"The Big Bang Theory: The Grasshopper Experiment (#1.8)"
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"The Big Bang Theory" The Grasshopper Experiment (2007)

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

The Grasshopper Experiment is another excellent episode of "The Big Bang Theory"

10/10
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, LA
13 November 2007

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In Sheldon and Leonard's apartment, Raj Koothrappali introduces his parents on his computer screen to them and Howard Wolowitz. The parents tell their son about a grown Indian woman Raj knew previously as a fat child coming over for an arraigned marriage. Her name is Lalita (Sarayu Rao). Penny comes over and asks for help in mixing drinks to prepare for her new bar tending job. In her apartment, Sheldon keeps ordering a drink with an unusual name that basically is Diet Coke while Raj, having drank her Grasshopper and had previously just whispered to his friends in order to communicate with any woman, opens up to Penny about his insecurity in meeting his future bride. When he meets Lalita later at Penny's bar, he does nothing but inadvertently insult her. Sheldon, however, when he meets her, charms her when he tells her she's the spitting image of a princess of an Indian folk tale his mother read from a book when her son as a child was often sick. Latita leaves with Sheldon which upsets a now jealous Raj. The next day, Raj tries to talk on computer screen to his upset parents alone while Sheldon reveals to Leonard that nothing romantic happened between him and Lalita. Later at the bar, Sheldon performs a "Fidler on the Roof" number on keyboard thanks to some alcohol Penny put in his Diet Coke...Another very funny episode of "The Big Bang Theory" that served as a nice showcase for Koothrappali and his Indian family and upbringing. Great performances from everyone here with special mention going to Ms. Rao for her great sense of humor. Now if only the writer's strike would end so this series could bloom to its full potential for the rest of the season...

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1 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

An average episode

6/10
Author: Raul Faust from Joinville, Brazil
25 January 2011

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From what The Big Bang Theory is around the world nowadays, this episode is pretty weak. "The Grasshopper Experiment" is a remarkable episode, because it's the one that all the geeks discovered that Raj isn't 100% unable to talk to women - he does that when he drinks. Also, here Penny gets the job in the bar where she works ever since.

Sadly we don't have many funny jokes here. There are some funny scenes about Howard making fun of Raj's Indian accent (which looks more British to me), too few annoying Sheldon's peroration and a decent funny moment in the end when Sheldon gets drunk and sings animated to the bar's audience. As said before, weak for a BBT episode but good enough to entertain and have a good time.

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