The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Episode 7 Review: The Misinterpretation Agitation

Is it wrong to be a sexy scientist? What about celebrating that sexiness?

Bernadette was honored to be selected as one of the 50 sexiest female scientists in California on The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Episode 7. While she was supported by Penny, Amy had a very different perspective on the honor. Amy felt is was inappropriate for Bernadette to be acknowledged for her sexiness rather than strictly on the body of her work.

Complementing that storyline, Penny’s flirting with a client doctor, Dr. Lorvis, led to him pursuing a romantic relationship with her. He was a bit over the top, but his interactions with the guys were hilarious. 

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It wasn’t much of a surprise that Bernadette and Amy had  opposing points of view regarding the sexiest scientist honor. While part of it is probably jealousy, it also comes from their own comfort with their bodies and sexuality. Amy has always been a more guarded in that way, which is why she’s stuck with Sheldon as long as she has regardless of their lack of sexual relations.

It also wasn’t surprising that Amy contacted the magazine and had the article pulled. Bernadette had every right to be upset with Amy, though her retort  that “no one wants you to express yours” was overly hurtful. Ouch. That shows how close their friendship has gotten though. Only the best of friends know those specific hurt points.

Would you want to see “Neil deGrasse Tyson in a wet T-shirt bent over the hood of a Porsche.”?

The sexiest female scientist question raised is a common one these days. I enjoyed the exchanges a lot, especially because I see both points of view as valid. As a female, I should probably side with one of them over the other, but I understand both. I’m interested to see how people who feel strongly one way or the other feel about how the show handled the controversy. Hit up the comments with your thoughts!

While Bernadette’s sexiness was a topic of controversy, Penny’s flirting with client doctors led to a different problem. She had an admirer and he was fixated on her even after finding out she was engaged. Billy Bob Thornton was able to capture Dr. Lorvis’ creepiness in one moment and then portray him as a “normal guy” the next.

When Lorvis hit on Amy, I hoped he would stick around another episode and challenge Sheldon’s place in her heart. A Dr. Lorvis-Amy date would be hilarious and in a way they seemed like a better match than Amy and Sheldon. Oh well. It’s not to be, though perhaps he’ll show up again.

As fixated as Lorvis was on Penny, the guys were the same way about his stories and his game room. By the end of the episode, each of the guys would have likely accepted a marriage proposal from Lorvis just to have access to that game room.  

What was your favorite moment? Made you laugh the most? Is it wrong for Bernadette to use her sexuality, but okay for Penny? Why or why not?

Need more laughs? Check out our The Big Bang Theory quotes section and watch The Big Bang Theory online.

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The End Zone: The Best, Worst & Most Laughable Moments From This Week’s Games

The End Zone: The Best, Worst & Most Laughable Moments From This Week's Games

I know, I know, I’ve been complaining the last two weeks about the NFL getting boring. And it’s true, right around this time of the season, it does get a little hum-drum. We’re too far away to reasonably start calling playoff berths, but too deep into the season to find freshly contrived celebrations as adorable as they once were (looking at you Peyton Manning, but again, congrats on the career TD record). But Week 8? Week 8 was a gift from the NFL gods, full of both surprises and screw-ups. Huge games were lost. Improbable games were won on even more improbable penalties. Memes were mocked on-field, proving the machines have indeed taken over. Here were the best, worst, and by far most laughable moments of Week 8.

BEST

Cardinals WR John Brown Is A Bad, Bad Man: The Eagles and the Cardinals, two teams I normally don’t care about, had themselves an entertaining little ball game this Sunday – the kind in which both defenses are both so abysmally blah that the offense gets to do what it wants to do more than anything else: Score. And score they did, though none did it better than rookie WR John Brown, who ran 74 yards (!!!) to catch a touchdown from Carson Palmer, and lift the Cardinals to a win. It wasn’t just the run that was impressive – he did it without having to look back once. I’m still texting people all caps texts, apropos of nothing, screaming “HE NEVER LOOKED BACK.” I may continue to do this all season.

The Lions Are The Luckiest Team Of All Time: For reasons unbeknownst to me mainly because I couldn’t be bothered to look them up, the NFL played an unreasonably early Sunday morning game between the Lions and the Falcons in London this past week. Despite football being the national pastime, a follow-up to our old national pastime of declaring independence from our British overlords, here we are. The Lions came back from a 21-0 deficit, which was bananas enough, leaving the score 22-21 in favor of the Falcons, who went for a field goal with just four seconds left. Lions’ kicker Matt Prater completely whiffed it, and the Lions would have lost – but wait, the Lions got hit with a delay of game penalty, and because those penalties are automatically enforced, the Falcons couldn’t decline it for the win. The Lions backed it up five yards, Prater got it right, Lions win. If there was ever a sentence I never thought I would type, it would be the following: The Detroit Lions came back from a 21-0 loss, to win a game in London, by icing their own kicker. Alrighty then.

Badonakagronk Is Back, Baby: After an injury-plagued 2013, Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots’ hard-partying tight end, has been a light of hope to what would have been another ho-hum season for Tom Brady. And while Gronk has been back, and has been putting up decent numbers, this week’s nine receptions and 149-yards prove that Yo Soy Fiesta is back, baby. Don’t believe me? Get off, man. Get off.

