Hilarous, non-stop laugh producing sitcom episodes are enjoyable to review. During the process of writing about the episode, it's an opportunity to laugh all over again. A horrible episode provides plenty of fodder to discuss.
"The Contractual Obligation Implementation" ended up being a bit of both. The idea of the sometimes socially challenged guys convincing young girls that science is cool and a career path to pursue started off with such great potential. And instead of flourishing in the funny, it diminished into an awkward and painful to watch display.
Sheldon's Madame Curie bit came close to being funny, but just missed. Same with Leonard's rap. Howard's astronaut section was the best of the bunch and that isn't saying much. What little good there was ended up wiped out by Leonard's woe is me.
Leonard: You mean where they were advanced enough to develop an interstellar warp drive, but a black lady still answered the space phone? | permalink
Is Cinderella the favorite princess? She definitely was with these gals. Howard wins the award for the best prince. His shirt removal, horse riding and bucking were fitting and Bernadette loved it. They really are a great couple.
Sheldon: Heard you the first time. | permalink
While the guys were bombing with the teen girls, Raj was off having a "real" date. At least, a Raj-appropriate date in a library communicating via text. Porn? Awkward! Oh, prom. Even more awkward response! At the end of the date, I thought for a moment that Raj would forget his impediment and speak at least a single word. Just as she couldn't quite kiss him, he couldn't respond.