Wait, isn't Christine Baranski on this show too?
Ohhhh yes she is, and the legendary actress who just enjoyed one of the most powerful moments of The Good Wife series finale will also appear in this one. On The Big Bang Theory Baranski plays Leonard's hysterically caustic mother, Beverly Hofstadter, a psychiatrist without much of an emotional compass. It makes her a bad mom and a hysterical guest star. In the finale, she'll be seeing her estranged husband (Judd Hirsch) for the first time in a very long time.
"I don't think things are going to get as physical," Molaro told TVLine. "But verbally she will slap him a few times." (So maybe something like the video above.)
It's smarter than it seems
The Big Bang Theory's caught some heat over the course of its run -- mostly due to comparisons to creator Chuck Lorre's other sitcom Two and a Half Men (which sucked), and the worry that it laughs at nerd culture more than it laughs with it.
To that we say, draw your own conclusions. Not everyone feels that way, certainly not Megan Garber of The Atlantic, who praised the Sheldon characters for his slow-burn development from empathy-challenged narcissist to caring boyfriend. "That kind of stark transformation may be standard when it comes to prestige dramas and the shows that aspire to be counted among them," she writes: "It is, however, a relatively rare thing in network sitcoms, whose formulas generally rely on characters who remain reliably constant."