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The Big Bang Theory Review: Penny's Boobs

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It's time for the guys to compete again. In "The Tenure Turbulence," a tenured professor was found dead in his office and that means his position is now open and ready for the taking. Let's take a moment to mourn the professor. He was dead in his office for two weeks before he was found. Very sad.

This episode reminded me of another of my favorites from The Big Bang Theory season 6 when Sheldon and Howard fought over a parking spot in "The Parking Lot Escalation."

The one-upsmanship between the guys for the tenure position cracked me up. This show is at its funniest when the guys and girls are all together for a good portion of the episode.

Roadblocks to Tenure

After finding out about the tenure position, there was round robin discussion in each of the households. Sheldon discussed it with Amy. She was her normal supportive girlfriend. And, Sheldon actually acknowledged it. That's a huge step for him!

Sheldon: You know, I must say I go back and forth on this boyfriend-girlfriend thing, but those moments when you worship me really keep you in the running. | permalink

Leonard mentioned it to Penny thought about how proud his mother would be to hear he got tenure. Well, if she answered his call. And, then there's Raj. His new relationship isn't quite serious enough yet, so he went on and on about how he could afford to pay for heated seats in his car. He really doesn't get it, does he? A BMW? Don't complain, dude!

Since Howard's doesn't have his doctorate, he's not in contention for the position. That put him in the position to just make fun of his friends actions. "Meercats!" He went to space. He will always have that to hold over their heads.

The Human Resources director, Mrs. Davis, that Sheldon had a run in with over his inappropriate sexual comments in "The Egg-Salad Equivalency" is on the Tenure Committee. Not good for Sheldon. And, even worse when he decides to give her a gift. He previously called her a slave, so of course the most appropriate gift is the DVD of Roots. Oh, Sheldon. Will he ever learn? It's doubtful, but that means more laughs for us.

Leonard tried to buddy up to Mrs. Davis too in the health club and nearly killed himself. And, Raj sent her a 90-minute video about his life. After those moves, none of them deserved the position if it was awarded based on kissing butt. All of their attempts were funny, but not nearly the best part.

The scene in the hallway outside of the dead professor's service was one of the funniest of the season. And, yes, it was because of Penny's boobs. Wow. That dress. I have no other words for it. If I could put a gif in my review, it would be of Raj's look and look again at her. For a guy that can't talk to a girl sober, he was getting both eyes full. 

Sheldon [to Amy]: Well, that's a fine how-do-you-do. Don't just stand there. Take your breasts out. | permalink

Amy: You're all wasting your time. Sheldon is the most qualified for the job, and no amount of gravity-defying bosom's going to change that. | permalink

Amy: Seriously, is that tape? Like, how are they staying up like that? | permalink
Leonard [to Penny]: Way to hit'em with both barrels. | permalink

And, that was followed up with Sheldon's awkward attempt to smack down Raj with comments about having coitus with his friend's mother. And, Raj's comebacks. After all the fighting, they decided they would all leave instead of continuing their quest for tenure at the service until Kripke showed up with Mrs. Davis. It was game on! They couldn't let him get the best of them.

And, in the end, Sheldon, Leonard, and Raj were all put on the short list for tenure. Will one of them get it? We'll have to wait to see. And, until then we will always have Sheldon's crazy attempt at a hip handshake with Mrs. Davis.

Which of the guys had the funniest attempt to kiss up to Mrs. Davis? What moment made you laugh out loud? If you had to pick one of the guys for tenure, who would it be?

Stop by our The Big Bang Theory quotes section for more funny lines from "The Tenure Turbulence" and other episodes.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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But seriously... HOW do they stay up? I'm pretty familiar with breasts to know, that it was some kind of support. I need to learn that secret!

Fifty

5 Stars...No other word for it...One of the best in the season and I was laughing so hard for most parts. Sheldon was at his ultimate best and Amy stepped up considerably. I got to learn Sheldon's handshake :D

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I was apprehensive about this episode at the beginning. I thought it was going to be just another boring fight over somebody' office, or that everyone would make fools of themselves at the memorial. But you're right: the scene in the hall was funny, and Penny's dress was, well, a knockout. The funniest part for me was the self-satisfied look on Leonard's face, which said, "I've got the secret weapon."

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this one was so funny. so don't know who would of pick. sheldon as always was so funny

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It would serve the three friends right if, after all their attempts to win over Mrs. Davis, KRIPKE won tenure! Somehow, I think someone other than the three feuding friends will win tenure, Penny's gravity-defying breasts notwithstanding.

Wolfshades

(...continued...) If Sheldon gets tenure, he'll be even more hard to live with/be friends with than he is already. I doubt Leonard would change that much if he got it - but it would bring envious friction to the group. Therefore I think he should get it.

Wolfshades

The scene that got me truly laughing out loud was Sheldon's handshake. And everything was going so well with her, what with his apology and all. Fortunately, she's looking at their academic achievements, and not their horrific kissing-up moments. If Raj gets tenure, he'll be insufferable. We've seen this before when he got the cover of the magazine (...more...)

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I decided that Leslie Winkle will get the tenure. I'm sure she is up for it also but they never mentioned her. That would blow all their minds especially Sheldon's she is one of his "arch enemies" isn't she? She's had a relationship with Lenard, Howard, and Sheldon hates her. Show was sooo funny. Loved Penny's Boobs.

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Very funny episode. Sheldon is so inept socially, it would be painful if it weren't so funny. Actually I don't think Howard isn't eligible for tenure simply because he isn't a Ph.D. -- he's also not in the Physics Department. I'm pretty sure he's a mechanical engineer (didn't he build/invent a pornographic robot?)

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Oh, meant to add that I really didn't like the parking space episode because I thought it was one of those where Sheldon is truly nasty and unlikable -- but I thought Sheldon was really funny in this episode, like this is how they should show his obnoxiousness, him being socially obtuse rather than when he's cunningly nasty with no restraint at all. The girls were all funny too -- and Raj sure needed someone who could have slapped him upside the head!

The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Episode 20 Quotes

If you need my nose, you'll find it firmly lodged up the rectum of the tenure committee.

Kripke

If we really want science to advance, people should have chips implanted in their skulls that explode when they say something stupid.

Sheldon
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