816 'The Intimacy Acceleration' Press Release Posted February 17, 2015

816 'The Intimacy Acceleration' Press Release

CBS has put out the press release for next week's episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Intimacy Acceleration". Laura Spencer returns as Emily, Raj's girlfriend.

“The Intimacy Acceleration” – As a joke, Sheldon and Penny try an experiment designed to make participants fall in love. Also, Leonard, Amy, Raj and Emily spend the evening trying to escape a room with a “zombie.” And, after returning from Mrs. Wolowitz’ funeral, Bernadette and Howard run into trouble at the airport, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Feb. 26 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

The Big Bang Theory is back with a new episode, "The Comic Book Store Regeneration" with guest star Nathan Fillion, this Thursday, February 19.

More about the episode

'The Intimacy Acceleration' - Season 8, Episode 16
Airs February 26, 2015 at 8/7c on CBS.

Sheldon and Penny spend the evening performing an experiment to see whether people can fall in love in a few hours. Meanwhile, Leonard, Amy, Raj and Emily visit an "escape room" where they are tormented by a zombie. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette encounter trouble as they fly back from Mrs. Wolowitz's funeral.

Comments (11)

Chris United States, 01:45 Feb 29 2016.
Although I absolutely love the show, I find it strange that the majority of the actors on the show are Jewish. It's almost as if they went out of their way to select actors based on their religion and not on talent. I'm sure that during the audition/selection process there were those who were not Jewish that were just as good as the current cast. The actors that play Leonard,Sheldon,Howard, Bernadette, Amy, Leslie, Stuart and more are ALL Jewish. When 90 plus percen of a show is made up of Jewish actors it's NOT a coincidence, it's done on purpose!
Seth Balaban United States, 09:04 May 6 2015.
I'm glad I'm not the only one troubled by Mrs. Wolowitz' cremation. The producers clearly were interested in mining the comic possibilities of a lost urn of ashes, even if it meant having Howard take actions that he simply WOULD NOT take. Howard has not always been the most observant Jew, but his Jewish identity is clearly important to him. More importantly, it has been established in multiple episodes that Mrs. Wolowitz takes her faith seriously. Here are two examples: In one episode, when Mrs. Wolowitz discovered that Howard had a woman, (Leslie Winkle), in his bed, her only question was, "Is she Jewish?" In another episode when the boys were discussing the possibility of their brains being transferred into android bodies, Howard indicated that if he became a synthetic human, he would have to insure that he was still Jewish, because, "I promised my mother". So, it is clear that Judaism was important to Howard's mother. Yet, in what is essentially the last thing he can ever do for her, (with the exception of saying Kaddish, and lighting yahrzeit candles), he has her remains treated in about the most UN-Jewish way possible. Very disturbing.
Elspeth Wright United Kingdom, 14:01 Mar 21 2015.
I love watching The Big Bang Theory with my sister Kirsten as it is very funny!
Joy Sandler United States, 00:09 Feb 27 2015.
I generally love the show and I am a big fan. However with so many Jewish writers I am really disappointed in the recent story line. The writers chose to have Mrs. Wolowitz's remains cremated rather than give her a Jewish funeral or burial. The story of the urn with her cremated ashes in her suitcase really bothered me. I am aware that some modern or Reform Jews are cremated but it is really contrary to Jewish tradition. Even though Howard has made it clear that he is not ritually observant and does not keep kosher, a defining element for the majority of Jews is that they bury their deceased loved ones, not cremate them. I think this story would've been more accurate and meaningful if it had been authentically Jewish. Portraying overbearing Jewish mothers, poking fun at Jewish guilt and Mrs. Wolowitz's over emphasis on food reduces Jews to a caricature that really isn't very accurate, flattering or funny.
ML Canada, 22:05 Feb 26 2015.
I'm a bit disappointed in the writers. As a person devout in the Jewish faith Mrs. Wolowitz would never have been cremated. Cremation is expressly forbidden by Jewish law.
Amin United Kingdom, 15:53 Feb 23 2015.
I'm soooooo upset Mrs walowitz is dead :'(
rob United States, 21:02 Feb 20 2015.
seriously, raj, his parent and sister, along with the hr lady.
SEBB United States, 12:09 Feb 20 2015.
How come there are no Minority Actors on the show? There are Minority Scientists. It's a good show but that one aspect bothers me greatly.
Charnie Tanginan Thailand, 03:49 Feb 20 2015.
This episode taught me how to fold a Sweat-shirt :) :)
Jc United States, 20:01 Feb 18 2015.
They should have more shows on big nang theory like the episode the' pimpton situation " that was one of the funniest

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