The Big Bang Theory

Season 2 Episode 4

The Griffin Equivalency

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 13, 2008 on CBS

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  • Raj's now found fame pushes him to hit on Penny.

    Ok, this episode clearly was a shocker. I wouldn't expect even in my wildest dreams that the writers would focus on Raj. No offense to the actor though; I however feel his role should be limited to some good timely one-liners, which has been the case so far. I did enjoy the parts where he brags about his article in the People's magazine, and the parts where Sheldon had to pretend to be his well-wisher.

    The screenplay gets wildly off-track when Raj hits on Penny. The racial and cultural references get annoying and of course, pun intended. I'm sorry, but this is so completely not the show that I used to laugh till my innards popped out.

    The show was going great with the Sheldon-Penny duo, and this change is not needed, for a show in its beginning roots. This is not a good time to experiment with characters. I hope the writers don't give any more ridiculous surprises.