The Big Bang Theory: Season 3, Episode 5

The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary (19 Oct. 2009)

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Leonard is forced to ask Penny to set Howard up with one of her friends, while Sheldon seeks payback against sci-fi star Wil Wheaton.



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Howard reminds Leonard of a five year old pact between the two. Effectively, the pact stipulates that Penny has to set Howard up with one of her friends. Leonard has to tread lightly to ask Penny for this favor. A reluctant Penny does find someone, but she may regret it when she and Leonard go on a double date with them. Meanwhile, Raj tries to talk Sheldon into entering a $500 top prize Mystic Warlords of Ka'ah tournament with him to be held at the comic book shop. Sheldon has no interest in entering because, with his eidetic memory, the game is no challenge. Sheldon changes his mind when he learns that Wil Wheaton, number six on his arch enemy list (Wil didn't show up for a scheduled appearance at a sci-fi convention that Sheldon attended in 1995), has entered. Sheldon's goal is to crush 'Wesley Crusher'. During the tournament, can Wil do anything to change Sheldon's mind about him? Written by Huggo

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Did You Know?


Wheaton's t-shirt is from the popular gaming web cartoon Penny Arcade. Wheaton gave the keynote at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) 2007. See more »


The Dixie Trek sci-fi conventions, including the 1995 one, were always held in Atlanta, Georgia, never in Jackson, Mississippi. The Mississippi convention was Coast Con held in Biloxi. See more »


[first lines]
Howard Wolowitz: All right, Raj has played his Phantom Warlord card. And I am going to back him up with my Strangling Vines.
[in Jar Jar Binks accent]
Howard Wolowitz: Choke on that, Sucka!
Leonard Hofstadter: Okay. Well then, I'll just *cut* your Vines with my Ruby Sword. That's right, I did it, I cut 'em.
Penny: Um... I have a question.
Leonard Hofstadter: Warlord beats Troll; Troll beats Elf; Elf beats Water Sprite, and basically everything beats Enchanted Bunny.
Howard Wolowitz: Unless you have the Carrot of Power.
Penny: Okay, I've got another question. When does this get fun?
Howard Wolowitz: Are...
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #263 Me: I believe that watching tonight's show might constitute a spiritual experience. YOU: That's a pretty bold statement. How do you figure ? ME: Glad you asked. Since the concept of past and future is entirely man-made (ask any other living creature about past and future and all you'll get is a dumb, non-comprehending stare), then it follows that if there is a god, a unifying spirit of the universe, be it "intelligent" or simply a pervasively unifying quantum particle sort of deal, then the present, "the constantly unfolding now," is the only possible place is can exist. Which brings me to my bold assertion: If you laughed at any time during tonight's show, you had to be paying attention. If you were paying attention it means you were, for that moment, in "the now" -- The same place as the previously mentioned pervasive, unifying quantum particle we, as a species, enjoy worshipping and committing genocide over. Ergo, you had a spiritual experience. YOU: Assuming you're right, so what ? ME: So what ?! This is huge ! If a simple sitcom can lead to communication with external, then I can make a case for my work having religious significance. Next step... The Church of Chuckology and a tax break ! Ooh, maybe even a sleepy little burg in Florida I can call my own. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


The Big Bang Theory Theme (Instrumental)
Composed and Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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"The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary" is another hilarious episode of "The Big Bang Theory"
30 September 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'm catching up on last season's "Big Bang Theory" episodes since I'm making space on my DVR for the new ones, among other shows. In this one, Howard reminds Leonard of the pact they made of getting one a date with girlfriend's pal when pairing with former became official. Penny reluctantly goes along though there's a nice surprise there. Same goes when Sheldon agrees to team with Raj for a fantasy card game when that game results in meeting his former idol, Will Wheaton of "Star Trek: The Next Generation". I'll stop there...This was a very funny episode of this now-very popular show and I really don't want to spoil anything for anyone that hasn't watched this particular episode. Just that Sheldon is as hilarious as ever. Until next time...

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