Comedy Clicks – Christmas Episodes! – The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis

Yet again this Christmas we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best Christmas episodes of sitcoms from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at the The Big Bang Theory Episode – The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Leonard is disappointed when Penny develops an interest in an attractive physicist at the university. Meanwhile, Sheldon struggles to find an appropriate Christmas gift for Penny.- iMDB

Original Air Date

Dec 15, 2008

Johnny Galecki – Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco – Penny
Simon Heldberg – Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar – Raj Koothrappali


  • The napkin really is signed by Leonard Nimoy. A photograph exists of Jim Parsons holding it up.
  • Sheldon (Jim Parsons) hugs Penny (Kaley Cuoco) for the first time despite his aversion to human contact.
  • Owing to his incompetence at riding David Underhill (Michael Trucco)’s motorcycle, Leonard tumbles off it and it falls on him, resulting in him limping for the rest of the episode. In fact, Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard, is a keen motorcyclist and owns a Harley-Davidson.
  • The fictional store at which Sheldon (Jim Parsons) buys Penny (Kaley Cuoco)’s gift is called Le Bain Quotidien {‘The Daily Bath’), a pun on the phrase ‘le pain quotidien’ (daily bread).
  • This episode was watched by 11.42 million people with a rating of 4.1 (adults 18-49).


Sheldon buys gift baskets

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