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Mary Cooper
Mary cooper
Character
Gender
Female
Occupation
Unknown
Relationship
George Cooper Sr. (Husband, deceased)
Series Information
First episode
Portrayed by

Mary Cooper is Sheldon Cooper's mother, a devout born-again Christian from East Texas. She has two other children, Sheldon's fraternal twin sister, Missy, as well as an older son named George Jr.

PersonalityEdit

Mary is not an intellectual like her son, but is very wise, caring and sweet-natured: she is very religious and at times, can be unwittingly biggoted - something Leonard occasionally has to point out to her. She appears to be an extremely good mother and is the only one who has ever been able to control Sheldon. Leonard describes her as Sheldon's "Kryptonite". Sheldon describes Mary as being a "kind, loving, religiously fanatical, right-wing Texan, with a slightly out of scale head and a mild Dr. Pepper addiction". Sheldon has also uses his mother to exact the point that he isn't crazy, as she had him tested. Mary later confirmed the story, although with the caveat that she wished she'd "followed up with that specialist in Houston." It is shown in "The Rhinitis Revelation" that all of the gang like her very much, as she provides the attention and wisdom they did not receive from their own mothers (especially Leonard's).

Series overviewEdit

She is called upon by both Leonard and Penny when Sheldon gets particularly difficult to handle. 

Season 1Edit

When Sheldon is fired for disrespecting his boss, Mary comes to help when he resorts to odd activities to pass the time. At first, she tries to coax him to apologize to his ex-boss, but finally tells him off about his superior attitude and forces him to go apologize. She goes with him and Sheldon's boss, Doctor Gablehauser admittedly develops an attraction to her (she quickly points out her husband is dead). Sheldon ends up getting his job back without really apologizing.

Season 2Edit

She was mentioned in The Panty Piñata Polarization, when Sheldon banishes Penny from the apartment. Leonard, who witnessed the whole incident, decides to put an end to this war by giving Penny what he describes as Sheldon's Kryptonite: his mom's phone number. Sheldon's mother suddenly calls him and reprimands him about his behavior with Penny, she also tells him to apologize to Penny.

Season 3Edit

Sheldon goes to his hometown of Texas when he and his friends' damage his career. She welcomes him back, though she starts to irritate him with her religious quirks. The guys show up to take him back and he agrees only when his mother starts up again with her religious beliefs on evolution. She admits to being happy he is leaving, commenting, "Don't tell me prayer never works!"

Season 4Edit

Sheldon meets a new friend named Amy, who is the female version of him. They have a falling out when they disagree on whose career is better and Sheldon lapses into an odd depression where he buys multiple cats. Mary comes and tricks the two into making up by using reverse psychology: she makes it seem she is happy the two split up and they rebel by mending their friendship.

Season 5Edit

Mary comes to visit her son, but ends up spending more time with his friends. She chooses to accompany his friends on a sightseeing trip rather than go with Sheldon to a lecture where he wants to embarrass Saul Perlmutter and cook the meals that Sheldon wants her to prepare. Annoyed, he goes with Amy, but catches a cold when it rains. Becoming sick, Mary finally gives him attention and nurses him back to health.

Season 7Edit

She was mentioned in "The Raiders Minimization", Sheldon saying that she used to put hamster poop in his father's tobacco when he used to drink.

Sheldon visits Texas when his sister is having a baby in "The Cooper Extraction". Sheldon talks with Mary on his webcam broadcast. Mary is not seen on screen, only her voice is heard.

In "The Mommy Observation," Sheldon surprises her mother with a visit and catches her having sexual relations with her boyfriend. First, Sheldon condemns her for having coitus despite her Christian beliefs and she sends him to his room. Howard, who was in Houston lecturing at NASA, tells him how he drove alway his mother's boyfriend and how she has been lonely ever since. Sheldon decides to not stand in his mother's way of happiness though he still chooses to condemn her internally. Also, he tries to have a talk with her about the birds and the bees.

QuotesEdit

"He gets his temper from his daddy. He’s got my eyes. All that science stuff, oh that comes from Jesus."
―Referring to Sheldon, The Luminous Fish Effect

"I love the boy to death, but he has been difficult since he fell out of me at the Kmart."
―Referring to Sheldon, The Luminous Fish Effect

"I made chicken. I hope that isn't one of the animals that you people think is magic."
―Talking to Raj, The Luminous Fish Effect

"Oh, we will, you have to take your time with Sheldon. His father, God rest his soul, used to say to me, Mary, you have to take your time with Sheldon."
―Referring to Sheldon, The Luminous Fish Effect

"Oh, [he was] not so wise. He once tried to fight a bobcat for some licorice."
―Talking about Sheldon's deceased father, The Luminous Fish Effect

"You know how your daddy used to say that you could only fish for so long before you gotta throw a stick of dynamite in the water? Well I'm done fishin'!"
―Talking to Sheldon, The Luminous Fish Effect

"Leonard, the Lord never gives us more than we can handle. Thankfully, He blessed me with two other children who are dumb as soup."
―Talking about Sheldon, The Luminous Fish Effect

"He's not crazy, I had him tested as a child. Although I still feel I should have taken him to that expert in Houston."
―Talking about Sheldon, The Rhinitis Revelation

"If I hadn't told my brother Stumpy not to clean the wood chipper by hand we'd still be calling him Edward!"
―Talking to Leonard, The Zazzy Substitution

"What about you, Raj, is it? Oh, you still having trouble talking to the ladies? Because you know at our church, we have a woman who's an amazing healer. Mostly she does crutch and wheelchair people, but I bet she'd be willing to take a shot at whatever third world demon is running around inside of you."
―To Raj, The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation

FamiliesEdit

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

  • Mary Cooper
  • Mary prepares Sheldon's favorite toast.
  • Mary tells Leonard her theory on men.
  • Mary eats out at a sushi restaurant with Leonard and Sheldon.
  • Mary comes for a surprise visit to see Sheldon.
  • Mary helps Sheldon gets his job back.
  • Leonard invites Mary to his home out of concern over Sheldon.
  • Mary Cooper
  • Sheldon needs his mother.
  • Worried about Sheldon.
  • Sheldon and his mother.
  • Looking at Penny's clothes.
  • Sheldon wants her to cook.
  • Mary and Sheldon drinking tea.
  • Mary taking care of a sick Sheldon.
  • Mary taking care of a sick Sheldon.
  • Praying at his mother's table.
  • The guys come to take Sheldon back to Pasadena.
  • Reaching for his pancakes.
  • Let's do some praying.
  • Mary Cooper is visiting.
  • Leonard, Mary and Sheldon.
  • Mary Cooper shocked by all his cats.
  • Leonard called Sheldon's mother.
  • Soft kitty, warm kitty...
  • You are burning up.
  • Singing "Soft Kitty" to her son.
  • Mary Cooper sends her son to his room.
  • Serious talk with his mother.
  • Confronting her mother's sex life.
  • Serious talk with her son.
  • Mary happy to see her son on a surprise visit.

References Edit


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