1001 - The Conjugal Conjecture
Aired September 19, 2016

The Conjugal Conjecture

After Sheldon's mother and Leonard's father share an evening together, everyone deals with an awkward morning the next day. Also, Penny's family arrives for the wedding ceremony, including her anxiety-ridden mother, Susan, and her drug dealing brother, Randall.

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Guest Stars: Kevin Sussman as Stuart, Christine Baranski as Beverly Hofstadter, Laurie Metcalf as Mary Cooper, Judd Hirsch as Alfred, Keith Carradine as Wyatt, Katey Sagal as Susan, Jack McBrayer as Randall, Dean Norris as Colonel Williams

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Steve Holland (Story), Tara Hernandez (Story), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Eric Kaplan (Teleplay), Jim Reynolds (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon and Leonard's speculation about Mary Cooper and Alfred Hofstadter getting together the night before the Leonard & Penny's second wedding ceremony.
  • This episode was actually the third episode of The Big Bang Theory's tenth season to be taped despite being the season premiere. With the large number of guest stars in this episode, it's possible a guest's scheduling conflict led to the episode being taped out of order.
  • This will be the second time Katey Sagal has played Kaley Cuoco's on-screen mother. They both starred in the 2002-05 sitcom 8 Simple Rules.

Quotes (10)

Bernadette: I now pronounce you husband and wife. And weird other husband who came with the apartment.

Sheldon: Why do people cry at weddings?
Mary Cooper: They're practicing for what's coming later.

Penny: Your parents are old. Anything unspeakable was finished by 9:30.

Sheldon: So, did you defile my mother or not?

Alfred Hofstadter: Look, I promise you, neither I, nor anyone, has ever said that.
Leonard: You don't know his girlfriend very well.
Sheldon: Or what a joy it is to behold my genitals.

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CBS has issued the press release for the tenth season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, "The Conjugal Conjecture", which airs Monday, September 19 at 8/7c. The Big Bang Theory is starting the season on Monday nights to make room for Thursday Night Football. The show will return to its regular Thursday night time period on October 27.  Full story

Comments

Amina Nigeria, 04:29 Sep 19 2016.
I really hope in this season, Leonard and Penny move to their own apartment. Pandering to Sheldon's selfish & childish needs is getting old.
Alanna Australia, 04:52 Sep 7 2016.
Bazinga, Big Bang Theory Rules

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