October 20th, 2009
10:58 AM ET

Wheaton takes on 'Big Bang Theory'

Full disclosure: I am not a " Star Trek" fan.

But even I have seen “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and that made Monday night’s “Big Bang Theory” all the funnier to me.

Watching the character of Sheldon plot out and enact his revenge against guest star Wil Wheaton (playing a slightly devious version of himself) was hilarious. I remember Wheaton as young Wesley Crusher on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and I imagined geeks everywhere were enraptured. (Editor's note: Given Crusher's wimpy reputation, maybe they were infuriated.)

I am a huge fan of this show and witnessing the usually unflappable and coldly rational Sheldon become positively unglued at the prospect of facing Wheaton – whose failure to show up at a Mississippi "Star Trek" convention in 1995 devastated a young Sheldon – had me howling with laughter.

When Sheldon stared daggers at Wheaton across the room during a card game competition and uttered a phrase which caused Wheaton to turn to his companion and ask “Did he just say 'revenge is a dish best served cold' in Klingon?” I was reminded of just how genius the show can be.

That plotline, coupled with great moments like the revelation that hottie neighbor Penny had a childhood crush on Ernie from "Sesame Street" (“The heart wants what it wants”) along with Wolowitz’s sort-of-kinda-new girlfriend, makes me want to say this was one of the show’s best episodes ever.

What did you think? Are you loving this show as much as I am? Do you hope the producers bring Wheaton back, especially after his dirty trick of playing the “MeMaw” card?

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  45. phoenix mattress

    wheaton grew a beard? nice.

    October 21, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jamie

    "Sheldor Online"

    Our family cannot get enough of this show. We have had BBT marathons a couple of times now. To say this show will be cancelled after this season is ridiculous. This show is brilliant and will last for years to come. I must say that the Penny/Leonard relationship has me worried for the future. I enjoyed watching the chase of a naive geek after the hot blonde. So far the writers have handled it well. I've watched 30 Rock... funny, but not interested. Too much pushing of the Liberal agenda. I don't remember Baldwin being nearly as good as Parsons either. Keep it up CBS. Please change the time back though. The other line-up shows are not appropriate for younger viewers.

    October 21, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  47. BobbyCanuck

    Love this show...witty and topical...and because I like it....

    sorry folks its too well written and intellectual for the average American TV watcher, this show will be cancelled after this season

    October 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  48. John

    I don't have TV, except DVD and VCR, and this is one of the few (three) shows we have friends tape for us! It is great fun and intelligent humor! Thanks CBS

    October 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  49. CK_One

    Last night was the first time I watched an entire episode. Very funny. Think I'll watch it again.

    October 20, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  50. onehunglow

    I've loved The Big Bang theory from the begining. i would like to see an African American in there also to bring about some universal diversity even an African who Knows?

    October 20, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Lyric

    Love love love this show!! Thank you CBS for keeping at least one really great sitcom still available. So much better than reality! MUAH!!

    October 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Stan

    Monday CBS is the only day when we plop in front of the TV and don't change channels. However, it is also a day that forces us to make the compromises that allow a marriage to "work".

    Both of us like "How I Met Your Mother", though we laugh at different parts and like different characters. (My favorite situations are usually the rudest/crudest, which my wife only "tolerates".) I like "Accidentally on Purpose", which my wife hates. I love "Two-and-a-Half Men", and my wife likes it well enough, however she hates Sheen's character, while his role is one of my all-time favorites. In exchange for not leaving the family room during the last two shows, I have to sit through CSI-Miami and that over-acting Horatio. (I try to ruin the show by guessing who did what when and how!)

    However, both of us absolutely LOVE The Big Bang. Sheldon has GOT to be one of the funniest characters ever on television! The thing is, EACH of the characters are quite unique, and yet lovable, despite their HUGE quirks.

    P.S.: On this last episode, when Wheaton started his sob-story about his "meemaw", I turned to my wife and said, "watch this – he's faking". And, sure enough, the plot twist turned out exactly as I thought, which made Sheldon's evolving reaction even more hilarious.

    October 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  53. zombieshere

    Monday night is almost the perfect night for settling in for some serious tube watching.
    Unfortunately CBS decided to throw good money away by giving Elfman the has-been yet another sitcom.

