The Big Bang Theory

Season 5 Episode 19

The Weekend Vortex

Aired Thursday 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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  • 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:)
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  • 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.
  • The gang plans a weekend of nothing but video games.

    We see how it could of been back before the time of Penny and Bernadette and Amy as Leonard, Howard, and Raj plan a weekend of all video games and no girlfriends. However, it is quickly spoiled when Sheldon realizes he promised Amy he'd attend her aunt's 93rd birthday party with her and when the weekend comes, Bernadette comes along with it. However, Sheldon disappoints Amy by ditching her as she leaves to go to the party. When she returns, she goes to Penny for help. To heal the wounding, they play Quarters, which Penny unfortunately but funnily finds out that Amy is good at. Across the hall, Sheldon downloads a whipping sound app that was funny both times he played it as Howard was being "whipped" by Bernadette. Sheldon's laugh following the two whips was hilarious as well. Meanwhile, Raj has been quiet, as normally, but he finally speaks up, kicking every girl out of the room as he demands his bro-time. I hadn't realized the guys were drinking until after he started ranting, and before that I thought he was actually talking in front of women without being drunk! Then as I noticed the alcohol, I got slightly disappointed. Oh yeah, and Sheldon gets out of trouble by offering Amy homemade coupons, which she demands to be redeemed immediately. Leonard's "Watch for the expiration date" line was funny. Overall, it was a good episode, and a pleasant comeback after episodes in the last few weeks' past, although nothing happened.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

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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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