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Sheldon's friends come to his aid when his fear of public speaking stands between him and a coveted award. They offer to be Sheldon's X-Men, which Sheldon changes to his "C-Men" because his last name is Cooper. Leonard offers to help Sheldon psychologically, while Penny, in an attempt to boost his confidence, takes him to shop for a new suit. According to Howard, Raj shows Sheldon "some kind of Indian meditation crap", while he himself helps by pretending to "give a damn". Sheldon's "C-Men" all fail more or less and Leonard has an emotional breakdown, as his mother never acknowledged anything he had achieved. When the evening for the speech finally arrives, Sheldon panics and feels faint. Penny suggests that drinking alcohol might help, but as Sheldon has no experience with drinking whatsoever, he get...


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