Of the three TV shows we currently cover, I think the Big
Bang Theory has the least pronounced Valentine’s Day tradition. Being the
youngest series isn’t an excuse—they haven’t done without, though they don’t
have a steadfast attachment to romance, like F.R.I.E.N.D.S and their lobsters,
or How I Met Your Mother and their blue French horns.
Or do they?
Hear the scientists’ take on the Hallmark holiday--and perhaps wonder how the girls would respond.
Episode 15 of season three, The Large Hadron Collision, was the big Valentine’s Day show-stopper, where Howard took Bernadette on their first Valentine’s Day date—to the “$39.95 lover’s special at P. F. Chang’s.” Nothing says romance like getting your picture on top a Chinese marble horse; question is, how does one plan on getting down from one of those giant things?
Raj buys one rotisserie chicken and eats it over his sink
like a “wild animal.”
And of course, this was the episode where Leonard Hofstadter got to go to Switzerland and attend a conference with CERN, along with seeing the world-famous Large Hadron Collider. The event coincided with Valentine’s Day and, true enough, Switzerland would have made a picturesque couple’s setting. If Penny had made it at all. Sheldon and Penny both stayed home sick, and Leonard spared Raj from his chicken-guzzling ritual.
Sheldon’s opinion of the whole holiday affair? I think the direct quote would best serve:
“Given that Saint Valentine was a third century Roman priest who was stoned and beheaded, wouldn’t a more appropriate celebration of the evening be taking one’s steady gal to witness a brutal murder?”
Sheldon and Amy connect on many levels, but something tells me this one is a little over their heads.