    October 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Sheri

    I don't watch much TV anymore but have to admit that I LOVE Big Bang Theory and look forward to it all day long. So many times my husband and I laugh out loud at that show. I honestly couldn't pick a favorite episode, I enjoy them all. The characters couldn't be more perfect or a better blend of personalities. Sheldon gets the recognition but it takes them all to make it happen.

    October 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jessica

    Even though I don't get all the star trek references, The Big Bang Theory is a testiment to good TV. It's funny and smart. Easily the funniest show on TV right now. I hope that it continues to be.

    October 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Stompy

    Wheaton is great. After a few dry years where Hollywood seemed to turn it's back on him it is great seeing him pop up all over the place.

    He's a decent human being, loves his wife and step sons, is a huge nerd, and genuinely loves his fans.

    Wil is ACES in my book.

    October 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ketielynn

    FANTASTIC as usual. This show never lets me down. Literally, laugh out loud funny. I actauly look forward to Monday nights because of it! They must bring Wil back to give Sheldon a chance at revenge. Also loved the double date. Best comedy on TV. Congrats to the BBT!

    October 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jon Heard

    You're engaging readers for a few dozen comments while eviscerating the neutral reputation of your journalism by identifying a news writer as the person giving an opinion on your site? Seriously, do you get that many more dollars for it?

    October 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Beth Kennedy

    LOVED IT!!! "Revenge is a dish best served cold" . . .. hahah!

    October 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Doug Ritchie

    Luv the Big Bang, Penny and this little dysfunctional gang. So look forward to Monday nights. I am a 45 year and my son who is 13 luvs the show. He knows the words to the theme song and downloaded for his ipod. Should be on earlier as the two shows before are more adult oriented. I heard my local bar tuned away from MNF to watch the show. Chuck Lorre for President!!!

    October 20, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  61. LAS

    Every single episode of this show is a treasure.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Christie

    LOVED it!!! Love the show. This episode was terrific! BTW, Wil's grandma was Nana!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  63. KAT

    I love the show. It's one of my favorites, I hope they bring Will back. My little geekie boys are just fantastic

    October 20, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  64. MikeT

    I'm 24 and I enjoy the show. I tend to think fo CBS as a network for old people, but Big Bang is pretty cute. As a graduate student, comic book and video game nerd, myself, I find it difficult to understand how it's gotten so much success from non-nerds due to the fact that a lot of the jokes tend to be esoteric to comic book nerds and science geeks. Do you people just laugh because you know you're supposed to, without even really fully understanding all of the esoteric references to physics and star trek?

    October 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Caroline

    I loved the episode. Getting to watch Sheldon become "unglued" was hysterical and I love Stuart's (Kevin Sussman) sarcastic reaction to the whole thing "That was fun."

    Even funnier to me, though, was watching Wolowitz finally bond with his date over their controlling Mothers. Hysterical. I hope there is an episode showing them attempting to unravel the other's mother.

    And please, more Wil Wheaton. I think Sheldon's definitely in for another attempt of vengeance on the man!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Commoner1

    I also love Big Bang Theory. And I also agree that they should go back to having it at 8:30. "Accidentally on Purpose" and "Two and a Half Men" should follow BBT. They are not really family viewing time material.

    Leonard Nimoy's napkin for Christmas is my favorite episode to date.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Leslie

    I love Big Bang Theory. My husband is a gamer and collects comic books. I see myself in Penny when she is bored with it all. It is very funny and my husband and I can relate. One of the best shows on tv..by far.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Jon

    One of the funniest shows because of Jim Parson's, Sheldon. He so deserved the Emmy! Actually the whole cast is great. I think it would be great to have Sheldon come out of the closet. Also in real life wouldn't mind going on a date with Jim :-)....Hey Jim you available?

    October 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Carol Geary

    My favorite show! I am 67 years old.........

    October 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Carol

    Best show on the air! Last night's episode was hilarious.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Stacey

    I have watched this show since the pilot and have laughed and laughed ever since! (Although, I would like it to go back to its earlier time slot.)

