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Professor Tupperman is an elderly theoretical physicist at the university, who passes away opening a tenured position in the physics department. He had died in his university office and no one found him for two weeks. The department chairman asked that in lieu of flowers, air fresheners should be donated. Competition occurs between Leonard, Sheldon and Raj to smooze up to the tenure committee including attending Professor Tupperman's memorial service which they all denied they were planning to go to. Raj can't even remember the gentleman's name and calls him "Professor Tupperware". It is implied through dialogue that his body decomposed to the point of liquification, though it actually takes a month for human remains to reach that stage of decomposition.

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