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LorenzoL 12-14-09 04:05 AM

The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
"The Maternal Congruence"
Spoiler:
Leonard is horrified when his mother (Christine Baranski) visits.

Originally Aired: December 14, 2009

Chew 12-14-09 09:22 PM

"latent homosexuality" :lol:

Leonard's mother can bring the funny, but this episode was "off" without focusing on the main core of characters.

Plus, it's two episodes in a row of very limited Raj.

Charlie Goose 12-14-09 09:40 PM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
I agree, this episode felt out of place. Plus, there weren't any laughs at all. Worst of the season.

zekeburger1979 12-14-09 10:30 PM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
^ I was laughing throughout the episode. Christine Baranski is a perfect addition to the cast. I think she can count on another Guest Actress in a Comedy Emmy in September.

Sheldon rooting for the Grinch and the sun was hilarious and made perfect sense considering who he is.

Considering how Sheldon feels about Christmas and religion in general, I can imagine the arguments he and his mother must have gotten into over the years.

MrX 12-14-09 11:12 PM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
I loved the conversation about Raj and Howard's latent homosexuality:lol:

movieking 12-15-09 05:57 AM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
This showed up as a repeat for me. Crap, I'll have to watch it online.

shanester 12-15-09 06:21 AM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
Nobody can play a drunk like Baranski!

She was brilliant on her short lived sitcom with Cybil Shepherd back in the 90's

Don't know why she's not a regular somwhere :hscratch:

marty888 12-15-09 08:23 AM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 

Originally Posted by shanester (Post 9890280)
Nobody can play a drunk like Baranski!

She was brilliant on her short lived sitcom with Cybil Shepherd back in the 90's

Don't know why she's not a regular somwhere :hscratch:

She plays it sober, but Baranski <i>is</i> a regular on the CBS show <i>THE GOOD WIFE</i>.

tofu 12-15-09 08:28 AM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
Decent episode for me. I think I liked the first time that Baranski showed up as the better episode (the one ending in Sheldon and Leonard's mom singing on the Wii)

Flave 12-15-09 09:46 AM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
Nobody commented on "The Kiss"? Actually, it was a bit anticlimactic -- I thought Sheldon would go over the top in reaction.

FA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA.

Mike Long 12-15-09 08:32 PM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 

Originally Posted by shanester (Post 9890280)
She was brilliant on her short lived sitcom with Cybil Shepherd back in the 90's

Cybil ran for four seasons and Baranski was on all 87 episodes.

Coral 12-15-09 09:59 PM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
I liked that Sheldon and Leonard could have been switched at birth and wound up with each other's moms. Sheldon/Bev are a perfect match, and even though Sheldon's mom is a bit of a nut - she fits better with Leonard. Maybe they can be each other's mother lovers.

Double_Oh_7 12-15-09 10:50 PM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 
Not as good as last season's X-Mas episode, but I still liked it a lot. I hope they use Baranski sparingly and don't overdo a good thing. Her shtick could get old very quickly.

mnementh 12-16-09 06:24 AM

Anyone hungry for some Del Taco?

Tracer Bullet 12-16-09 07:04 AM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 

Originally Posted by Mike Long (Post 9891717)
Cybil ran for four seasons and Baranski was on all 87 episodes.

I think we've found the editor of the Cybil Wikipedia page.

fumanstan 12-16-09 10:40 AM

Re: The Big Bang Theory -- "The Maternal Congruence" -- 12/14/09
 

Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 (Post 9891934)
Not as good as last season's X-Mas episode, but I still liked it a lot. I hope they use Baranski sparingly and don't overdo a good thing. Her shtick could get old very quickly.

I was already getting sick of her, but luckily the drunk twist made it better.


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