The Big Bang Theory: Season 3, Episode 3

The Gothowitz Deviation (5 Oct. 2009)

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Sheldon attempts to covertly alter Penny's habits, while Howard and Raj try their luck meeting women at a Goth-style club.

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Now that Leonard and Penny are dating, which means that Penny will be at the guys' apartment more often, Sheldon and Penny have to come to an understanding on how to get along better. Sheldon's approach is to use positive reinforcement, which he plans on using to "train" Penny. Meanwhile, Howard is sporting a new look in preparation for his and Raj's first night out to a goth bar. Miraculously, at the bar, Howard and Raj are picked up by two women named Bethany and Sarah (not that anyone cares about Sarah). The girls take the guys on an outing that may out the guys as being non-goth. Written by Huggo

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The anime that Sheldon, Leonard and Penny are watching is "Oshikuru: Demon Samurai" which is the fictitious cartoon that Charlie wrote the theme song for in Two and a Half Men: The Salmon Under My Sweater (2004). See more »

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In the Goth bar, Raj is witnessed drinking an alcoholic drink and being able to talk to the gothic girls (something he can only do when under the influence of alcohol). However, in a later scene, Raj is driving Howard and himself home, meaning he would have been driving under the influence of alcohol. See more »

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Penny: [dancing and singing along to the radio] "I'm goin' out tonight / I'm feelin' alright /Gonna let it all hang out / Wanna make some noise really raise my voice / Yeah, I wanna scream and shout. Ah. No-" Morning, Sheldon. Come dance with me.
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Sheldon Cooper: [turns radio off] Penny, while I subscribe to the "Many Worlds" theory which posits the existence of an infinite number of Sheldons in an infinite number of universes, I assure you that in none of them am I dancing.
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The Gothowitz Deviation was another hilarious episode of "The Big Bang Theory"
6 October 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Penny is making French toast and singing Shania Twain's "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" which doesn't please Sheldon as it's in his apartment and besides, it's Oatmeal Day. It seems Penny stayed overnight because she and Leonard broke the bed at her apartment previously. Leonard wants his roommate and girlfriend to stop arguing so Sheldon gives Penny a chocolate as reward for good behavior though Penny is oblivious while Leonard figures it out after a while. Meanwhile, Howard and Raj dress goth in order to attract likewise girls. They may later come to regret the decision...Another funny episode of "The Big Bang Theory" this was especially when Sheldon gives Penny the chocolate and says "Bazinga!" whenever he's sarcastic. And what a treat to see Howard and Raj getting equal treatment story-wise concerning their own adventures. All I'll say now is how refreshing to see such a sweet and funny show like this on television. So with that said, until next time...


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