Did You Catch The Subtle “Homage” To This Famous Movie In This Scene?
“I spent the day reviewing side effects for our fungal crème,” said Raj’s date. “So it was a lot of ooze and puss.” But all Raj sees is a beautiful woman that he is falling for, despite their “casual” date.
So far on The Big Bang Theory, we’ve seen lots of comedy and one possible homage to Dumb and Dumber this season. In the latest episode, however, Raj seems to be paying tribute to one classic movie that comes from Saturday Night Live.
The movie, of course, stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ Meets ‘Wayne’s World’
In Wayne’s World, “two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.” Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) star in both movies that were originally developed in an SNL skit.
In the movie, whenever Wayne or Garth see their crush, music plays and then we see from their-point of view. In their eyes, it appears that the crush is looking right at them, while their hair blows in the wind.
For Wayne, it’s “DreamWeaver” by Gary Wright. On The Big Bang Theory, Raj hears “Almost Paradise” by Loverboy.
Raj And Sheldon Hear “Almost Paradise”
At the beginning of “The Geology Methodology,” Raj is trying to convince his friends to go see cricket at a bar. Since the sport is more of an International appeal than an American, everyone but Howard declines.
When the duo hit the bar, however, they run into Bernadette’s friend Ruchi (Swati Kapila). Not long ago, Stuart and Raj were fighting over this date. Now, Raj has a leg-up on Stuart.
Once the two discover that they both love cricket, Raj convinces her to go on a date with him. Here, he learns that she doesn’t believe in having a soul mate. Raj says he can handle this, but then he starts picturing her in “Paradise.”
By the end, Raj is more concerned with love and considers ending the relationship. Howard, of course, convinces him to keep at it even though it’s not exactly what he wants to see where it goes.
The real joke happens when Sheldon Cooper sees his friend Bert the same way.
What did you think of this hilarious homage to The Big Bang Theory?