage.
Your wands, your top hat with the stuffed mouse inside.
I never had a stuffed mouse.
Okay, do not wear this hat.
Why is it all in the living room?
Because I think The Great Howdini
deserves to be a member of the Magic Castle.
That's sweet, but I'm not that guy anymore.
Look, I know you still want this, and I can help you.
All those pageants I did as a kid--
I could teach you how to present yourself,
connect with the judges, sabotage the competition.
Whoa, whoa, no one's sabotaging anybody.
Little girls in ball gowns trip, it happens.
Trust me, I'm gonna be the pageant mom to you
that my mom was to me.
I thought you hated your mom for making you do that.
More talk like that and you're not getting any dinner.
Amazing how it all comes back.
- Hello, Mother. - Hey, Beverly.
-你好 妈妈 -你好 贝弗利
Hello, Leonard. Hello, Penny.
你好 莱纳德 你好 佩妮
To what do I owe this call?
I need your professional advice.
Well, I'd love to help you out, dear,
but I'm very busy at the moment.
Perhaps we can schedule a time next week.
It's about Sheldon.
Oh, well, I-I suppose
I can spare a minute or two.
Wh-Why did you just say you're too busy, but...
Leonard, please, not everything is about you.
莱纳德 拜托 不是任何事都围着你转
Well, ever since his paper got disproven,
he's been a wreck.
He's been sad and... and angry.
He just seems kind of broken.
Well, it sounds like he may be grieving.
Really? Over a theory?
Of course. You can grieve over any emotional loss.
The more you care about something,
the greater the trauma of losing it.
Oh, boy. He cared about this a lot.
Yeah. What can we do to help him?
Well, grieving is a process.
Every culture has its own rituals and traditions
to facilitate mourning.
The ancient Egyptians had their mummification,
the Tibetans had their sky funerals...
And when I was little and my dog died, my mom sat me down
and very gently told me that she wished the truck
had hit my dad instead.
I was trying to lighten the mood.
Your dog had just died.
Howard and I have been working really hard on his audition,
so it'll be helpful to get another set of eyes on it.
Well, as someone who has watched every episode
of America's Got Talent,
I'm getting pretty good at telling
when some American's got talent.
Heidi and I agree, like, 90% of the time.
Don't be afraid to be brutally honest.
Like my mom used to say when I was doing pageants,
"Tears only make your eyes sparkle brighter."
That is both sad and true.
Half my Instagram is after a good cry.
Howie, you ready?
I now present The Great Howdini.
♪ I've got magic to do, just for you ♪
♪ 我的魔法 为你绽开 ♪
♪ I've got miracle plays to play ♪
♪ 见证奇迹 不要眨眼 ♪
♪ I've got parts to perform, hearts to warm ♪
♪ 好戏开幕 我心永远 ♪
♪ Kings and things to take by storm ♪
♪ 风风雨雨 迎头而上 ♪
♪ As we go along our ♪
♪ 让我们一路洒下 ♪
Hello. I'm The Great Howdini from Altadena, California.
I have no brothers or sisters
and my favorite thing to eat is grilled cheese.
When does the magic start?
It already started.
Hi. How are you guys doing?
A little better, if you can believe it.
Buddy, come on, let us help you.
老兄 别这样 让我们帮助你吧
The only person who could help me was erased
by the Medford High Wolves.
Oh, that's funny. My high school was also the wolves.
No? Not now? Okay.
怎么 不能提这事 好吧
Look, t-this might seem strange, but, uh,
we thought it might help you get some closure if you had a chance
to properly say good-bye to your paper.
Yeah, you know, we could say a few words,
you could talk about what it meant to you
and-and we could bury it somewhere.
You mean have a funeral for our theory?
I thought so, too, but my mom thought it might work.
Beverly thought it would help? We should try it.
Wha-- How come when you thought it was my idea...
Leonard, please, this is not about you.
莱纳德 拜托 不是任何事都围着你转
I guess we could bury it in the park.
Yeah, where dogs do their business
and other dogs sniff that business? I don't think so.
What would you like to do, Sheldon?
The only fitting send-off:
You mean, like, push it out into a lake
and shoot it with a flaming arrow?
How about a bathtub and a match?
How about a bathtub and a flaming arrow?
How about a bathtub, a match and an ice-cold Yoo-hoo after?
Would you like to say something?
I know this is just a scientific theory,
but to me, it was more than that.
It described the universe in a new and beautiful way.
I want that to be the universe we live in,
but I guess it's not.
Would you like to shoot the arrow?
It's kind of beautiful, isn't it?
It's getting kind of close to the curtain.
It's in water, it's fine.
- Looks like we both had theories that were wrong. - Okay...
Are you getting sick?
No, I have glitter in my nose.
Consider yourself lucky.
Hey, I'm gonna take tomorrow off
so we can spend the whole day running the act.
You know what, it has been so much fun working on this with you, but...
- But what? - It hasn't.
I'm not gonna audition.
Hey, I didn't raise a quitter.
You didn't raise me at all.
Look, I get that you're scared, but we just have to push past that.
I'm not scared. I don't like the act.
and weird and has more jazz hands than magic.
Why didn't you say something earlier?
You seemed like you were so happy,
and then when I tried to say something,
you seemed like you were so mad.
Hey, this isn't about me.
I just wanted you to have your dream,
and I wanted to control everything
about how you looked and acted so that your victory was mine.
Well, that's honest.
But if I'm gonna go through with this,
I have to do it my own way.
and I'm glad that I helped lead you to this moment.
Stop trying to make this your victory!
Why are you watching that?
I'm just looking to see
if there's anything left of your speech.
It's not important. I remember everything I said.
It was good, it just would've meant more coming from me.
All right, bring it in.
I've only seen pictures of him.
I know we're down, by a lot.
And if I'm being honest with you,
we're probably not gonna win this one.
In fact, we're definitely not gonna win this one.
Do you want me to turn it off?
But we're not gonna quit, either.
And if we do lose,
you need to know that doesn't make you losers.
You learn as much about who you are and what you're made of
from failing as you do from success.
So you can spend the next half feeling sorry for yourselves,
or you can get out there and give them hell.
Yeah! Let's give them hell!
Oh-- watch your mouth, your mom might...
I remember that game.
No, they lost so bad, the other team
let one of their cheerleaders try to kick a field goal.
Well, that was a nice speech. Too bad it didn't work.
I've been acting like the game is over,
but it's only halftime.
And there's a lot more physics left to play.
Wow, was that your first ever sports metaphor?
And I think it was a home run.
I've always thought that my father's journey and my own were so different,
but he also faced failure and setbacks.
Maybe our lives mirrored each other more than I thought.
So, from one viewpoint,
you and your father's lives are asymmetrical,
but from another vantage point, they're symmetrical.
what if symmetry and asymmetry are observer-relative?
That would mean that the Russian paper was right...
But only from one perspective.
If we look at it from a deeper view in more dimensions,
our theory still stands.
Not only stands, I-it might be an even bigger idea
than the one we were originally proposing.
Go get your laptop. We have a paper to fix.
We're gonna give them hell.
Hi, I'm The Great Howdini,
and it's an honor to be auditioning at the Magic Castle.
Could I borrow your watch, sir?
- Sure. - Thank you.
Ooh, Rolex, fancy. I'll get it right back to you.
劳力士呢 真高档 等会就还你
Observe one very expensive watch,
one wooden mallet.
Would you be amazed if your watch survived that pounding?
I think you would-- behold.