The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 19

The Weekend Vortex

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Sheldon incurs Amy's ire when he chooses a weekend of videogaming with the guys over a birthday party for her aunt.

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  • Gives a bit more of the classic BBT vibe

    Clearly an improvement over the last couple of episodes, and most of the last couple of seasons. Yet, Bearnedette's presence during the guys' Star Wars gaming marathon takes away from the episode. Some of her lines (or rather sound effects) are degrading to the ear and cringe inducing to the mind. God I hate her!
  • Sheldon, Howard, Raj, and Leonard want to have a guys' weekend of video gaming with no girlfriends but things don't go as planned for Sheldon

    Sheldon incurs Amy's ire when he chooses a weekend of video gaming with the guys over a birthday party for her aunt. I thought that this was a hilarious episode of "The Big Bang Theory". It has a great and highly enjoyable premise plus there were a bunch of genuinely hilarious moments in this episode. I'm not gonna lie but the running gag with the "whip" app that Sheldon downloaded in his phone was just drop dead hilarious and it never did get old for me. Usually running gags in shows getting tiring and very old to watch that running gag in this episode actually worked for me. It was funny how Sheldon wanted to try to ditch Amy's aunt's birthday party to do a weekend of video gaming with the guys and all that stuff. I should've reviewed this episode earlier to discuss some more things but yeah, I just know that I really enjoyed this episode so I most likely recommend this episode everyone... watch it, just watch it. Overall, a well crafted and hilarious episode of "The Big Bang Theory". 10/10moreless
  • i love all tbbt episodes

    This one was really funny.Yes i did like the last one a bit better,but this one was really really funny:)
  • Whipped App

    Here is a link to the App from the episode:
  • Finally funny again

    This was actually a very good episode. I haven't laughed a lot when watching the show lately, but it seems it finally improves again. Raj's fit was hilarious, as was the whip app. I hope the future episodes will make me laugh more again. I remember being in tears when I watched the first and second season.
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


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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Raj: (seeing his precious weekend falling apart) Excuse me, I have something to say. None of you may realize this, but I was very much looking forward to this weekend. It was going to be like the old days; just us guys hanging out, playing videogames before you all got girlfriends. Do you know what it's like to be the only one without a girlfriend? Even if I get one someday, I'll still be the guy who got a girl after Sheldon Cooper!
      Penny: (to Amy) And that's how a girl makes a scene.

    • Sheldon: Gentlemen, the game offers us a choice between playing for the Republic and the light side or the Sith Empire and the dark side.
      Leonard: We're always the good guys: in D&D we're lawful good; in City of Heroes we're the heroes; in Grand Theft Auto we pay the prostitutes promptly and never hit them with a bat.
      Sheldon: Those women are prostitutes? You said they were raising money for stem cell research.

    • Amy: (to Sheldon) Hang on, I followed all the protocols set forth by you in the Relationship Agreement: I made a written request 72 hours in advance; checked the tire pressure on the car; I even contacted the Centers for Disease Control to find out what shots they recommend for travel to Orange County. FYI—it's none.

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