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

Viewers: 14.73 million Households Rating: 3.4/14 Adults 18-49 Rating: 9.8/17

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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.

Episode Quotes

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.