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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Eeeeeew...I hadn't heard that either? Why does the show's main male and female always get people wanting them to hook up? I can't believe some people want has never crossed my mind, that's for sure!
I guess you all going to want to know where I've been, judging how every comment so far has been about not wanting a Sheldon Penny relationship. Well, I'll contribute: No. That's a dumb idea, no offense to any of you who want it. Sheldon is special, don't change him.


No, no, they aren't scheduled to hook up soon. Just some people see the chemistry between them and interpret it as romantic, which it's not, since ovbiously see how Sheldon is totally not interested in women. It's just what some people want, the same way some want a Raj/Howard relationship.


What are you talking about? Are Sheldon and Penny supposed to hook up soon? I'm confused...


Yes, yes, yes, keep Sheldon and Penny physically apart! It would ruin the show! But as this episode was not a Sheldon hookup with anyone, it was AM-A-ZING!


Loved it. The part in the hospital, filling out the medical history, and the desert was priceless. It was amazing. Oh, and make sure that you keep Sheldon and Penny as they are right now-really close friends, but platonic!

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