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?
In the final scene Beverly (Christine Baranski
) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco
) 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 Big Bang Theory: The Boyfriend Complexity
(2010) her father is named Wyatt. See more
Penny mentions that her father stopped calling her 'Slugger' until 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 we hear him refer to her repeatedly as 'Slugger'. 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
References Fox News
Any Way You Want It
Written by Steve Perry
and Neal Schon
Performed by Christine Baranski
and Jim Parsons
[Beverly and Sheldon sing the song to Garage Band in the living room when Leonard walks in on them] See more