It's not all about Sheldon on 'The Big Bang Theory'
February 25th, 2011
03:33 PM ET

It's not all about Sheldon on 'The Big Bang Theory'

On Thursday night's "Big Bang Theory," Sheldon faced a real shock to the system. It turns out that our favorite group of geeks doesn't revolve around him.

In fact, Leonard is the de facto leader of the group. And so, with Leonard dating Priya, they're spending a lot more time in Raj's apartment.

This doesn't sit well with Sheldon: "We could also stop using the letter M. But I think that idea is isguided and oronic."

But at first, Sheldon tried to go along with the group and spend the evening at Raj's, though he found the television below his standards, so Leonard suggested reading a book. "And be a social pariah? You know that's not my style."

Sheldon soon went to the Cheesecake Factory, expecting Penny to play the role of the bartender, ready to lend an ear: "This evening, I am the Dark Knight roaming these mean streets alone; a windbreaker for my cape and a stern expression for my cowl."

Instead, she pointed out the obvious: "If you were a band, you'd be called Leonard and the Leonards!"

Amy Farrah Fowler, appearing via webcam, as usual, responded, "So needy."

So Sheldon finds his own new group of friends, made up of Stuart from the comic book store, Bawwy Kwipke ("You told me there was gonna be a waffle") from the university, and Penny's ex-boyfriend Zack. Despite Sheldon's best efforts (kudos on another "Zork" reference), they're basically interested in trading stories about past conquests (Zack mostly), and singing karaoke ("Don't go bweaking my heart...").

At the same time, Amy and Bernadette wanted to go out dancing with Penny. As Amy put it, "You do understand that it will distract you from the rich variety of sweet loving that your ex-boyfriend is currently receiving from the fiery jewel of Mumbai."

I'm kind of disappointed that there wasn't more of that plotline. Amy at a dance club seems ripe with comic possibilities.

Back at Raj's, after the guys seemed relieved to be rid of Sheldon, Leonard admitted he missed him. Since his new group was "having fun wrong," Sheldon knocked on the door (*knock-knock-knock*, "All my friends"), and Howard remarked, "I think it's like Beetlejuice. We said his name too many times."

The other group was still singing karaoke, when who should appear but Levar Burton, fresh from his guest appearance on that other Thursday night show, responding to Sheldon's tweet. Said Geordi LaForge himself, "I'm so done with Twitter!"

This was a tour de force for Sheldon, and definitely an episode that was a long time coming. Finally, we get to see what would happen if the group didn't want to hang out with Sheldon anymore.

But you don't have to take my word for it! What did you think? Share your view on iReport, or comment below.

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. sasha

    Hey Henry! Where is the recap of the last new epsiode there was in which Pryia asked Leonard to stop hanging out with Penny. Hello! Hot testicles!

    March 18, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. How Much Can I Borrow for a Mortgage

    Yes i will agree with you.

    March 5, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. How Much Can I Borrow for a Mortgage

    As Marco555 said this is the best and the best show on the small screen.
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    March 5, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
    • How Much Can I Borrow for a Mortgage

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      March 5, 2011 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. DeB

    What phone was Sheldon using to talk to Amy? I want one

    February 28, 2011 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. sara

    I find Priya's character uppity and annoying, please make her go away!!!! bring back the old big bang theory we all love!!

    February 28, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. parishater

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this show....

    February 26, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pat

    The entire cast, even the ones we don't frequently see, is excellent. For example, Penny's ex - hilarious!

    February 25, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. angie

    Everything revolves around my lil moonpie 🙂

    February 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Marco555

    this is the best show on tv.

    February 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alice

    This episode was hilarious. Sheldon's personality always lends itself to great one liners. I have to say that the funniest part of the show was Howard's comparison of Sheldon to Beetlejuice.

    February 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |

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