â€œThe Big Bang Theoryâ€ boys have big plans for the night; theyâ€™re going to see â€œRaiders of the Lost Arkâ€ on the big screen, and it has an amazing 21 seconds of additional footage. The girls arenâ€™t as excited, so when Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) learns Penny (Kaley Cuoco) is having a girlâ€™s night with Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), she wants in. After all, as she says, â€œIâ€™m a girl.â€ But does she know how to have girl talk?
Only if girl talk focuses on lady parts. But Amy seems surprisingly excited, even hopeful that she might gain a new best friend forever. Amy is even happier when the girlâ€™s night turns into a slumber party, complete with games she find on the Internet, like Truth or Dare.
This â€œBig Bang Theoryâ€ plot seemed less about the dynamics between the girls and more about making Amy the female Sheldon. She doesnâ€™t understand social norms, the viewers get that, and it was just weird to hear her tell Chaucerâ€™s Millerâ€™s Tale as a dirty story.
The most interesting â€˜girlâ€™ part was Pennyâ€™s answer to her â€˜truthâ€™ question about why she still spends so much time with Leonard. Heâ€™s a â€œgood guy,â€ she says, and Penny just wasnâ€™t ready to be serious. But as Amy points out, what will happen when someone else realizes Leonard is a good guy, and theyâ€™re ready to be serious?
Well thatâ€™s not happening in this â€œBig Bang Theoryâ€ episode 21-Second Excitation. Leonard and the boys arrive late to the midnight Indiana Jones movie, much to Sheldonâ€™s dismay. They still have plenty of time to wait, which is why Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) is prepared with a â€˜stadium palâ€™ so he doesnâ€™t need to leave the line for the bathroom. As he says, it keeps his calf warm.
The line is so long though, and it makes the guys nervous; Raj (Kunal Nayyar) calculates the length of the line versus how large the theater is. And it gets even worse when Wil Wheaton shows up. Sheldon says, â€˜no cuts, no butts, no coconuts,â€™ but the â€˜petty functionary with a clipboardâ€™ lets Wil and his lackeys cut the entire line.
Even with Wil in the theater, and Sheldon not, the animosity doesnâ€™t stop. Wil taunts Sheldon through his tweets, and why is Sheldon reading his tweets, Leonard asks? Sheldon wants to know his enemy. Just imagine if Twitter existed when Sitting Bull and George Armstrong Custer met at Custerâ€™s Last Stand.
But Sheldon has the last word. After the theater doors close right in front of the â€œBig Bang Theoryâ€ guys, Sheldon enters through the side door and steals the movie reels. Wil Wheaton catches him, and a chase ensues, naturally timed to the Indiana Jones theme song.
The most surprising - not to mention random - part of the whole â€œBig Bang Theoryâ€ episode? That goes to Amy. She reaches â€˜harmless experimentation with lesbianismâ€™ on her Wikipedia entry of things to do at a slumber party, and she puts that to the test - off-screen - with Penny. Letâ€™s just say, it sounded less than successful.
Next week in The Boyfriend Complexity, Penny asks Leonard to lie to her father. Guess Penny still isnâ€™t addressing her feelings for Leonard with any sort of honesty, but at least itâ€™ll be good for a laugh.
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