Friday Five - Favorite "Big Bang Theory" Moments

After lifting my Kaley Cuoco ban a couple weeks ago, I caught up on all three seasons of "The Big Bang Theory", a show that had been recommended to me multiple times, but I completely avoided. Well, after watching every episode, I can safely say I enjoyed it. In fact, there were some moments that really stood out, enough so that I could make a "Friday Five" of them (and yes, I'm aware it's Saturday, but it took me longer than I'd anticipated to get the video clips together).

Also, I specifically limited my list to moments involving the main cast. Yes, the guest appearances by Summer Glau and Katee Sackhoff were awesome, and the recurring role by Christine Baranski has provided some amazing humor, but this is really about the moments involving the core characters that shined the brightest.

5. Raj talks to Penny for the first time (Season 1, Episode 8 - "The Grasshopper Experiment")

Raj is probably the character I can most relate to on the show, at least in terms of his struggles to relate to the opposite sex, so this moment was lots of fun for me.

4. Penny breaks her MMO addiction (Season 2, Episode 3 - "The Barbarian Sublimation")
I know it's a short moment and an easy joke, but it made me laugh, and it was a nice simple way to end the whole MMO plot.

3. Sheldon discovers the algorithm for friendship (Season 2, Episode 13 - "The Friendship Algorithm)
This is just phenomenal, and the line at the end, when Sheldon gives his backhanded compliment to Howard, puts it over the top.

2. Sheldon and Stuart argue about Batman (Season 2, Episode 20 - "The Hofstadter Isotope")
I died laughing when I first saw this, if only because it's pretty much what happens between PooZ and I every time we record a Podcast (though not regarding this specific debate, since we're both of the opinion that no one other than Bruce Wayne should be Batman, ever).

1. How the elevator broke (Season 3, Episode 22 - "The Staircase Implementation")
Through the first three seasons, I always wondered how the elevator broke. I was worried it would have been something mundane. Instead, it was awesome.