The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 15

The Friendship Contraction

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 02, 2012 on CBS

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  • Leonard is tired of Sheldon's selfishness and Howard wants a cool nickname.

    We take a different direction than previous episodes centered around Leonard & Penny as Leonard has had enough of Sheldon and his selfishness when he wakes him up in the middle of the night. He signs off to end the infamous Roommate Agreement which makes the two simply acquaintances instead of friends when a frustrated Leonard refuses to drive Sheldon to the dentist. In the meantime, Howard wants his astronaut buddies to give him a cool nickname that he can't give himself, so he tries getting the guys to call him "Rocket Man" by setting his ringtone to the same song by the great Elton John. However, when his video chatting friend hears his mother calling Howard for his cereal, Wolowitz earns the nickname, "Fruit Loop".

    Meanwhile, Leonard is loving not being bothered by Sheldon. Until Sheldon bothers Penny. When Leonard and Penny are making out. Again. Penny's a sucker for Sheldon and gets Leonard to apologize to a lonely Sheldon who intentionally turned the electricity off in the building to get Leonard to come back. Leonard does not get many privileges but the Roommate Agreement is made into less of a deal and it was nice to see another episode of the two guys bonding, even if they're upset with each other for most of the show. Nice episode.
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