The Big Bang Theory: Season 2, Episode 7

The Panty Piñata Polarization (10 Nov. 2008)

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Penny plans revenge when Sheldon bans her from his and Leonard's apartment, while Howard and Raj use the latest technology to try to find the house being used in "America's Next Top Model."



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After Penny exposes the guys to it on television, they, excluding Sheldon, have a new passion in life: America's Next Top Model (2003). Specifically, Howard and Raj are trying to determine exactly where the house the models are living in is located, so that the two can go there each week to prey on the insecurities of the latest model kicked off the show. No expense is too small to achieve their goal. Meanwhile, Penny decides to take a stance against Sheldon's "three strikes, you're out" policy, she who has reached Sheldon's third strike when she takes that stance. Despite Leonard's advice to Penny to knuckle under to Sheldon like they all do, Penny decides to play games of oneupmanship with Sheldon to the end. Written by Huggo

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When Penny comes back from the laundry room she uses Sheldon's signature knock. See more »


Raj says kreplach is Yiddish for meatless dumplings. In reality, kreplach are small dumplings often filled with ground meat, mashed potatoes or another filling, usually boiled and served in chicken soup, though they may also be served fried. See more »


Leonard Hofstadter: [referring to the strikes Sheldon gave her] Don't worry, they only stay on your record for a year.
Howard Wolowitz: You can get them removed early, but you have to take his class.
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The Panty Pinata Polarization was another great episode of "The Big Bang Theory"
17 September 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In preparing for next season, I'm watching past second season episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" I missed months ago. In this one, as Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj are playing a Klingon language game, Penny comes in and turns on "America's Next Top Model" since she didn't pay the cable bill. That gets everyone's attention except Sheldon's since he's still making up Klingon words. The next week when they all (except Sheldon, of course) sit glued to the show, Penny does things that get her banished from the house because of Sheldon's "three strikes" ("It's a baseball term" he exclaims). Penny now tries to break "knuckling under" Sheldon's power starting with refusing service to him at The Cheesecake Factory. Neither does buckle until Leonard tells her Sheldon's "kryptonite"-a phone call from his mother telling him to apologize. "Well done." says Sheldon as he does indeed "knuckle under" Penny. During this whole time, Howard and Raj try to figure out how to get to the "ANTM" house...This was another hilarious episode of "The Big Bang Theory" with everyone on their top game concerning both writing and performances. Especially Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons on their friction concerning their characters makes this episode so enjoyable to watch. That's all I'll comment for now so it's on to another one before next Monday...

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