The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 10

The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Sheldon finds himself jealous when Amy goes on a date with Stuart. The other guys can't resist the allure of the latest collectable card game expansion pack.

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  • was a great episode overall and on of the best for this season


    was a great episode for the season, was funny and confirmed the idea that Penny now has feelings for Leonard, and also advanced the ShAmy relationship to them being officially boyfriend/girlfriend instead of whatever it was they had before (asking her to be his girlfriend with quadruple negative question was hilarious).

  • Is Penny becoming an alcoholic?

    Just seems like lately she is very much into alcohol. And her character seems to have becomed more unsympathic. She was more lovely in the tree first seasons when she was the only regular-girl on the set.

    Otherwise - this episode is really funny, and its nice to see that Amy has awakened some kind of emotions in Sheldon :)
  • Glad to see this show getting back to its roots.

    This episode was almost perfect in my opinion. It showed growth in Sheldons character, he's not just a robot anymore! (But still has the same personality before, the relationship-agreement cracked me up!) Penny was a little predictable, I knew almost everything she was going to say before she said it. (much like the punchlines in Two and a half men) Lately Sheldon's storylines have been put to side to focus on other things, glad to see his relationship with Amy get some focus while Leonard, Howard and Raj was less important. The card game sounded really fun though!

    All in all a very funny episode, that proved there's much hope for this show, and it can hit almost any direction. Solid, almost a perfect episode in my opinion! 9.5/10moreless
  • Enjoyable episode, not the best but not a disappointment either.

    Loved the Sheldon-Amy relationship twist; evolving their relationship while still keeping to the parameters of Sheldon's character traits.

    However... I'm beginning to become concerned with their direction with Penny. I mean is it just me or is her character drinking more and more as the show continues?
  • i am a new fan of the big bang theory and i think what drew me in is the sheldon and amy relationship. i am so happy that sheldon and amy are boyfriend and girlfriend now. i can't wait to see more of them together.moreless

    i have been excited about this episode since i saw the preview. i loved every second of it. i don't think i will be an objective reviewer of this episode because i am just a big fan of sheldon and amy. it is so funny how sheldon can't seem to admit how much he cares about amy. i loved the part where he started using facebook again just to check on what is going on between amy and stuart. i also like that part where sheldon was trying to get amy jealous by asking penny out on a date. sheldon is so worried about amy having more pumpkin lattes and having intercourse with stuart. sheldon interrupting the date is so funny. at least, he was able to tell amy about his wanting to take the relationship to the next level. now, i can't wait for them to be more intimate. i think amy should have gotten a lawyer before signing the relationship agreement. sheldon's responsibilities should also be to cuddle, kiss, hold-hands, etc. everytime amy needs physical intimacy. i love shamy!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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Wolowitz: It's amazing people keep coming to comic book stores instead of just downloading comics digitally.
      Leonard: It's probably for the best. For a lot of these guys the weekly trip here is the only chance their mom has to go down to the basement and change their sheets.
      Wolowitz: Oh, that reminds me, I get fresh sheets tonight. Yay!

    • Wolowitz: You interested in Amy?
      Stuart: She didn't look through me with soul-sucking, ball-shrivelling hatred and contempt. I like that in a woman.

    • Leonard: You friended Stuart on Facebook?
      Wolowitz: I thought you didn't like Facebook anymore.
      Sheldon: Don't be silly, I'm a fan of anything that tries to replace actual human contact.
      Raj: Please, you're looking at Facebook to find out how their date went.
      Sheldon: Really? You think I care if a man, "shared a pumpkin latte with a dynamite lady"?

    • Sheldon: (to Amy) With the understanding that nothing changes whatsoever—physical or otherwise—I would not object to us no longer characterizing you as not my girlfriend.

    • Sheldon: (knocks three times)
      Penny: Who do we love?
      Sheldon: Penny. (knocks three times)
      Penny: Who do we love?
      Sheldon: Penny. (knocks three times)
      Penny: Who do we love?
      Sheldon: Penny.

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