I accidentally watched The Big Bang Theory. I thought I was taping Dancing With the Stars, don't ask.
Anyway, what a hoot! These four geeky guys who are toral nerds and collect superhero figures and stuff like that bought a time travel machine - the one from Rod Serling sat in - on ebay. It was a stitch.
Season 1: Episode 14: The Nerdvana Annihilation
When the guys buy the old time machine prop from the movie, Penny accuses them of acting like children and tells them to grow up. This prompts Leonard to get rid of all of his nerdmorabilia, as he realizes that girls like Penny don’t end up with guys who have time machines. But when Leonard sees Penny on a date with a gorgeous hunk, he decides to keep his things.