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The Big Bang Theory Scoop: Buffy Principal to Romance Howard's Mom

Buffy‘s former principal is romancing his way onto The Big Bang Theory.

Ken Lerner — whose character, Flutie, was memorably eaten alive by hyena-possessed students on the Vampire Slayer series — will guest-star on Season 6 of the hit CBS comedy, TVLine has learned.

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The actor will play Mrs. Wolowitz’s dentist boyfriend, Dr. Schneider. And even though Howard’s mom (voiced by Carol Ann Susi) famously remains offscreen, she won’t be able to keep her nascent relationship under wraps from her son. Rather, he finds out that his dentist is playing doctor with Ma! in an amusing way. But how will he take the news?

“If your parents were single, how would you react to finding them dating?” replied executive producer Bill Prady at last week’s Creative Arts Emmys.

The Big Bang Theory returns Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c. Lerner’s episode will air Oct. 18.

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  1. Kelly says:

    Cool. This should be funny.

  2. John says:

    Oh my god, im having a geekasm right now. The only way this could be better is if sarah michelle herself stopped by (after having Eliza in season 4).

  3. Amanda says:

    Looking forward to the episode though when I saw the sentence Buffy Principal to Romance Howard’s Mom I thought of a different Buffy principal. The one that also played Quark on Star Trek DS9.

  4. jamie says:

    Dang. I wanted Snyder.

  5. alex says:

    LOL, I actually remember him ripping up Buffy’s transcript in the first episode, then piecing it back together in shock as he read thru some of her “achievements”

  6. Sable says:

    This can only add to the show’s already outstanding entertainment value. Carol Ann Susi is terrific. If we ever do see her and from how I remember her from The Secret of My Success, she could truly fit as Howard’s mother although the costumers would surely have to put her in padding to match the character description.

  7. Aydrian says:

    Principal Flooty?

  8. Cuz says:

    Lerner is great…can’t wait!

  9. Nancy says:

    can’t wait as well … this truly will just make the show more awesome than it already is … a dentist when all “Ma” yells about is what happens in the bathroom … LOL

  10. NJMark says:

    He’ll always be Rocky Baruffi – at least, when he’s not Rocco Malachi or Frankie (“bing bong”)

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