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The Bing Bang Theory: 8 Greatest Episodes Ever

The Big Bang Theory has aired close to ten seasons, but there are no indications that the popularity of the show is about to go down any time soon. After more than 200 episodes, the comedy has had hundreds of “bazingas” and Penny’s door has also received thousands of knocks followed by endless arguments focusing on the comic heroes. As you wait for the show to resume with the next episodes, here are some of the episodes which we think are really the very best from the show:

Season 1 Episode 6: The Middle Earth Paradigm

One of the highlights of this episode is when Leonard gets a kiss from Penny, to which he pleasantly replies by saying “That’s how we roll in Shire.” You will also remember the Doppler effects created by Sheldon when he made his way to a fancy dressing party. The episode is a perfect illustration of the struggles that the main four characters in the Big Bang Theory were enduring during the earlier seasons. We also see Penny throw a dress party which leads to everyone showing their affection for dressing up with all manner of reactions.

Season 2 Episode 3: The Barbarian Sublimation

This is another great episode fans enjoyed watching in this show. One of the greatest highlights is when Penny comes to the realization that she will need assistance to discover that she was indeed chatting with Howard online. She is at her lowest, in terms of both love and profession, she finds love in World of War Craft style game by the name of Age of Conan. This makes her bother Conan with how she can improve and become better at the game. This was the episodes when the fans were treated to the perfection in comedy pairing between Penny and Sheldon, which was later to be dubbed as “Shenny”.

Season 2 Episode 7: The Panty Pinata Polarization

In this episode, Penny is banned by Sheldon from the apart following his receipt of the dreaded three strikes for various bouts of bad behavior. The pair then starts quarreling every time about Wi-Fi and laundry codes and things get worse until it reaches a point where Penny has to betray Sheldon by telling him on his mother.

Meanwhile, Raj, Howard and Leonardo becomes obsessed with America’s Next Top Model, with Raj and Howard pretending that they can be handymen         which can then make them infiltrate the mansion.

Season 3 Episode 8: The Adhesive Duck Deficiency

This is the episode when Leonardo, Raj and Howard got stoned in the desert. Penny and Sheldon’s friendship is also seen growing as Sheldon is compelled to break the laws they had created when he rushes Penny to the hospital following an injury she got in the bathroom. The best moment in this episode is when Raj, Leonardo, and Howard get high accidentally as they wait while waiting for a meteor shower in the dessert after they were given special cookies by some middle aged hippies. This is one where you will see the funniest sides of Leonardo in the entire show.

Season 3 Episode 16: The Excelsior Acquisition

One of the greatest highlights of this episode is when Sheldon get a restraining order from Stan Lee when he invited himself to Stan Lee’s house. In some way, Stuart managed to have Stan Lee make a sign at his comic book store, an action that made the entire gang very happy. However, Sheldon had to stay out of sight simply because he had a restraining order. The other highlight of this episode is when Sheldon scripted Penny’s statement in the court room. This was because she was considered too much of a loose cannon, but this later earned him a jail sentence for contempt.

Season 4 Episode 2: The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification

In this episode, we see a robotic Sheldon having a talk with Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak. Sheldon comes to the realization that he doesn’t have much time to transfer his brain to the robot and decides to lengthen his life by building a mobile virtual presence device as well as changing his diet.

With the mobile virtual presence device, he is hooking an iPad to a roaming mobility program, together with speakers and webcam. It was so funny to see Sheldon’s face as he wheeled himself around and many people wondered why that can’t just be happening all the time.

Season 6 Episode 23: The Love Spell Potential

In this episode, the girls are getting all things set for Vegas while the boys are happy about their board game night. Later on, the girls are unable to leave Vegas after a TSA agent’s nose was broken by Amy and so they decide to join the boys in a night of Dungeons and Dragons. Surprisingly, they find themselves immersed into the game and this can be attributed to the masters impression of Al Pacino and Christopher Walken by Howard.

Amy and Sheldon also decide to take their relationship a little bit further when they simulated PG rated sex using their Dungeon characters, and this was a very huge step for them. Additionally, Raj gets laid with a lady named Lucy, who happens to be shyer than he is.

Season 8 Episode 18: The Leftover Thermolization

One of the best moments you will remember from this episode is when Howard realized that there is no difference in how Bernadette and her overbearing mother sounds. This is was a moving episode after the death of Carol Ann Susi. Carol was the character that played Howard’s mother. After the death of the mother, her fridge get broken then she comes to the realization that she will never taste food cooked by her again. This was truly a rare moment and it was an epic performance by Simon Helberg.

The entire gang comes together and decides to eat up all of Howard’s mother’s food all at ones, and this was seen as a befitting way to bid farewell to the actress and character that played her role. Though the times were tough for the cast and the crew, the episode still managed to bring in some laughs.

