Sheldon's mother is called to intervene when he delves into numerous obsessions after being fired for being disrespectful to his new boss.

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Sheldon isn't looking forward to the faculty mixer where he will meet his new boss, Dr. Eric Gablehauser, who Sheldon doesn't respect. Due to an inappropriate comment to Gablehauser, Sheldon promptly gets fired. Sheldon has no interest in getting his job back. With his new found free time, Sheldon works on a series of rather meaningless experiments at home, which drive Leonard and Penny crazy. Feeling at the end of his rope in dealing with a crazed Sheldon, Leonard calls in the one person who he thinks can get Sheldon out of his funk: his mother. Mary Cooper, a religious southerner, deals with her son in her own special way, which may have a side benefit to herself. Written by Huggo

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When rehearsing what he is going to say to Dr. Gablehauser, Sheldon ends with "Mahalo." This is a Hawaiian word which loosely translates as "Thank you" but is also used to express admiration, gratitude or respect. See more »

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The schmear on Raj's bagel changes from a shapeless lump to an almost perfect scoop between shots. See more »

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Sheldon: You know, I've been thinking about time travel again.
Leonard: Why? Did you hit a roadblock with invisibility?
Sheldon: Put it on the back burner. Anyway, it occurs to me, if I ever did perfect a time machine I would just go into the past and give it to myself, thus eliminating the need for me to invent it in the first place.
Leonard: Interesting.
Sheldon: Yeah, it really takes the pressure off.
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #187 Awright, shut up, siddown and listen. I am da immortal spirit Sheldon Leonard and for da last few years I've been using da body of Chuck Lorre to channel my ideas for new sitcoms. For da record, he's a stinkin' lousy channel and my ideas are much better than what he's puttin' on television. Dis is why I am breaking my anonymity. No matter how specifical I tell da kid what to write, he still manages to cock it up. Dharma & Greg? What da hell was dat? I specifically said "do a show about a queer guy who loves a straight chick, and she loves him back, but they can't, you know, bump uglies." But does Lorre listen? No way Jose. The putz turns it inside out, winds up with hippie chick loves uptight lawyer and then wonders why he can't buy an Emmy. (I did find a writing team to act as a channel for dat pitch, which worked out pretty good, Emmy and cash-wise.) Anyway, back to Lorre. Couple years later while he's sleepin', I whisper to him, "Two brudders inherit a midget." Funny, right? What's Lorre do? You got it. Two and a Half Men. Gimme a break! Anyway, I decide to give the mook one last chance. While he's under da gas at the dentist, I tell him to do a show about four wise guys and a sexy dame what knows da score. So what does da knucklehead do? Scientists and a waitress! It just breaks my heart. But at least the dope managed to slip my name in dis one. Now if you'll excuse me, I gotta schlep over to Milton Berle's crypt for a little pinochle with the boys. See more »

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The One With The Glow-In-The-Dark Fish...
31 October 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode. I love the character of Mary Cooper, even though she's a bit too preachy for my taste. She's just so funny, and the way Sheldon interacts with her, he acts like he's still a child, which makes him even funnier, and makes the episode a lot more enjoyable.

In this episode, Sheldon is not looking forward to the mandatory faculty mixer that he's forced into going to. While there, he meets his new boss, and after saying something inappropriate to him, Sheldon gets fired. Now that he has all of this free time, he starts doing a lot of strange things. He does different experiments, weaves things on a loom, and even finds a way to make glow-in-the-dark fish, which I think is awesome. After seeing all of this, Leonard asks Sheldon's Mother, Mary, to come to town to talk some sense into him. His Mother ends up helping in her own special way, and Sheldon agrees to try and get his job back.

Fun Fact: We discover Sheldon's last name.

Fun Fact: When eating dinner, Sheldon's Mother sits in his spot, and this is the only time he does not object to someone sitting there.

First appearance of: Mary Cooper.

Best part of the episode: Sheldon being at home.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Freaking Ridonkulous.


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