The Big Bang Theory:
Season: 3 / Episode: 18
The Pants Alternative
Date: March 22, 2010
This Television Episode refers to Vesti la Giubba
Leonard's childhood experiment of playing classical music to lima bean sprouts brings up negative memories as he prepares to introduce Sheldon at the award ceremony. Leonard played Vesti la Giubba (the aria from Pagliacci) to his lima bean sprouts, in the hopes it would cause them to grow better.