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10Quotes from ‘The Maternal Congruence’

The Big Bang Theory: The Maternal Congruence

311. The Maternal Congruence

Aired December 14, 2009

Leonard's mother, Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, visits for Christmas. His mother's visit is distressing for Leonard, especially when she finds out about his relationship with Penny, but not for Sheldon, who appreciates her analytical thinking.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: I made tea.
Leonard: I don't want tea.
Sheldon: I didn't make tea for you. This is my tea.
Leonard: Then why are you telling me?
Sheldon: It's a conversation starter.
Leonard: That's a lousy conversation starter.
Sheldon: Oh, is it? We're conversing. Checkmate.

Quote from Sheldon

Penny: Sheldon, did you have a Christmas tree?
Sheldon: Oh, yes. We had a tree, we had a manger, we had an inflatable Santa Claus with plastic reindeer on the front lawn. And to make things even more jolly, there were so many blinking lights on the house they induced neighborhood-wise seizures.

Quote from Sheldon

Penny: I always tear up when the Grinch's heart grows three sizes.
Sheldon: Tears seem appropriate. Enlargement of the heart muscle, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is a serious disease which can lead to congestive heart failure.

Quote from Sheldon

Leonard: When we watch Frosty the Snowman, he roots for the sun.
Sheldon: Excuse me, but the sun is essential for all life on earth. Frosty is merely a bit of frozen, supernatural ephemera in a stolen hat. A crime, by the way, for which he is never brought to account.

Quote from Sheldon

Sheldon: On the contrary I find the Grinch to be a relate-able and engaging character. And I was really with him, right up to the point that he succumbed to social convention, returned the presents and saved Christmas.

Quote from Leonard

Leonard: Merry Newtonmas everyone.

Quote from Leonard

Leonard: I'm fine. How are you?
Beverly Hofstadter: Menopausal.
Leonard: Now I'm less fine.

Quote from Penny

Penny: Come on, I mean, you're not upset that your marriage is over?
Beverly: Well, initially I felt something akin to grief and perhaps anger, but that's the natural reaction of the limbic system to being betrayed by a loathsome son of a bitch.
Penny: Sure, sure.

Quote from Raj

Raj: You think your thoughts are pure gold, but let me tell you something they are pure caca.

Quote from Leonard

Leonard: I drove, mother. I'm driving now.
Beverly Hofstadter: Yes, dear. Mommy's proud.


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