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The Big Bang Theory Review: Sex Talk and Strawberry Quik

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The Big Bang Theory boys are growing up! Howard's getting married, while both Leonard and Sheldon are in meaningful relationships. Poor Raj? He still has the cute little dog, I hope.

After all this time, on "The Launch Acceleration" it comes out that Howard is scared to go to space. I didn't see that one coming, did you? Don't get me wrong, I don't blame him. I get scared jumping off a high-dive, so shooting into the cosmos is definitely worthy of a little fear.

Howard Must Reschedule
Howard: Yes! Thank you! Oh! Oh ... I'm not gonna die in space! I'm gonna die the way God intended in my late 50s with a heart full of pastrami. | permalink

The misdirection on the phone was well-played. I'm not sure we've seen Howard get as excited about anything as he did from the cancellation. After initially not wanting her Howie to go, Bernadette was overly supportive of Howard missing their wedding. It looks like Howard is headed to the fina frontier! But what about the wedding ... they have to get married, right?

The pressure the other couples are feeling is natural given their friend is heading down the aisle. Leonard's misstep with Penny led to the funniest lines of the night:

Leonard: I'm sorry! I did, I crossed a line I didn't mean to.
Penny: Who says something like that right in the middle of sex?
Leonard: I don't know, it just came out! People say weird things during sex all the time.
Penny: Okay, well they sure as hell don't say that.
Leonard: It was heat of the moment.
Penny: No, the heat of the moment is "Oh yeah, just like that." Not "will you marry me?"
Leonard: I'm sorry, just-just give me another chance.
Penny: Why, so you can crawl under the covers and go, "Hey, baby, wanna go look for houses in neighborhoods with good schools?" | permalink

I'm glad that Leonard's error didn't end the relationship between them. Penny and Leonard belong together, but that was definitely not the appropriate time for a proposal.

Amy has been the most controversial character on the show. Some people love her, but most people seem to dislike her. My feelings have varied by episode, but overall her character has been much improved this season.

Tonight's episode was probably my favorite Amy outing. She played Sheldon perfectly! Will her experiment work? Is it possible for her to seduce Sheldon with his favorite things? Perhaps they should play Star Trek doctor in the bedroom with the Super Mario Brothers theme playing and strawberry Quik as a chaser. Oh, the possibilities....

The developments in Leonard and Sheldon's romances has me wondering: would the show still work if they stopped being roommates? What if Penny and Leonard moved in together? Or, shockingly, if Sheldon moved in with Amy? The two friends lived apart for a very short time before, but in that situation Raj moved in. The show could still be funny, but it would definitely be different.

The season is coming to an end with the finale next Thursday. Will Howard go to space? Will he marry Bernadette? Or will he somehow do both? Only one week until we find out. In the meantime, check out some more funny The Big Bang Theory quotes!

Review

Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (86 Votes)

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i love amy!!!!!!!! love her!

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well normally i would say youre totally right, no one should try to change anyone .. but its sheldon! he needs to change!
And she doesnt wanna change him (his thinking, his job, or anything) she just wants more Love in the relationship - i udnerstand that ;)

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i not scared of change, i just don't want sheldon to change i am so sick of amy trying to don that. she knew what she was getting into when she sing those papers. i think sheldon is much better off with out amy and want them to break up

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How can u say u want Sheldon and Amy breaking up? Finally he is changing...at least a little bit. God if i have to watch Sheldon beeing the same person for another season i will be soooo bored. I love Amy.. Btw why are u scared of changes? everyone changes!

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Sooooooooooo sick of the Leonard/Penny thing. The writers have proven it to the point of it being declared an actual mathematical theorum that they Do. Not. Work. They aren't funny, hot, sparking, natural, or right together. He want(ed)s her because she's blond, hot, and (sadly) easy. She wants him because -- well, I honestly can't say. They have NOTHING in common (unless you count Sheldon) and that hasn't changed after 5 years. Enough already. BBT has tried (twice) the 'hot girl gets with the least-geeky nerd' formula and it failed miserably. Let it go. The continued insistance on this trainwreck has cost the show a lot of viewers, which is sad, because BBT used to be the funniest thing (consistently) on TV. I miss those days.

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Sooooooooooo sick of the Leonard/Penny thing. The writers have proven it to the point of it being declared an actual mathematical theorum that they Do. Not. Work. They aren't funny, hot, sparking, natural, or right together. He want(ed)s her because she's blond, hot, and (sadly) easy. She wants him because -- well, I honestly can't say. They have NOTHING in common (unless you count Sheldon) and that hasn't changed after 5 years. Enough already. BBT has tried (twice) the 'hot girl gets with the least-geeky nerd' formula and it failed miserably. Let it go. The continued insistance on this trainwreck has cost the show a lot of viewers, which is sad, because BBT used to be the funniest thing (consistently) on TV. I miss those days.

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it's time for them to break up sheldon and amy. my knew what she was getting into when she sigh the paper work know hs is trying to change sheldon. sheldon is better when is far away from amy. i loved loved the 2 weeks with out amy please no more amy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love penny and leonard they were cute lastnight

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Howard's predicament was so-so, Leonard's was good, but best of all was Sheldon's. The poor guy - a girl is actually trying to make him happy ... and succeeding. How will he ever survive? Best line was the last: "I'm in hell, Leonard ... Don't stop." There is something about a woman in a Star Trek uniform.

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Raj is not British. He's Indian. & his accent is Indian.

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Amy is awesome !

The Big Bang Theory Season 5 Episode 23 Quotes

Howard: Let me explain the difference between you and me. You watch 'Star Trek'; I live it.
Raj: Oh, please, I don't remember the episode of 'Star Trek' where the guy never goes to space and brags about it in a tuxedo store.
Howard: Make all the jokes you want. There is only one of us here brave enough to almost do what I almost did.

Yes! Thank you! Oh! Oh ... I'm not gonna die in space! I'm gonna die the way God intended in my late 50s with a heart full of pastrami.

Howard
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