Washington QB Colt McCoy Becomes Hero To Third String QBs Everywhere: The fans down in Washington D.C. haven’t had a lot to cheer for this season, what with Robert Griffin III getting injured, and second-string QB Kirk Cousins getting benched. Monday night’s brawl with the Cowboys should have been an automatic win for the Cowboy’s increasingly improbable winning record, but third-string QB Colt McCoy showed up and threw for 299 yards to secure an OT win over Jerry Jones’ ragtag crew. Even better though? Being able to witness the incredible awkwardness of the handshake-hug mixup between McCoy and Washington coach Jay Gruden live on national television.

WORST

J.J. Watt Teaches Titans QB Zach Mettenberger A Valuable Lesson About Social Media: When you’re quarterback of the disastrously bad Tennessee Titans, you have to take your joy where you can get it – and when that’s on field, that’s really anywhere you can get it, in QB Zach Mettenberger’s instance, on Snapchat. After sharing a ridiculous selfie with fans earlier in the week after winning the starting QB gig, Mettenberger got sacked by Texan’s defensive end J.J. Watt in Sunday’s matchup. What did Watt do? Took a selfie over Mett’s crumpled body, of course.

Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin Bathes Mid-Game: Losing a game is hard. Losing a game while covered in Gatorade is 100x worse. Have you spilled Gatorade on yourself? I have. My arm hair was sticky forEVER. No thanks.

The Jets Hid A Guy In Their End Zone, Thought We Wouldn’t Notice: The thing about trick plays is that they kind of have to work (see: Boise State’s multiple trick-play laden victory in the Fiesta Bowl back in 2007). And if your team is the punchline of the NFL, they really, really have to work. Hiding someone in your end zone, because his jersey matches the grass? Well, let the Jets be a lesson on how not to handle kick returns.

Sammy Watkins Learns About Instant Karma: Bills QB Kyle Orton hit receiver Sammy Watkins with what would have been an 89-yard touchdown … if he hadn’t started celebrating and slowing down just 15 yards shy of the end zone. I’m told that karma doesn’t work exactly like that, but let’s be honest, this was karma, wasn’t it?

The End Zone, The Frisky’s new weekly football column by Beejoli Shah, is sponsored by Smirnoff Ice. Smirnoff Ice is not a sponsor of the NFL.

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A to Z Season 1 Episode 5 Review: E is for Ectoplasm

Andrew and Zelda are celebrating a milestone. What better way to celebrate than with a Halloween party?

On A to Z Season 1 Episode 5, there were parties all around with Andrew and Zelda’s (supposed) party and Wallflower’s celebratory party. 

Unfortunately, neither went as planned, but it made for one of the sweeter moments of the series. 

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For Andrew and Zelda, their problem started when they left out Stu and Stephie from their Halloween plans. Needless to say, they didn’t take the news well. I mean, when your traditional costumes are Laverne and Shirley and the Ghostbusters, why would you think about backing out?

It was highly entertaining to see how Stephie and Zelda’s obsession with the ’70s duo began. The quick reenactment of the theme and the costumes were great.

Unfortunately, Andrew and Zelda’s, or Zeldrew’s, which I think is a thing now, plan to make amends backfired when the frenemies, Stu and Stephie couldn’t, and wouldn’t, agree on a party theme. 

Stephie: What the hell do you want?
Stu: To not go the world’s worst Halloween Party. That’s what.
Stephie: That’s great so you won’t be coming.

The dynamic between the four friends is nice to watch. There haven’t been many scenes between them, but when there are the chemistry is great with the pairs of friends getting along with each other. Even Stu and Stephie’s frenemy-ish relationship makes those scenes entertaining. 

The best scene came when Stu and Stephie confronted Andrew and Zelda about the budding relationship. Since Stu has been the comedic relief for the series, it was a likable change of pace when he told Andrew his concerns about their friendship. Even with the touching moments, there were still funny bits, like Stu scoffing, not having an allergic reaction as Andrew thought.

Stu: I didn’t have peanuts.
Zelda: He was scoffing.

For Wallflower, Big Bird was stuck looking for an alternative when the perfect Wallflower couple, turned out to be not-so-perfect. Unfortunately for Andrew and Zelda, she saw them and made them the “it” couple. And the Wallflower world collided with Andrew and Zelda’s relationship for the first time. 

The party had some funny moments, notably as the Wallflower employees were banished from the party because they weren’t the “hot” people from the Wallflower site. It was like watching sad little animals in a glass cage as they looked out on the fun party. Luckily, Dinesh tried, and failed, to help get them out by climbing in the air ducts.

Dinesh: Are you calling me husky?
Lora: No. I’m calling you an idiot.

By the time Zeldrew (I’m sticking with it) and Stu and Stephie made up, we heard a very confusing narration about Zeldrew’s relationship. I am still not sure what it meant, but based off the “not best friends yet” comment, I see some trouble coming for the happy couple. 

How could I end this review without mentioning a certain popular ’80s film theme song, sung by the man that made it famous? Yup, Ray Parker Jr. sang the Ghostbusters theme at the Wallflower party after Stu invited him.

And I would be lying if I said that I didn’t respond to his question, “Who ya gonna call?” with “GHOSTBUSTERS!”

Did Stu and Stephie have a right to be angry with Andrew and Zelda about the party? Whose costumes did you like more Laverne and Shirley’s or the Ghostbusters? Did you like the Wallflower and Zeldrew stories colliding? What did that last narration mean?

If you want to check out how Andrew and Zelda spent the first month, check out the series from the beginning when you watch A to Z online via TV Fanatic.

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