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Review Juliette Harrisson 13 Dec 2013 - 16:45

This year's Christmas episode from The Big Bang Theory is inspired by It's A Wonderful Life. Here's Juliette's review...

This review contains spoilers.

7.11 The Cooper Extraction

Christmas episodes of sitcoms are a simple, beautiful thing. All that’s required of them is to be as cute, sweet, touching and some more synonyms for vomit-inducingly adorable as possible. In addition to the obvious plots revolving around the exchange of gifts, family dinners, etc., there are two things that the writers of sitcom episodes find very hard to resist in Christmas-based stories: childbirth and pastiches of classic Christmas movies. Having already successfully mined the more prosaic fields of gift-giving and family visits in earlier seasons, it’s unsurprising that this episode features both, but with a couple of delightful twists.

Childbirth features in the B story, in which Sheldon has been forced to go to Texas »

- louisamellor

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