This sitcom hit has brought us many amazing episodes in the past, but a few stand out with really good storylines or acting. These are the ten best The Big Bang Theory episodes:
10. The Maternal Capacitance (Season 2)
Leonard´s mother comes by and puts everyone into a critical mental state with her ruthlessly analytical approach to judge human behaviour. Father issues and an ersatz homosexual marriage come to the surface. Surprisingly only Sheldon can cope with Dr. Beverly Hofstadter.
9. The Tangerine Factor (Season 1)
Leonard finally works up the courage to ask Penny out and that must be one of the sweetest scenes in sitcom history, Cuoco´s acting is just adorable here. However the upcoming date makes both of them nervous and they turn to Sheldon for advice. Has that ever been a good idea?
8. The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary (Season 3)
The introduction of Sheldon`s arch enemy has to be in the ranking of the best The Big Bang Theory episodes for sure. In a “Mystic warlords of Kaà” tournament he meets his childhood hero Will Wheaton who once betrayed him. So he lusts for revenge in the final at first…but when Sheldon is in a winning position, Wheaton explains his behaviour.
7. The Barbarian Sublimation (Season 2)
Penny is in a difficult state of her life and gets sucked into online game addiction. When she interferes with Sheldons life he takes desperate measures to heal her.
6. The Pancake Batter Anomaly (Season 1)
Sheldon is not easy to handle, this exponentiates when he gets sick. Very understandable that Raj, Howard and Leonard immediately work out an emergency plan to escape taking care of sick Sheldon…a “Planet of the apes” marathon at the movies. What they forgot…was Penny.
5. The Precious Fragmentation (Season 3)
The gang gets hold of an original “Lord of the Rings” production ring and everyone wants to keep it. Finally a competition shall decide the righful owner. Whoever can hold on to the ring the longest, wins the prize. Big obstacles like full bladders and sexy girlfriends are waiting…
4. The Adhesive Duck Deficiency (Season 3)
Penny slips in the shower and needs to be rescued…but only Sheldon is around. The whole interaction between them is masterfully staged, from getting dressed over the car-ride to filling out the questionaire in the hospital. That is in fact one of my favourite scenes ever. Sheldon answering for Penny and her reactions are nothing less than hilarious. Therefore this one of course is one of the best The Big Bang Theory episodes ever!
3. The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification (Season 4)
Sheldon tries to extend his lifespan and when sports and a balanced diet don`t help, he tries a more drastic method: Keeping his body in a save environment and let a robot execute his everyday life.
2. The Panty Pinata Polarization (Season 2)
Sheldon vs. Penny is always the best combination, TBBT has to offer. When Penny gets banned from the apartment, war breaks out between them…with attacks on Sheldons laundry or Penny`s WiFi access being minor incidents. Who will come out on top?
1. The Robotic Manipulation (Season 4)
Sheldon Coopers first date ever has to be number one of the best The Big Bang Theory episodes ever. With Amy Farrah Fowler. That alone is enough for the top spot of the ranking, but Penny accompanying them and having the number of her sexual encounters (31) being calculated on scientific basis is side-splitting. Additionally we have Howard using a robot arm for other than the intended purpose.