    October 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  72. thumper from texas

    The only thing that could make the show any better would be a guest spot by Lenard Nemoy!!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  73. mjt

    Never seen the show but will start watching due to all these wonderful comments.

    One of the funniest Frazier episodes is where a geeky coworker gets revenge on Dr. Crane by teaching him Klingon instead of Hebrew for his part in Frederick's bar mitzvah. I thought I was going to die laughing.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Cindy

    I love this show! Sheldon is the best character on tv and any story line that challenges his control of situations is hysterical . My husband and son are both HUGE comic book geeks so we knew from the beginning that this show was special. The more we watch, the more we love it...and thankfully alot of others feel the same way. Great job CBS....don't let this one slip away!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  75. badkittygothgirl

    @ Dale....great minds think alike! LOL

    October 20, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Amy

    I love Big Bang. I have never seen Star Trek but have to say...I've known ALOT of nerds and "Sheldon" is perfect. He is a truly gifted actor. I love to watch him work. We don't need that Wil dude back. These guys can definately hold their own!!! MY FAVORITE SHOW ON TV. Just wish it was on earlier...

    October 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  77. badkittygothgirl

    I love this show!! What can I add but that I agree with all of the above.

    What no one has mentioned yet is the end of the show when Chuck Lorre gets on his soapbox each week. It is only a subliminal blip that you must look out for and utilize the pause button on the tivo to catch this wit-i-cism in all it's hilarious glory. Sometimes, the censors try to censor Mr. Lorre, but you can check his website to avert said sad attempt at censorship.

    My bf and I look forward to this show each week. Long live Sheldon and Penny!!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  78. DJ

    I love the fact that Wil was wearing a Fruit F*cker T-shirt, that is awesome.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Dale

    I love this show and last night's was great. Another thing about this show that is great is the funny essay thing that Lorre does at the end of the show. We have DVR so we can pause it and read it because it is only on the screen for a second or two. It is usually hilarious. When you get a chance pause it because it will make you almost pee your pants sometimes.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Jack

    I agree. This was one of the best episodes to date and it allows for so many great possibilities going forward. Great job!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  81. John Arnold

    It was hilarious and made me laugh out loud which is always a good thing. It was great to see Wheaton show Sheldon that there are two kinds of smart out there, he should come back but only on a few episodes each season....just when Sheldon is getting cocky about being smarter than everyone Wheaton could show up as a reminder.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Lawyer Geek

    A fantastic episode in a show that has it all – intelligent writing, complete character development, and fantastic acting. Did anyone else notice – in a show of just how strong the performances are – that the final joke in the Wolowitz/new girl story was actually Leonard's non-verbal reaction to Penny's line, "Am I a matchmaker, or what?"...the delivery of the line was merely the set up, the laugh was all in Johnny Galeicki's reaction.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Tracy Reyes

    This show has been one of my faves since the 1st episode. It is written by the same people who write for 2-1/2 men whick explains to me the genious of these writers. Brilliant. Another one of my favorite episodes is when Sheldon drinks way too much coffee. The guy who plays Sheldon is fantastic.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Jackie

    Best new comedy on TV. The plot and characters are absolutely over the top. I never miss an episode. Last night with Sheldon exacting his revenge against "Will Crusher" was side-splitting. LOVE THIS SHOW

    October 20, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Lew

    This episode had me howling with laughter from start to finish. Absolutely brilliant; Sheldon was hysterical. Everytime you watch the show and say it can't get any funnier than that, BANG, it does!!!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Erica

    How wonderful would it be to see Wil Wheaton have a recurring role as Sheldon's arch-nemesis!?! He could be the Ra's Al Ghul to Sheldon's Batman, the Lex Luthor to his Superman, the Magneto to his Professor X. Watching Sheldon plotting and scheming only to be outwitted by Wheaton would be amazing.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  87. RichardH

    simply the best show on television

    October 20, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  88. SLC Girl

    This show is AWESOME and FUNNY! I am a die hard Charger fan and even turned to CBS to watch last night episode. I was well worth it. Keep makin us laugh, we need it...:)!!!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  89. DD

    I loved this show from the start, the pop culture sci-fi and fantasy references are a hoot and so are the actors, they pull it off great. I didn't like Roseanne, but kudos to Chuck Lorre on this one.
    No, we don't need Wil back, it was a one-off slam dunk.

