June Squibb Cast As Sheldon's Grandmother On The Big Bang Theory


Hey Moonpie, your Meemaw is coming to The Big Bang Theory this season!

The often-mentioned but never seen Meemaw, Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) maternal grandmother, will appear in an episode of The Big Bang Theory that will air in February. EW has learned that she'll be played by June Squibb, the veteran actress that starred in The Nebraska and made guest appearances on CBS' Mom and Code Black.

Meemaw is Sheldon's favorite living family member and is the only person that can call him "Moonpie." She refers to him as the tasty treat because, to her, Sheldon is "nummy nummy" and she just wants to eat him up.

Though, the love Sheldon has for his grandmother has been exploited in past episodes. Like that time his nemesis Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) unfairly benefited on it by sharing a bogus story about his grandmother passing away, which led to Sheldon throwing the Mystic Warlords of Ka'a card tournament.

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 PM on CBS.