‘The Big Bang Theory’ season 6, episode 5 review: Sheldon, Amy compromise on Halloween costume

The Big Bang TheoryWe love Halloween episode on “The Big Bang Theory” if for nothing else then seeing what the gang decides to dress up as and the process they go through to choose their costume… because you know that there’s a process behind it all. With Amy and Sheldon being a couple now, it’s no surprise that they want to incorporate each other in the costumes they choose, but will they be complimentary or will this turn into a giant disaster?

With Stuart’s comic book shop party looming, Amy pushes Sheldon to go as Raggedy Ann and Andy, but Sheldon wants something a little nerdier then that: R2-D2 and C-3PO. A compromise is eventually met as Amy goes as Raggedy Ann and Sheldon as Raggedy C-3PO. While Amy and Bernadette are excited to go to the party, Penny is over Stuart’s comic book shop parties and doesn’t want to go, but the ladies push Penny to show some interest in Leonard’s interests. She decides to head to Leonard’s lab and after seeing just how smart he really is, it ignites a passion between them.

Now that Howard is back (and he had a fairly lame welcome back to earth) he cannot stop talking about his mission to space and it’s starting to get on everyone’s nerves. We can see that everyone’s proud of his accomplishment, but it’s starting to feel a bit like he’s rubbing it in their faces. Can we blame him? After getting put down by Sheldon for not having a PhD we can see him wanting to push back with his trip to space. Bernadette tries to stop Howard from only talking about space, revealing that everyone’s getting irritated and he refuses to go to Stuart’s party unless he can talk about his time in space. At the party, Howard gets heated at Raj for not letting him talk about his space mission and we finally learn that this is all stemming from his own insecurities that without his mission that he’s just not that interesting.

We loved the  bit with Buzz Aldrin still talking about his trip to the moon and irritating kids with the story so many years later. It was a nice bookend to what Howard was doing to the gang through out the episode. It’s not to say that his accomplishment wasn’t a big deal, because it was, but pressing on about the same topic over and over can be annoying. We wonder if he had gotten a hero’s welcome when he returned home if he would’ve have still pushed his accomplishment on the gang in the same way?  Episode grade: B-

Do you think that Howard was taking his trip to space a little too far, or do you think that it’s an accomplishment worth bragging about over and over again? Leave us a comment below and tell us what you think. If you want more news on “The Big Bang Theory” then head over to the link here. Also, if you want to get some more great TV news sent your way then be sure to sign up for our weekly CarterMatt newsletter. (Photo: TBS)

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