    October 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Kristan

    OMG! I love love love love Sheldon... and Penny's definitely coming around... getting better and better with each show!

    This is by far my favorite show on TV right now!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  91. Tia

    This is absolutely the best show on TV - and last night was the best of the best!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  92. Robert

    It's great, I am almost nervous that CBS will do something stupid. I wish it was on a bit earlier, but if it a different lead in, even better. Two and half man is old hat and the comedy has gotten very low brow. I hope BBT stays true to it's ways and doesn't go raunchy or relationship driven. I am ok with Penny/Leonard relationship, as long as it doesn't turn in the core of the show. Jim Parsons was robbed.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  93. Notnormlwife

    Every Big Bang Theory show is hilarious. It and Rescue Me are the funniest shows out there right now.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  94. Sara Lancaster

    I absolutely love the Big Bang Theory and Sheldon is by far my favorite on the show. I did watch Star Trek the next Generation and loved Will Crusher? It was a great mix especially knowing how much Sheldon loves Star Trek (The napking that Penny gave him with Leonard Nemoy's DNA). Every time Sheldon would say MeMaw I would almost wet my pants laughing. Best Show On TV!!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  95. Sherry

    Well play Will. Sorry Sheldon you lose. My family watches this funny show every Monday. Perhaps the other networks should learn from this funny, well written show. Thank you CBS

    October 20, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  96. SheltieMom

    Wil Wheaton was awesome – one of the best this season – the ultimate as a guest star would be Mark Hamill – the boys would go off the deep end. I mean where else but on this show would you still have the Luke Skywalker shampoo bottles!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  97. Les

    I love this show, and it was a nice surprise to have Wheaton on the show, it really shows how the writers can keep us on our toes

    October 20, 2009 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  98. Joe

    Hands down the best sitcom on television. Nothing makes me laugh like BBT. Definitely the best part of my Monday!

    I love that Johnny Galecki's old costars from Roseanne have popped up in a few guest spots. I would LOVE to see Roseanne herself guest star.

    Jim Parsons should submit last night's episode for Emmy consideration. He deserved it last time and he'll win the next.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  99. Kwaldenwood

    This is one of the two funniest shows on TV. Two and a Half Men being the other. Jim deserved the the Emmy for his work. And what is best, he is not the only stellar role in this riotously funny show. This ensemble cast is great. There will be more nominations and winners in the Emmy awards in the future.

    Having Wil guest was brilliant and the turn of trickery at the end was classic.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  100. Bobbie from Texas

    Sheldon is destined to become part of Star Trek folklore. What a screamingly funny character. Without a doubt, the best sitcom on TV.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  101. Jennifer

    This show is the best! I admit I'm a science geek. Not astrophysics geek, but still a geek. The writers of this show need to win big awards for their writing. Science, unless you love it is a boring subject... but these guys make it just TOO funny.

    Last nights episode was the second best (the season opener by far is my fave of the season) or is it my third, as last weeks was great too. 🙂 Will and Sheldon's "mee-maw" scene had me wondering myself – true or false. I leaned towards false. Come on!


    October 20, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  102. Rick

    Great show. I've been watching since the first episode and to tell the truth back then I never thought the show would last even though I loved it from the start. Thanks goodness I was wrong!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  103. PAtricia

    Some of the funniest stuff. I really laughed. Great writing and absurdly real. Why not give attention to shows like this instead of Mad Men that nobody watches. Pretentious bs that is the Emperors new clothes. Go back to really good writing and fun, silly stuff that works. Stop wasting time and money on everything reality and work with good writers and good actors.
    Thanks cbs

    October 20, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  104. Spikewebbe

    I don't watch much network television but I've been a big time fan of Two and a Half Men since it came on in 2003 and I've always been a fan of the NBC Monday night comedies. I fell in love with Big Bang Theory since day one. This show is so funny, clever and smart; these are the funniest nerds in television history. I love this show. Last night's episode was funny as hell; I wish it was on ON Demand in my cable area becuase I'd love to see the episode again. My only worry about the show is that that show is so witty, clever and original that I wonder if the series will get boring and stale and run out of funny storylines like Third Rock from the Sun did several years ago. I hope not.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  105. Cherry

    I absolutely love The Big Bang Theory, I think it's the best comedy on TV right now. Jim Parsons is perfect as Sheldon and I was happy that he was nominated for an Emmy and disappointed when he lost.

