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.
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When Leonard serves his mother tea, the handle on the tea cup changes positions. Beverly grabs the handle with her left hand, but in the next second she is holding the handle with her right hand as she brings the cup to her mouth. The handle switches from left to right multiple times for the remainder of the scene. 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 Rock Band
Under the Bridge
Written by Flea
, John Frusciante
, Anthony Kiedis
, and Chad Smith
Performed by Kunal Nayyar
[With Sheldon and Howard has his musical backups, Raj sings the song on Garage Band in Leonad and Sheldon's living room] See more