The Big Bang Theory Review: The "M" Word

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Sheldon left String Theory behind, but he's still not sure what to do next on The Big Bang Theory Season 7 Episode 21.

Penny suggested that they have a Anything Can Happen Thursday to shake things up and help Sheldon find his perfect discipline. Instead of solving Sheldon's problem, their spontaneity revealed lies.

Have you ever lied to a friend to get out of spending time with them? It's not a surprise that Amy and Bernadette would feel the need to lie to have time alone.

Penny does tend to take the focus away from the others. And now that she has a creepy job, she has a reason to complain.

Penny: So, we're about to shoot this scene in the movie where the killer ape DNA is slowly taking over my body.
Leonard: Okay.
Penny: But I realize they're gluing fur everywhere, except my cleavage. So, I asked
the director why and he says, it's important to the story that my boobs be the last things to turn ape.
Leonard: It's sweet that he thinks there's a story.

I really hope we get to see clips from her movie when it's finished. That would be hilarious. Even though it's a low budget horror film, it would be awesome to see Penny get a better job out of it. She's always been mooch, so it would be an intriguing shake up for the group dynamic if she found success.

She could actually take Sheldon out for Asian Fusion instead of the other way around, though Amy may not like that. One benefit of the Anything Can Happen Thursday was we got to see a new character pairing. I enjoyed the time that Leonard and Amy shared together. It was odd, but that was a good thing.

Sheldon's a difficult person to be around, but Amy was right by recognizing his special relationship with Penny. He's more at ease with her than anyone else. More importantly, he allows her to get away with things he would never tolerate from anyone else.

Does Amy have a reason to be jealous? Perhaps. She doesn't have to worry about Sheldon and Penny being more than friends, but they share a closeness that Amy strives to have with her boyfriend. At least, Penny did try to help push Sheldon towards Amy. If only, Sheldon takes the advice of the psychic.

Oh well. That's not going to happen since Sheldon pulled out the big "M" word!

You know what this is? Yeah, and I reserve this word for those rare instances when it's truly deserved. This is malarkey!


Raj and Howard's experience watching the horror movie was funny too. Raj is giving his all in making his relationship with Emily work. He likes Sound of Music and she likes creepy horror flicks. That's a divide that he could easily overcome, especially when the movie turns her on!

I loved this exchange between Raj and Howard. 

Howard: Oh, come on-- she could have a freezer full of ex-boyfriend's body parts and you'd still go out with her.
Raj: I do like that the ex-boyfriend's out of the picture.

There are only a few episode left in The Big Bang Theory season 7. I hope that Raj continues to date Emily through the end of the season. After being alone for so long, it's time he has a long-term relationship!

My favorite moment was when Penny and Sheldon were at the Asian Fusion restaurant. For someone with very particular food requirements, it's amazing that he went there and ate the food. Plus, it provided this hilarious line. 

Sheldon: I don't understand my food. Chinese noodles with Korean barbecue ... in a taco.
Penny: It's fusion.
Sheldon: Well, my mother would lock her car doors if she had to drive through this hodgepodge of ethnicity.

Overall, "The Anything Can Happen Recurrence" was a good, funny episode. It wasn't one of the best of the season in its entirety, but it definitely had quite a few laughs. Check out more of the funny exchanges in our The Big Bang Theory quotes section. There were a lot this week.

Should Anything Can Happen Thursday be permanently reinstated?

The Anything Can Happen Recurrence Review

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The Big Bang Theory Season 7 Episode 21 Quotes

Penny, there's only one cookie with something in the middle that solves life's problems, and that's an Oreo. Or a Nutter Butter, if you're in a pinch.


I have to go to the gas station across the street. I mean, I was dressed like half an ape and still not even close to the most disgusting person in there.