The Big Bang Theory Review: Decisions, Decisions

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Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!

Sheldon, Raj and Penny are all faced with important-to-them choices on The Big Bang Theory Season 7 Episode 19 - and these quandaries provided the set up for the funniest installment of the year. 

I don't often physically laugh while watching television, so when I do it's got to be a really funny episode. This one left me cracking up several times. I enjoyed all three of the storylines, which is highly unusual. Normally one of them is much weaker than the others.

Raj is finally dating! And not only is he dating one person, he's dating two. Well, sorta. I'm with Emily on this one. It was adorable. The idea that Raj meeting Lucy again was "dating" her was a sign of his innocence. And his honesty was refreshing.

Raj is clearly inexperienced, but he's genuine. Emily was able to overlook his awkwardness and see the good man that he is. I liked her so far. I hope the writers keep Emily around for a little while. I'm not overly optimistic about that since they haven't done right by Raj so far, but maybe he'll be given a shot this time.

Emily: How serious were you two?
Raj: Well, to be honest, we only went on four dates, hugged twice, kissed once, and there was a handshake loaded with sexual innuendo.
Emily: Wait, so... a girl you never slept with sent you an e-mail and you felt so guilty about it that you had to tell me?
Raj: Yeah.
Emily: That's kind of adorable.

The funniest moments came from Sheldon and his game system quest. The pee exchange with Leonard was a hilarious opening sequence and was the perfect bookend around Penny's audition story.

By far the best scene was when Amy was overly enthusiastic in response to Sheldon's comparisons of the Xbox One and the PS4 during dinner. Sheldon didn't notice at all.  Her yelling, "Please pass the butter!" was awesome. Though, I'm not sure she should have put up with him continuing the conversation during their kiss. Well, I guess that kiss was better than no kiss.

Throughout Sheldon's back and forth between the two systems, I wondered how the show would choose which one he'd actually select. Neither appeared to be product placement since there were stickers over the names on all the boxes. The solution worked; the store closed before he made a choice.

While he never made a decision, Penny did. She ended up taking the role in the cheesy movie sequel she turned down in The Big Bang Theory Season 7 Episode 17. The cameo by Wil Wheaton wasn't as bad as when he stopped by and played trains with Sheldon, but it didn't really work for me. Why would they call him for advice? And the depression thing was odd.

The only thing that saved it was when Wil showed up dressed as the orangutan in a bikini at the end. It was something that I should have seen coming, but I didn't. I'll admit I laughed. 

Who should Raj date?

Stop by our Big Bang Theory quotes section for some laughs!

Review

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The Big Bang Theory Season 7 Episode 19 Quotes

Penny: Next time I get pulled over for a speeding ticket, here come the waterworks.
Sheldon [running to bathroom]: Here come the waterworks!
Leonard: Aren't you gonna ask?
Penny: What is this, my first day?

Sheldon: Boy, do I have to urinate.
Leonard: If only there were a solution
to that.
Sheldon: Seriously. I feel like I've got
a fish tank in my pelvis.