‘The Big Bang Theory’ season 6, episode 18 review: Disneyland and Diamond WhiteMarch 7, 2013
The moment that we heard that Thursday night’s new “Big Bang Theory” episode was going to feature Sheldon in front of middle-school girls, we knew that there was the potential to end up being an instant classic. So was it? Just through one speech alone once the characters arrived at the school, yes.
The idea for Sheldon, Leonard, and Raj to attend this school was brought up by Johnny Galecki’s character as he looked for more ways to get women involved into science. Through a pretty hilarious discussion, Howard’s old school ended up offering him a chance to come back and speak to the students.
There is one brief monologue from Sheldon that really made this entire storyline worthwhile: Sheldon telling the students that they, too, could become like Marie Curie and make some great scientific breakthrough, only to later have the product of their own research ultimately kill them. Leonard also tried to pour out his heart like he was at an embarrassing counseling session. (For those of you wondering, that was Diamond White of “The X Factor” in the classroom. We first reported on this several weeks ago, which shows that she is interested in more than just music.)
As for the B-story, it was entertaining in its own way as Bernadette and Amy dragged Penny along as they tried to fulfill their princess destinies while at Disneyland. This ended up colliding hilarious with the primary story, as Amy and Bernadette were called up to explain to the students via phone about how being a scientist empowers women … while playing hooky dressed as princesses.
The final plot of the night really did not have much to do with the others, but Raj nearly got a kiss this week! While it’s clear that he and Lucy both have serious social issues to work through, there is at least some progress being made her on both sides.
Overall, what did you think about this episode? If you want to check out some more clips from this episode as a whole, be sure to head on over to the link here.