The Big Bang Theory

Season 7 Episode 13

The Occupation Recalibration

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 09, 2014 on CBS
8.0
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Sheldon is ordered to take some time off and finds relaxing challenging. Leonard continues to support Penny as she reevaluates her future. Stuart and Bernadette work together to replace a comic book for Howard.

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  • Chuck and Bill screwed up a once great show

    3.0
    @Cammyms:

    You really think that "Chuck and Bill will think of something new"? Really? Come on! It's been Chuck and Bill that have maneuvered this show into today's trap. A genius show was turned into a freaky boy-girl on-off bore with occasional fart, fat and gay jokes.



    But thanks anyway, at least your "Chuck and Bill will save the world" idea gave me a good laugh! The Big Bang Theory surely doesn't anymore

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  • Something new anytime soon

    4.0
    Please think of something new. Been so long since and episode made me want to watch a marathon of the show.



    Hopefully during the Big Bang Theory's quiet week, Chuck and Bill will think of something new
  • Okay ep.

    7.5
    Not the best episode, it was still good but the only parts I really liked were sheldon/penny parts
  • Leonard told me to stay ! Good boy !

    8.5
    Hilarious episode, back to Big Bang theory best.



    As I predicted last week, no Leonard/Penny break up. Certain touch of maturity from Penny at last.



    Absolutely loved Sheldon as a dog on the naughty step. The pitiable little whimper was perfect pathos.



    How lucky is Amy, Sheldon AND a Sasquatch both with the hots for her. Personally for all the good Sheldon is in the boyfriend department, she might be better off with Bigfoot.



    Also liked the way she put Raj in his place, even if his excellent one liners weren't far off the mark.



    Bad girl Bernadette back in evidence, a role she plays very well, not wanting Howard to know he might be right and having a pop at the other Comic bookstore owner.



    Leonard in perfect "open mouth, insert foot" mode but surprise, surprise, Sheldon actually reads the Penny situation better from a logical point of view.



    Given there's no episode listed here for next week, I presume there's yet ANOTHER break in the schedule?



    Pain in the rear end.moreless
  • There is nothing intelligent about it anymore!

    4.5
    This show is just a shadow of what it used to be! Where is the intelligence? Where is the intelligent humor? Where is the innovation? Where is the unique appeal this show used to have? Gone!



    Sacrificed on the altar of mainstream boy-girl relationship poop. Instead the main characters evolved towards no good - as Sheldon turns into a doggy douche, Leonard into a washy character, Penny into a touchy bully.



    This show visibly starts to jump the shark. The evolution into a relationship saga has gone all too mainstream. Boring. Why start an intelligent show with a great concept and finally turn it into this predictable nonsense? Why, oh why?moreless
Brian Posehn

Brian Posehn

Bert

Guest Star

Josh Peck

Josh Peck

Jesse

Guest Star

Ian Scott Rudolph

Ian Scott Rudolph

Captain Sweatpants

Guest Star

Kevin Sussman

Kevin Sussman

Stuart Bloom

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Penny: Okay, if you support me what was with that phone call?
      Leonard: Fine. I'm not sure you should have quit. But if you care so much what I think, why didn't you ask me before you did it.
      Penny: Oh, so now I need your permission. Would you have ask me before quit your job?
      Leonard: Yes. I thought we were in the kind of relationship where we make decisions together. If I'm wrong, maybe we should talk about the kind of relationship we are in.
      Penny: Yeah, well, maybe we do.
      Sheldon: I'm willing if you guys are.
      Leonard: Can we please have some privacy?
      Sheldon: No, I'm as much a part of this relationship as you two. I think that it is high time that we put all our cards on the table. For example, where is this going? Are you two ever getting married? And if so, where will we all live? Have you thought about that?
      Leonard: No.
      Sheldon: Penny?
      Penny: Okay, wait? What are we doing?
      Leonard: For some reason, we're planning a future where we both live with Sheldon forever.

    • Leonard: How did she get you to do yoga?
      Sheldon: Well, to be honest, I thought she said Yoda.

    • Bernadette: There's a few more things I want to say to you. Stuart's store is just fine and he's a much nicer person than you, and if you still have that comic I'd like to buy it right now.

    • Raj: So we'll tell him she's a lesbian.

    • Raj: He'll probably climb up the Empire State Building and start swatting at planes.

    • Penny: Why can't Leonard understand it?
      Sheldon: Because he is not like us, Penny. We're dreamers.

    • Leonard: You taking Hollywood by storm?
      Penny: Actually I'm at the Cheesecake Factory.
      Leonard: You got your job back. That is great news. I didn't want to say anything but you are making the right choice. To plunge yourself into debt now would be literally insane.
      Penny: Yeah, I'm just returning my uniform.
      Leonard: And I support you.

    • Amy: He's not my boyfriend.
      Raj: Are you sure? He's tall, pale, and awkward. That sounds like your type.
      Amy: Should someone as lonely as you really be making fun of me?

    • Bernadette: Batman got his ass kicked by a curling iron.
      Stuart: Well don't let The Riddler know that. It's a comic book joke. Or maybe it's not.

    • Sheldon: What if there is a big breakthrough in science today and I'm not here to see it?
      Leonard: Do you really think there is going to be a breakthrough without you there to do it?
      Sheldon: No. I was just tricking you.

    • Penny: Hi.
      Leonard: Hey.
      Penny: I'm sorry I didn't text you back. I just needed some time to think.
      Leonard: Okay.
      Penny: Come in.
      Leonard: Look if you want to break up, just say it.
      Penny: Leonard.
      Leonard: No, no, no. I take it back. Don't say it. Just hate me but stay with me. It worked for my parents.
      Penny: Listen. I don't want to break up with you.
      Leonard: Oh, okay. Good..good. So is it cool if I cry a little?
      Penny: Yeah, I probably wouldn't.
      Leonard: Yeah.
      Penny: Look you did the right thing last night. I was a mess. I was frustrated because my career was going nowhere.
      Leonard: I get it. I want you to know that I support you whatever you want to do.
      Penny: Great, because I've been thinking that if I ever want this acting thing to work I need to focus all my energy on it. And to do that I should quit waitressing at The Cheesecake Factory.
      Leonard: Wow. That...that's a big step.
      Penny: I know.
      Leonard: Well, before making any rash...
      Penny: I already quit.
      Leonard: And I support you.

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