The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Review “The Tenure Turbulence” – Putting Down Roots


When an elderly professor died at his desk (and got left there for two weeks), a tenured spot at the university opened up…and everyone except Howard, who wasn’t eligible, wanted it in last week’s episode of the The Big Bang Theory, “The Tenure Turbulence.”

I think the best part of the episode was the return of Regina King as HR director, Mrs. Davis, who also happens to be on the committee deciding who will get the position. Her interactions with Sheldon are priceless; not over the top, but with just enough arched eyebrow to let even Sheldon know that he’s crossed the line. And that’s not easy for Sheldon to figure out, being that he’s the kind of guy who would buy the DVD set of Roots thinking it would make the perfect gift for a black woman.

Kripke also returned this week in all of his comic glory. He is such a great nemesis for the guys (plus he seems to be the only one who ever knows what’s going on around the campus), but I love that he’s used sparingly. Too much of his lisp wouldn’t be a good thing. Plus the guys hardly need a nemesis all the time; they do very well turning on each other at the drop of a hat.

And now they get their girlfriends involved in their petty arguments. This week, both Sheldon and Leonard decided to use their girlfriends in order to get an edge on the competition over the tenure spot. And even though Sheldon was going to use Amy’s mind and not her body, like Leonard had no problem doing with Penny, he was still using her. Of course, she was more than happy to go along with it on the hope that one day Sheldon might see how much she loves him and suddenly want to give a sex a try, but it’s starting to look more and more like Amy might need to seek greener pastures if she ever wants to lose her virginity officially.

In the end, the decision wasn’t made, but the boys are all on the short list for the spot. Who will get it? Who knows? We may never hear about this tenure thing ever again. But I really hope it isn’t just forgotten, if only to get Mrs. Davis back. Sheldon needs a few more smackdowns.

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