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'The Big Bang Theory' season finale recap: Sheldon possibly finds a perfect mate, and she's Blossom

Big-Bang-Theory-finaleImage Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBSIt’s strange, fellow Big Bang theorists, but I find myself with not much to say about last night’s season finale, since pretty much everything in it that mattered occurred in the final three minutes. In short: Leonard was bummed to see Penny dating a dim bulb who thought the Big Bang boys’ experiment to bounce a laser off of the moon meant they wanted to blow it up. (Sheldon, oddly trenchant as ever, boiled down the dim bulb’s appeal thusly: “He must be very skilled at coitus.”) Howard suggested Leonard play the field himself by using a fancy online dating service, but then Raj thought it’d be better if they’d submit Sheldon to the site instead. Miraculously, they got a match. And she turned out to be Blossom. READ FULL STORY

Seeing double: One week, one actor, two shows

judy-greerImage Credit: Eric McCandless/CBS; Monty Brinton/CBSA few weeks ago, Mike O’Malley was on both Parenthood and Glee — on the same night. Last week, Judy Greer was on The Big Bang Theory and then this Monday, she was on How I Met Your Mother. Last night, Tom Amandes was on Parenthood, and tonight, he’s in the premiere of The Good Guys. Gaah!

I’m big fans of all these actors — Amandes, in particular, will always have a special place in my heart as Dr. Abbott on Everwood. O’Malley’s been fantastic as Kurt’s flannel-and-sports dad on Glee, but his doofy poet on Parenthood is pretty great, too. And who doesn’t love Judy Greer? She is extremely lovable and great, even though I wish she’d stop getting cast as characters who are just the butt of the joke. And yet this feels like overload. Let me learn to miss you, actors!

Have you noticed your favorite players in multiple shows in the same week, PopWatchers? The same week! Oy, the mind reels….

'Big Bang Theory' recap: When Leonard met Sheldon

Big-Bang-Theory_320.jpg Image Credit: Robert Voets/CBSI love me a good flashback episode. Fat Monica on Friends, Will and Grace as boyfriend and girlfriend on Will & Grace, how Lisa got her sax on The Simpsons — those are some classic sitcom moments. Unfortunately, when we’re flashing back to the good ol’ days of the first generation iPod, it’s difficult to laugh about how things have changed because, well, they aren’t that different now than they were in the early 2000s. (Save for the fact that Firefly is no longer on television. Sorry, Sheldon.) That’s why I have to say I felt that last night’s Big Bang Theory fell as short as a Yoda action figure. READ FULL STORY

'The Big Bang Theory' recap: Guest star Judy Greer gets to 'know' Leonard...and Raj

Big-Bang-Theory-GreerImage Credit: Monty Brinton/CBSThroughout The Big Bang Theory‘s third season, Penny + Leonard = A highly variable equation for comedy. But as these last few episodes have proved, (Penny – Leonard) x Sheldon’s utter befuddlement = A rock-solid constant of belly laughter. After dealing with the end of Pennard head on last week, the writers slyly came at the issue sideways by introducing Judy Greer as Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton (pictured, right), a famous physicist visiting the Big Bang boys’ university who also turned out to be an insatiable sexpot with an apparent taste for sex-starved science geeks.

Since it was obvious that Dr. Plimpton’s official host Sheldon was infinitely more interested in her body of work than (yep, I’m going there) her body, she set her sights instead on his smitten roommate Leonard, who, she learned from Sheldon, was all the more ripe vulnerable thanks to his recent break-up. One strip show in Leonard’s bedroom (while expounding on theoretical physics) later, and Leonard’s brain was instantly “Penny who?” READ FULL STORY

Jim Parsons and Martha Stewart, crafting.

jim-parsonsImage Credit: Nick D./The Martha Stewart ShowIf, like me, you watched Jim Parsons on Letterman Monday night when he told Dave he would be crafting with Martha Stewart on Thursday, but didn’t know what — and you forgot to watch today for the answer — you are in luck. Behold, a photo of Martha and Jim making “the perfect Mother’s Day gift, a Sisal Rope Cache-Pot.” Was that in English? Because it means nothing to me. Watch a clip here. “What are you made of woman?!”

'The Big Bang Theory' recap: Not coitus-ing around

Big-Bang-SpaghettiImage Credit: Monty Brinton/CBSTeam Leonard? Or Team Penny? Or do mommy and daddy both love you very much, and nothing will ever change that, even if mommy and daddy can’t be together anymore? As Penny and Leonard moved squarely into the “they already did” part of the “will they/won’t they” matrix, Sheldon, maybe predictably, found himself unable to navigate bros before hoes — without offending the hoes. READ FULL STORY

Sheldon names his bowling team 'The Wesley Crushers.' What did you name your sports league team?

bowling-namesImage Credit: Robert Voets/CBSFor the record, Sheldon, I totally dug the name “The Wesley Crushers” for your bowling team. But perhaps that’s because I have an affinity for pop culture-centric sports league team names. (Who doesn’t?) My bowling team, for one, is named “We Drink Your Milkshakes,” since we felt we could intimidate our competition by referencing a scene from There Will Be Blood involving milkshakes, bowling pins, and blunt force trauma. (Fun!) And I guess it’s working, because we’re headed to the playoffs tonight! (That is, after besting a SyFy-inspired team, “Imagine Gutter.”)

Have you been inspired à la Sheldon? What pop culture project/person/event inspired your sports league team name, PopWatchers?

'Big Bang Theory' recap: Evil Wil Wheaton returns

Big-Bang-Theory-WheadonImage Credit: Monty Brinton/CBSWhen Wil Wheaton first appeared on The Big Bang Theory last fall as an odiously underhanded version of himself, I predicted the former Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation would return to the show as Sheldon Cooper’s official Worst Enemy. I had no idea, however, that Evil Wil Wheaton would be this evil, widening his path of destruction to include not just Sheldon, but Penny and Leonard’s fragile romance as well.

Yes, it’s official: Penny and Leonard’s season-long courtship is seriously on the rocks. After Penny managed to pull off an unambiguous, post-coital reference to The Empire Strikes Back (just in time for its 30th anniversary, too!), Leonard was moved to attempt an unambiguous, post-coital declaration of love for her, i.e. “I love you.” Penny’s response: “Oh. Thank you.” Not good. READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory' recap: Sheldon wins award, loses pants

Jim-Parsons-pantsImage Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBSOn the one hand, it is fairly obvious that last night’s episode of The Big Bang Theory will be on Jim Parsons’ shortlist to send out for Emmy consideration, as well it should be. He fainted! He sang! He stripped! He ran the gamut of human emotions from joy to panic to abruptly intoxicated! I mean, just look at that photo — that is just empirically funny.

On the other hand, on a whole this episode just didn’t quite come together the way it should’ve for me. Granted, as Sheldon-centric Big Bangs go, it wasn’t nearly as insufferable as “The Einstein Approximation” (i.e. Sheldon got stumped) or “The Bozeman Reaction” (i.e. Sheldon got robbed). And it did provide one of my all-time favorite Leonard/Sheldon exchanges:

Sheldon: I recently had a dream that I was a giant, but everything around me was to scale, so it all looked normal.
Leonard: How did you know if you were a giant if everything was to scale?
Sheldon: I was wearing size 1,000,000 pants. READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory' recap: One ring to rule them all

Big-Bang-Theory-ringImage Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBSSo, best episode of the season, right? Yeah, it was a smidge gimmicky to construct a Big Bang Theory story around the discovery of a genuine One Ring prop ring from The Lord of the Rings (ringy ring ring), but it easily netted a jackpot of full-body guffaws from this particular viewer, and I have a feeling most of y’all as well. Everyone in the cast had a showcase moment (or several), the story played beautifully off each character’s particular quirks, and Penny finally got to give Sheldon the knuckle sandwich he’s deserved for nigh on three seasons

It all started with a clever bit of we’re-a-fellowship-on-a-quest foreshadowing, namely Sheldon explaining to Leonard that in their “ragtag band of scientists with nothing to lose,” Sheldon is the Smart One, Howard is the Funny One, Raj is the Lovable Foreigner Who Struggles To Understand Our Ways And Fails, and Leonard is the Muscle. Hence why Leonard alone had to bear the burden of the box of geektastic tchotchkes they had just purchased for $60 at a local garage sale — a garage sale they discovered after following a man they thought was Adam West.

“Who’s Adam West?” asked Penny.

“Who’s Adam West?!” exclaimed Sheldon. “Leonard, what do the two of you talk about after the coitus?” (The coitus! Love it!)

Before Leonard could answer, Howard chimed in: “My guess is, ‘Hey, four minutes, new record!’” And immediately, I knew it was going to be a good night indeed. READ FULL STORY

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