'The Big Bang Theory' recap: Mama's Boy oh Boy

Take out Amy Farrah Fowler, and all the references to Leonard's girlfriend in India and Howard's impending trip to space, and I think anyone would be forgiven for thinking this week's episode of The Big Bang Theory was a Sheldon-centric rerun from season 3. There was no B or C storyline; just Sheldon's born-again mother (the indispensable Laurie Metcalf) visiting from Texas en route to a Christian cruise, and spending her weekend in Pasadena solving everyone's problems at the expense of spending time with her son. Naturally, after four-plus years as Penny's friend, and over a year as Amy's who-knows-what, Sheldon had emotionally evolved enough that he took this development in stride, comically startling his mom, and everyone else, with how open and generous he was with her time. Read More...



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