It's a Guy Thing

Bye, Bye, Bazinga

Arguably the biggest comedy series of our time, The Big Bang Theory not only entertained us for years with their lovable characters but also made being a geek cool. Sadly, this year we said goodbye to the gang and we felt it’s only fitting to look back at some of the best moments from this record-breaking show.

  • Frodo and the Doppler Effect

Early in season 1, the guys were invited to a Halloween party at their new neighbor Penny’s house. Hilarity ensued as Sheldon desperately tried to explain his Doppler Effect costume to random party goers and Leonard in his finest Frodo garbs tried to best Penny’s literal caveman boyfriend. This episode also sees the very first kiss between Leonard and Penny, setting up years of awkward yet romantic moments between the destined-to-be lovers.

  • Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, Little Ball of Fur

Suffering a serious case of the man flu, a bed-ridden Sheldon reveals to Penny the ridiculously catchy Soft Kitty song sung to him by his mother when he was sick. A hesitant Penny eventually agrees to help her sick friend and we see a peaceful Sheldon fall asleep to his childhood song. This perfectly sets up the awkward yet loving relationship between these two and would make a comeback on numerous occasions throughout the series.

  • The Booze Effect

Raj and Howard were set-up as the two lovable “losers” in the group when it came to relationships. Although Howard had a misplaced confidence when it came to the ladies, Raj however, had none. This all fell away when a bartending Penny served him a few alcoholic drinks too many and made the ultimate discovery, that Raj is super smooth when he’s tipsy.

  • The Booze Effect Part 2

Raj was not the only one to discover his courage thanks to alcohol. Before giving his acceptance speech for The Chancellor’s Award for Science, a nervous Sheldon takes Penny’s advice to turn to the liquid courage. Of course, Sheldon being Sheldon, he overdoes it and not only does he embarrass himself in front of his peers with bad jokes, he also decides that a good de-pantsing is needed to top off the speech.

  • Stan Lee and the Uninvited Nerd

Over the 12-season run, Big Bang Theory had a stellar cast of guest appearances, from Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Stephen Hawking and Bill Nye to name a few. Yet one appearance truly stood out, that of Marvel creator and comic book superstar Stan Lee. After missing the opportunity to meet his hero at a comic bookstore, Sheldon is devasted. Penny, however, finds out where Stan Lee lives and surprises Sheldon with a visit to the legend’s house. Of course, Sheldon’s lack of social skills turns this simple house visit into a hilarious meeting.

“The Excelsior Acquisition” — Instead of attending a signing by comic book legend Stan Lee (left), Sheldon (right) winds up in traffic court when he gets a ticket because of Penny (Kaley Cuoco, center), on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, March 1 (9:31-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • When Amy met Shelly

What starts off as a prank to amuse themselves, Howard and Raj decide to set up a date for the socially awkward Sheldon. However, their plan backfires when it’s revealed that Amy Farrah Fowler is the female equivalent of Sheldon. The two hit it off immediately, sharing a similar distaste for social convention and a common love for critical thinking, to the horror of Raj and Howard.

  • The Curious Incident of Reverse Psychology

When it was revealed that Sheldon’s mom was a down-to-earth (and normal) mom from Texas, the relationship between the two took the show to new heights. Although proud of her son’s achievements, Mrs. Cooper never stood for her son’s oddball antics. And the episode that truly showed that mom always knows best was when Mrs. Cooper outsmarted her genius son with simple reverse psychology to convince him to get back together with Amy.

  • I Sheldon, I Robot

Tired of having to waste his time with simple tasks like leaving his room, Sheldon decides to put his consciousness inside a robot (in other words an iPad attached to a t-shirt wearing robot)  and let the robot handle the mundane tasks of the day. Hilarity ensues as the Sheldon robot annoys everyone, especially Leonard as he needs to look after the robot.

  • The L Word

The rollercoaster ride of “will they, won’t they?” between Leonard and Penny finally came to a very satisfying conclusion when during a heated argument, Penny finally says she loves Leonard. It was as much of a surprise to Leonard as it was to the audience and the relief felt by both after years of frustration was a truly amazing moment.

  • When Sheldon and Amy dressed up as Howard and Bernadette for Halloween

No one loves a dress up more than the lovable nerds from The Big Bang Theory. From full Star Trek uniforms to ridiculously detailed Avengers outfits, these guys truly go all out to celebrate their favorite geek culture icons. However, arguably the best dress up episode was when Howard dressed up as Sheldon and absolutely nailed it. Naturally, Sheldon did not take this lying down and the highlight of the episode was seeing Sheldon pull off a perfect Howard impression.