Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: The Big Bang Theory‘s “Series Finale”
Tread Perilously‘s month of series finales nears the finish line with a look at the final two episodes of The Big Bang Theory — an ending so epic, it required 12 writers.
When Amy and Sheldon win the Nobel Prize, Sheldon’s selfishness goes into overdrive. He hurts Amy when she decides to get a haircut and becomes afraid of all the changes coming to his group of friends. But matters only get worse when he forces Penny into revealing her pregnancy, leading to all his friends threatening to bail out of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Lessons may or may not be learned as the series draws to a close.
In an attempt to avoid talking about The Big Bang Theory, Erik and Justin discuss other towns South Pasadena has played in movies. Erik reiterates his issues with three-camera sitcoms not called One Day at a Time. The films of the Wachowskis are discussed. Erik tries to point out local Pasadena customs the show doesn’t quite get right. Erik mistakenly calls Johnny Galecki’s character “Luther.” Justin tries to compare The Big Bang Theory to comfort food and tries to recall a Latinx Marvel superhero. Raj gets a spotlight, leading to a discussion of assimilation. We promise there are at least a few jokes during the proceedings.