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Episode 21 - Break A Leg

Texas Thespians hosted over 10,000 attendees at San Antonio and Grapevine festivals the week before Thanksgiving break. Students showcased their skills, competed with the best in the state, and earned scholarships for their performances.

Episode 21 - Break a Leg

Johnny Galecki received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for the episode "The Benefactor Factor". Jim Parsons won the same award for the episode "The Agreement Dissection".

Sheldon worries that he will not live long enough to experience the technological singularity, so he tries to adopt a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise. When that proves to be difficult, he hides in safety of his bedroom, interacting with the world through a remotely-controlled computer monitor on wheels (which Penny labels Shelbot). When Shelbot accompanies the men to the Cheesecake Factory, they see Steve Wozniak at another table, who offers to sign Sheldon's vintage Apple II computer. Sheldon emerges from his bedroom to rush the computer to the restaurant, but breaks the computer and an ankle falling down the stairs.

Sheldon and Amy are very compatible with each other, but the rest of the group is irritated by their combined personalities. They are relieved when Sheldon and Amy break up after an argument over the relative significance of physics compared to neuroscience, but Leonard becomes worried when Sheldon brings 25 cats into the apartment. He calls in Sheldon's mother, who manipulates Sheldon into reconciling with Amy.

Penny gets back together with Zack. The guys insult Zack's low intelligence which upsets him; however he reconciles with the four and accompanies them to the comic book store. The five enter a costume contest and urge Penny to join in a Wonder Woman costume. She refuses until Leonard talks to her. She reveals that she got back together with Zack only because she did not want to spend New Year's Eve alone. Leonard questions why not with him, prompting Penny, seeing Leonard sad, to change her mind. At the comic book store, the group win the award for the Best Group Costume, although it is hinted that they only won because they included a female Wonder Woman. The episode concludes with the six witnessing an ongoing car theft and then scurrying off cowardly despite wearing Justice League costumes.

Priya has begun to dominate in her relationship with Leonard, buying him new clothes (which he is not comfortable with). She feels threatened by his continuing to hang out with Penny, even though they have broken up, so she tells him to break all contact with Penny. Leonard tries to hint at this to Penny, but she remains completely oblivious and interrupts Leonard and Priya's date. The next day, realizing how uncomfortable Priya is with her, Penny reluctantly breaks all contact with Leonard. Meanwhile, Howard shows Sheldon, Raj and Penny a card trick in which a volunteer picks a card and after shuffling the deck, Howard tells the volunteer his/her card. Raj and Penny both try out the trick and are amazed by it. Though at first his attitude is dismissive, Sheldon eventually becomes obsessed with discovering the trick's secret and attempts to recreate it himself. He does not realize that the card trick is just a prank played on him by Howard, Raj and Penny; who knew that he would go crazy over the trick.

Sheldon's World of Warcraft account has been hacked and all of his WoW possessions have been stolen. He enlists the help of the other guys in finding the hacker. Meanwhile, Amy, Bernadette and Penny criticize Priya and her arrogance. Penny takes the comments lightly, but after an encounter with Priya in the apartment lobby, she agrees with Amy. Howard manages to trace the hacker, Todd Zarnecki, and the guys then drive to Carlsbad to get back Sheldon's WoW possessions. Todd refuses to return them, and snatches the bat'leth that Sheldon had intended to intimidate him with. Defeated, the guys decide to return home, but their car breaks down midway, prompting Leonard to call Penny to fetch them. When Penny hears their story, she not only realizes that Leonard did not want to see Priya that night, but also drives them back to Todd's house where she delivers a groin kick and forces him to return everything.

Bernadette announces that she is getting her Ph.D. and being offered a well-paid job. She decides to buy Howard a Rolex watch and tells him to "let her worry about the money", a comment that disturbs Howard. Meanwhile, Leonard's and Priya's noisy sexual encounters send Raj to spend the night at Sheldon's apartment. When Leonard finds him in his bed, he proposes that Raj moves in with Sheldon until Priya finds her own place. Raj likes the idea, signs Sheldon's roommate paperwork and moves in with him. He then prepares a fancy dinner for them which delights Sheldon who decides Raj is a much better roommate than Leonard. Penny stops by, stays for dinner and the both of them get drunk. She confesses that she should not have broken up with Leonard, and tells Raj she would be "on" him if they were not friends. When Priya receives a video call from her parents, Leonard overhears them saying that she is moving back to India and interrupts, revealing their relationship to her parents. At the end of the episode, Sheldon discovers Leonard sleeping on their couch, just before Howard shows up after a fight with Bernadette over the watch. Penny wakes up in bed with Raj and becomes horrified when she realizes that she hooked up with him. She tells him not to say anything about the night before and tries to sneak out of the apartment; however, they are busted by the others. Penny just states that it is not what it looks like and leaves.

