The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 3

The Pulled Groin Extrapolation

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 2011 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
358 votes

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Episode Summary

Leonard escorts Amy to a wedding. Meanwhile, Howard convinces Bernadette to spend the weekend with him at his mother's house as a trial run, and Sheldon gets involved in model trains.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • 503

    I'll try to find the positives in this episode: they tried to have a new dynamic by pairing Leonard and Amy together, so at least there is that. But it ends there. They did not have any chemistry whatsoever, nothing about it was humorous and although they tried to play her off as being the crazy one, they're actually writing her to be more normal than Leonard. And the Sheldon storyline with him and the train place? Terrible.moreless
  • Not as good as the first two Season 5 episodes but it was still enjoyable to watch.

    Well... if you users don't like Amy then you shouldn't watch this episode. This episode mainly focuses on Amy being at the apartment making things awkward for Leonard. My score was a little low because I did think that Amy was a little irritating. Also, I don't think that Leonard and Amy have good chemistry at all. The wedding scene was pretty amusing though. Sheldon and the others were very funny in this episode. Leonard taking Amy to a wedding because Penny told Amy to go with Leonard was very good and enjoyable. There were a lot of parts in this episode that really did make me laugh very hard. Raj (as always) made me laugh hard in this episode. I don't really have anything else to say about this episode soooooooooo.... I'll try to say some more things so this review can be at least a little longer since that's how I roll. It is a habit of mine to make long reviews... not super long but just long reviews. So yeah, I don't think users who get irritated with Amy should watch this episode. The humor in this episode was definitely excellent though. If you don't mind a lot of Amy then I guess this is the episode for you. Okay, my review is pretty much long enough so I'm going to end it now. Overall, not as good as the first two Season 5 episodes but this was still an enjoyable episode. 9/10moreless
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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Amy: Leonard, you may not have noticed, but I am being a delight here, and you're not holding up your end of the evening.
      Leonard: I'm sorry, this wedding just reminds me of my kinda sorta girlfriend 9,000 miles away.
      Amy: I have a kinda sorta boyfriend who's playing with a model train right now, you don't hear me bitching about it.

    • Amy: (left alone with Leonard in his apartment after the rest of the group leaves)You alright, Leonard? You seem very uncomfortable?
      Leonard: Ah, na, I'm fine.
      Amy: Should I go? I've been told sometimes I overstay my welcome.
      Leonard: What? Who told you that?
      Amy: Well, most recently my gynecologist.

  • NOTES (3)