My 88-year-old 'Meemaw's' love of 'Big Bang Theory' and her take on tonight’s big reveal

My 88-year-old 'Meemaw's' love of 'Big Bang Theory' and her take on tonight’s big reveal
by: Lindsay Zier-Vogel

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Eighty-eight-year-old grandmothers aren’t necessarily “The Big Bang Theory’s” target audience, but my Nana Anne is perhaps the world’s biggest fan.

Such a fan, I think I might have to start calling her “Meemaw.”

“I’ve been watching the bloomin’ show for so long, I feel like I know all of them,” she tells me as she pulls a batch of muffins out of the oven.

And perhaps the best part of it all? She laughs non-stop every time she talks about the show.

“You hear the news at supper and so much of it is violence. It’s always guns and whatnot and who’s been killed. But when these guys come on, it’s just fun! It pretty well guarantees at least a couple of chuckles.”

She admits she’s never taken physics, and doesn’t always get all the jokes, but she finds all of the characters  incredibly endearing: “They’re definitely nerds – there’s no doubt about that” she says with a laugh, “But I get such a kick out of them!”

She admits, though, she wasn’t a huge fan of the Star Trek episode. “It was definitely not my cup of tea,” she says. “I really don’t like when people look peculiar. It puts me off.”

Though she’s not as excited for the superhero action figures Howard and Raj have made of themselves in tonight’s episode, she is excited for the relationship drama. According to previews, Sheldon will admit to Penny that he’s become much more comfortable around Amy (physically that is!) and is thinking he might sleep with her…someday.

“Oh my goodness!” Nana says. “He’s so cold as far as sex as concerned. It doesn’t seem to interest him in any way, shape or form, so that’ll be interesting.”

Forget tea parties, I’m thinking we might need to have an intergenerational "BBT" marathon one of these days…

If she would just start calling me “Moonpie”...

“Big Bang Theory” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV. Full episodes are also available online at


About LindsayLindsay Zier-Vogel has been working for since 2008. Lindsay’s highlights include interviewing the famed American choreographer Bill T. Jones and Canadian prima ballerina Karen Kain, as well as covering the Juno Awards. Follow her on Twitter!


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