The Big Bang Theory, "The Rhinitis Revelation": Mrs. Cooper's back in town

Quick Take: The Big Bang Theory, The Rhinitis Revelation
"Maybe I'm part of a new species that lives for hundreds of years, so I'm basically still a toddler." - Sheldon

Everyone goes to church

Review: The Big Bang Theory, The Rhinitis Revelation
(S0506) Sheldon's mom is in town, and he wants her to act like his mom by making him fried chicken and pecan pies and not doing anything she wants to do. When she decides to go sighsteeing with the guys and Penny instead, he goes off on his own, has a terrible time, gets caught in the rian, catches a cold, and still doesn't realize that he's being ridiculous. She tires to get him to see that he's a full grown man now and they have to have a new relationship, but Sheldon is Sheldon and he's not getting it.

A pretty straight forward episode, not too complicated, and everyone but Bernadette gets to be in it. The real star of this episdoe, however, is Laurie Metcalf as Mrs. Cooper -- almost everything she said was racist, ignorant, painfully old-fashioned, or hopelessly southern, and it was hilarious. There's piles of quotes below for you to peruse.

They're still bringing up that Raj is lonely without doing much about it, and they're still pointing out that Sheldon is emotionally stalled without making him get past it, but overall this was a really entertaining episode. I don't know how it could avoid it with Sheldon's mom around, and how very different she is from Sheldon.

More thoughts on "The Rhinitis Revelation":

  • "You write your sins on a clay pigeon and they fire them up in the air, then you pulverize them with a 12-guage shot gun full of our lord's forgiveness." - Mrs Cooper
  • "Willing to sail off into the ocean without fear of falling off the edge..." - Sheldon
  • "Sheldon, you're talking like a crazy person." "Actually, I had him tested as a child. Doctor says he's fine. Although I do regret not following up with that specialist." - Leonard and Mrs Cooper
  • "A cat can have kittens in the oven, but that doesn't make them biscuits." - Mrs Cooper
  • "Tall, tall woman. Could hunt geese with a rake." - Mrs Cooper
  • "Penny has a lot of money tied up in promiscuity futures." - Sheldon
  • "I bet your mother must be proud." "No, she says if I don't back out, she's going on a hunger strike. It'd take years before she's in any kind of danger, but still." - Mrs Cooper and Howard
  • "I can't spend twelve thousand dollars on a handbag, but it's free to look upon those who do with righteous condemnation." - Mrs Cooper
  • "None of our gods have abs like that." "Yep. That's the last Jew who did sit-ups. And look where it got him." - Raj and Howard
  • "I want to thank you for the blessing that is my little Shelly. I also want to thank you for the continued strength to not coldcock him with my Bible." - Mrs Cooper
  • "Hey, God, What uuupp? I'm cool, but it's really help my family if you can get my brotehr to stop making meth. But no cops, though. Be cool." - Penny
  • "No, thanks, I'm good. I'm really just trying to not burst into flames." - Howard
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