Well that was a biggie! “The Big Bang Theory” is a show that likes to take its time when it comes to tangible character growth, so when the milestones hit, you have to savor them. This week’s big moment was worth the wait, and the build-up leading to it was “Big Bang Theory” comedy hitting on all cylinders.
“The Misinterpretation Agitation” was a weird episode even by “Big Bang Theory” standards. Not only did it dive head first into the heart of nerd culture, but it tried to tackle the issue of gender politics in the field of science. Take a guess which storyline was most successful.
We’ve seen set-ups like this a million times before on this show. The man-children and women will split up for an episode and go off to do their own respective things. In “The Focus Attenuation,” the man-children decided they needed a weekend to themselves to come up with the next big invention. The women decided this was an excellent opportunity to get schwasted in Vegas.
This week’s “Big Bang Theory” featured two funny yet troubling plotlines. I was really hoping that the guys having to help run Stuart’s comic book store would be a season-long plotline, but instead it just led to some cheap (albeit quite funny) relationship and financial jokes. I’m not surprised Penny is buried under mountains of credit card debt, and I hope that off-hand admission comes back to haunt her and Leonard at some point this season.