"The Wildebeest Implementation" was the third TBBT episode in a row where the girls and the guys were featured equally. I think we can officially declare that the show has shifted its format, especially since the four guys were only together for a few minutes in the very last scene.
Overall, I've found this new dynamic to be entertaining and feel it will extend the life of this very funny show, although I do miss Penny's individual relationships with Leonard and Sheldon. Her character is getting a bit lost in the mix.
The opening bathroom scene with the girls was funny. To talk or not talk while peeing? Between that and seeing Amy in the high heels shoes, she has shifted from an annoying character to one that I enjoy watching.
She was originally a female Sheldon and that didn't really work for me. Now that she is hanging with the girls, I'm enjoying her socially challenged ways.
Unlike Sheldon, who resists anything "normal", Amy is drawn to that. She wants to have a "bestie" and do girl things.I'm sad to say that the least funny and dare I say it - boring - part of the show surrounded Sheldon this week. That may be a first in The Big Bang Theory history.
The joke about the game being for three people was not funny the first time with Leonard and definitely not funny the second time with Raj.
Actually, most of the Sheldon and Raj stuff at the apartment was just odd. Though, in the big picture of the episode it worked for me. In this case, the lows surrounding Sheldon made the highs so much better.
This episode had perhaps the funniest moment on television: Raj wooing the girl in the coffee house. When he took off his shirt, I just lost it. And, it got better from there. His undies! Stark-naked! My mouth opened so wide in utter shock.
Just thinking about it, I'm cracking up. Raj went from a mute around girls to having absolutely no inhibitions at all. Those drugs are a dangerous thing.
The dinner party proved one thing to me - Leonard is not over Penny. I'm not sure why Priya and Leonard are still together. Every week something happens to suggest that they should break up, but they don't. When will they finally do it? It has to be next week in the finale, right?
There hasn't been a single mention of Howard and Bernadette's engagement since she said "yes"; I expected Priya to say something about it in the kitchen. This is another storyline I would love to see brought up again in the finale.
Overall, this episode had a few very funny moments and TBBT quotes, while the rest fell flat.