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The Big Bang Theory

Season 2 Episode 13

The Friendship Algorithm

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 2009 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (7)

out of 10
595 votes
  • A good episode overall, but the Kripke character begins to steal scenes - for the wrong reasons.

    Barry Kripke has a speech impediment much like Elmer Fudd - replacing R sounds with that of a W. Even his name becomes Bawwy Kwipke. The character could be funny if the writers were not so intent on giving him as much R sounds as possible. The excessive use of words that would be altered by his impediment make it seem too obvious, and take away from the comedy. Lines such as "My friend," "I'm not a moron," and giving Penny the new sexier name "Roxanne" are all examples of something obviously written for one reason and not for the comedy of the show as a whole.