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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.

Comments (14)

  • Cool. This should be funny.

    Comment by Kelly – September 20, 2012 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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).

    Comment by John – September 20, 2012 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Amanda – September 20, 2012 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol I too thought of a different Principal….Wood, from season 7 lol. And I was all “eh? Him?” (Cause I can’t see him romancing Mrs Wolowitz).
      But Armin Shimerman would have been awesome too!

      Comment by mia – September 20, 2012 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s who I thought it was too. Slightly confused for a moment.

        Comment by KND – September 20, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He was my first thought too.

      Comment by Snsetblaze – September 20, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dang. I wanted Snyder.

    Comment by jamie – September 20, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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”

    Comment by alex – September 20, 2012 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Sable – September 20, 2012 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Principal Flooty?

    Comment by Aydrian – September 20, 2012 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lerner is great…can’t wait!

    Comment by Cuz – September 20, 2012 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Nancy – September 21, 2012 01:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’ll always be Rocky Baruffi – at least, when he’s not Rocco Malachi or Frankie (“bing bong”)

    Comment by NJMark – September 21, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by Funny Faces Ccamera – September 27, 2012 01:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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