 

Futurama on Netflix: 11 Greatest Episodes Ever

Futurama debuted in 1999 and over the 140 episodes, it has been a blend of incisive cynicism with disarming sweetness. Being that it has exhibited a wide variety of quality and genres, getting a hold of on the show may be difficult. However, we have done our best to bring you the episodes which we think were teh best based on a number of factors. Even though they may be subjective to some extent, you remain representative of the overall greatness of the show. Here they are:

Hell is the Robot

This is one of the series that was over-enamored of bender-centric episodes, but it remains one of the best series you will ever come across in Futurama. It is rated as one of the best since it was the one that introduced the venerable character of Robot Devil and gave the fans the Dante-inspired Robot Hell.

When Aliens Attack

This is the season which saw the debut of Lrr and his friends from Omicron Persei. This was after the cancellation of the hit Single Female Lawyer. The episodes was cleverly dated back to the 1990s, which made it possible for the producers to play with the various tweaks that science-fiction can have in common parody. The future always seemed like a version of the present and it was always wrapped in various varying degrees.

The Luck of the Fryrish

This season took the fans to an early look into the twentieth century life of Philip. Fry was somehow affected and this helped in the development of a high concept series with small baby steps which prepared the way for future considerations of the character based dramedy.

Roswell and that ends well

Whatever Futurama lacked in the sexy teen alien drama was made up for in the history twisting and the time travel paradoxes as seen in this episode. It was episodes like these that saw Futurama get its first Emmy for outstanding animated program.

Paradise Lost

In this episode, Fry chooses a gas station snack which ends to be not a very bad choice when a group of space worms attacks his body and begins to change him. Allover sudden, he becomes stronger and smarter and begins to appeal more to Leela. But as the worms he begins to wonder if Leela really loves him or if it is the supposed love is instigated by the worms.

The Why of Fry

This was a fantastic follow up of the The Day The Earth Stood Stupid episode and it proved to be a game changer in the path of the Futurama verse. It was amazing to see how the show’s writers were able to cram an entire episode in just few 21 minutes as seen in this episode. Here we see Leela’s continued rejection of Fry, but Fry is not just in any position to give up. He is however blown away when he learns about Nibbler’s true identity and he is consequently taken to Nibblonian Planet where he is debriefed about the activities of the brains from the Day the Earth Stood Stupid and that he was the only person who could combat the brains and so it was entirely up to him to stop their reign.

Leela’s Homeworld

It took almost three years before Leela was able to discover her true origin. Based on a note she was left at the time of birth, she has always believed that she came from a different world. But following and industrial accident, she takes the unpleasant trip in a sewer, where she meets someone who has been watching her grow up. She eventually locates her long lost parent to put the mystery about her past to rest.

The problem with the popplers

This is without a doubt one of the most hilarious episodes in the series. In it we find the Planet Express gang finding themselves on planet that is rich with sweet and seemingly inert animal life. They carry some of them home which they then sell to a fast-food chain and this immediately makes the Popplers to become a hit. But Leela soon discovers that the popplers are nothing but the larvae of the omicron race and she sets out to dismantle a food chain which she had helped to create.

The day the earth stood stupid

For most parts of the series, Futurama is essentially an episodic show. In this episode, however, a little twist is introduced Nibbler, which was Leela’s pet, is discovered to be part of a highly advanced ancient secret organization working to protect the universe. Nibbler attempts to recruit both Leela and Fry to help stop an invading brain species which could suck all the intelligence from anyone it came it close proximity with. It turns out that Fry was immune to the attacks and his mental duel with the brain pawns turn this episode into a particularly interesting one and earning it a place amongst the top episodes of the series.

The Sting

This is one of the darkest episodes of Futurama and the surreal visual styling of the episode made it polarizing for a number of fans. This episode boasts of great skills and risk taking. We see Fry take a dangerous mission to a bee colony where he is stung and he dies. Leela is full of guilt due to how she handled the mission and she embarks on hallucinations during the day but is comforted by Fry’s memories as she sleeps at night. Ultimately, Leela will have to make a choice if she will continue living with the guilt and the misery or if she will take an overdose of honey and go to sleep to never come back.

The Devil hands are idle play things

The fourth season was Futurama’s last before it got cancelled in 2003, and though it came back four years later, The Devil hands are idle play things was the ultimate series finale. In this episode, Fry decided to learn the Holophonor hoping that he will be able to catch Leela’s heart through music. He therefore takes a journey to Robot Hell where he strikes a very lucrative deal with the Robot Devil that sees him take the devils dexterous hands. But the Robot Devil is not one to be short changed and so he plans on how to sabotage Fry’s happiness. The episode thus ends in an extravagant and funny opera parody.

