Panty Pinata Polarization
|Panty Pinata Polarization|
Panty Pinata Polarization
|Writers||Bill Prady (Story), Tim Doyle (Story), Jennifer Glickman (Teleplay), Steven Molaro (Story)|
|Starring||Analeigh Tipton as herself, Samantha Potter as herself|
|Air Date||10 November 2008|
Season 2, Episode 7 (0207)
When Penny's cable gets cut, she starts coming over to the guys' apartment to watch America's Next Top Model.
It becomes obvious that Penny has officially become one of the gang when Sheldon holds her to the same bizarre standards of behaviour that he requires of the rest of the guys and banishes her from their apartment for getting three "strikes". The guys advise Penny just to give in to Sheldon's demands the way they do, but Penny refuses to knuckle under and instead declares war.
The conflict between them escalates until Sheldon takes all of Penny's clean laundry and throws each piece out the window and over a telephone wire. Penny is about to retaliate once again, but Leonard gives her Sheldon's mom's phone number so she can "tell" on Sheldon. The end result is that Sheldon apologises to Penny and their relationship settles into an uneasy truce.
Meanwhile, Howard and Raj have made a discovery of their own. They realise that there is a group of supermodels all living in a house somewhere nearby for the television show America's Next Top Model and are determined to find the location. They use all of the technology at their disposal, including spy satellites "borrowed" from the military, and finally pinpoint it. They arrive at the house posing as cable guys and work their way in. The episode ends as we're left to wonder what happens next.
I. Living room
Titles and opening theme
II. Living room, a week later
III. hallway in front of apartments
- Penny brings the guys their food.
VI. Living room
VII. hallway in front of apartments and Stairway, Saturday, 8.15 pm
VIII. Laundry room
- Sheldon finds out that all washing machines are in use.
IX. hallway in front of apartment and Living room
XI. Living room
XII. hallway in front of apartments
XIII. ANTM house
This episode starts on an evening with Klingon Boggle and Penny watching America's next topmodel (ANTM). It continues a week later with the next episode of ANTM and the guys are having hamburgers, suggesting that it's supposed to be one of the weekend evenings. (On what day was ANTM shown in America during fall 2008?) There's some inconsistency about the following events. The events continue in the Cheesecake factory and Penny's internet access being disabled. The episode ends on Saturday evening (it's laundry night). The fact that everyone is still wearing the same clothes as in the Cheesecake Factory suggest that the guys hadn't gone their on a Saturday and it wasn't the usual Tuesday.
This in summary suggests that this episode takes place over three consecutive weekends.
(edited from Wikipedia)
The title refers to Sheldon's suggestion that, to get her clothes off the wire, Penny should get a long stick and play "Panty Piñata".
Polarization, defined as "the grouping of opinions into two extremes" (Wiktionary), has been used to reference episodes involving arguments between characters, such as this one between Sheldon and Penny and the dispute between Sheldon and Leonard in the Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization.