Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Big Bang Theory: Somewhere Here There's a "Small Bang" Joke

On Monday night's The Big Bang Theory, the gang explored something significantly less novel that the writers probably think it is: boring first-time sex.



This plotline was tired when it happened to Ed and Sarah Shephard Carol on Ed six years ago. Yeah, in the fourth season, they finally did it, with disappointing results. It was only after they decided to be Just Friends, thus removing the pressure to perform, that they had the good sex and realized they'd prefer to do that some more rather than call it quits.

Literally the exact same plotline we saw on TBBT on Monday.

I mean, if you think back, even Ross and Rachel got off to a rocky start. I'm sure y'all can name even more examples of sitcom couples who took two tries to get it right.

The one thing I will say in favor of The Big Bang Theory is that even when it brings harried plotlines, it adds a level of delight by including some truly funny jokes, including the following winner from Sheldon:

"If you people spent less time thinking about sex and more time concentrating on comic books, we'd have far fewer of these embarrassing moments."

Also, I really hate Lewis Black. Why must he insist on talking in such a hateful tone? I am such a fangirl for Jon Stewart, but even I fast-forward through his insufferable segments. He is an intolerable man, and I hope he had a spider in his collection that paralyzed his character and then he got buried alive.

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