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.
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the episode, the song Sheldon, Raj, and Howard are playing in "Rock Band" is "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Penny mentions that her father stopped calling her 'Slugger' when she got her first training bra, after which point she "wasn't slugger anymore", however in Season 9 Episode 3 while on the phone with him he calls her 'Slugger' repeatedly so he has apparently reversed his position on this matter. See more
[the boys are playing Rock Band
I don't ever wanna feel / Like I did that day / Take me to the place I love / Take me all the way /
I don't ever wanna feel / Like I did that day / Take me to the place I lo-
[sees Penny in the doorway
Penny, come on, we were just finding our sound.
You found it. It's the sound of a cat being run over by a lawnmower.
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
History of Everything
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles] See more