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823 The Maternal Combustion (April 30)


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'The Maternal Combustion' - Season 8, Episode 23 

Airs Thursday, April 30 at 8/7c on CBS.

Personalities collide when Sheldon and Leonard’s mothers finally meet. Meanwhile, Howard finally decides to "man up" and do his fair share of the housework – but not without a little help from his friends.

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Dr. Beverley Hofstadter and Mary Cooper will steal this show. :)

 

I can't forget how Christine Baranski delivered this line, "Sonny boy! Why didn't you tell me you were tapping my homegirl?!". Makes me laugh out loud just thinking about it.

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Thanks for the video...Have there been any promo photos for this episode?   Looking forward to the "Moms Throwdown!"  I'd put my money on Mary!  :p

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I was a little surprised how confrontational Bev and Mary were, but I liked it. Mary seemed to have the high ground in it all. I felt a little sorry for Bernadette she is like a maid for three teenagers.

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A very hilarious episode and I loved seeing Sheldon and Leonard's moms finally meeting each other and as jenafan said I can hardly wait to see how she will interact with Amy next season and not to mention also feeling a little sorry for Bernadette who had to be a maid for Howard, Stuart, and Raj who acted like lazy teenagers.

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I thought it was a good episode. The interaction between Leonard and Sheldon was pretty good especially when they were alone. I liked how supportive Penny was of Leonard. Of the parents, Mary Cooper is my favorite.  Leonard's mother I can live with out. The part with Bernedette and Howard I thought was sad more than funny.  It seems that in comparison with Leonard and Sheldon, Howard and Raj have been the slowest to mature.   A good episode overall.

 

I would like to see Leonard get recognition for his abilities. Leonard's mother and Sheldon always put him down. I really hope that they have Leonard get tenure next year, just to see Sheldon's response.

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It was good to see Bernadette's softer approach to the childish/infantile boys. Having said that, I rather see them not just being used a gags. 

 

Mary vs Beverly was super great. It was fiery without going over the top. The Leonard/Beverly hug, for me, did not reach the climatic high that I wanted it to for some reason I just cant put my finger on. Maybe there wasn't enough lead up? 

 

Not sure what people will say about the short appearance of 21.8 seconds for Amy, but it didn't bother me. 

 

Good gags and lovely episode over all. Quite good for S8 standards. 

 


 The part with Bernedette and Howard I thought was sad more than funny.  It seems that in comparison with Leonard and Sheldon, Howard and Raj have been the slowest to mature.  

 

My view Sheldon out of them 4 has grown the least and Howard the most. This episode had him slip back to season 2 for laughs, which is ok for me but I hope they don't do that too often from now. He has come a long way. 

 

As for Sheldon, that is another long story, but I guess because he was the one with "most to work on" so to speak, I do not notice his growth. But I do appreciate on the prom night when he said "I love you too". And again, this episode brings back the always self-referential Sheldon that I just love to hate. 

 

 

Bazinga.

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Overall it's a good episode.

1. The two mothers battling it out was the highlight. Mary Cooper is still the better mom with her sweetness coupled with her "I won't back down" attitude.

2. I feel sad for Bernadette having a man-child for a husband. I think she could get some tips from Dr. Beverley Hofstadter on how to deal with Howard better.

3. I see Stuart as a character that catalysts changes (making Penny realize how much she likes Leonard, making Sheldon realize how much he wanted my homegirl Amy to be his girlfriend, providing a different friendship dynamic with Koothrappali when Howard was in ISS). With him in the Wolowitz household, I think there'll be major changes coming, especially in season 9.

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This episode was very funny.  I laughed out loud several times.  Super weaner and dirty double mother suckler were gold.

 

I've loved almost every episode this season.  My complaint is that so many of the episodes have been split into a Sheldon/Leonard/Penny/Amy plot and a Howard/Raj/Bernie plot that it's starting to feel like two separate shows.  Like this week, many of them have even been completely separate with no scenes to tie them together.  I hope in season 9, they have more ensemble episodes and more variety in the interactions.

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3. I see Stuart as a character that catalysts changes (making Penny realize how much she likes Leonard, making Sheldon realize how much she wanted my homegirl Amy to be his girlfriend). 

Great observation!

 

 

 

I can't help but wonder what Beverly's take on Sheldon building a blanket fort would have been.

Hmmm... interesting thought. And the compulsive behaviours, behaviours, behaviours. 

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 Wow that got an okay from me. The only saving grace was the Bev/Mary interaction. They sure did a number on Leonard, He was dissed from start to finish. Why I don;t know but it's been happening all season. Perhaps the reasoning is that the more you drag Leonard down, the more you pump Sheldon up.

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Great!! Another Leonard bashing episode. Don't even know why I bothered to watch that shit.

Best bits for me was the Howard,Raj, Stuart & Bernadette plot. Now that was funny. A plot. Meh apart from the little lenny moments.

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