The Big Bang Theory

The Convention Conundrum

by Alan Rapp on February 1, 2014

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The Convention Conundrum

After failing to get tickets for San Diego Comic-Con, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) decides to hold his own convention and begins searching for suitable celebrities. Deciphering a tweet by James Earl Jones leads the scientist to the actor’s favorite sushi restaurant and the beginning of an unforgettable night between Sheldon and the voice of Darth Vader who “is nicer than you think.”

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The Occupation Recalibration

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2014

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The Occupation Recalibration

While on forced vacation from the college Sheldon (Jim Parsons) spends the day with Penny (Kaley Cuoco) who has quit her job at the Cheesecake Factory to dedicate herself to acting full-time. Although he wants to be supportive, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) finds it difficult to get behind a decision he doesn’t agree with and has trouble understanding. After lying for most of the episode, Leonard finally finds a way to honestly support Penny’s decision despite how foreign such risk taking is to him.

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The Hesitation Ramification

by Alan Rapp on January 4, 2014

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The Hesitation Ramification

What should have been a happy night to watch and enjoy Penny‘s (Kaley Cuoco) big break with a small role in an episode of NCIS ends in misery for both Penny, when she discovers her only scene was cut from the episode, and for Leonard (Johnny Galecki), who manages to stick both feet in his mouth while attempting to offer his girlfriend support. His hesitation later when his drunken girlfriend proposes to him doesn’t earn him any points either.

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The Cooper Extraction

by Alan Rapp on December 14, 2013

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The Cooper Extraction

With his sister about to give birth to his nephew, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) heads home to Texas leaving the rest of the gang, including Stuart (Kevin Sussman), to spend the night together for a Christmas tree trimming party which leads to each fantasizing about their lives if none of them had ever met Sheldon.

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The Discovery Dissipation

by Alan Rapp on December 6, 2013

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The Discovery Dissipation

Picking up a thread from a previous episode, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) continues to struggle with the notoriety of his famous scientific discovery (which only came about through a mistake). In an attempt to make her boyfriend feel better, Amy (Mayim Bialik) even reaches out to Wil Wheaton who attempts to use his own past as an example to make Sheldon feel better about his circumstances. Finally coming to terms with his celebrity, Sheldon is upset when Leonard (Johnny Galecki) disproves his roommate’s entire theory (and takes away his accidental, but still greatest, achievement).

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The Thanksgiving Decoupling

by Alan Rapp on November 23, 2013

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The Thanksgiving Decoupling

Thanksgiving proves to be a challenge as the entire gang heads to Mrs. Wolowitz‘s home for Thanksgiving dinner. Although her booming voice is heard throughout the episode, Howard‘s (Simon Helberg) mother isn’t seen in the episode but he does have to deal with Bernadette‘s (Melissa Rauchfather (Casey Sander) who has never taken a shine to his son-in-law.

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The Itchy Brain Simulation

by Alan Rapp on November 15, 2013

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The Itchy Brain Simulation

To try and stop Sheldon (Jim Parsons) from getting upset over the discovery of a rented DVD his roommate never returned, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) agrees to walk a mile in Sheldon’s shoes by agreeing to wear an uncomfortable and itchy sweater which constantly itches and bothers him (without acting crazy or complaining) while attempting to return the DVD. The fact that the store went out of the business years ago and the owner has died, however, make his quest a bit harder than he expected.

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The Proton Displacement

by Alan Rapp on November 8, 2013

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The Proton Displacement

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) becomes miffed when his childhood idol Professor Proton (Bob Newhart) enlists the help of Leonard (Johnny Galecki) to look over a scientific paper he was writing. Neither his conversation with Amy (Mayim Bialik), who points out how some people might consider him annoying, nor his attempt to make the former television scientist jealous by publicly hanging out with Bill Nye make the scientist feel any better about the situation.

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The Romance Resonance

by Alan Rapp on October 26, 2013

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The Romance Resonance

Sheldon‘s (Jim Parsons) breakthrough scientific discovery goes to his head, but once he discovers the mistake in his work that led to the discovery completely by chance, rather than his self-pronounced brilliance, the scientist becomes obsessed with accepting no credit for his remarkable discovery.

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The Workplace Proximity

by Alan Rapp on October 19, 2013

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The Workplace Proximity

Spending a little too much times with friends and loved ones is the theme of the latest episode as Sheldon (Jim Parsons) awlkwardly attempts to readjust to the new status quo when Amy (Mayim Bialik) takes a job at the university and Howard (Simon Helberg)  begins sleeping on Raj (Kunal Nayyar) couch after a fight with Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) once his wife overhears his advice to Sheldon about never wanting to work with your significant other.

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