The Big Bang Theory

Season 7 Episode 1

The Hofstadter Insufficiency

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Sheldon and Penny share intimate secrets while Leonard is away at sea. Bernadette and Amy have a girls' night out without Penny. Howard takes Raj to a university event so he can utilize his new found ability of talking to women.

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  • worst ever!

    I find, that tbbt is becoming worse and worse.
  • New & Improve? You make the call!

    I was surprised to see that no one mentioned what is new with our favorite geeks:

    - Raj can talk to women now

    - Walowitz moved out of his mother's house

    - It seems that Raj's girlfriend Lucy is not coming back (I liked her)

    I'm not sure I'm happy with any of these changes.
  • They're Back!!!

    Welcome back old friends, how I've missed you (although I have 6 seasons of you on DVD). This was a great first episode. The friendship between Sheldon and Penny was heart-warming and when Sheldon is trying to figure out who was in Penny's apartment, (the take out container clue) was hilarious. Poor Raj, now he can talk to women but has no clue what to say, he and Mrs. Davis??? Might be interesting. Anywho, I loved it, all my favorite people are back right where they belong. I only watch 2 sitcoms, I generally hate them, TBBT and The Middle is it for me so I'm happy that my hour (well 42 minutes) of laughter is back.moreless
  • What happened?

    This was just terrible! I could not even crack a smile in this, and the characters just seemed wrong. In fact I am starting to wonder why they even bother with each other. For supposedly intelligent people, they were acting like high school dropouts in this one. It seems the character writing chemistry has been lost in this show.

    Splitting everyone off into pairs just did not work. And again an episode about relationships. If I wanted to watch another relationship series I would just go back and watch Friends reruns.

    Unfortunately the characters and this show have grown old. If this is the best they can do now, we are in for a long and dull season! Sad :(moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Sheldon says that watching "Clash of the Titans" was causing Penny nightmares, he had probably watched it himself since the Kraken that attacked Leonard in his nightmare is seen in that movie. Also, Sheldon previously mentioned Kraken in episode "The Date Night Variable" by citing the line "release the Kraken!" from Clash of the Titans.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Bernandette: (Toasting) To the advancement of science.
      Amy: And to the sick and dying who make it possible.

    • Raj: Do you know I recently read a fascinating article on infidelity among penguins.
      Mrs. Davis: OK.
      Raj: So if the fact that your husband left your husband makes you feel unattractive, just remember penguins get cheated on and they're still adorable. (She leaves).
      Howard: It was better when you couldn't talk to women.

    • Sheldon: Welcome to the exciting world of 3-D chess.
      Penny: Why don't you admit you only want to play this game because you always play with Leonard and you miss him?
      Sheldon: You over estimate his significance in my life.
      Penny: Mmm.
      Sheldon: Do I miss how makes a face on my toaster waffle with syrup. No. Do I miss the way he fixes the zipper on my jacket when it gets stuck? I don't think so. Do I miss how we say good night to each other through the walls of our bedroom using Morse code? (Knocks his answer in Morse Code).
      Penny: OK, I get it. I get it. You're an emotionless robot.
      Sheldon: Well, I try.

  • NOTES (2)


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