November 12th, 2010
11:45 AM ET
Wil Wheaton, why must you wait so long in between guest starring appearances on “Big Bang Theory”?
I just love what Wheaton, who we hope is playing a more evil version of himself, does to Sheldon. As much as I love watching our favorite geek spar with Leonard and his pals, no one - but no one - brings the crazy out in Sheldon like Wheaton.
Thursday night’s episode centered on a cinema showing of “The Raider of the Lost Ark,” complete with 21 seconds of never before seen footage. You may smirk, but I would totally stand in line to see that.
As would Sheldon and the fellows, but when they don’t heed Sheldon’s advice to get to the cinema extra early for the midnight showing, they are relegated to the back of the line. Not so for Wheaton and his posse, who also arrive a bit tardy and are immediately escorted inside.
Of course the line moves right along until it gets to our guys, and then there's no more room in the theater. Sheldon just can’t let his arch enemy Wheaton (who is tweeting his delight at making it in when Sheldon hasn’t) win. At least not on the say-so of the guy who Sheldon refers to as a “petty functionary” and is quick to let Sheldon know that his word rules because “I'm a petty functionary with a clipboard, b***h.”
While all that hilarity was going on, even more fun was happening over at Penny’s apartment as Amy Fowler muscled her way into Penny and Bernadette’s “girls night.”
Watching Amy try to fit in with those two was almost better than some of the scenes this season between Sheldon and Penny. It was just pure comic genius from start to finish, and I may have to go back and re-read Chaucer’s “The Miller’s Tale.” Or not.
What did you think Bangers? Was this week’s episode wondrous?
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