This Week’s Big Bang Theory
The entire opening montage of this week’s The Big Bang Theory was just another example of how skilled this writing team is. The writers paralleled the three couples as they talked about Raj’s living situation. Well, Howard and Bernadette, Leonard and Penny talked about Raj…Sheldon and Amy talked about a life-size Spiderman. Regardless, the juxtaposed scenes were hilarious. Here’s how it went down.
Regardless, the juxtaposed scenes were hilarious. Here’s how it went down.
Genius #1- Leonard and Howard’s Tandem Joke
The episode starts with Leonard reading Raj’s Facebook post about needing an affordable place to stay.
Leonard: Oh Man did you see this post from Raj?
Penny: What? Is it another video of him and his dog lady-and-the-tramping some spaghetti?
Leonard: He’s asking if anyone has a cheap place to live…I want to say India but it seems mean.
Then the writers cut to Howard and Bernadette in bed, where Howard makes this joke.
Howard: (ha ha ha) Raj is looking for a cheap place to live, and I wrote India.
This is a hilarious bit, but it also shows the two characters’ differences. Leonard thinks of the joke and laughs to himself, but Howard always takes things a step further. The writers really understand how to keep continuity and have the characters act true to themselves.
Genius #2- Couples Who Know Each Other
As the series has progressed we’ve seen these characters build their relationships stronger and stronger. In these opening scenes, we see examples of how these partners know one another.
Howard: What should we do?
Bernadette: We’re smart I’m sure we can think of something.
Howard: You want to let him live here?
Bernadette: Oh we’re smarter than that.
Howard and Bernadette understand that they love their friend, but they just can’t cohabitate. Penny and Leonard had similarly hilarious thoughts.
Penny: You’re a good friend.
Leonard: Am I still a good friend if I wait and hope Howard offers him a place to live first?
Penny: You’re an even better husband.
This show really never disappoints. There’s always a new situation to laugh at. The writers do a great job of keeping things fresh while holding the characters true to themselves.
Did you love this week’s The Big Bang Theory?