"Howaaaaaard," screams Mrs. Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory, "have you seen my girdle?" Welcome to the private Hell of a Mama's Boy.
Oh, I know the smothering Mrs. Wolowitz and her bubbala, Howard, are just characters invented for a TV show. But their cringe-worthy relationship is shockingly true-to-life. A concentrated distillation of the covertly incestuous relationship between a smothering helicopter mom and her precious "little boy."
Love Gone Wrong
If you're not familiar with the Wolowitz's warped relationship on The Big Bang Theory, click her to watch clips on YouTube.
Somewhere in the quagmire of dysfunctional relationship skills, neediness, boundary bashing and hidden agendas, I think there's love. A mother's love for her son and a son's love for his mom. But as Danny Kaye said in White Christmas, "Well, if that's love, then somebody goofed."