Season 3, Episode 5 | October 19th, 2009
Koothrappali wants Sheldon to be his partner in a card tournament because Sheldon can count cards. Koothrappali hears that Wil Wheaton will be in tournament and is very excited while Sheldon is not. He tells Koothrappali a sad story of how when he was young he made his way a long distance to meet Wil Wheaton and Wil did not show up to the event which devastated Sheldon and made him forever hate Wil Wheaton. Sheldon meets up with Wil Wheaton in the finals. Wil is not understanding why Sheldon hates him and Sheldon finally tells him his sad story. Wil tells Sheldon that was the year his grandmother died and Sheldon has sympathy for this and begins to tell Wil how he understands and how much he loves his “Mee Maw” too. Sheldon begins to feel bad for Wil and ends up throwing the match and letting Wil win only to find out Will made up the whole grandmother story.
Wolowitz reminds Leonard of a pact they once made that if any of them every managed to get a hot girlfriend they need to have the hot girlfriend hook up the guys with her hot friends. Penny who reluctantly agrees and they are going to have a double date. The date is going horrible until the girl makes a comment of how awful her mother is. They start to tell “mommy dearest” stories and find themselves bonding over their mutual hatred for their mothers.