It's approaching Christmas, and Leonard's mother is coming for a visit, something Leonard fails to tell Penny. Sheldon surmises it's because Beverly Hofstadter will not approve of Penny as a suitable mate for her son. Leonard has not even yet told Beverly that Penny is his girlfriend. Conversely, when Beverly arrives, Leonard finds out that Sheldon knows more about what's going on in her life than he does. When Leonard does find out news about the senior Hofstadter household, he becomes emotionally distraught as what he deems important news to him was previously withheld. But more importantly, Leonard sees this action as a further demonstration of the poor relationship he has with his family. Meanwhile, Penny believes she has a way for Beverly to be a bit more emotionally expressive.
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At the bar when Penny and Beverly are drinking and Penny orders the final shot, she drinks it as soon as it's poured. The angle changes and the shot glass is suddenly filled again, even though no alcohol is poured into it, allowing Penny to drink it again before they leave. See more
Ah, I always tear up when the Grinch's heart grows three sizes.
Tears seem appropriate. Enlargement of the heart muscle, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is a serious disease which could lead to congestive heart failure.
[to Deck the Halls
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
You really didn't like it, Sheldon?
No, on the contrary. I found the Grinch to be a relatable, engaging character. And I was really with him right up to the point that he succumbed to social convention and returned ...
"CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #272 Is this a great world, or what? Happy holidays! From Chuck Lorre" See more
References Frosty the Snowman
Deck the Hall
Lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Performed by Kaley Cuoco
[Penny hums the song's tune in the car as Leonard is driving his mother to the airport] See more