The Big Bang Theory Review: Most Pathetic Guy May Get a Girl

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Poor Raj! He finally has a girl talk to him, he actually asks her out... and she ditches him through a tiny, high bathroom window. I don't blame him for become a recluse.

As sad as the situation was for Raj, it was hilarious. I may quietly chuckle during shows, but I rarely burst out in a loud laugh. "The Monster Isolation" was an exception. Raj, whitey tighties, plastic bib, eating lobster ... what a sight to see. Kunal Nayyar pulled that scene off brilliantly.

Raj: My heart is stone. From now on, I'm a monk. I renounce all worldly pleasures. Except for Lobster. And, garlic butter. | permalink

After so long of struggling with girls, I was happy to see that Lucy came back and that she agreed to go on a date with Raj again. She's troubled. He's troubled. It could be a magical fit just like Howard and Bernie and Sheldon and Amy. And one full of comedic opportunities.

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As funny as it was, I hope to never see Raj running down the street in his underwear again. She better not break his heart!

While Raj was dealing his rejection, Sheldon was oblivious, wondering if they should interview for a new friend since Raj hadn't been around. The usually self-absorbed Sheldon did have a bit of a breakthrough with his pal Penny's help. I groaned when "Fun with Flags" came on the screen. After the Wil Wheaton "Fun with Flags" debacle, I was sure that it would be retired, but it was back. And, I'm glad that it was.

Sheldon: Please welcome my friend, neighbor and flag virgin -- yeah, though not a real virgin. She's had coitus many times. Sometimes within earshot of this flag enthusiast. Once while he was trying to watch the Incredibles. Penny. | permalink

Yes, I was wrong to groan, because it was hilarious. Unlike when Amy was the director and Wil was on, Sheldon actually listened to Penny's advice. He took her direction too literally by opening himself up. Arms extended. Opening his legs. Awkward. Though, his new relaxed stature was refreshing to see even if too open.

That new openness didn't extend to the complicated rules of personal interaction, compliments and invitations, though. Ultimately, Sheldon did accept Penny's invitation to see her perform, yet tried to bring his own entertainment with him. 

No gaming devices. Really, he has three of them? A Rubik's Cube down the front of his pants? A Etch-a-Sketch in his behind? Wow. He really feared being bored at the play.

Despite the lack of streetcars, he enjoyed the show. Even more importantly, Penny showed her friends that she was in fact a good actress. They have doubted her in the past, but it's unlikely they will in the future. Will they give her the support she needs to succeed as an actress and give up her waitress job?

Sheldon would probably like that so he could get a waitress that could remember his order.

Sheldon: How can she remember all those lines, but as a waitress she can't remember "no tomato" on my hamburger? | permalink

I'm excited to see Raj in a relationship. It's been a long time coming and if Sheldon can keep a relationship going, then Raj can too.

Check out more funny lines in our The Big Bang Theory quotes section.

What was your favorite line or moment? Are you glad that Raj has a girl in his life? Should "Fun with Flags" be retired?


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Do you know how boring the show would be if there was no female and it was just the four guys


i just want more of the just the 4 guys and penny and no more amy. is it that hard to get rid of amy


I'm sorry but I found the episode boring and embarrassing. This is not a storyline for Raj, but a constant humiliation. Seeing him hanging out in his underwear is just a cheap joke for me. A once so lovable character is gone forever, I'm afraid. I also found the new girl creepy, and I don't mean her looks but her weird way of acting.


I enjoy the changes the show has gone through during its run. Maybe because I, and my friends who love it, are older than the target demographic. (We're all over 60.) Anyway, we met a whole bunch of young, geeky, even Penny in a way, people back in 2007. They've grown up ! That's what most people do. They've even matured. Something I've always had trouble coping with. Anyway, we only have one season left after this. I hope they go out on top. BTW, I loved Penny in Streetcar.


Flags with Penny awesome!!!! Raj finally got a relationship goin' and I'm not gonna complain about the girl. Hopefully we get an ep with guys and Penny..Fingers crossed!!! Good episode though.


I'm going to have to agree with Marie on this. I'd be happier if the show had stayed with just the 4 guys and Penny but if there are going to be girlfriends the show can do better than this.I'm sure Ms.Micucci is a charming girl and all but her comedic talent sure didn't stand out on Raising Hope or this episode.
How about Sheldon's assistant Alex? She's smart and gorgeous and I like her acting.Leonard is not going to give up on Penny so why is she still around if she's not going to be a love interest for Raj?


From one Raj about another Raj...You played to the stereotypes of Indian males...most of it wrong. The episode was actually disgusting and racist. End of story...and the romance will not last because the racist white American audience will not approve!


i am so glad raj got an girl. i hope she sticks around for some time. amy was ok last night. so glad we saw sheldon and penny last night it has been an while i hope we more of them togather


Lol @ Mark's creative spamming. I was just over at the latest Beauty and the Beast review and saw some crap about the same product by Nosgoth1979. Might want to get onto that TvFanatic. Points for effort.


i like the rajs storyline too, its gonna be fun to see those weirds to communicate each other.
I dont find that the Lenny (leonard-penny) goes anywhere if penny go success in acting. We all know about Leonard jealousness, and for penny we all now that she is a party girl. For that i always thought that this is a science fiction series

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The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Episode 17 Quotes

Please welcome my friend, neighbor and flag virgin -- yeah, though not a real virgin. She's had coitus many times. Sometimes within earshot of this flag enthusiast. Once while he was trying to watch the Incredibles. Penny.


I guess you could say Raj is my name and stars are my game.