924 - The Convergence Convergence
Aired May 12, 2016

The Convergence Convergence

Chaos ensues when Leonard's recently divorced parents, Alfred and Beverly, and Sheldon's devoutly religious mother, Mary, come to town. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali think the government is out to get them when they are contacted about their guidance system.

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Guest Stars: Christine Baranski as Beverly Hofstadter, Laurie Metcalf as Mary Cooper, Judd Hirsch as Alfred, Marcus Folmar as Police Officer

Writers: Steven Molaro (Story), Tara Hernandez (Story), Adam Faberman (Story), Chuck Lorre (Teleplay), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Jeremy Howe (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon and Leonard's parents descending on Pasadena for Leonard and Penny's improptu wedding ceremony.

Quotes (48)

Alfred Hofstadter: I, uh, I would also like to make a toast.
Penny: Aww.
Alfred Hofstadter: Leonard, I am so happy that you have found a woman who loves and cares for you.
Beverly Hofstadter: What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Alfred Hofstadter: Why don't you take a pill?
Beverly Hofstadter: Like you did before sex?
Alfred Hofstadter: What I really needed was a blindfold.

Mary Cooper: So who else is coming to this shindig?
Amy: Oh, well, the usual gang. Penny's family is coming tomorrow.
Sheldon: Yeah, and Leonards mother's already here.
Mary Cooper: Oh. Beverly. How nice.
Amy: You've met her, right?
Mary Cooper: Yes, I have. (reveals her cross necklace)
Sheldon: Mother, she's an atheist, not a vampire.
Mary Cooper: Either way, let's stop and get some garlic.

Raj: Okay, look, I'm on the Air Force Web site, and the department that e-mailed you is in charge of acquisitions. So maybe they just want to give you a lot of money for your invention.
Howard: Oh, please, that's not how it works. You saw E.T., Avatar, Jurassic World. The military just shows up and takes over.
Bernadette: You do realize those weren't documentaries, right?

Penny: So, what did we miss?
Alfred Hofstadter: Oh, just Mary and I getting to know each other a little.
Mary Cooper: Leonard, your father is just charming.
Beverly Hofstadter: He's also broke. Did he mention that?

Leonard: I'd love it if my dad could come.
Penny: Oh, you have to invite him. I haven't seen him since the divorce.
Leonard: Oh, he's like a different man. He stopped twitching, and I think he grew an inch and a half.

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Title Date Posted
924 'The Convergence-Convergence' Press Release May 4, 2016

CBS has released the synopsis for the ninth season finale of The Big Bang Theory, "The Convergence Convergence", which airs next Thursday, May 12. Judd Hirsch (Taxi) guest stars as Alfred, Leonard's father. Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf reprise their roles as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter and Mary Cooper, respectively, in the episode.  Full story

Comments (16)

Dave Colombia, 17:48 Jun 14 2016.
I keep on having to check episode guides to make sure that this is actually the last one. Disappointed, but at least it's the first time (so far)
big joe United States, 16:11 Jun 8 2016.
thank you Mario, its a proven fact, women think with their hearts and men think with their brains. but I don't think that applies to tbbt writers even though some a women. you are absolutely correct in your comment and I again thank you.
Mario D. United States, 15:49 Jun 7 2016.
Big Joe and redrozze I can see both your sides, however I have to agree with big joe on this. In episode 4 when Penny and Leonard are making plans to move into her apartment Sheldon comes off as a selfish spoiled brat when he objects to their move. Can you imagine yr best friend behaving in this manner. After all they were not moving to Montana. Also, Penny wanted to be together with Leonard but caved in to Sheldon's whining and selfishness to agree to stay in apt. 4A for a little while and not forever. But it has been a year now and they are still there. Don't you think it is time for Sheldon to grow up and leave his man-child self behind. I understand that the three of them make up the dynamic of the show and Penny and Sheldon's banter back and forth make for hilarious comedy, but in the end you have to portray reality. I do not believe that moving across the hall will seriously hinder these situations especially if Amy moves in with Sheldon
big joe United States, 16:55 Jun 5 2016.
redrozz,you are evading the question, and it is understandable. true you are not a sitcom character but this show as many are is trying to show us a real life situations. please let me rephrase my question, as you live and breath and are a human being if you did marry the one person you love ore than anything, would you live with a person like Sheldon cooper when you really didn't have too?
Redrozze United States, 15:40 Jun 4 2016.
@bigjoe As I do not exist in a made-up sit com, your question and my answer are irrelevant. Have a nice life, though.
big joe United States, 14:31 Jun 3 2016.
your remarks are intelligent and insightful, and I agree all shows have to have a antagonist to make the plot work. in the case of tbbt Sheldon is not an antagonist, he is as they say a manchild, does he deserve symphony yes, empathy no. I also agree that after 9 years it is too late to portray him as he really is, an obnoxious asshat ( and I'm being kind ) that should have been put in a school for gifted children and the cast could go visit him, not a main character that makes my stomach churn every time opens his mouth. you didn't answer my question, if YOU married the love of YOUr life, would you let someone like Sheldon not only live with you but control every moment of your life?
Redrozze United States, 23:15 May 30 2016.
@bigjoe - the structure of the show is a culture clash with Sheldon representing an extreme and Penny the other. The effort they each take to both minimize their own and incorporate the other culture demonstrates a marvel of love and compassion as Ppopiel points out. The story would no longer have legs to stand on without the conflicts of opposing cultures. BTW FYI Stuart moved in with Howard and Bernadette. Who is the "we" you speak of. I and others I know think Sheldon is awesome.
Ppopiel United States, 14:17 May 26 2016.
Is a great show. As far as Sheldon and him living with Penny and Leonard yet it shows great love and compassion for there friend who is socially inept. Great lesson for all to learn that not everybody walks to the same drummer but we all need to learn how to drum on our own but yet stay in tune. I'm so happy to hear there is a season 10. We love the show and watch the reruns a lot. great writing,producing and acting I hope you bring the parents in more I can only imagine some of the situations you could come up with.
big joe United States, 16:41 May 22 2016.
my dearredrozz, after 9 years of watching the show believe me I do get the structure of the show but it needs to change. in the past years Sheldon always gets his way and is condescending to everyone, and I guess it worked. I would like you to show me ANYONE who would get married and have an asshat like Sheldon liv e with them, would you. its time to change the structure if the show is to remain current and viable.i think,and a lot of others do also that its time to knock Sheldon down a lot, and bring penny and Lenard up a lot. let be ask you a queston, when howard and Bernadette got married, raj didn't move in with them and yet the show goes on. I am being very easy on Sheldon when I call him an asshat, he is much more and the fans after 9 years are getting sick of it. I'm sorry redrozz but that's how we see it.
John Stockton United Kingdom, 12:12 May 21 2016.
Was that the last episode? didn't seem to have any wrap up like you'd expect for a last in season or a cliff hanger leaving you wanting more. It just ended with a blurp.

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