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The Convergence Convergence 

Leonard and Penny try to have a wedding ceremony that everyone can attend, but it creates serious conflict among Sheldon's mother and Leonard's divorced parents. Meanwhile, Howard and Raj become convinced the government is out to get them.

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When she finds out that Beverly was secretly hurt by not being invited to their wedding, Penny makes the unilateral decision to hold another non-legal wedding ceremony to which she and Leonard will invite their closest friends and family, largely to appease Beverly. After Penny is able to convince Leonard to go along with the idea, Leonard makes the unilateral decision to his invite his father, anthropologist Dr. Alfred Hofstadter, a move that does not sit well with Beverly, as she and her ex-husband have been on bad terms with each other since their divorce. Sheldon makes the unilateral decision to his invite his mother to "their" wedding, which could prove to be awkward since Beverly and Mary, in their previous meeting, have shown that they not only don't see eye-to-eye on anything, but that they truly don't like each other. Putting Mary, Beverly and Alfred in one room together is an explosive mixture, but not totally in the way Leonard, Penny or Sheldon would have figured. ... Written by Huggo

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12 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Johnny Galecki met Judd Hirsch at the James Burrows tribute show and personally asked him to play Leonard's father. See more »

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Lenard's mother is upset that she was invited to his and Penny's wedding. However, in a previous episode The Celebration Experimentation she thanks Penny for not inviting her to the wedding in Las Vegas. See more »

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[first lines]
Penny Hofstadter: Hey.
Penny Hofstadter: Hi, how was the screening?
Leonard Hofstadter: Oh, Sheldon invoked Rosa Parks to make somebody who cut the line feel bad, but... only the white people felt bad.
Penny Hofstadter: Uh, should never've bought him that coloring book that explains Black History Month.
Leonard Hofstadter: How'd it go with my mother?
Penny Hofstadter: Uh, you know it started a little rocky, but I think we got to a good place.
Leonard Hofstadter: Oh, well done.
Penny Hofstadter: Yeah, and when I dropped her off at the hotel, she even gave me a hug.
Leonard Hofstadter: She think you were choking or...? Oh, I'm sorry. That's great. ...
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #532

I have somehow stumbled onto a magic spell. It consists of three words that have changed my life for the better. And here, faithful vanity card reader, are those words:

I don't know.

Now before you get upset by their unremarkable quality, their lack of faux Latin, Harry Potter mumbo jumbo-ness, I'd like you to try a little experiment. Say the following out loud:

"I don't know what tomorrow will bring. I don't know how long I will live. I don't know how my smart phone works. I don't know how my body works. I don't know how pretty much anything works. I don't know how we got here. I don't know where we're headed. I don't know what I don't know. I don't know why I'm doing this, considering how unlikely it is that Chuck Lorre knows anything of consequence."

Okay, well done! Now that we've established your lack of knowing, a vacuum or sorts has been created. And what do we all know about vacuums? Nature abhors them. So it strands to reason that something will rush in to fill that vacuum. And something does. I don't know what it is. I just know it's magic. See more »

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References American Idol (2002) See more »

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History of Everything
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Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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THIS was the season finale?
16 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

In a fitting end to a terrible season, this dull and insipid episode offered little in the way of resolving plot lines and nothing in the way of entertainment. The writers have been mailing it in for the last two seasons, and this episode does not depart from that trend.

Howard kvetches about the Air Force contacting him over the gang's invention. Bernadette continues to be shrill. Penny added absolutely nothing to the show, as did Raj. Sheldon and Leonard spent the episode acting as if their shoes were too tight.

I hope the producers can find some way to breathe life into the show next season, but I am not optimistic. This show used to be witty and funny, but now it seems that the characters have nothing else to say.


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