Game of Thrones: 15 Greatest Episodes

Game of Thrones is not over, and there are no doubts it will continue to change over time. But one things which will remain is the passion and the cult following it has achieved over the years. As you gear up for the release of the next season, here is a list of the greatest episodes from what has been watched so far:

Season 6 Episode 3: The Oath breaker

This was not just Jon Snow’s full episode back from the dead, but it was also Bran’s amazing flashback about his dad’s Tower of Joy. This is was a moment that millions of George RR Martins were looking forward ever since the series started. And fortunately, it never disappointed, even though the fans has to wait until the finale to know what happened.

Season 1 Episode 1: Winter is coming

The very first episode of the series happens to be one of the greatest episodes of the entire show. This is where the obsession with the series began for most fans. It was an awesome feat for a pilot that stood the test of times and is still loved with the same passion several series after.

Season 5 Episode 7: The Gift

It is not easy to forget the moment when Daenerys and Tyron first shared the screen, and the intensity was going to be more when they are joined by Jon Snow. All these happens when Jorah gets back to his queen by taking out as many gladiators as he possibly could in an attempt to prove his worth after he was banished in the season before.

Season 5 Episode 10: The death of Jon Snow

Most fans were angered by the way in which season five ended with such a cliffhanger with the death of Jon Snow, though the fans can now forgive the producers since Jon Snow is back on the screens. This is also the episode that saw the death of Stannis, Arya getting blind and Theon helping Sansa to escape from the claws of Ramsey.

Season 1 Episode 10: Fire and Blood

This was the first season’s finale and the biggest takeaway here was the game changing moment when Daenerys didn’t just manage to survive to a huge fire but also managed to come out with three baby dragons. This is the point when fans thought that the show was nuts, only that they couldn’t stop watching it.

Season 4 Episode 10: The children

The season’s finale had lots of action sequences. This is where Brien and Sandor had the epic fight. It is also the episode when Brian’s group had an encounter with the army of skeletons, Stannis fight with the wildings as well as Arya embarking on a journey for an uncertain future with Braavos.

Season 4 Episode 6: The Law of God’s and Men

This is probably one of finest moments out of the many moments when Tyrion was tried against his own family. What followed is Tyrion’s rage with his former lover, father and sister and this is when his ties with the Lannisters got severed for good.

Season 1 Episode 9: The death of Ned Starks

During this scene, all those that hadn’t read the book stood up from their seats then sat back again after realizing that this was just a show and they were in their living rooms. Were they really going to kill Ned Starks, who was obviously the main character in this penultimate episode? Well, they did kill him and that marked some of the greatest highlights in the episode and the show in general.

Season 4 Episode 8: The Mountain and the viper

By this time, the fans thought they had seen enough of killings for Ned Starks and Red Wedding, but here comes another horrific moment when the Mountain and the Viper square it off in a tense and horrific, but epic scene. This is one of the episodes you wouldn’t want to watch twice due to the sheer horror it comes with.

Season 1 Episode 6: A Golden Crown

In this episode, nothing particularly massive happened, but it is full of tiny tidbits which keeps the fans at the edge of their seats. One of the most memorable scenes from this episode was when Lysa Arya’s champion was brutally destroyed by Bronn through the Moon Door. This also when Deanery gets free of her awful brother, Viserrys.

Season 4 Episode 8: The Watchers on the Wall

This is the first of Jon Snow’s huge battles. The battles was not just between the now best buddies and the Night Watch, but also it marked the tragic end of Ygritte.

Season 6 Episode 5: The Door

For many fans, this was a tough episode to watch, but the handling was so brilliantly that many fans didn’t have a lot of troubles watching it. The death of the loveable Hodor at the hands of White Walker was epic. More mesmerizing was the final discovery of why he could only say his name over and over again.

Season 2 Episode 9: Blackwater

This penultimate episode of the second season gave fans the initial glimpse of the kind of scope and power that was invested in the Game of Thrones. The entire episode focused on the battle between Joffre’y’s and Stannis armies, and it was full of incredible and explosive moments. This is also when the fans get treated to the first load of wildfire.

Season 3 Episode 9: The Rains of Castamere

The episode had one of the most shocking moments in Game of Thrones as we watched Talisa, Catelyn and Robb get butchered. This left the fans breathless.

Season 6 Episode 10: The Winds of Winter

This is considered as the best finale in the entire history of the show. A lot happened and so many people found it hard to keep up. In this season, the Cersei massacre happened, Deanery finally headed home, Jon Snow became King of the North and Arya continued with her revenge tour.

Season 6 Episode 9: Battle of the Bastards

Watchers on the Wall, Blackwaters and Hardhome had some incredible battles in the series, but the Battle of the Bastards took things a notch higher and is considered one of the best battle scenes in Hollywood history. Jon Snow’s army squared it off with Ramsey Snow’s army and he finally got the long awaited comeuppance, which everyone thinks he so deserved.