The Big Bang Theory: Season 4, Episode 16

The Cohabitation Formulation (17 Feb. 2011)

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Bernadette makes Howard choose between herself and his mother, while Penny and Raj become upset when Leonard and Priya start dating.

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Bernadette and Howard discuss where their relationship is heading when Howard once again can't stay the night since he has to look after his mother. When Bernadette broaches the topic of them moving in together, Bernadette ultimately gives Howard an ultimatum: her or his mother. When she asked him this question, she didn't anticipate what Howard wants in a house-mate, sexual partner or not. Meanwhile, Raj's sister Priya is back in town on business. Knowing that Leonard and Priya had casual sex last time she was in town with Leonard wanting their relationship to progress further, Raj refuses to let Leonard see or speak to Priya. But Priya and Leonard do speak, and much to Raj's anger, they decide to start seeing each other. But one other person may be affected by Leonard and Priya dating: Penny. Although Penny outwardly says she is happy for Leonard, Amy, as her new BFF, wants to provide some comfort to Penny, all the while gathering some scientific data. Written by Huggo

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Title reference: The title refers to Howard and Bernadette living together (Cohabitation). See more »

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At the Cheesecake Factory, Priya's water glass fills itself without Penny pouring her any. The water level then changes even though Priya never even took a sip. See more »

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This show just keeps getting' better
9 March 2011 | by (Joinville, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This episode rocks. Amy Farrah steals the show as usual and provides many good laughs.

It begins a little boring with a scene between Howard and his mother. I personally don't like scenes involving his mom; they're a little over the top and boring to me, but I believe some people may enjoy it. Once this scene is over, the writers are smart enough to gather all the characters and give all of them fast jokes that make you laugh even in a bad day. The jokes involving bestie, crying monkey, social protocol, forbiddings/lack of authority, treating a girl like one's mother, among others, are creative and funny. I really hope "The Big Bang Theory" keeps going like that and improving in every episode. Bottoms up!!


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