The Big Bang Theory Review: “Geology Elevation” Makes Sheldon Jealous

The Big Bang Theory

I’m not sure I’ll ever understand why I find The Big Bang Theory so funny. I’ve enjoyed the show’s last few seasons primarily because of the growth exhibited by the characters (Sheldon in particular). This episode was the exact opposite of that in every way. Sheldon was petty and childish like he always used to be. And yet, I found it hilarious as ever.

This week on The Big Bang Theory: Howard discovers his old remote-control Stephen Hawking that he invented…much to the chagrin of his friends and colleagues. Bert wins a major grant instead of Sheldon, causing him to go into a fit of jealous rage.

Apparently, there wasn’t much too this episode, but it was rich enough in story to elicit laugh after laugh from me. Sure, I’ve laughed harder at episodes, but for being so simple (and regressing Sheldon so much) this was particularly good. Mostly, though, my favorite part was the remote-controlled Stephen Hawking. Everyone thought it was in poor taste except for me, Howard, and Kripke. Oh, and Stephen Hawking. I thought everything about that was hysterical. I willingly admit that I don’t see a point to it, but it still made me tear up from laughing.

The biggest problem I have with the episode is the lack of growth for Sheldon (or anyone). This felt like it could’ve easily been an episode from 4 years ago. Sheldon was petty and childish at almost every turn. Sure, he’s great fodder for sarcastic comments, and he’s meant to be made a mockery of, but I think that Big Bang is at its best when their characters exhibit growth, which is the exact opposite of what happened. I mean don’t get me wrong because I found most of it very funny, but in the grand scheme of the show it didn’t work well. Really, the only saving grace was that Sheldon read and acknowledged that Bert’s work was good.

A few thoughts/quotes/funny moments:

  • It’s so hard to listen to Barry Kripke talk, now that I’m used to John Ross Bowie on Speechless.
  • “I know how to behave” “DO you?”
  • “I just want you to be quiet but I’m all out of taffy”
  • “You laughed when that guy got hit in the nuts!” “I laughed cause that guy was Leonard”
  • “Just picture the three stooges, and then take away two stooges”
  • I love Kaley Cuoco, but I’m with everyone else on the short hair.

I’m not sure how differently I’d feel about this episode if there wasn’t a remote control Stephen Hawking to make me forget about Sheldon being childish. But the biggest thing about comedies for me is that they make me laugh, and in that area, this episode was a success.

What did you guys think? Did you enjoy the episode? Let us know in the comments!

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS

The Big Bang Theory Season 10 Episode 9 Review: "The Geology Elevation"


Sheldon deals with jealousy because Bert won a major grant instead of him on this week’s mixed episode of The Big Bang Theory

User Review
0 (0 votes)

Add Comment

Watch This Jeopardy! Contestant Wittingly Troll Ken Jennings
What We Learned from The Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer
Everything We Know about The Flash Season 7 So Far
Five British TV Shows to Be Excited about in 2021
What Movies Get Wrong About Explosions
The Reason James Bond Now Wears Omega and Not Rolex
The Five Least Interesting Bond Villains of All-Time
It Looks Like There’s a Young Guns 3 in the Works
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kelly Frye
Whatever Happened to Maud Adams?
That Actor Whose Name You Don’t Know: Josh Mostel
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Josh Braaten
DC Comics Reveals That The Joker Will Get His Own Series
Freddy Krueger, Jason and Pinhead are Fighting the Power Rangers in Fan-Made Comic
Elm Street
Did You Know Marvel Made a Freddy Kreuger Comic in 1989?
Five Reasons Why DeSaad Deserves a Solo Movie
The Top Ten Dueling Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Top Five Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains
Vinland Saga
Why You Should Be Watching Vinland Saga
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
The 10-Year Hunt for the Lost McDonald’s DS Game
Building The Ultimate Breath Of The Wild Playhouse
How Many Potatoes It Takes to Run DOOM
Here’s What We Know about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy for PS5