The Big Bang Theory

The Intimacy Acceleration

Series 8 - Episode 16 The Intimacy Acceleration



The writers must love contriving head-to-heads between Big Bang’s polar opposites: Penny and Sheldon. The original good-time girl and the brainy social cluster bomb always throw off sparks of magic. This week the pair accept the challenge of an experiment that Amy read about in which two people can fall in love by asking each other a series of personal questions. Gradually the cynicism and humour give way to a more confessional mood, as each wishes they possessed the other’s skills. It’s delectably written and performed.

Also on the menu: Raj, Emily, Amy and Leonard make mincemeat of a supposedly tricky interactive game, and Howard’s dead mother is still giving him grief.


Sheldon and Penny agree to participate in an unusual experiment, and Leonard, Amy, Raj and Emily spend the evening trying to escape from a `zombie'. Elsewhere, Howard and Bernadette run into trouble at the airport after returning from Mrs Wolowitz's funeral. Comedy, starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco.

Cast & Crew

Leonard Hofstadter Johnny Galecki
Sheldon Cooper Jim Parsons
Howard Wolowitz Simon Helberg
Raj Koothrappali Kunal Nayyar
Penny Kaley Cuoco
Amy Farrah Fowler Mayim Bialik
Bernadette Melissa Rauch
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