    My favorite episode was when Penny gave Sheldon the dinner napkin with Leonard Nimoy's DNA on it. And last night's episode was fabulous as well, I laughed throughout the entire show.

    I also enjoy the rest of the cast, everyone was perfectly cast. I'd also like to see more of Sara Gilbert's character.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  106. littleblueraindrop

    I love this 'Big Bang Theory'. It has been a long time since a show was on TV that I looked forward to each week.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  107. mac

    Best show on TV, period. Two and a half men a close second...

    October 20, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  108. Alain

    I am much older than the typical audience of this show and definitely not a geek, but I have watched this show since its inception, and have loved it for its intelligence, its complicated dialogues, the characters develoment, the quirky humor, and its uniqueness. Great writers and actors. Congrats to Chuck Lorre for another grat show!!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  109. LizzieKate

    Hands down the best show on TV. Laugh out loud funny week after week. Brilliant writing, cast, etc. Last night's episode was hilarious! Wil Wheaton would be a great addition to future episodes. The Emmy should have gone to Jim Parsons!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  110. Al in Florida

    My wife and I love this show. So intelligently written. Kudos to Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men is the only other comdey worth watching on TV). Love the Sheldon/Wheaton interaction. He should definitately make a return appearance – and keep one-upping Sheldon. Also loved last season when they met Summer Glau. all the actors in the show are fantastic and really nail their characters.

    But I have to say – I think, even funnier than the Sheldon/Wheaton stuff last night was the Wolowitz scenes with the new girl.
    You like science fiction?
    Role Playing?
    In the bedroom or board games?

    I was laughing hysterically. And then the two trying to one up each other in the mom department.

    You have to come to Shabbas dinner at my house. A Catholic girl like you wearing a big cross like that might just give my mother the big brain aneurism I’ve been hoping for.

    I'm still giggling over that line. Great great writing.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  111. crunchyFrog

    Wil Wheaton has a great blog that he updates frequently. If you like his work, you'll love his blog.


    October 20, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  112. Jeffkay

    I could see Wil WHeaton becoming Sheldon's Khan or Borg!! Hilarious!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  113. Karen C.

    Sheldon rocks; too funny for words.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  114. Jeff

    I love Big Bang. I was pleasantly surprised that it was so good when it started. Now it is Must See TV for my wife and I. (I know that is NBC's tagline, but I only watch Jay Leno on NBC now.)

    Jim Parsons is great through and through.

    My daughter in NY watches Big Bang too. We used to watch Kaley Cuoco's old show, 8 Simple Rules, that was great too.
    I like watching a show "with" my daughter, even tho she's 900 miles away.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  115. amy

    by far the best episode, this show never disappoints but last night was hilarious, I was laughing so hard I was crying!!! Sheldon is priceless!!!!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  116. Step

    This is the best written comedy on television and the inclusion of Wil Wheaton was pure genius! The allusions to "Wrath of Khan" made the show that much better although my wife, unfortunately, did not get to laugh as hard as I did. One can only hope that he returns for a final "nebula showdown" with Sheldon with maybe some references to two dimensional thinking.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  117. blake

    best show on TV. great episode; but my fav is "Mommy smokes in the car but Jesus says it's ok....I'm Batman!"

    October 20, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  118. BigBangFan

    LOVE this show.. Sheldon is the best and I enjoy living vicariously through him each Monday night! Keep up the great work and phenomenal writing!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  119. FastEddie

    The episode that hooked me was when Penny gave Sheldon a napkin used by Leonard Nimoy and a Sheldon trembling with excitement exclaimed, "All I need is a healty ovum and I can grow my own Leonard Nimoy!"

