The Big Bang Theory Recap: "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency"

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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.

Raj Tells Ghost Stories

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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Call me insane, but this post is the first place I've heard of a Sheldon/Penny hookup...but I googled it and it's popular...why? I just don't get it. I am L/P2gether4ever!


Yeah, I like the idea of an entire Sheldon/Howard plot. We get plenty of him and Penny, him and Leonard, and recently, him and Raj. But never a focus on him and Howard, and I think that'd be hilarious. "No, you don't understand! It has to remain perfectly level and...yeah, okay, it's a shelf." Classic.


I don't remember any Sheldon/Howard plot, but there were some really funny Sheldon/Howard scenes -- like the opening of "The Tangerine Factor" in which Howard gave Sheldon a lesson in Chinese (and apparently he learned "soup" pretty well) -- and in "The Jerusalem Duality" Howard explained his latest engineering project to Sheldon. ("So, basically, it's a shelf.")


This is the only show where I don't want the dynamic to change. You can throw anyone together and it's funny...but notice how we never get any time with Wolowitz and Sheldon? And aside from the one ep there's next to no Raj and Sheldon either. Break him away from Penny and Leonard and maybe have a Sheldon Howard plot and the other three together-I don't think that's ever happened before...correct me if I'm wrong...


Thank you, you got it! I was afraid no one would. And just for the record, I too am a die-hard Leonard/Penny fan! Tho Sheldon and Penny as friends is so good.


Nice-Sheldon imitator. That sounds like something I would do!


Did you know this was my third favorite episode? The Panty Pinate Polarization, The Tangerine Factor, The Adhesive Duck Deficiency...oh, wait, I forgot about the Cushion Saturation...That makes Adhesive Duck my fourth favorite episode! The Panty Pinata Polarization, The Cushion Saturation, The Tangerine Factor,The Adhesive Duck Deficiency...


Love Leonard/Penny, hate Sheldon/Penny. But the episode was amazing. Maybe my favorite ever!


This was one of my favorite episodes ever. Penny and Sheldon are hilarious. However, since most of the comments has stated their opinion, I will state mine. Penny and Sheldon hooking up would be the instant it ceases to be hilarious. Sheldon cannot have any sort of relations with anyone. He idolizes Spock, and Spock never understood emotions well, either. Notice how Spock didn't get a girlfriend?


"Possible Tourettes..." Priceless.

TBBT Quotes

Penny, there's only one cookie with something in the middle that solves life's problems, and that's an Oreo. Or a Nutter Butter, if you're in a pinch.


Penny: Here's a question-- as an alien pretending to be human, are you planning to engage in any post-prom mating rituals with Amy?
Sheldon: There are post-prom mating rituals?
Penny: Not always. Unless your date drives a van with an air mattress, then always.
Sheldon: Well, if it's part of the prom experience, then I'm open to it.
Penny: You're kidding.
Sheldon: I may be an alien, but I have urges.If Amy wants to copulate by firing her eggs into space, well, then, I will happily catch them with the reproductive sac on my upper flermin. I'm not the best at reading facial cues, but I can see that you're a little turned on.