The Big Bang Theory

Season 4 Episode 17

The Toast Derivation

14
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 2011 on CBS
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Told Leonard is the center of the gang and miffed that they've started hanging out at Raj's, Sheldon seeks to form a new group of friends of which he can be the center.

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  • Having Fun Wrong

    7.5
    It was a nice bonding episode, both for the guys and for the girls. It had a lovely balance of humor and actual story as well, which many episodes don't ever come close to accomplishing. It wasn't the best episode, but it also wasn't terrible, either. I enjoyed it, actually (and the cameos are always beautiful).
  • Stupidist Sheldon

    5.5
    If Sheldon is so smart he should know that Pizza IS Chinese, and why the first Harry Potter was changed by stupid Americans, he should be saying Philosopher's Stone, since the stone wasn't based off of Nicolas Flamel and it's based off the Stone's chemical and alchemist properties.
  • 2/24

    6.0
    Dear Chuck Lorre,



    Can you please go one episode of either Two and a Half Men or The Big Bang Theory without a self-pleasuring reference? Please. That is all.



    Now that we got Stuart's horribly unfunny line about needing images for his shower at Sheldon's, we can get to this episode. As much as I have hated on the main core of this show (outside of Sheldon, of course) as of late, you saw how necessary they are here tonight. The show's recurring guests all stopped by and did not deliver a single laugh. Zach may have been close to getting me on few occasions, but his poor Michael Kelso impression was the only reason for that.



    Not a downright terrible episode, but come on Bang, as Mark Jackson says, "You're better than that!"moreless
  • I keep laughing a lot

    9.5
    In this episode Sheldon gets up set beacuse of when he realizes Leonard is the center of their group of friends and man Sheldon wants to be the center of attention or to get want he wants or people to listen to him more or something Sheldon is funny and them everyone leaves to go to Raj's house and them some how Sheldon bring a new group of people and somehow he got LeVar Burton and them it ends with 2 guys singing to a karaoke maybe it's a karoke game or on a game vision poor sheldon maybe next time but the episode was greatmoreless
  • LeVar Burton: I am SO done with Twitter!

    10
    So Sheldon is forced to go it at Raj's because Leonard is now dating Pryia, and he hqates it cause it out of his routine. So at the Cheesecake Factory, Penny & amy make him rtealize Leonard is the nucleus of his group of friends, so he decides to make another group with him sas the center.



    MEanwhile Bernadette & Amy come to take Penny for a girls night out to help her get over Leonard, and pressure her until she decides to go eith them. So at Raj's, the dudes are telling Pryia everything Sheldon did sinc the show premiered, and thye relaize they miss him.



    SO Sheldon invited Kripke, Stuart & Zack, and he, as he states "I am not happy", when the 3 decide to do sth else on that evening. Sheldon then goes to Raj's and decides to put up with it cause he is with his real firends. Then LeVar Burton (who Sheldon invited iva Tiwtter) arrives to Sheldon's place only to find Zack, Kripke & Stuart (who got out of the shower) singin I'm Walking On Sunshine & leaves.



    Title Reference: Sheldon always talks about the origins of the term "toast".



    Overall: It was a hilarious episode, especially Sheldon's. It was great to see those characters interact as you ususally don't see them together. So yeah, it is an absolute 10/10.moreless
Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki

Leonard Hofstadter

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Sheldon Cooper

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Penny

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg

Howard Wolowitz

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar

Rajesh Koothrappali

Melissa Rauch

Melissa Rauch

Bernadette Rostenkowski

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Himself

Special Guest Star

Aarti Mann

Aarti Mann

Priya Koothrappali

Recurring Role

John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie

Barry Kripke

Recurring Role

Kevin Sussman

Kevin Sussman

Stuart Bloom

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Sheldon enters Raj's)
      Leonard: Hey, I thought you were with your new buddies.
      Sheldon: I had to leave. They were having fun wrong.

    • Wolowitz: Raj, did you ever tell your sister about the time Sheldon got punched by Bill Gates?
      Priya: Oh, God, you're kidding.
      Raj: No, Gates gave a speech at the university. Sheldon went up to him afterwards and said, "Maybe if you weren't so distracted by sick children in Africa you could have put a little more thought into Windows Vista."

    • Bernadette: We just thought you might want to go out and have a good time. Maybe go dancing?
      Penny: Oh, gee, thanks, but I'm not really in the mood.
      Amy: You do understand that it will distract you from obsessing over the rich variety of sweet loving that your ex-boyfriend is currently receiving from the fiery jewel of Mumbai?

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #333, a censored card viewable on Chuck Lorre's website.

    • Music: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee; "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves (both instrumental karaoke versions)

    • International Airdates: Australia: May 2, 2011 on Channel 9; United Kingdom: July 28, 2011 on E4; Turkey: November 15, 2011 on CNBC-e; Czech Republic: December 1, 2011 on Prima COOL; Slovakia: December 13, 2011 on Markiza

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Sheldon compares the get-together at Raj's to Caligula. This likely refers to the 1979 (scandalous) movie Caligula starring Malcolm McDowell.

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