When discussing Thursday night’s new episode of The Big Bang Theory, I could explore the growing friction between Bernadette and Howard as the betrothed couple navigate whether their wedded bliss will be spent under the caustic and oft-constipated gaze of Ma Wolowitz. I could marvel at how much childlike fun Sheldon seemed to have playing with his new model train set, and how much a conductors hat suits him. I could bemoan the fact that Raj was virtually MIA, or, for that matter, that Penny had scarcely anything to do other than scarf down the final dumpling at the start of the show.
Instead, I think it best to focus completely on one Amy Farrah Fowler, since her slow-burn kooky courtship of Leonard Hofstadter utterly dominated the episode. So brilliantly, Emmy-baitingly played by Mayim Bialik, Amy asserted herself as a major comic force on tonight’s Big Bang, so much so that I suspect a few of you will be spending your time on the message boards complaining that there was much too much of her. I will not be joining you. Nope, I adore Amy. Forthwith, in chronological order, here are my top 10 favorite Amy moments from “The Pulled Groin Extrapolation”:
Amy: Should I go? I’ve been told sometimes I overstay my welcome.
Leonard: Oh, who told you that?
Amy: Well… most recently, my gynecologist.
Leonard: Well, you stay as long as you like.
Amy: I’m glad to hear you say that, because I’m having a wonderful time. Hmm. I said the same thing to my gynecologist.
Amy: The only person who signed my high school yearbook was my mother. “Dear Amy, Self-respect and a hymen are better than friends and fun. Love, Mom”
Amy: No date to the prom, two dates to a wedding? Hmm, how times change.
Amy: [To Penny, as she does Amy’s make-up]How about making my eyes like Cleopatra?
Penny: Really? For a wedding?
Amy: Perhaps you’re right. My cheekbones and beckoning pelvis already have a certain “Hello, sailor” quality to them.
Amy: Leonard, you may not have noticed, but I am being a delight here.
Leonard: I’m sorry, this wedding reminds me of my kinda-sorta girlfriend 9,000 miles away.
Amy: I have a kinda-sorta boyfriend who’s playing with a model train set right now, you don’t hear me bitching about it.
Leonard: Hey, I’m just as much fun as you are.
Amy: Really? Are you willing to draw a mustache on your finger as a conversational ice-breaker? [Raises finger to upper lip, which does indeed have a mustache drawn on it] I am.
Leonard: Thank you…for breaking the head off of the ice swan so I could hold it against my pulled groin.
Amy: I excel at spatial reasoning, and I had a hunch that the graceful slope of its neck would cradle your genitals nicely.
Amy: Oh Penny, much as I would treasure knowing that the two of us had be defiled by the same man, Leonard just doesn’t get my motor running.
Amy: [To Penny] In the morning, I’ll send [Leonard] an email letting him know this body is never going to be his wonderland. I mean frankly, you’ve got a better shot than he does. [Raises her mustache finger to her lip. Grins.]
So, fellow Big Bang theorists, what were your favorite Amy Farrah Fowler moments from Thursday’s Big Bang? And, okay, who didn’t also adore Bernadette when she transformed herself into Howard’s mother after bringing him breakfast in bed?
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