Musical cars (and beds) on 'Big Bang Theory'
January 21st, 2011
01:34 PM ET

Musical cars (and beds) on 'Big Bang Theory'

Just when I thought “The Big Bang Theory” couldn’t get any better.

Our lovable gang of geeks got up and out of Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment for a road trip, and it was one of the funniest episodes ever. All of the guys and gals were off to the Science and Society Convention including Penny, who was along because a spa weekend was part of the package – and because Amy Farrah Fowler has decreed that they are besties.

In one car we had Howard, Bernadette and the “ever-silent-whenever-a-girl-is-present-unless-there-is-alcohol-involved” Raj.

Howard kept expressing how he couldn’t wait to get to the resort so he and Bernadette could “nap.” There was a major moment of hilarity when Leonard called from the other car – containing him, Sheldon and Penny – to tell Bernadette that Raj had texted him to let her know that when Howard said “nap,” he meant sex.

Did you catch all of that?

Meanwhile, Penny decided to finally stand up to Sheldon’s bullying ways for once, which resulted in her getting kicked out of the car and having to join the Bernadette/Howard/Raj caravan.

Once they all arrived at their destination, Howard met Bernadette’s ex, played deliciously by former L.A. Laker and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant, Rick Fox. After meeting all 6 feet 6 inches of him, Howard worried that he wouldn’t quite...measure up in the romance department, and he and Bernie ended up having a fight.

What followed was an amusing game of musical beds in the hotel as Bernie went to bunk with Amy and Penny. Penny then moved over to Sheldon and Leonard’s room, and Sheldon – worried that Penny and Leonard might engage in coitus while he was sleeping – headed over to Raj’s room before kicking Raj out, resulting in Raj interrupting coitus between Penny and Leonard.

I was laughing uncontrollably, even as my head spun trying to keep up with it all.

By the time they all convened on their panel (with Penny in the audience) just about everyone was ticked off. Bernadette and Howard got into it in a scene which reminded me so much of when that guy mortified his ex-girlfriend during a panel televised on C-Span.

This show consistently makes me howl with laughter and this was one of the best episodes the entire season. Don’t you agree?

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Barry G.

    One of the best programs on the air. The writing is flawless and very creative. You never know what will come next from the interface of the characters. Keep up the good work. Oh year, my sides are still splitting from this eposiode.

    January 31, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. btdart

    I LOVE this show- I gotta say I am crazy about Amy Farrah Fowler- and Bernadette, they are perfect additions to the show and I love the way Penny is still the smartest one of the bunch-

    January 23, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. eekles

    The writer's "head spun trying to keep up with it all"? I'm surprised she can watch this show at all, then. One of the biggest reasons I adore this show is because it isn't as dumbed-down and slow as a lot of the other sit-coms offered to us on television.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LOL

    I love this show. So happy it has another 3 seasons ahead. Still love Leonard and Penny. "From the waist down, my shields are up." "There's still plenty we can do from the waist up."

    "Don't screw with the people who handle to stuff you eat."

    January 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Feeniegal

    I need them to move this show to a different time. I can't catch it at 8p on Thursdays. Sure do miss it.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • someweirdgeek

      get a PVR... then you'd have no prob...or was that too geeky??? hehe

      January 21, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lac

    i was on the floor laughing.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LBW

    I loved it! Penny won. She left with the hot guy.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kara

    This was the best episode of the year. Ensemble brilliant. Melissa Rauch as Bernadette just perfectly on point. Loved their Sonny and Cher routine. I want those characters (Bernie and Howard) to marry!

    January 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |

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