The Big Bang Theory Review: Hallow-weenies

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It's Halloween in Pasadena.

Penny and Leonard found their sexual mojo, Raj planned a party, Sheldon and Amy compromised and Howard ... he talked about space. Just another episode of The Big Bang Theory.

A Halloween Smurf

While I'm glad that Howard returned from space, his incessant talk about it was getting a bit out of hand - and we only saw a few minutes of it. Can you imagine two weeks of that?!? I'm surprised that Bernadette and his friends didn't buy ear plugs.

Although I also can understand where he was coming from. He had a huge accomplishment and even though it was over, he didn't want to let it go. In general, I'm not sure how Bernadette puts up with Howard, the space talk being a minor issue compared to some of his other habits.

They are perfect for each other, though. Her "I married you" speech was heartfelt. And they were so adorable as Smurfs. However, she wasn't actually Smurfette, right? Papa Smurf and Smurfette together would be a little creepy.

Meanwhile, Penny decided to try and get closer to Leonard by learning more about his work. And they definitely got closer! Leonard has some pretty cool projects that he's working on and even though Penny didn't understand them, she appreciated them.

Leonard was a lucky guy this week. Lab action! Tardis photo booth action! Penny can't leave him now, can she? They are so adorable together. Perhaps this renewed spark in their relationship is just what they needed.

The other geek couple still weren't getting it on. Sheldon gave in to wearing a Raggedy C-3PO costume instead of giving Amy a hickey, so it doesn't look like he is getting any closer to satisfying her in that way.

But I'm not sure how Raggedy Ann and Andy became Raggedy Ann and C-3PO since they were never put on the board in the first place. Regardless, Sheldon and Amy came to a compromise and it worked.

These three couples all ended up having a fun Halloween. Poor Raj ended up all alone again, as did Stuart. I hoped they would have fun at the party together since they are becoming buddies. Stuart's lies about the food took that possibility away. Raj wanted the credit for his hard work, Hallow-weenies and all! It was a Koothra-party after all.

"The Holographic Excitation" had some funny moments, but none as hilarious as during the previous game night. Sometimes the relationship stuff is good, but other times it drags the laughs a bit like it did here.

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Leonerd's lab work was cool. Amy is really likeable in recent episodes. She's really grown in me as a character. Hopefully Raj gets a more substantial storyline rather than being the whiny loner always.


Pierre and Marie Curie or Percy and Mary Shelley. Two sets of famous intellectual couples they should both know about. Two couples all their friends would know about. It annoyed me that they didn't think of going as either of these two. The curies especially should have been the perfect compromise.


A better episode but far from the funniest.


@Jared, I didn't catch Blossom & Joey (nice!), but I did see Dharma & Greg. Nice easter egg, Chuck Lorre! I liked this episode. I agree with some of the other commenters, though: Penny really ought to have a better (even basic) understanding of Leonard's work. If you really care about someone, you make the effort to understand & gain an ability to carry a conversation about the things that are important to that person. I also would like to see a Shamy hickey demonstration. I didn't like Amy at first, but she has grown as a character, and she's great for Sheldon.


Reply to the reviewer, re: Raggedy Ann and Andy. They weren't one of the couples on the board, but, Amy mentioned them just before she gave Sheldon the three way hickey choice. She said that she had the dolls as a child. (I'm amazed that she had ANY dolls !) As they said, they compromised.


Did anyone else catch Blossom and Joey as one of the costume ideas on Amy's side. Got to give the writers credit for sneaking that one in,


i am with you ahuck i am still not an fan of amy's and i am not an fan of stuart


This episode was a semi return to normal for the series. I've been very critical the last few seasons saying it has gone from being a funny show to a show about relationships with no seriousness. Every time one of the characters gets close to having a serious conversation they dump out of that story with a cheep joke. This episode changed that it was funny and dealt with serious issues in a serious way. Howard and Bernadette's conversation about him in space was heartfelt and Penny's starting to look closely at her relationship with Leonerd. I hope future episodes use this formula that deals with issues but is funny at the same time. However, I still don't like Amy.


Yes@Kathy Young, I realize it's the writers who are writing how dumb a character is but they're also writing how bored she is with Leonard, I'm assuming it's because they know normal people don't spend all their couple time not talking and so she'd be tired of not understanding. But since she could be getting what he's talking about if she put some effort into it, the fact that they're not making her means this relationship will always run into problems. When you look back on the first season compared to now all the characters have evolved even if with baby steps, the only one who's still exactly as she was then is Penny, nothing has made her make an effort to improve, not the creepy boyfriends she's stuck with when not with Leonard, not being in a low-paying job because of her lack of education,not realizing over and over how ignorant she is. I think that if the writers don't start working on that her relationship with Leonard-which I'm rooting for-won't last.


Last night had some laughs but i was dissappointed that we didn't at least get to see Sheldon ''try'' to give Amy a hickey. That would have been hilarious!!! No reason why Penny needs to try to understand what Leonard does at work. Even the simplest of explaniations are complex for her. No fault of hers tho (writers). The fact that Leonard is getting better in the bedroom should be enough to keep Penny around. Howard is just annoying but Bernadette is so cute. I just don't see what she sees in him. I would have stayed with Glen (Ric Fox). Of course he played basketball for my Tar Heels!

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The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Episode 5 Quotes

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Ain't no party like a Koothra-party.