The Big Bang Theory

Season 6 Episode 5

The Holographic Excitation

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2012 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
199 votes

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    The Big Bang Theory "The Holographic Excitation" Review: Talk Nerdy to Me

    This week, Leonard and Penny claimed the spotlight leading up to Stu's annual Halloween party at the comic shop, and they appeared to make some actual relationship progress. Now we just hope it'll stick.

  • Episode Summary

    The gang celebrates Halloween at Stuart's comic book store. Meanwhile, Leonard seduces Penny with science.

    Who was the Episode MVP ?

    • Howard: From funny sex pest to dull Annoying Freak

      Would Howard just shut up about Space! I really wanted to grab him by the neck and Punch him in his smug face. It's a shame because I used to love Howard. In the first two series he would make your mouth drop open with the incredibly dirty but really funny comments mainly about Penny. Then he got a girlfriend and things went wrong. Don't get me wrong, I think Bernadette is a brilliant character I just wish that maybe she was a work college of Leonard so that she and Howard didn't get weighed down with relationships. It works with Leonard and Penny as they don't really have a lot to do without Relationships. I found the side plot with the costumes decent but like Bernadette and Howard, Sheldon is getting weighed down by having a girlfriend. Disappointing to say the leastmoreless
    • the only couple that makes sense

      Howard and Bernie are the only couple on this show that make sense.
    • Help them with the tea !

      Great episode, but I don't like the tea scene. Sheldon has not need to take the tea bag with his own bare hands. Each tea bag has so much paper covering it to avoid this unnecessary contact. And Amy, must not drink it immediately. The tea needs a desired temperature and some minutes to extract its escence.
    • What a great return to it's roots!

      I gave this episode a 9 as it really was much more inline with the original show then where it's been going lately. I was laughing at almost everything that was going on. Sheldon was our good old Sheldon, Howard was as obnoxious as ever, Raj and his party plans were great, and Leonard was getting it on with a big smile! Amy and Sheldon discussing costumes was fun and the little thing with Howard, Sheldon, and Raj at the cafeteria table after Howard couldn't talk about being an astronaut any longer was a riot. Finally the Buzz Aldrin ending with buzz telling the trick or treaters about being an "astronaut" was a perfect ending for Howard. The writers were definitely on the ball using another celebrity so appropriately in this episode.moreless
    • TBBT is back, finally!

      Yes! Yes! Yes! Finally Big Bang is back to its roots, science flavoured with bits of sitcom! Why did we have to wait episodes for this Mr Lorre? Every character is back to their respective roots, except for Sheldon, who is making a *gasp* compromise to fulfill whatever section of the "Relationship Agreement"... a very good episode, the girls looking hot as their role allows them (well, Kaley notwithstanding - she could wear any costume... really.) All in all - the most laughs an episode got from me this season - and not an "LOL", but an actual laugh. Keep going this way!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-Wolowitz

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: In this episode Amy seems totally willing to dress up in a costume but in Season 4 Episode 11 The Justice League Recombination Sheldon says, "Amy doesn't believe in wearing costumes. She isn't the free spirit I am." Now granted maybe she feels different about Halloween as she does about New Years Eve but Sheldon didn't say that.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Amy: There are certain things that say to the world "I have a boyfriend and he's not made up." Matching costumes, hickeys, and sex tapes. Pick one.
        Sheldon: What's a hickey?

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • On the Venn Diagram listing potential couple costumes, under costumes preferred by Amy Farrah Fowler is the couple "Dharma & Greg". "Dharma & Greg" was the first series created by executive producer Chuck Lorre.

      • On the Venn Diagram listing potential couple costumes, under costumes preferred by Amy Farrah Fowler is the couple "Blossom & Joey". The actress Mayim Bialik played Blossom in the original series.