The episode 11 of "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7 is called "The Cooper Extraction." Sheldon Cooper has gone to Texas in the episode and it is Christmas time. In the absence of Sheldon, the rest of the gang has come together to throw a Christmas party.
Sheldon does not have a problem with that and he finds the idea of celebrating Christmas in his absence, thoughtful. However, it looks like the rest of the gang end-up missing the troublesome Sheldon. As it often happens, when Sheldon is not there, everyone ends up talking about Sheldon.
In the preview clip, one can see them wondering what their lives would be like if they had not met the quirky Sheldon. According to the Cheat Tweet, "Life without Sheldon? Everyone imagines what their lives would be like if they never met him." Sheldon is a painful daily experience for the big bang theory gang but he has left an impact on everyone's life.
The preview clip shows Leonard trying to imitate Sheldon's three knocks, asking Penny "What do you think? What do you think? What do you think?" If Sheldon was not there, the first meeting between Penny and Leonard would also have been different. Leonard would have too much food to eat and as the preview shows, he would have bloated in all the directions.
It is a comedy Christmas treat on Thursday night. Official Synopsis of "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7, Episode 11 "The Cooper Extraction" - While Sheldon is away in Texas, everyone gathers to decorate the apartment Christmas tree, and they each realize how much he has changed their lives."
Steven Molaro, Eric Kaplan and Maria Ferrari have written "The Cooper Extraction." Mark Cendrowski has directed the episode. "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7 is scheduled to return for Episode 12, "The Hesitation Ramifications," on January 02, 2013.
Our Word: Without Sheldon, "The Big Bang Theory" would have been "The Bang Theory."