Character mistake: In his conversation with Missy Sheldon makes it clear that his superior intelligence is a result of a random, mutated gene. Since Missy isn't similarly intelligent she obviously isn't carrying this mutated gene (which would be a billion to one shot anyway) so her offspring wouldn't inherit it. Sheldon would know this - his offspring would carry the mutated gene for superior intelligence, Missy's would not. Anyone knowing enough about genetics to use the term 'randomly mutated gene' understands enough to know that the mutated gene would only be expressed in a direct line from the carrier - Sheldon. Also bear in mind he has a model of the DNA molecule in his living room - it is obviously an interest.
|17||The Precious Fragmentation||3|
|18||The Pants Alternative||0|
|19||The Wheaton Recurrence||1|
|20||The Spaghetti Catalyst||1|
|21||The Plimpton Stimulation||1|
|22||The Staircase Implementation||1|
|23||The Lunar Excitation||0|
|Season 4 generally||0|
|1||The Robotic Manipulation||6|
|2||The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification||1|
|3||The Zazzy Substitution||0|
|4||The Hot Troll Deviation||6|
|5||The Desperation Emanation||0|
|6||The Irish Pub Formulation||1|
|7||The Apology Insufficiency||0|
|8||The 21-Second Excitation||0|
|9||The Boyfriend Complexity||1|
|10||The Alien Parasite Hypothesis||0|
|11||The Justice League Recombination||1|
|12||The Bus Pants Utilization||0|
Question: Though it comes up in other episodes as well, this one is focused on Sheldon needing a ride everywhere he goes because he can't drive, not to mention his not being welcome on the bus. Of course, this story element would be nonexistent if there was a simple answer, but it does beg the question: Does Pasadena not have taxicabs?
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