THE BIG BANG THEORY "The Rhinitis Revelation" Season 5 Episode 6 – Maybe it’s because she reminds me of Florida, but I have always adored Sheldon’s mother (brilliantly portrayed by Laurie Metcalf), even if she is a Bible-thumping racist. This week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Rhinitis Revelation," belongs to Mary Cooper in all of her Creationist glory.
On her way to catch God’s version of the Love Boat, Mary stops in to visit her Shelly for a few days, which he sees as a great opportunity for fried chicken and laundry service. I totally can’t relate to this; my mother makes beef stroganoff and organizes my closets when she’s in L.A.
But Mary has better ideas of how to spend her time in "Gomorrah, CA"; she wants to see some Hollywood churches and give advice to all of Sheldon’s friends about their problems. Just how I didn’t like other kids calling my grandmother ‘Grandma,’ Sheldon doesn’t want to share his mommy.
As is becoming usual, it’s Amy who winds up translating human behavior for Sheldon and helping him realize that just because his mind is advanced doesn’t mean his emotions are any different than anyone else’s. I really like how Amy does this. She manages to do what no one else has ever been able to do—she can make Sheldon Cooper question himself. Whatever else people say about Amy, this fact cannot be denied. Read More...