The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Review “The Fish Guts Displacement” – 50 Shades of Sheldon


Well, my goodness! Who would have thought that Amy Farrah Fowler would turn out to be such a bad, bad girl?! In this week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, “The Fish Guts Displacement,” she tapped into her inner submissive when a case of the flu forced Sheldon, per their relationship agreement, to take care of her.

For me, Mayim Bialik has become the MVP of this show. Her scenes, especially this season, always hit comedy gold. They were so right to drop her obsession with Penny and turn it into an obsession with Sheldon. She is so desperate for her boyfriend’s attention that she actually faked sick after she recovered from her illness just to have him around, rubbing Vicks on her chest.

There’s also the delicious knowledge that Sheldon has now seen his girlfriend naked when he helped her with her baths. Or did he look away and simply peek as he once told Penny all heroes do? Either way, it’s what I would call progress. Can you imagine Sheldon of Season One helping a woman bathe? Or touching her at all?

Still, we’re a long way away from coitus. Poor Amy. I’m not even totally convinced that she’s into S&M; I think she’s just absolutely starved for affection. We forget that she’s a virgin, too…unless you count the times she’s stimulated her brain to achieve orgasm. But unlike Sheldon, she doesn’t want to be a virgin anymore. I have to wonder…how long will she wait for him?

Meanwhile, Bernadette forced Howard into going fishing with her father, the man who seemed to absolutely loathe his son-in-law, not really for being Jewish, but for being, well, Howard. This led to a priceless scene of Penny (the most manly person in this world) teaching Howard, Leonard and Raj how to hook a worm and gut a fish.

In the end, it was a moot point. Instead of going fishing, the two men in Bernadette’s life decided to go to a casino instead, but Howard ended up getting what he really needed. A father figure.

All in all, a pretty funny episode, pretty much made by Amy and Howard. Who would have thought they’d become the two most interesting characters on the show?

What did you think? Let me know below! And remember you can always follow me on Twitter @krieli1 so you never miss a review.

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Born and raised in Florida, but currently living in Los Angeles, Kristen is an aspiring television writer who is willing to give any TV show a chance, unless it involves real wives. When she’s not flipping channels, she can be found either reading a good, old-fashioned bodice ripper, discussing the failures of George Lucas with her friends over cherry pie at Mel’s Diner or trying to round up one or more of her Star Trek RPG players. She’s a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and hopes to finish one of her novels someday.

  • Cecee

    why is penny being featured less and less in this show?? she went from being a main character to practically a guest. the show was built on penny and the guys. i am tired of bernadette and amy taking over. it’s not what the show is about.

  • ptjackson

    I laughed out loud at many places in this episode, and really enjoyed it!

  • karen

    I missed this weeks episode. Where can I watch it