25 March 2008
“You have about as much chance of going out with Penny as the Hubble Telescope has of finding that at the center of each black hole there’s a little man with a flashlight trying to find the circuit breaker” said Sheldon to his friend Leonard in the pilot episode of The Big Bang Theory. One of many in a spectacular batch of new sitcoms this television season, The Big Bang Theory continues to amaze me with its spectacular writing, pitch perfect performances and stellar pacing. Sheldon is priceless and perhaps even more quotable than the one and only Barney Stinson, spouting out such classic one liners as “oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch”. The show also has an awesome theme song sung by The Barenaked Ladies.
This week’s episode, entitled “The Loobenfeld Decay” was no exception to the rule of awesomosity that has been this show so far. Concerned that the lie Leonard told to get them out of having to go see Penny sing would be discovered, Sheldon concocted a convoluted plan that he called “un-unravellable” to ensure that the new lie he made up was flawless.
Packed with amusing Sheldon-ness and great lines such as Wolowitz’s “it’s your millennium falcon, you and chewbacca do whatever you want”, this episode was just another example of how The Big Bang Theory has joined Samantha Who and Aliens in America to make the best new sitcom season in a VERY long time.