One of my favorite episodes from WB’s show “The Big Bang Theory” was “The Middle Earth Paradigm” from Season 1. In this episode, the guys on the show get invited to a Halloween costume party and they finally get a chance to test their social skills and meet some of Penny’s friends. For those that haven’t seen the show, “The Big Bang Theory” features four guys who are scientists, physicists, and biology graduate students and Penny is blonde aspiring actress who is a more socially apt than the guys. The guys are a little too smart for their own good and come off socially awkward, especially in this episode! When Penny extends the invitation to attend the party, the guys over analyze the situation and ask the all types of questions about whether it was a “genre specific” costume party and what they should wear. After changing a couple of times and with lots of thought, the guys finally decided on costumes. Sheldon dresses as the Doppler Effect, Leonard dresses as Frodo from the Lord of the Rings, Raj comes as Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, and Howard dresses as Robin Hood. Their costumes to me reflected their complex, analytical and creative personalities. They over analyzed their costumes to the point where people kept questioning who they were trying to be. Everyone else’s costume was simple, effortless, and easy to understand such as Penny’s cat costume. The person I felt who won the “costume contest” would have been Shelton. Shelton’s Doppler Effect costume, although no one understood, reflected his scientific personality and took a lot of thought. I promise you, during Halloween you will not find a Doppler Effect costume, but there may be quite a few cats! What are you going to be this Halloween?
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Originally posted at “First Class Fashionista”