The fourth season received particular praise for character developments. Alan Sepinwall of Uproxx praised the additions of Bernadette and Amy to the cast, writing that "With Amy Farrah Fowler and Bernadette promoted to semi-permanent status, the show is now able to spend large chunks of each episode focusing only on the women, and in the process has made Penny a much more well-rounded character rather than just a foil for the nerds".[27] Emily VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club wrote that "Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco's interplay remains the show's secret weapon",[28] and Eric Hochberger of TV Fanatic wrote: "Really though, everything about the main story worked amazing. Mayim fits in perfectly in The Big Bang Theory cast and played off of Kaley Cuoco just as well as Emmy Award-winning Parsons".[29]

House, M.D.'s Gregory House suffered a leg injury that left him with severe pain for the rest of his life, but it wasn't until the penultimate episode of the first season that fans learned his injury was caused by an infarction incurred while golfing. Cynical, often cruel, and yet undeniably a genius, Dr. Gregory House was the protagonist of the long-running Fox medical drama House, M.D..

House himself was no exception to this rule and often skirted questions from his colleagues about much of his personal life, including what happened to him that led to his dependence on a cane and a Vicodin dependency. The story behind his leg injury was finally explained in season 1, episode 21, "Three Stories," where it was revealed that House's leg injury was caused by an infarction that eventually got so bad doctors suggested amputating.

"Break a leg" is a typical English idiom used in the context of theatre or other performing arts to wish a performer "good luck". An ironic or non-literal saying of uncertain origin (a dead metaphor),[1] "break a leg" is commonly said to actors and musicians before they go on stage to perform or before an audition. Though the term likely originates in German, the English expression is first attributed in the 1930s or possibly 1920s,[2] originally documented without specifically theatrical associations. Among professional dancers, the traditional saying is not "break a leg", but the French word "merde".[3]

The urbane Irish nationalist Robert Wilson Lynd published an article, "A Defence of Superstition", in the 1 October 1921 edition of the New Statesman, a British liberal political and cultural magazine, regarding the theatre as the second-most superstitious institution in England, after horse racing. In horse racing, Lynd asserted that to wish a man luck is considered unlucky and so "You should say something insulting such as, 'May you break your leg!'"[10] Thus, the expression could reflect a now-forgotten superstition (perhaps a theatrical superstition, though Lynd's 1921 mention is non-theatrical) in which directly wishing a person "good luck" would be considered bad luck, therefore an alternative way of wishing luck was employed.[11][12][13] Lynd did not attribute the phrase in any way to theatre people, but he was familiar with many of them and frequently mingled with actors backstage.

The earliest published example in writing specifically within a theatre context comes from American writer Edna Ferber's 1939 autobiography A Peculiar Treasure, in which she writes about the fascination in the theatre of "all the understudies sitting in the back row politely wishing the various principals would break a leg."[15] American playwright Bernard Sobel's 1948 The Theatre Handbook and Digest of Plays describes theatrical superstitions: "before a performance actors never wish each other good luck, but say 'I hope you break a leg.'"[16] There is some anecdotal evidence from theatrical memoirs and personal letters as early as the 1920s.[2][17]

Professional dancers do not wish each other good luck by saying "break a leg;" instead they say "Merde!", the French word for "shit".[3] In turn, theater people have picked up this usage and may wish each other "merde," alone or in combination with "break a leg." In Spanish, the phrase is "mucha mierda," or "lots of shit." In Portuguese, it's "muita merda," with the same meaning. This term refers to the times when carriages would take the audience to the theatre. A quick look to the street in front of the venue would tell if the play was successful: a lot of horse dung would mean many carriages had stopped to leave spectators.[26] 041b061a72

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