Alyssa Thorne
Updated Sep 20, 2016 @ 6:10 pm
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We looooove reunions from the shows and movies we grew up with. What can we say — millennials are suckers for nostalgia. But honestly, what’s better than seeing the cast from a show you loved when you were younger together again? The only thing more exciting than an Instagram selfie reunion, though, is an onscreen one — and during the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, we got one!

Penny’s mom in TBBT was also Kaley Cuoco’s character’s mom in 8 Simple Rules and we just love this reunion so much.

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Katey Sagal, who you might recognize from the DCOM Smart House if you don’t know her from The Big Bang Theory, played the mother, Cate, on the sitcom 8 Simple Rules.

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She parented three wacky kids (as sitcom moms do), and for some of the series she did it on her own, after actor John Ritter passed away and his character consequently did as well. Kaley Cuoco played Bridget, Cate’s older, cooler daughter with killer fashion sense, mad dating game, and of course, a heart of gold.

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We were soooo excited to finally meet Penny’s family on The Big Bang Theory, but we love it even more now that we realized Kaley Cuoco got to keep her TV mom even when she switched shows.

Now, where are Kerry and Rory and how do we get them on The Big Bang Theory!?