The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

The Parking Spot Escalation (29 Nov. 2012)

TV Episode   |  TV-14   |    |  Comedy, Romance

The Parking Spot Escalation (2012) Poster

The gang are drawn into a fight between Howard and Sheldon over Sheldon's vacant parking spot at the university.




  • Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory (2007)
  • Melissa Rauch in The Big Bang Theory (2007)
  • Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory (2007)
  • Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory (2007)
  • William Stanford Davis and Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory (2007)
  • Melissa Rauch in The Big Bang Theory (2007)

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9 December 2012 | tavm
| "The Parking Spot Escalation" is another great ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
In this ep of "The Big Bang Theory": Howard has parked his new car in Sheldon's spot. What, you say, Sheldon has a parking spot when he doesn't have a car or doesn't even know how to drive? Yes, and because of that, the university president has given it to Howard and Sheldon's ego is very much bruised. So he takes Howard's Iron Man helmet. The fight doesn't end there as now Bernadette and Amy are now arguing about Howard's new important status being an astronaut vs. Sheldon's theories yet to be proved. Oh, and Raj has been debating with his friends about how a zombie and a mummy are basically the same which Leonard, Sheldon, and Howard all disagree with...Another excellent ep of "The Big Bang Theory" that fires on all cylinders! The best one this season yet! So on that note, I definitely recommend this one, "The Parking Spot Escalation"!

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Howard finally gets rid of his motor scooter that was the butt of many jokes for over five years.


Penny: You idiot! What the hell do you have in there?
Amy Farrah Fowler: Just my wallet, keys and a coffee can full of change I've been meaning to take to the bank!
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Don't move, I'll get some ice!
Amy Farrah Fowler: Are you okay?
Penny: Get away from me, or I swear to God I will rip out what's left of ...
Bernadette Rostenkowski: ...


Sheldon is known for being an overly hygienic mysophobe and very strict about who can touch his food, but in the cafeteria, while discussing mummies and zombies, Leonard gives Sheldon a cookie, and he eats it.

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I've been told that if you change your mind, you change the world - or at least the way you experience it. Let's take a moment to examine that. The presumption is, if you thought the world was a hostile, ugly place filled with awful people doing awful things, that is what you'd see. Your mind would naturally seek out confirmation for its preconceived ideas (e.g., if you're intent on buying a red car, as you go about your day you'll see lots of red cars). If, however, you were able to sincerely change your mind and see that we are all God in drag, that we are the conscious aspects of a perfect universe which had to create us so we could bear witness and stand in awe before its loving magnificence, then that is the soul-shaking reality you'd be greeted with each and every moment of each and every day. In other words, it is entirely our choice as to what kind of world we live in. With a simple decision, we can suffer in the darkness or play in the light. We can be angry, frightened and enslaved, or loving, joyous and free.

I know. It's a toughie.


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