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Oh Laurie Metcalf… you make my life.
Sheldon’s mom is in town to go on a Christian Cruise where apparently they skeet shoot their sins away. She just arrived, Sheldon pesters her for Chicken… they end up going out for sushi (to Sheldon’s dismay.) When they get back to the apartment, Raj is drunk outside( I love drunk Raj) waiting for them. Mrs. Cooper comforts him and orders Sheldon to make coffee for his upset drunk friend. Which Sheldon does, with one of the creepiest smiles I have ever seen (I love when Sheldon smiles… it just makes everything like 3x better.)
Over dinner the next night the Sheldon tells his mom that he has a treat for her; a lecture from some famous scientist whom Sheldon is going to mock during the Q and A section. Sheldon’s mom would rather go to sightseeing in Hollywood with Leonard, Penny, Raj and Howard. Sheldon gets all pissy because he wants to spend time with his mother. He doesn’t want to share her and gets upset and storms to his room.
The next morning Sheldon apologizes for what he’s done, but his mother still states that she is going sightseeing with his friends. Sheldon doesn’t understand why she still wont go “But I apologized, which was hard for me because I didn’t do anything wrong.” Mrs. Cooper says tough cookies she’s still going with Sheldon’s friends.
Sheldon goes to the lecture with Amy and complains that it was a waste of time. Amy confronts Sheldon about his “bitchiness” and tells him that emotionally he is just like everyone else. Which annoys Sheldon to no end. Sheldon leaves only to sit on a bench outside with some random dude. He basically insults the man and says that he’s smarter than him. It begins to rain which Sheldon calls one of the “great equalizers” and then the man pulls out an umbrella. Classic scene. Loved it.
Meanwhile, instead of going on a Hollywood tour, Mrs. Cooper and the rest of the gang go on a tour of the Churches in H-Wood. Mrs. Cooper says that they need to get some “church in this church” and begins praying. She thanks God for giving her the courage to not smack her son with her bible and tells the rest of the group to pray as well. Penny wants her brother to stop cooking meth( “but no cops, be cool.”), Leonard wants help with his girlfriend Priya (ugh!), Howards just trying not to burst into flames and Raj wants to lose that last five pounds.
The group heads back to the apartment to have dinner. Enter Sheldon who is soaking wet and sick. His mother comes to his aid and escorts him to bed. The final scene is one of her singing “Soft Kitty” to Sheldon and rubbing Vapor Rub on his chest (again (and you’ve heard me say this before if you’ve read this blog) yay! Consistency!)
Overall Grade: A. I loved this episode. I know there were complaints from many about Sheldon’s character regressing back to his former self, but I honestly didn’t see it. Sheldon has always been kind of a momma’s boy so the way he acted around her wasn’t surprising. Also, I loved the banter between Leonard and Sheldon’s mom. It just made the episode so much better. This has been my favorite episode so far this season.
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Favorite Quotes (there are SO many):
Sheldon’s mom (to Leonard, explaining Gunning with God): “Oh, it is a hoot and a half. You write your sins on a clay pigeon, they fire ’em up in the air and you pulverize ’em with a twelve gage shotgun full of our Lord’s forgiveness.”
Leonard: “Sheldon, you’re talking like a crazy person.”
Mary: “Actually, I had him tested as a child.”
Howard: “She says if I don’t back out, she’s gonna go on a hunger strike. It’d take years for her to be in any danger but still.”
Amy: “Sheldon is it possible that your foul mood or, to use the clinical term, bitchiness, is because your mother isn’t making you a priority.”
Raj: “None of our Gods have abs like that.”
Howard: “Yup – that’s the last Jew that did sit ups and look where it got him.”
Sheldon’s Mom (to God): “I wanna thank you for the blessing that is my little Shelly. I also wanna thank you for the continued strength not to cold cock him with my bible.”
Next new episode of “The Big Bang Theory” airs October 27th at 8pm EST on CBS