The Big Bang Theory: Season 5, Episode 22

The Stag Convergence (26 Apr. 2012)

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The guys throw Howard a bachelor party, and some embarrassing details about his life get posted on the Internet.



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It's two weeks before Howard and Bernadette's wedding. While the gals have a gift bag packing evening while talking about Bernadette's chosen married name and some other unmentionables mentioned by Amy, the guys are out for what Howard assumes will be a subdued stag party since he has promised Bernadette that there will be no strippers at the event. It does end up being subdued as most bachelor parties go, but some information that comes to light at the stag threatens the wedding as well as Bernadette's friendship with Penny. Penny and Howard do whatever they can to right whatever wrongs came to light. Written by Huggo

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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #386 I like words. I like the way they sound, I like their subtle shades of meaning, their power, and most particularly, their ancient roots, their origins. For example, I recently became fascinated with the rather routine word 'miscellaneous.' To begin with, it really sounds great. Miscellaneous. I dare you to say it out loud and not smile. Plus, you can just forget its meaning and have fun with it. "Miscellaneous, miss a lot." Then consider its long journey from the Latin 'miscere' (to mix), to its current form. How did miscere become miscellaneous? Whose idea was it to drop the 'ere' and add the 'ellaneous?' And why? Were they drunk? Was it some sort of strange speech impediment that caught on with the general populace? Or more likely, did the French get hold of it and decide to do what they do best - unnecessarily fancy it up? Makes you think, right? And speaking of the paths words take to arrive at their current form, how can anyone not be entranced by the rocky road traveled by the old Germanic word ' f i c k e n ' (to move back and forth)? Was it first used in carpentry? "Grab the other end of this saw and we'll ficken it across this log." Or is it the Teutonic ancestor of 'fickle'? "First you say we should sack Rome, then you say we shouldn't. Boy, you are one ficken barbarian." Of course, it could very well be the root of another word that describes a back and forth motion, but if that were the case, this vanity card would probably be censored. See more »


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Seriously, the worst episode of the worst season in all of the five seasons
29 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

The beginning was nice, and considering a few good episodes that came out in the 5th season, it actually seemed like the old Big Bang days were coming back (as in the typical Big Bang humor that was). But sadly, after watching the whole episode, I realized that it's still the same..

First: If you watch the first and second season (even the fourth season, for that matter), you will see a very different Sheldon. The Sheldon from those seasons has undergone quite noticeable change- as in he's become less Sheldon, more normal. Is it because this is actually scripted as some sort of weird 'effect' that the normalcy of the surrounding characters is having on Sheldon? Or is Jam Parsons tired of playing the real Sheldon? Whatever it is, it has taken some fun out of the classic Sheldon humor.

Second: In general, the episode is boring and a drag, at best. Sheldon and Raj are having identity crises. I really want to see the old Sheldon back! I am sure it wouldn't hurt at all to have one or two filler episodes that may not move the main plot forward, but at least bring back the original charm. I mean, give me any episode from seasons 1,2, and 4, and I can watch the reruns and still laugh every time! These new ones, they're just not the same.

Verdict: The only reason I give this a 3/10 and not 1/10 is because of its nice ending. Everything else was just a sit-through-to-get-to-the-end.

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