To mark Kaley Cuoco‘s first appearance on ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ since suffering a broken leg in a horseriding accident, series cocreator Chuck Lorre dedicated this Thursday’s episode-ending vanity card to a new set of “rules governing acceptable leisure activities for the cast.”
Topping the tongue-in-cheek checklist: “No friggin’ horses. This includes those found on merry-go rounds and in front of supermarkets,” Lorre wrote.
The vanity card also specified that any motor vehicles driven by cast members “must adhere to U.S. Army guidelines for attacking Kandahar. ([Johnny] Galecki‘s Tesla is a terrifically fuel-efficient vehicle but is essentially a hundred-thousand-dollar go-kart. From now on it is only to be used for backing down his driveway and retrieving mail.”
“Wild and carefree dancing,” Lorre mandates, “is only allowed on New Year’s Eve and only with a sober-celebrity parasitic flunky to lean on.”
And yes, potentially perilous sex comes with its own guidelines. “Sexual acts must be performed while horizontal,” the vanity card stated. “Certain high-risk Karma Sutra positions might be allowed, but only after consulting with Chuck Lorre. Like with dancing, a spotter may be required.”
In her first on-camera appearance since her injury, Cuoco appeared in two scenes – one standing behind a Cheesecake Factory bar, the other seated in Leonard and Sheldon’s living room, the coffee table presumably hiding her cast leg.