It’s been a while since we’ve heard Sheldon Cooper’s classic catchphrase: “Bazinga!” In “The Tesla Recoil,” he even had a perfect opportunity with Barry Kripke, when our hero smeared his whiteboard.
It’s possible that Sheldon Cooper’s catchphrase was more useful when he didn’t understand sarcasm. In the past, he used the phrase when he was trying to make a joke that didn’t land.
Now, thanks to Leonard and his friends, he better understands sarcasm and general humor. That doesn’t mean we don’t miss the familiar phrase.
Bazinga! Bazinga! Bazinga!
In Season 3’s “The Einstein Approximation,” Sheldon Cooper repeatedly uses the phrase. This comes in the hilarious ball pit scene where Sheldon is hiding from Leonard.
“Come out of there or I’m going to have to drag you out,” said Leonard. “You can try, but you’ll never catch me,” said Sheldon Cooper. Then, with a quick dive, he jumped backwards into the ball pit.
Like a shark, he popped up, shouting “Bazinga!” at Leonard.
Sheldon Cooper Is Growing Up
In addition to better understanding humor, Sheldon’s also growing as a person. At times he’s still childish, but for the most part, Sheldon Cooper is growing and becoming more of a responsible adult.
As a fiancé, Sheldon Cooper is starting to think more about his future. In the beginning of Season 11, he made a major commitment by flying across the country to propose to Amy.
At this point, our hero understands how and when he needs to put his cards on the table. As the gang spends less time in the comic book store, Sheldon is spending more time with Amy and focusing on work.
While it was still somewhat childish for Sheldon to go behind the backs of Leonard and Howard in “The Tesla Recoil,” he learned his lesson. The gang now knows they really need one another.
Do you think we’ve heard the last of Sheldon’s catchphrase, Bazinga!”