Sheldon's mother, Mary Cooper, stops by for a visit before embarking on a Christian based cruise. Sheldon is excited about her visit if only to have his Mommy do Mommy things for him, like cook and clean. His expectations are even higher as he wants specific foods and wants to do specific things with her. But Mary seems to spend as much of her energies helping Sheldon's friends as she does Sheldon, if not more. She even refuses to hang out with him doing the things he wants to do - specifically go to a lecture given by a Nobel laureate just so that he can debunk his theories publicly - instead doing what she wants to do, such as typical Mary Cooper styled Hollywood sightseeing. Amy provides some insight into what Sheldon is going through, which doesn't make him very happy. But he unwittingly gets what he wants by being "common". Written by
Did You Know?
Mary confirms that Sheldon was tested for insanity as a child and the doctor said he was fine. She does regret, however, about not taking him to a follow-up specialist in Houston. See more
So, what kind of cruise is this you're going on?
It's called The Born-Again Boat-ride. 'Christian Quarterly' gave it their highest rating, five thorny crowns. I do wish you'd come with me, Sheldon.
Uh, well, Mom, if I did, it would be conclusive proof that your God can work miracles.
You're missing out; it's going to be wall-to-wall fun; it's all themed. There's Jonah and the Whale-watching. All you can eat Last Supper buffet. And, my personal favorite, Gunning with God.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #361 Miscellaneous Show Biz Tips Never forget that taking a bow and ducking are essentially the same thing. The reason you suffer is because you think your identity and worth as a human being are inextricably tied into your career. Don't think that. Success has many parents, and even more lawyers. They're paying you a lot because they're killing you. Don't grow too attached to your agent. Like a beloved spouse, they come and go. If you want fair, go to Pomona September 8-26. Wear comfy shoes. It's not true that if you believe the good reviews, you must also believe the bad ones. The bad ones could have been written by mean, stupid people who hate your success. Act like your job is the most important thing in the world, but never forget that it's ultimately meaningless. All we are is dust in the wind, yada-yada-yada. See more
References A Charlie Brown Christmas
Performed by Laurie Metcalf See more