    October 20, 2009 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  120. Ray

    I thought Wil Wheaton brought absolutely nothing to ST TNG and was initially horrified that he was asked to be on BBT. But the plot held up and I found myself really enjoying the episode. Best ever? Probably not... but there are a lot of good episodes to compete with. And THAT is a really good thing!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  121. nenecats Houston

    Big Bang is my favorite. I have purchased the dvds so I am a fan.
    The casting was genius. I like each one. I've seen most of them
    on different talk shows. They seem to get along and really like the
    show themselves. When Sheldon knocks on door repeating Penny
    Penny, it cracks me up! My favorite is the banter between Penny and

    October 20, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  122. Suparag Sethu

    Love the show and the whole family enjoys it. This is definitely one of the best episodes, but "The Gothowitz Deviation" was the most funniest episode.

    Boo, CBS for moving the time slot to 8:30 and trying to put the raunchy/crappy two and half men in prime time, that show needs to be at 9pm or later

    October 20, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  123. KAT

    I so loved this episode. I wasn't a fan of Big Bang at first but the inner geek in me has grown to truly love it. Wil Wheaton was great and I hope they bring him back. This would be a great running gag to see the many ways that Sheldon would serve his cold revenge. Sheldon should at least get a great "bazinga." Chuck Lorre- you are a God of comedy.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  124. Rebecca

    I love this show. It is one of the funniest on TV. Will Wheaton did a great job and they should bring him back more often.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  125. Lisa from Ohio

    May the Geeks of the world unite and make this the best show on tv!

    Wonderful stories and shows.

    We need more shos like this one!!!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  126. Ewogeema

    Love this show – it is super funny and pretty "clean" too – keep it up!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  127. Sam

    And the Emmys for best comedy, best actors, best supporting actors, best writers, etc.....goes to THE BIG BANG THEORY!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  128. Fortuneman

    I'm usually not home on Mondays and have never seen this show. Came across it last nite while channel surfing. I laughed until I cried! This show is great and Wil Wheaton didn't disappoint. I think CBS should try to find a sitcom for Wil to do. He's got some great comedy skills.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  129. Mary

    LOVED last night's episode; props to Jim for his timing, the writers for their words... Leonard & Penny are the feet that this show needs to keep it "grounded"; fabulous cast

    October 20, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  130. Sean

    Adding to Wheaton's "geek cred" was his choice of T-Shirt. I can't be the only one who recognized the FF2000 from Penny Arcade?

    October 20, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  131. Lucy

    It was a great episode. The whole show is wonderful, not mind numbing like a lot of comedy shows. I always root for the under dog, so I love it that Leonard and Penny are together. Will Wheaton has absolutely turned into a great looking guy.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  132. BS37

    Big Bang is on a hot streak right now. I thought the Penny/Leonard hookup would spell disaster, but what makes the show work is so far afield of that, it hasn't even mattered. Between the Wheaton revenge and last week's "Eye of the Tiger" montage, and 'tat-sleeves' before that, I've been laughing hysterically so far this season.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  133. JON

    been watching this show since the beginning ....when it was underground.....Now that is has gone mainstream....they have not lost
    thee context of the show ....may it show long and prosper !!!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  134. Kate Roper

    My huband was laughing so hard he woke up the kids! It took him nearly a full hour to get thourgh the show because he had to keep stopping it to catch what he had missed while gefawing. It is now #1 on our demand list.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  135. Nadia

    Totally loved it! This show is so good!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  136. AG

    My husband and I love Big Bang Theory. We do hope they will bring Wheaton back in a future episode, and thought it would be a great idea to do so occasionally, as some sort of a Sheldon nemesis.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  137. gina

    omg!! that show is so funny! i look forward to it every monday! sheldon rocks!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  138. jedinite

    Great episode!! When will asked if he just said 'revenge is a dish best served cold' in Klingon was so funny!! The fact that he KNEW Klingon was the best part of that big when he thought Sheldon was the weird.

    Best comedy on tv!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  139. John Fortune

    I love this show and have from the beginning! It is clever and fun!
    I look forward to it each week.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  140. Mike

    This show gets better every episode. I've pretty much given up on everything but sports on tv but this is quickly becoming a have to watch show.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  141. jeni

    I have to agree whole heartedly- I laughed until lthere were tears a couple times- Klingon talk about Revenge served best cold.... I hotted! and the new girlfriend possibility for Wolowitz..they are made for each other, or one wants to hope for him that they are!
    Great Writing- not 30 minutes wasted of my life- anything that can make you laugh out loud is well worth the time!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  142. Nichelle

    I LOVE BIG BANG!!! Funniest Show on TV! Last night's Sheldon beat the gift-gving Sheldon when Penny gave him a napkin touched by Leonard Nemoy.
    Sadly, I recognized the Klingon language immediately and almost choked with laughter!
    Kudos to the writers of the show and ESPECIALLY the actors who truly bring their characters to our hearts.

