The Big Bang Theory

Season 6 Episode 6

The Extract Obliteration

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 2012 on CBS
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    The Big Bang Theory "The Extract Obliteration" Review: Don't Be a Fool! Stay in School!

    While Penny's inferiority complex when it comes to her highly educated friends tends to come and go depending on TBBT's need for conflict, it was in full swing this week when she decided to take classes at the local community college.

  • Episode Summary

    Taking leaps from the start of the season, this episode showcases the heights of Sheldon's eccentricity and his state of friendship with Stephen Hawking. Penny treading the community college road. Leonard being absolutely crazy about Penny's educational chosen path. Raj coming out of his introvert shell and giving a taste of his wit and Howard giving his insight on the current happenings with a Stephen Hawking impersonation and doing his Indian Guy accent.moreless

    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    • What's wrong with sheldon?

      Sheldon used to be the star of the show and now for the first time ever I found him dull and un funny. While the Leonard and Penny side plot was rather good, Sheldon seemed to be lifeless and dull in this episode. Playing Words with friends with Stephen hawking? Just Lazy. I feel that this season is very dull and un funny and I hope it improves
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      Write a quick review to share your thoughts...
    • Jedi Mind Tricks and Bollywood Funk

      The Big Bang Theory has started the sixth season with a blast... Or atleast it hasn't been bad and has provided a good amount of laughs.

      We get to witness some classic nerdiness by seeing Howard and Raj dance their asses off for a... 'I'm not finishing your sentence.. You pulled the plug on my funk'

      Sheldon is playing Words With Friends with Stephen Hawking and faces some problems when it is revealed that Hawking is a sore loser. Penny enrolled to a history class in a community college which gets Leonard really excited.

      Penny and Leonard seem like a dull married couple... Again... Even though previous episode did manage to breath a small amount of life into their relationship. I hope they either break up or the writers should come up with more good girlfriend and boyfriend episodes for Penny and Leonard and make them a more outgoing couple. At least that's what I think.

      Overall this episode was good and while to show has lost some of it's appeal since the awkward nerds became less awkward nerds (this was probably a lesser of two evils than not letting the characters develop at all), it still continues to amuse me and make me laugh.moreless
    • Getting even better

      I was wondering if they would or could keep up with the previous episode, which according to me was the best episode so far, but this was by far the best episode in which all 4 core characters have been focused on and got the most out of.

      The highlights for me were; Sheldon's conundrum over being friends with Stephen Hawking and being himself. Penny's impersonation or a dumb person (Leonard). Raj finally coming out of his shell and throwing his weight around and being "Bollywood". Leonard being crazy about Penny's education and her grades. Howard's impersonation of Stephen Hawking and the Indian accent.

      It was laughter riot for me to say the least.


      Live Long & Prosper.. LOLmoreless
    • Integrity

      Today's episode focused on the morals of life. Whether it be Sheldon throwing a game to win a friend or Penny having conflicts with the academic gap between her and her group of friends. Frankly speaking, I'm getting tired with the Penny and Leonard thing. I think they need to introduce new things to the show. Also, I believe that Sheldon thinks more about him being correct than him having a friend. This episode is just different from their usual format.

      My favorite one-liner: She writes like she cooks.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-Wolowitz

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • (Penny shows up at Leonard's door)
        Leonard: Oh hey, I haven't heard from you in a couple days, are you still mad at me?
        Penny: Nope. I have no reason to... (holds up her paper) "B" mad at you. Minus!
        Leonard: Wow!
        Penny: That's right, on my paper, not yours, mine, you punk-ass elf!
        Leonard: I don't know what to say.
        Penny: How about (mocking Leonard) "gee, Penny, you're smarter than I thought. You may be the one in school but I'm the one who learned a lesson. I'm so stupid, Penny, DUUUHHHHHH!" (walks away)
        Sheldon: (laughing) She sounds exactly like you!

      • Stephen Hawking: (on the phone) Do you like brain-teasers? What do Sheldon Cooper and a black hole have in common? They both suck (pause) Neener, neener. (Leonard points at Sheldon and laughs)

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