I don't care how cliched the pot cookies were or how unrelated the two storylines were on this week's The Big Bang Theory, it was easily the best episode of the season and one of the best in the series.
For some reason, seeing Leonard, Wolowitz, and Raj stoned and uttering some of the best high thoughts of all time was instantly classic. Seriously, Raj's elaborate plan if he could speak to rabbits? His American accent when he mocked the guys? Amazing.
Meanwhile, the B-plot as easily an A+ plot to us. With the other three guys gone, that left Sheldon and Penny alone, the two best characters to ever share screen time together on television. Due to "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency," Penny found herself injured in her shower with no one to help but Sheldon.
The two of them went through an adventure that got a little inappropriate at times with Sheldon coping a little feel and even seeing Penny's tattooed buttocks, but somehow we're okay with it and I'm sure Leonard would be too.
Oh did we mention just how clever it was to air an episode of the boys camping to view the Leonid Meteor Shower during the actual shower. You may have set the bar too high for yourselves, Chuck Lorre and company and we hope you can maintain it.
Now for some of our favorite of The Big Bang Theory quotes from the half hour of bliss:
Wolowitz: There are two not-unattractive middle school teachers.
Raj: Wonderful. How old are they?
Wolowitz: Fifty, fifty-five.
Raj: Woh, menopause, nature's birth control. | permalink
Raj: If I could speak the language of rabbits, they would be amazed and I would be their king... I would be kind to my rabbit subjects... at first.... One day, I hold a great ball for the President of France, but the rabbits don't come. I'm embarrassed so I eat all the lettuce in the world.. and make the rabbits watch. | permalink
Sheldon: Why do you have the Chinese character for "soup" tattooed on your right buttock?
Penny: It's not "soup," it's "courage."
Sheldon: No it isn't. But I suppose it does take courage to demonstrate that kind of commitment to soup.
Penny: How'd you see it? You said you wouldn't look.
Sheldon: Sorry. As I told you, the hero always peeks. | permalink
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