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The Locomotive Manipulation 

Sheldon and Amy take a train ride to Napa Valley with Howard and Bernadette on Valentine's Day. Leonard and Penny take Raj's dog to the vet when she accidentally eats some chocolate.

Director:

Mark Cendrowski

Writers:

Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny (as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting)
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Tania Raymonde ... Yvette
Eric Petersen ... Eric
Alex Ball ... Waiter
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Storyline

Amy and Sheldon's annual relationship status discussion takes place in the lead up to Valentine's Day. Amy is able to convince Sheldon to go away for Valentine's to a bed & breakfast in Napa as what Amy hopes will be a romantic weekend will include some familiar faces in Howard and Bernadette going as well but more importantly something specifically for Sheldon, namely a trip on a vintage train to Napa. The question becomes whether both Amy and Sheldon will get out of the trip what they want, which on the surface may be incompatible, and especially as Sheldon's gift of the train trip comes first. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny have decided to have a romantic stay-at-home Valentine's. As such, they agree to dog-sit Cinnamon while Raj has his own solo romantic Valentine's Day star gazing. Their collective Valentine's Day takes a roller coast ride of emotions because of an incident initiated by Cinnamon. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the 150th episode of the series. See more »

Goofs

The locomotives used on the Napa Valley Wine Train were built by the American Locomotive Company, commonly abbreviated to "Alco." However, Amy calls the company "Alcoa." See more »

Quotes

Amy Farrah Fowler: Item 28 your pet name for me. Time's running out on this. You need to make decision.
Sheldon Cooper: I submitted you a notarized list.
Amy Farrah Fowler: I sorry, but Golum and Flaky are not acceptable.
Sheldon Cooper: Well, you don't like Princess Corncob. You don't like Fester. You're just impossible to please.
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Crazy Credits

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #444

I'm thinking of running for Sheriff of Los Angeles County. I have no qualifications but perhaps I could use that as an asset. (In a debate I could say that as far as law enforcement is concerned, I have an unblemished record.) And I could add levity to the proceedings. Maybe run on a platform that emphasizes the need for heavily armed robot cops. My campaign slogan would be, "Robots With Guns! What Could Go Wrong?" I'm also mulling the congressional seat recently opened by the retirement of Henry Waxman. Again, I think my complete lack of experience is a selling point. I'm also a big fan of incompetent government, as the overly organized ones tend to put people like me on trains to Poland. For this elective office I'm thinking I need a campaign slogan that alienates no one. Something along the lines of, "Send me to Congress and watch what happens!" See more »

Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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History of Everything (Instrumental version)
(uncredited)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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