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The Big Bang Theory: The Precious Fragmentation / Season: 3 / Episode: 17 (00030017) (2010)
Production Code: 00030017
March 8, 2010
The guys return to the apartment with a large box of random tv and movie stuff from a garage sale, including a ring from the Lord of the Rings movie. Later, Howard tells the guys his collector friend said it was a prop made for the movie and it's very valuable. The four fight over who gets to keep it but Leonard gives it to Penny for safekeeping until they figure it out. That night Sheldon sneaks into Leonard's room (where Penny is sleeping) and tries to steal the ring which she is wearing around her neck. She wakes up and punches Sheldon in the face. The next day in the cafeteria Howard, Raj, Sheldon, and Leonard all grab on to it. They decide whoever is the last one holding the ring will get to keep it. Leonard opts out when Penny shows him a bag she got from Victoria's Secret. Then Sheldon, Raj, and Howard all fell asleep and let go of the ring, and the next morning Leonard says he sent it back to the original owner, but he kept it hidden in his room. That night Sheldon tries to take the ring and he and Leonard wrestle for it on Leonard's bed. The episode folds with Penny walking out of the room muttering to herself about how she should "go back to dating dumb guys from the gym."