Following his 'breakup' with Amy, the gang become concerned with Sheldon's obsessive search for non-human companionship and call his mother to intervene.



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Despite not considering her his girlfriend and visa versa, Sheldon and Amy are spending a lot of time together. This situation irks the gang, but especially Leonard as Sheldon's roommate, since they all detest Amy, who they consider sanctimonious and condescending. The gang's problem may self destruct when sanctimonious and condescending Amy has a fundamental disagreement with sanctimonious and condescending Sheldon, leading to the two deciding to break-up despite not having been boyfriend/girlfriend. Sheldon states that he is perfectly fine with the relationship ending, but his actions seem to imply otherwise as he replaces Amy with something else in his life. Concerned for his friend's state of mind, Leonard calls in the one person who he believes can get through to Sheldon. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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7 October 2010 (USA)  »

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After Sheldon introduces his first cat to Raj and Howard in the cafeteria, he exits the scene by saying that he needs to get the cat a saucer of milk. Many cats are actually lactose intolerant and should be given water instead. See more »


Sheldon winds up with 25 cats. However, in Season One's "The Fuzzyboots Corollary", he is thoroughly upset when Leonard indicates he is getting a cat, thus indicating Sheldon doesn't like cats. Leonard also mentions that Sheldon has asthma. And in Season Three's "The Plimpton Stimulation", Sheldon states that pets are banned according to the roommate agreement. See more »


Leonard Hofstadter: Cats, Sheldon. You're clearly upset about Amy being gone, and you're trying to replace her with a bunch of cats.
Sheldon Cooper: Clowder.
Leonard Hofstadter: What?
Sheldon Cooper: A group of cats is a clowder. Or a glaring.
Leonard Hofstadter: Okay, yeah, fine.
Sheldon Cooper: It's the kind of thing you ought to know now that we have one.
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not my concern nor my intention, but fans will be offended
3 April 2016 | by (London) – See all my reviews

How can anyone watch this mind numbing, brain killing silliness?! I put in some time trying to understand... couldn't find a review explaining anything. All so called "reviews" I read here are in fact simple summaries of respective episodes. Honest question, is this show really popular, and if yes, can someone explain? I usually watch up to five minutes whilst multitasking. But I did make the effort of watching two WHOLE episodes, made me feel like doing something else. Anything else really, like cleaning the oven, washing greasy pans, cleaning the garage (which I did, thank you very much TBBT). I figure I watched the wrong episodes? Either that, or we failed in raising the next generation... I see two ways of "defending" the show: by attacking me (unknown person, unknown level of success), or by commenting on the qualities of TBBT. Help yourself to whatever suits you. If you're neither my spouse nor someone who works for me, "stick & stones may brake my bones [...]".

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