I usually like The Big Bang Theory, but sometimes they rely too heavily on gender stereotypes to get laughs. Did anyone see last night's episode, "The Weekend Vortex"? The whole idea of the episode was how girlfriends get in the way of an all-guys gaming weekend. This premise is borderline offensive to start with, but I didn't find the main storyline so bad because it centered around Amy and Sheldon, and Amy was portrayed with dignity as she tried to get Sheldon to honor his prior time committment. The part I disliked was when one of the girlfriends, Bernadette, joins the gamer's weekend and makes embarrassingly childish noises like "pyu-pyu-pyu" while playing an online game, then insists her bf dress up in a matching costume in the game instead of using his armor. Ew. Not the show's best writing I'm afraid. I can't see educated women who like games and other nerdy things, like Bernadette's character is supposed to be, acting like that, so it seemed like a cheap shot against women.
Women Gamers - Gender stereotypes on the Big Bang Theory