In this hit-or-miss eighth season of The Big Bang Theory, the thought of an episode that would recreate prom sent shivers of terror down this reviewer's spine, the way Dandy over on American Horror Story only wishes he could. After all, like Penny said, "Prom is never as good as you want it to be." Prom doesn't even have to be particularly bad to be a disappointment. I went to mine both junior and senior years, and they were both okay. No Carrie moments or anything. But in retrospect, I kinda wish I'd just gone bowling with the other losers. It's just not that big of a deal after high school, even for popular kids like Penny—maybe especially for popular kids like Penny.
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Created by writer/producers Chuck Lorre (of Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (of Gilmore Girls) comes The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom that shows what happens when hyperintelligent roommates/physicists Sheldon and Leonard meet Penny, a beautiful woman moving in next door--and realize they know next to nothing about life outside of the lab. Rounding out the crew are the smarmy Wolowitz, who thinks he's as sexy as he is brainy, and Koothrappali, who suffers from an inability to speak in the presence of a woman. The show distinguishes itself by being unafraid to toss scientific references and technobabble into an otherwise standard sitcom, even employing a physicist to keep things accurate. In doing so, it allows Sheldon and Leonard to do for science what Frasier's Crane brothers did for fine dining, art, and opera. Theme Song: "The History of Everything" by Barenaked Ladiesmoreless