We have a theory.
After careful consideration and plenty of small screen experiments, we think that tonight's episode of The Big Bang Theory might just become our new favorite episode of all-time. We're totally serious! In fact, the caliber of laughs reminded us of this iconic moment…
Tonight's half-hour adventure doesn’t have the swoon-factor of Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy's (Mayim Bialik) first "I love you," the character progression like when Raj (Kunal Nayyar) finally got a girlfriend, or the hilarious group dynamic of Howard's (Simon Helberg) impression-packed Dungeon & Dragons game.
However, "The Troll Manifestation" could eclipse them all for just three simple reasons: 1. It's genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. 2. Each character gets an equal amount of time to shine. 3. It's jam-packed with Big Bang's signature surprises that continue to blow us away.
ETonline recently caught up The Big Bang Theory's executive producers Bill Prady and Steven Molaro to get the inside scoop on what this episode has all the elements of a hit.
"The girls are having a girls' night and spend the evening lovingly embarrassing each other," Molaro spilled. Get ready to feel some second-hand embarrassment because Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) and the girls are about to have their darkest secrets unveiled.
Molaro continued, "They watch Penny's ape movie, Serial Apesit 2, discover a shockingly embarrassing clip of Bernadette online, and then read some of Amy's Little House on the Prairie fan-fiction — that may actually be about Sheldon and Amy."
And for all those Shamy fans out there, we can confirm that there is a certain sponge-bath scene that is equal parts hysterical and mortifying.
As for the guys? Get ready for some adorable roomie bonding because Sheldon and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) put their brilliance together and co-published a paper on a new theory.
Prady revealed that our big-brained fellas are about to encounter something is terrifyingly vicious and almost impossible to defeat: Internet trolls. "They have a guys' night at the same time where they get drawn into the world of Internet snark and flamewars in the comment boards," Prady said. You can take a look at the guys' initial Internet adoration in our sneak peek scene above.
And if all of that is not enough to get you to tune in tonight — just wait, there's more. Much like Billy Bob Thornton's top-secret guest appearance we witnessed earlier this season, "The Troll Manifestation" has another trick up their sleeve. We're obviously not going to give it away, but just make sure you watch the entire episode.
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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