The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 10
The Loobenfeld Decay
When Penny is given a part in Rent, the boys try to avoid to see her show after hearing her sing "Out Tonight" out of key in order to not hurt her feelings. Leonard makes up a lie that Sheldon feels is too transparent. Sheldon instead makes up a lie about a non-existent drug addicted cousin Leo who is in the need of an intervention. Sheldon then hires a fellow physicist to doubled majored in theater to act the part of his cousin. In the end, Leonard is stuck watching a tape of the performance so it was all for nothing.
Sheldon [knocking on Penny's door]: Penny, Penny, Penny...
[Penny opens the door]
Sheldon: Good morning.
Penny: Do you have any idea what time it is?
Sheldon: Of course I do, my watch is linked to the atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado. It's accurate to one-tenth of a second, but as I'm saying this it occurs to me once again your question may have been rhetorical
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Sheldon: I'm uncomfortable having been included in your lie to Penny.
Leonard: What was I supposed to say?
Sheldon: You could have told her the truth.
Leonard: That would have hurt her feelings.
Sheldon: Is that a relevant factor?
Sheldon: Then I suppose you could have agreed to go.
Leonard: And what would I have said afterwards?
Sheldon: I would suggest something to the effect of, 'singing is neither an appropriate vocation nor avocation for you, and if you disagree I'd recommend you have a CAT scan to look for a tumor pressing on the cognitive processing centers of your brain
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