If you thought meeting Sheldon’s mother was a hoot, wait until you are introduced to his ‘Meemaw’. Academy Award nominated actress June Squibb will be appearing on The Big Bang Theory in the role of Sheldon’s ‘Meemaw’, and hilarity is sure to ensue. Check out the details on this below, and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
According to Entertainment Weekly, Academy Award nominated actress June Squibb will appear on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon’s much lauded maternal grandmother, whom he calls “Meemaw.”
Sheldon considers his meemaw to be his favorite of all his family members, due to the fact that he bears no resentment toward her, unlike the rest of his family. And since he cares for her much more than their other family members, he simply rejects any notion that would lead to ill will toward her or inadequacy on her part. Sheldon even refuses to admit that meemaw had to have sex and probably enjoy it in order to conceive his mother, Mary. At one point, however, he does admit that meemaw once killed a prairie dog with a gravy boat, so that prairie dog must have really had it coming.
Audiences were treated to their first mention of Sheldon’t meemaw in the seventeenth episode of the second season, titled The Terminator Decoupling, when Penny accidentally finds a box of letters to Sheldon from his grandmother. Penny then uses meemaw’s nickname for him, Moonpie, and is promptly told that “no one calls me Moonpie, but Meemaw” because he’s “nummy nummy and she could just eat me up.”
Meemaw seems to be one of Sheldon’s few weaknesses. He was even tricked by Wil Wheaton into letting Wheaton win a card tournament, when he elicits Sheldon’s sympathy by mentioning the passing of his own grandmother. The story, though, is of course a ruse to throw Sheldon off and allow Wheton to win the competition. When Amy calls Sheldon’s meemaw to get his favorite cookie recipe from her so she can make them for Christmas, Sheldon declares that they taste like “Meemaw’s hugs.”