A mystery has been solved!
Sheldon has been mean to Howard since The Big Bang Theory started, but the reason why hasn't ever been clear. Was it because Howard didn't have his doctorate? Nope! It's something much more funny.
On The Big Bang Theory Season 7 Episode 17, Sheldon reveals the real reason he continually insults Howard. It's a good reason, but I dare you not to laugh!
Howard gave Sheldon a nickname. Seriously, try not to laugh! Even Raj still thinks it's funny.
Sheldon: Ten years ago upon first seeing me, your husband claimed that I look like C-3P0 and Pee-Wee Herman. And he called me C-3P-Wee Herman.
Raj: Still funny.
In addition to comparing Sheldon to C-3P0 and Pee-Wee Herman, Howard had played some other pranks on his friend. Sheldon's feelings towards Howard would have made sense a decade ago, but still now? That's really holding a grudge!
After some turbulence bonding, I hope the rips get toned down at least a bit. Though, if everything between Sheldon and Howard becomes honky dory then it just wouldn't be fun. A little less mean-spirited jabs and more fun ones, please!
While they worked through their relationship issues, Penny and Leonard had their own. While Leonard's intentions were honest, his delivery was not the best. Penny was forced to face the reality of her situation when her car broke down beyond repair. No car. No way to get to auditions.
It was nice to see her suck up her pride and decide to go back to the Cheesecake Factory. She hasn't had the easiest of roads, but she's shown determination and strength to get what she wants. Her self-reflection and decision proved that. I loved that in Penny's moment of sadness, he made her laugh.
"Let's just get this over with." Am I driving you to the Cheesecake Factory, or are we having sex?Leonard
They really do understand each other. In another circumstance, I could see Penny getting upset that Leonard bought her a car, but he did it at the right time, for the best reason, and to support his love. This was a huge step in moving their relationship forward.
Those two storylines really worked well because they had heartfelt moments, but also provided laughs. Raj and Amy's fell a little flat though. Out of all the people for Raj to get help from he picked Amy. Unexpected choice. Bernadette may have been a better option.
It did showcase some similarities between Raj and Amy when it comes to relationships though. Neither of them has an easy time of making friends or people to date. It was good to see Raj get out there though even if his methods weren't appreciated by the woman. I wish he'd call up the vet. They seemed to get along well.
Overall, my favorite bit was finding out the history between Sheldon and Howard. It was hilarious and provided a great explanation for the rift between the friends.
Should Raj get a girlfriend?
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