The Big Bang Theory

Season 4 Episode 21

The Agreement Dissection

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Miffed over Priya breaking down the Roommate Agreement using legal theory, Sheldon joins Penny, Bernadette, and Amy on their girls' night.

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  • Like a Sexy Toddler

    I'm really disappointed that they had Amy finally make her move with Sheldon when she was too drunk to remember it, and that they're having Sheldon break Leonard and Pria up, but beyond those two things, I enjoyed it quite a bit. It had a different dynamic and a lot of humor.
  • "They gave us science, democracy...and little cubes of charred meat that taste like sweat"

    ^ I love that quote and this episode. Sheldon owning Priya like that in the end was WAY too funny. I can't stand her character. Ricky, the smoking monkey was pretty entertaining as well. "You really are an a**!" Sheldon's girls night out with Penny, Amy & Bernadette was really funny, you'd expect Sheldon to be more uptight but I guess he was just ready to trash talk Priya. Bernadette - "Okay, what is with those pant suits?!" "Muy caliente Sheldon!" hahaha. I love this episode and everything about it, especially when Sheldon owned Priya. "You may have gone to Cambridge, but I am an honorary graduate of Starfleet Academy!" :)moreless
  • I absolutely adored this episode!

    I loved everything about this episode and maybe I fit in the minority, but I don't care! I did not like how Priya mettled in where she did not belong. She doesn't live there so what right does she have to attack or try to change the Roommate Agreement? It was her that brought it up to Leonard, did Leonard have a problem with it? Maybe but he didn't make a big stink about it like Priya did. It worked and she had to mess with that. I loved how Sheldon won out in the end. You just never mess with a Sheldon that is 'one lab accident from being a super villian' you don't mess with Spock! She did and he won out in the end. "You may have gone to Cambridge but I am an honorary graduate from Starfleet Academy!" Sheldon Cooper FTW! In YOUR face, Priya and maybe even Leonard! Priya is messing with fire and she needs to go. She bridged a gap between the core five by building a wall between Penny and Leonard. They never can hang out together so she needs to step!

    I loved how Amy and Sheldon's relationship is changing and progressing. I loved the whole 'girls night out' and Sheldon tagging along. And then when Shelly and Amy returned to Amy's, the kiss, the anticipated kiss! I loved how Amy warned Sheldon "I hope you don't take what I am about to do as a comment at what we just did." They truly do care for each other. I loved how Sheldon stayed at her side and even put down a towel for her head when she passed out. There is a sweetness in him if you look hard enough and don't purposely interrogate him.

    I think this episode was a strong one for both Jim and Mayim. Maybe use this one for Emmy submissions?

    Oh, and I loved that I was able to see this film in person. :)moreless
  • 421

    I just do not like the Priya character. And pairing her with Leonard, the least funny main cast member is just a recipe for disaster. The two of them ganging up on Sheldon just was not as funny as it could have been had some people more adept at comedy partaken in the scene.

    It was interesting to see Sheldon on "girls night out" though. And Sheldon get one step closer to "doing it" was a nice little tease. I think the show needs to make that happen at some point as Jim Parsons should be able to hit a home run no matter what the material ends up being like.

    Not a bad episode at all, an interesting story, but it just was not that funny.moreless
  • Great episode, maybe the best to date.

    Loved it. Sheldon *IS* TBBT. Nice continuity for the character and his traits: failing to understand sex-related behaviours, preferring to pee elsewhere, citing the roommate agreement, being a sore loser, being at odds with whoever Leonard is dating, antagonising the blokes, unsuccessfully trying to be adaptable, having a nice interaction with Penny, lecturing others with food trivia, winning at the end - gr8! Nice seeing Leonard, Raj and Howard rejoycing in rebelling against their 'dictator' once again.

    I know some people have criticised the discontinuity as Sheldon denied dancing et al, but I think it can be explained without being too far-fetched: when he told Penny on an earlier episode that he's not dancing in any universe, it didn't necessarily exclude him from (relunctantly) being schooled in the craft during his childhood; Mr Eidetic Memory probably didn't forget about being kissed by Leonard's mum, but he's a man of honour and they'd decided on not mentioning it again, so he didn't, simple as that. Even he (or especially he) wouldn't think Amy and Bernadette needed to know that.

    And Penny forgetting about it also makes sense in the context of her character - she may have forgot about it, simple as that. Amy is realistic: there are people (even if not many) who are nice and interesting but never had any real friends, so when they finally do they get clingy, over-excited and 'crrrrazy'. Certainly a progression that can be.

    Bernie ... so cute and adorable. 'Kay ai es es es es ai en gee'... cheesy smoking effect, but the actors interacted nicely - it's very hard to act with an imaginary situation, and not everybody pulls it off.

    Leonard was pretty much a secondary character, which is fine by me: I don't hate him at all, but Sheldon's a waaaaay better lead. Always was, always will be. Nice to see Penny each time more comfortable with being a member of their 'geeky' society.moreless
Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki

Leonard Hofstadter

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Sheldon Cooper

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco


Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg

Howard Wolowitz

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar

Rajesh Koothrappali

Melissa Rauch

Melissa Rauch

Bernadette Rostenkowski

Arnold Chun

Arnold Chun


Guest Star

Jeff Blum

Jeff Blum


Guest Star

Tom Yi

Tom Yi

Dispatcher (V.O.)

Guest Star

Aarti Mann

Aarti Mann

Priya Koothrappali

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode Sheldon says that he can dance, and we see him dancing but in the episode "The Gothowitz Deviation" he says to Penny that he believes in parallel universes in which he is different in all of them, but that in none of them does he dance.

    • When Sheldon counts off all the times he's kissed, he left out the time Leonard's mother kissed him in "The Maternal Congruence"

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Sheldon: (sees Priya with Leonard in the shower) What are you doing in there?! (to Leonard) She can't be in here!
      Leonard: We're in here first. You can't be in here!
      Sheldon: According to the Roommate Agreement--Paragraph 9, Sub-section B, the right to bathroom privacy is suspended in the event of force majeure. And believe me—I'm experiencing a very "majeure force"!

    • Sheldon: Memory impairment—the free prize at the bottom of every vodka bottle.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates: United Kingdom: August 25, 2011 on E4; Turkey: November 29, 2011 on CNBC-e; Czech Republic: December 8, 2011 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: December 19, 2011 on Markiza

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #341. It was used, in part, to explain that all the smoking from the monkey was not real and done with computerized effects.


    • Amy sings "I kissed a girl and I liked it..." These are the lyrics from Katy Perry's hit song, "I Kissed a Girl".

    • The code Sheldon uses for the self destruct sequence on his computer, 1-1A-2B, is the same used by Scotty to confirm the USS Enterprise's self destruct in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.