'The Big Bang Theory': The great escape
Howard ( Simon Helberg), Leonard ( Johnny Galecki) and Raj ( Kunal Nayyar) decide to have a 48-hour "Star Wars" gaming marathon. This is music to Sheldon's ( Jim Parsons) ears except for the fact that he's already committed to a birthday party for Amy's 93-year-old aunt. But fear not, as the genius figures his way out of it.
Amy ( Mayim Bialik) is understandably hurt by Dr. Cooper's actions, and she seeks advice from Penny.
"My boyfriend's a jerk," she tells Penny ( Kaley Cuoco). Amy adds that she just wanted to show off her first real boyfriend to her family.
Penny, being the only voice of reason in the crew, tells Amy that one way to get Sheldon to treat her better is to make a scene. So she does just that, or the socially maladjusted equivalent. This causes Sheldon to apologize as only he can.
While there were a number of great jokes in the episode (most notably from Leonard, who says, "I'd make fun of Sheldon for having girl problems if I wasn't so in shock that Sheldon has girl problems"), the star of the night was the iPhone whip cracking app. Gotta get one of those immediately.
On a scale of 1-to-Pi, Thursday's episode was the square root of 8, or 2.8284.