Leonard is dreading a visit from his mother, famed scientific psychoanalyst Beverly Hofstadter. She has always driven Leonard crazy, much like Sheldon does now. It isn't surprising as Beverly and Sheldon are very much alike. Because of their similarities, Sheldon and Beverly hit it off. Beverly, however, extends her scientific psychoanalytical criticisms toward Howard, Raj and Penny, in addition to her son, the latter two who are driven to drink. In drowning their self-doubt in alcohol, Leonard and Penny have a special connection. Sheldon and Beverly also contemplate having a special connection. Written by
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In the final scene Beverly and Penny are walking downstairs as Penny is leaving for work, and Beverly is going to the airport to go home. As they approach the first floor landing area, Penny says to Beverly (she's crying again and giving Beverly more information about her childhood and her issues), "My mom could have just said, 'Bob, get over it; she's a girl, move on'". This reveals that "Bob" is her Dad, but in The Boyfriend Complexity her father is named Wyatt. See more
When Leonard serves his mother tea, the handle on the tea cup changes positions. Beverly grabs the handle with her left hand, but in the next second she is holding the handle with her right hand as she brings the cup to her mouth. The handle switches from left to right multiple times for the remainder of the scene. See more
Your refusal to accept empirical evidence suggests an attempt at flattery.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #240 A wise man once told me that we are all God in drag. I like that. Sometimes when I'm in a public place or sitting at a stop light, I'll watch people walking by and I'll silently say to myself, "He's God. She's God. He's God. She's God." Before long I always find myself feeling a warm sense of affinity for these strangers. The experience is even more powerful when I do this while observing a person who is clearly suffering. On occasion I'll test my little spiritual practice by turning on Fox News. Within minutes I become an atheist. See more
"Under the Bridge"
Written by Flea
, John Frusciante
, Anthony Kiedis
, and Chad Smith
Performed by Kunal Nayyar See more