    Yeah Big Bang! .... oh, sorry. I just love that show.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  143. R. A. Williamson

    Will played like a Klingon. Bravo!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  144. samueltx

    Yeah, it was a great episode. All the way around. I could not stand Will Wheaton in Star Trek, not one episode. But, he was really good in this show and I do hope they bring him back.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  145. Melissa

    I've been watching this show since the first episode and recruiting my friends and family! Whom ever chose the cast deserves an emmy. By all means more Will Wheaton please and any other Star Trek favorites Sheldon can battle!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  146. Chuck

    What a great episode! Currently my favorite sitcom.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  147. Robert

    I think that Big Bang Theory is the funniest thing on television.
    Jim Parson was robbed of the Emmy for his role.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  148. Christine

    Seriously the best show on TV. It is a classic. It is my weekly laugh out loud show :). Not only the Star Trek references but Wolowitz and the 'new girl' have MOMs in common – how rich is THAT? lol

    October 20, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  149. Anthony

    This is the best show on TV right now and last nights episode proves why. The khan references were great and in the context of the show and Sheldon is turning into one of those legendary TV characters.

    Need WHEATOOOOON!!! to be Sheldon's foil more often!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  150. Laura

    I love this show ! One of the best shows on TV.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  151. Bob Lees

    I love the show and "evil" Wil Wheaton sort of playing himself was genius. I think they could bring him back for the odd interaction with Sheldon to hilarious results.

    I do hope they end, nicely, the sexual relationship between Penny and Leonard soon though. Why do sitcoms always try to have the most unlikely relationships on Earth take place? These two work together much better as friends IMHO.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  152. Mike

    This has turned into a great no-brainer show for us closet geeks. The Wil Wheaton episode was classic, using Sheldon's arrogance and humanity against him. I'd love to see Wil do some more guest appearences on the show, as he's really built up a presence of his own in the geek world.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  153. melanie

    I looooooved this episode, but I think my favorite is when penny gave sheldon nemoy's used napkin.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  154. Lisa

    LOVED IT!! Well done and YES Jim Parson most certainly deserved an Emmy nomination! I love this show anyway and I was humored by the usually self controlled Sheldon becoming completely unglued at the very thought of Will Wheaton and the memory of betrayal and by Will Wheaton's MeMaw deception. It defintely was one of the funniest and well thought out episodes and I truly hope this show makes it many more seasons.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  155. Robb

    I'm a daily reader of Wil Wheaton's blog. His book, "Just A Geek," reminded me of my childhood and, even now, my life of boardgames, card games, D&D and general geekdom.

    His portrayal of his "devious" self was wonderful. The set-up in the comic book store (paraphrasing: "he lives close by and comes in often") is so very true to his real life, the writers of this episode had to have written it specifically with Wil in mind.

    Wil's done some great guest spots of the last few years ("CSI", "Criminal Minds", "Leverage", as well as the web series "The Guild"), I think it's time he comes back to acting full time.

    Now, about that stage reading of "Stand By Me"...

    October 20, 2009 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  156. Sherri Deaver

    Last night's Big Bang was one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. The show is consistently hilarious. I DO hope they bring Wheaton back. There is so many directions they can go with him. What about bringing any other star trek members or star wars people on? The hilarity that would ensue when seeing all of them fall all over themselves would be too funny not to watch without "Depends" on.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  157. Faye

    Big Bang Theory brings back intelligent, quality and riotously funny comedy back to reality-ridden TV airways.

    Thank you CBS!!

    October 20, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  158. Nick

    I loved it.

    The "Revenge is a dish best served cold" scene was the best.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  159. cheryl garrett

    Love "Big Bang" and a fan of Will Wheaton. Would love to see him on the show often.

    October 20, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |

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