The Big Bang Theory

Season 2 Episode 19

The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 30, 2009 on CBS
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Penny feels threatened when another sexy woman moves into the apartment building and angered when she senses the guys are being taken advantage of.

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  • Can't Use Their Shields

    7.0
    We didn't really get anywhere in this episode. Clearly Alisha's here to stay (at least for a few episodes; she's getting on Sheldon's bad side, so she won't last long), and she doesn't play well with others. I did sympathize with Penny in that the boys all flocked to the other woman, forgetting one of their friends, and appreciated that Penny was standing up for the boys, but overall, the episode just didn't do much for me.moreless
  • Penny's Jealous!!! and the guys are really really cheap !!!

    9.5
    we know that the guys are cheap with women , but not like this episode they really carried on with that, but the girl was hot !!! i don't blame them lol

    but Penny really get Jealous from her !!! that was funny.

    and Leonard when it comes to girls specially with neighbors he go wild !!

    i like the scene when Penny buy them Chinese but the they go with the new one!!

    and when Sheldon was talking about bees and Penny get angry that was funny too !!

    what i most like about Sheldon's character that its cold!! very !!!like he can't feel anything except for those things that no one gets it !! and its played very good.moreless
  • I feel like I have seen this before.

    6.0
    Heres my problem,the plot.I mean haven't they done this,

    A good looking girl shows up and the guys go gag gag over her (well Leonard,Wolowitz and Koothrappali anyway)

    I mean in the last two seasons alone,I have seen a variation of this plot about 5 times.



    Exhibit A,The Pilot (Penny)

    Exhibit B,The Pork Chop Indeterminacy(Missy)

    Exhibit C,The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem (Ramona)

    Exhibit D,The Lizard-Spock Expansion(Stephanie)

    Exhibit E,The Terminator Decoupling(Summer)



    And you know what is wasn't that funny ether.



    Penny joke about Star Trek was funny though.

    It's an OK episode,but was slightly annoying plot.



    Ashely didn't leave at the end so I think that we haven't seen the last of her yet.moreless
  • huh again

    9.5
    Penny feels threatened when another sexy woman moves into the apartment building and angered when she senses the guys are being taken advantage of. I reviewed these episode i am sure of it ok so second time reviewing is going to be difficult but I will try. There was a fight with Penny and new girl that was decent lol. it was fun seeing Penny jealous and I was rooting for her all the way through the episode. Sheldon was great so was everyone really they where really funny drooling over the new girl and being all nerdy as usual. 9.5moreless
  • 219

    8.0
    Guess what the best thing about this episode was? Nope, it wasn't Sheldon. It was Penny, much to my surprise. Seeing her act jealous was just wildly amusing, and it was hilarious seeing her try to one up the new neighbor. Most of the one liners were just perfect and they definitely hit a home run here, with most of Penny's lines.



    Other than that, the plot wasn't really new. That was the writer's intention, to have the same sort of thing happen to the group, like when Penny walked in to their lives. The cat fight was just awesome, and it definitely made this episode somewhat memorable. And of course the Penny & Sheldon interactions were great too.



    Raj wasn't that funny tonight, but Howard definitely was. The scene with Raj, Sheldon & Leonard waiting outside his door and listening to the conversation with Howard's mom was absolutely hysterical. Great episode overall.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Raj: I like Green Lantern, I'm just saying it's pretty lame that he can be defeated by the color yellow.
      Sheldon: Only the modern Green Lantern is vulnerable to yellow.
      Leonard: Golden Age Green Lantern was vulnerable to wood.
      Raj: Great, so I can take them both out with a #2 pencil?

    • Sheldon: There's something that occurs in beehives you might find interesting. Occasionally a new queen will arrive while the old queen is still in power. When this happens, the old queen must either locate to a new hive or engage in a battle to the death until only one queen remains.
      Penny: What are you saying? That I'm threatened by Alicia? That I'm like the old queen of the hive, and it's just time for me to go?
      Sheldon: I'm just talking about bees. They're on the Discovery Channel. What are you talking about?

    • Sheldon: Hold on, you honestly expect me to believe that social protocol dictates we break our backs helping Wolowitz move, and he only buys us a pizza?
      Leonard: I'm sorry, that really is how it works.
      Sheldon: You're tricking me. Tell me the truth, what do we get?
      Leonard: Raj, help me out here.
      Raj: You get to choose between a mountain bike or a PS3.
      Sheldon: I knew it! PS3, definitely PS3. Who would pick a mountain bike?

    • Sheldon: Do those sound like castanets to you?
      Leonard: The box says "kitchen".
      Sheldon: So? Do cocaine smugglers write "cocaine" on the box?

    • Penny: Well, they're all still up there. (in Alica's apartment, above them)
      Sheldon: You think I can't hear them? Listen to that: stomp, stomp, stomp. It's Wolowitz's stacked heels that fool no one.

    • Howard: According to Alicia's facebook page, she is hooking up with one of the producers on CSI.
      Penny: Hmmm... dead whore on TV, live one in real life.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #247, which explains the physics joke told by Penny was provided by Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Dr. George Smoot, a recent guest star.

    • The German episode title is "Der Kampf der Bienenköniginnen", meaning "Battle of the Queen Bees". The French title is "La Juxtaposition de la prostituée morte", and the Spanish and Mexican title is "La yuxtaposición de la prostituta muerta", both exact translations. The Italian title is "La giustapposizione della nuova inquilina", meaning "The New Tenant Juxtaposition".

    • International Airdates: Latin America: Apil 28, 2009 on Warner Channel; Australia: September 21, 2009 on Channel 9; Germany: December 12, 2009 on ProSieben; Turkey: January 11, 2010 on CNBC-e; Finland: February 15, 2010 on Sub; Czech Republic: November 23, 2010 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: October 10, 2011 on Markiza

    • Alicia mentions she has won a guest role on C.S.I. Guest star Valerie Azlynn in fact played jewel thief Eve Demming on C.S.I. New York in the third season episode Not What It Looks Like.

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