The Big Bang Theory Review: Howard, Raj and Sailor Moon

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Howard and Bernadette's wedding day is approaching and that means ... bachelor party time! And that we got in "The Stag Convergence."

Were you expecting a wild and crazy party? Strippers, booze, and ... the morning after? I'm not sure what I expected, but it definitely wasn't a boring dinner party! Even Awesome threw a better bachelor party for Chuck, even though it was in Las Vecas.

Even worse than Howard's party? Bernadette's. I wouldn't call sitting around making welcome bags for guests a party at all. But, despite the less than rockin' shindigs for the guests, they provided laughs for us viewers.

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Sheldon needs to drink more often. He was mean to Howard during his speech, but as we know Sheldon never says anything nice to Howard. At least, we got a bunch of Bazingas and Jeepers!

For all the drinks Sheldon should have, Raj needs to stay away from the grasshoppers. Oh wow! Could you remain friends with someone who outed your most private secrets in front of all your friends? And in front of Wil Wheaton (remember, he used to be Evil!)? Raj went crazy!

Raj: Oh, oh, what about the tubby girl in the Sailor Moon costume at Comic-Con?
Howard: Don't remember. Please sit down.
Raj: The only threesome I've ever had in my whole life and I'm proud to say it was with this man right here.
[All laughing]
Raj: Oh, oh, don't get me wrong, nothing happened with me and Howard. There was about 200 lbs of Sailor Moon between us.
Wil [recording on his phone]: Oh, Internet, this is so going all over you.
Sheldon: Jeepers, I'm drunk. | permalink

Since Howard started dating Bernadette, he has changed, but I never really realized how much. Often, it was hard to understand why Bernadette would stay with him. But he has changed. He no longer makes rude and widely inappropriate advances on other women. Remember that?

Everyone has a past, and Howard's is just hilarious. His cousin? A prostitute? A three-some with Sailor Moon and Raj? Good for some laughs, but in his past. That scene was funny and painful to watch at the same time. However, Howard's apology to Bernadette through Penny was priceless.

Yes, this is a comedy, but in the moment Howard proved that he has grown up and is an adult. Heartfelt and honest. And, in The Big Bang Theory style, provided a nice chuckle with Penny's response.

Howard: Tell her I'm really sorry. And if she doesn't want to marry me, I get it. But what I really want her to know is the guy that she is really disgusted by is the guy that I'm disgusted by, too. But, that guy doesn't exist anymore; he's gone. And the reason is because of her. So, if this relationship is over, let her know that she made me a better man, and tell her thank you.
Penny: Oh my god, Howard! That's the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. And it came out of you. | permalink

There are only two episodes left and the wedding is in two weeks. Will we get a Howard and Bernadette wedding this season? And, what about Howard's trip to space? Will that be the over-the-hiatus trip this year?

For more of the funniest moments of the night, check out our The Big Bang Theory quotes section.

Are Howard and Bernadette right for each other? Should they get married?


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Have to hand it to BBT writers also for bringing Howard such a long way in a realistic fashion. The character lives with his MOM in a 70's-style bedroom complete w/black lacquer headboard. At the beginning of BBT, his attitude toward women was just...*shudder*. How the writers EVER came up w/the sweetheart, Bernadette, I'll never know. But, the two are a perfect match. Howard & Bernadette Forever!


I think Penny's face expressed perfectly what the audience felt upon hearing Howard's speech to Bernadette. OMG! They SO deserve to get married and buy their own house. 2 scientists can definitely afford it, and I think it would be hilarious to see how they would decorate their little Pasadena bungalow. @eunsilrose - Sailor Moon Girl was at Comic-Con.


Sorry Carla, you said party.... Still didn't hear party .... Maybe i have to watch it again for the third time. And for a bunch of geeky guys, I thought it was a reasonable type of bachelor party, for a group that size. I remember hearing Howard talk about sleeping with his cousin and the lady of the night in Las Vegas, but I don't remember hearing about the sailor moon girl.... Which episode was that in?


@Carla, I don't think the girls actually said they were having a bachelorette party, I think they were just hanging out because the guys were busy. And now that Howard mentioned it, he really has grown as a character...remember creepy Howard from the first few episodes of season one? He's much more endearing now. Loved seeing captain sweat pants again, and he wasn't in sweat pants this time. Loved the George takei reference by will Wheaton. And I always love me some good Leonard and Penny, my favorite couple!


Great episode!
One question, did they change the sets? It felts like the appartments were different...


Great show, but the Sheldon drunk speach wasn't funny at all (awful moment)...


even drunk sheldon is awesome, after 100000 episodes with a massive sheldon story, im happy that he wasnt the main thing this week Penny should have had sex with him on the wasching maschine ;) What Howard said was sooooooooo beautiful and I reacted the same way as penny did (even with a high voice)


I don't think they were watching Howard's video, but I can't remember what they were doing with the telephone too... I'm glad that for once, Howard's and Bernadette's problem wasn't resolved at the end of the episode with a humoristic bit, letting us all wonder why she still stays with him. I loved Howard's apology, made me wish for the first time that this wedding happens =)


I don't remember the girls seeing it on the internet either. I love this show. Yes Howard was awesome with the apology.


I don't remember that scene with the girls watching the youtube video. (The picture above) When did that happen?

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The Big Bang Theory Season 5 Episode 22 Quotes

Penny: Why should I worry?
Leonard: Well, I don't know. It's a bachelor party, there could be strippers. Wouldn't that make you a little jealous?
Penny: Come on, Leonard, it's you. What's gonna happen? I mean, even if there was a stripper, all you'd do is avoid eye- contact and offer to help her kid with his homework.

You don't want strippers? You're the king of strippers. That one club in North Hollywood named a pole after you.