All Four Of The Big Bang Theory Halloween Episodes

The Middle Earth Paradigm (Season 1, Episode 6)

Speaking of Leonard and Penny‚Äôs first kiss,¬†The Big Bang Theory¬†season 1, episode 6, ‚ÄúThe Middle Earth Paradigm‚ÄĚ provided this classic moment in the show‚Äôs history. This episode places highly thanks to Leonard and Penny‚Äôs big scene, but it’s an otherwise standard season 1 outing with a lot of lazy jokes about Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, and Raj failing to fit in with Penny‚Äôs friends at her Halloween party. Luckily, a few great gags elevate this episode, like Sheldon attending the party dressed as ‚ÄúThe Doppler Effect‚ÄĚ and struggling to see what’s so strange about his outfit.

The Good Guy Fluctuation (Season 5, Episode 7)

Easily the show‚Äôs worst Halloween episode,¬†The Big Bang Theory¬†season 5, episode 7, ‚ÄúThe Good Guy Fluctuation,‚ÄĚ is particularly unpopular as this is the outing that saw Leonard cheat on Priya. While this¬†Big Bang Theory¬†Halloween episode¬†was a betrayal of Leonard‚Äôs usually sweet character, that wasn’t the only issue with its plot. The show soon revealed that Priya had also cheated on Leonard, a twist that made their entire multi-episode romance seem pointless in retrospect. Like many of Leonard‚Äôs doomed romances, this storyline was played for laughs but ended up feeling surprisingly bleak despite this.

The Holographic Excitation (Season 6, Episode 5)

While¬†The Big Bang Theory¬†season 6, episode 5, ‚ÄúThe Holographic Excitation,‚ÄĚ isn‚Äôt the show‚Äôs best outing, it is the strongest Halloween episode in the series. Not only does ‚ÄúThe Holographic Excitation‚ÄĚ feature a rare Howard-centric storyline, the episode also explores what draws Penny to Leonard.¬†The Big Bang Theory‚Äôs Howard¬†refusing to shut up about his recent space mission, along with him and Bernadette attending a Halloween party dressed as the Smurfs, is a classic bit. Meanwhile, Penny admitting that she finds Leonard‚Äôs scientific prowess hot explains a lot about their unlikely pairing.

The Imitation Perturbation (Season 12, Episode 6)

While¬†The Big Bang Theory¬†season 12, episode 6, ‚ÄúThe Imitation Perturbation‚ÄĚ is admittedly not an all-time great episode, this final season entry did feature some strong gags as Howard and Sheldon dressed as each other for Halloween. The simmering tension between Sheldon and Howard was always good for a few laughs as Howard usually took Sheldon‚Äôs constant mockery with good humor, but sometimes lashed out with hilarious pranks that drove his friend to unhinged breakdowns. The strength of¬†The Big Bang Theory‚Äôs cast¬†proved pivotal to the appeal of ‚ÄúThe Imitation Perturbation,‚ÄĚ as seeing four of the show‚Äôs stars imitate each other was enough to carry the episode on its own.

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