Finally, an episode about Raj and his relationship woes! It was perfect, even if we still don't have a definitive answer about his sexuality. But does it really matter?
For years now, Raj's friends have made comments here and there indicating they thought Raj was gay. And, the writers have played that up with the friendship between Raj and Howard, even going as far as having them kiss virtually (remember that?).
But now, it's out in the open. Everyone, except Raj, thinks he is gay. His family, friends, his date Lakshmi and his entire hometown. The side comments and jokes were starting to get old, so it was a relief for The Big Bang Theory to finally address it.
Raj had some of the funniest lines of the night when he proclaimed that he likes "to boogie with women" and his "baloney likes girls," while talking about his unisex perfume and man purse. I'm glad that all it took was a cute little Yorkie dog to get him to give up the idea of a fake marriage.
With the other guys all pairing off, I hope Raj eventually finds someone perfect for him. But, for now, the dog will have to do. The show often doesn't carry over storylines, but the cute dog has to stay! Next week, we have to see them come up with a name.
While Raj was struggling with his love life, Sheldon was dealing with a relationship of his own ... with Spock. How hilarious were the Spock figurine poses during the first dream? Laugh out loud funny! Yep, LOL!
When it was first announced that Leonard Nimoy would be on the show, but only as a voice, I worried that it would be just in a throwaway moment. His integration into Sheldon's dream and voice of the Spock figurine couldn't have been better. Now we know how Sheldon would interact if he ever really met Spock, even if he ended up calling him a "green-blooded buzz kill."
It seems like it's been a long time since we've had some Penny, Leonard and Sheldon alone time. It was well worth the wait. From Penny giving Leonard a label maker, to the banter about "mint-in-box," to Sheldon revealing the truth ... it was all classic TBBT fun! It's be missing much of this season.
Check out the hilarious lines from "The Transporter Malfunction" in our The Big Bang Theory quotes section. Here are a few to get you started:
Sheldon: Yeah, I hate wedding receptions. Yeah, I wish the bride and groom would take a cue from Bilbo Baggins. Slip on the ring, disappear and everyone goes home. | permalink
Raj: No, I'm not gay. If anything, I'm metrosexual.
Raj's father: What's that?
Raj: It means that I like women, as well as, their skin-care products. | permalink
Raj: Let's go see if you fit in my man purse.
Bernadette: Heterosexual, my ass. | permalink
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