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The Big Bang Theory: Supernova of the Week

by Angel Cohn September 30, 2011 10:47 am
<I>The Big Bang Theory</I>: Supernova of the Week

What makes Big Bang Theory so entertaining is its solid ensemble, but there's always someone that burns more brightly than those around them. This week, that person was Amy Farrah Fowler. Howard and Bernadette spent the episode playing house with his mother and making our skin crawl, Raj was basically a chauffeur, Sheldon was a child playing with tiny trains (even ridiculously sticking one in his mouth) and Leonard was tediously dull, unless Amy was around to make him more interesting. Here are the five reasons Amy is our Big Bang Supernova of the Week. We swear we weren't just won over by her beckoning pelvis.

Overstaying Her Welcome
How wonderfully uncomfortable was it to see her sitting on the couch and staring into space as Leonard squirmed at being left alone with her? And she was self-aware enough to realize that she was overstaying her welcome. At least she learned something at the gynecologist's office: she just can't help herself when she's having a wonderful time.

Her Sad Prom Story
After we learned that the only person to sign her yearbook was her mother ("Dear Amy: Self-respect and a hymen are better than friends and fun. Love, Mom."), we found out she didn't have a date to the prom, and that her mom had paid her cousin to take her, but he took the cash and spent it on drugs. Amy! We'd give you a corsage if we could, without even copping a feel. We swear.

Her Sense of Perspective
When Leonard was whining about Priya being across the globe, she had a quick retort: "I have a kind of, sort of, boyfriend who is playing a model train right now, but you don't hear me bitching about it. Leonard, a word of advice: Moody self-obsession is only attractive in men who can play guitar and are considerably taller than you." Love it. Then after showing off her finger mustache/conversation starter, she gets him off his butt with her straight-talking ways. "We just had a lovely meal. The band is... on fire. And you're sitting next to a beautiful woman wearing whorish makeup. Why don't we head out on the dance floor and see if I can sweat through these dress shields."

The Chicken Dance
She did the chicken dance. And made Leonard do it, too. Them skipping around was, as she would say, "a delight."

Leonard Falling In Love With Her
After breaking an ice sculpture to cradle Leonard's hokey-pokey injured genitals, he kisses her on the cheek by way of gratitude. She imagines this is because he's in love with her, and goes to Penny for advice. "Much as I would treasure knowing that the two of us had been defiled by the same man, Leonard just doesn't get my motor running." She tells Penny that she's got a plan to let him down easy: "I'll send him an email, letting him know that this body is never going to be his wonderland. Frankly, you've got a better shot than he does." Complete with finger mustache and some eyebrow raises. Nicely done, Amy.

And while Sheldon was most infantile throughout the episode, watching him karate-chop Leonard to let him know that Amy was off limits, redeemed him a bit. See, the mere presence of Amy this week was magic for all involved.

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