They are also friends with Wil Wheaton. Howard and Bernadette move into his late mother's house. However, Bernadette thought it was very romantic. Howard even compared being in the same room as a competitive Bernadette as being in a steel cage with a wolverine.
A lengthy offscreen breakup occurs when she catches Howard engaging in , but Howard apologizes and their relationship resumes. Despite hating children, Bernadette has the potential for being a great mother - she is able to calmly reason with the extremely difficult Sheldon Cooper like a mother to a son, and it is even possible that her relationship with Howard will sharpen her for being a mother to their child. Like many aspiring showbiz kids, Cuoco got her start doing commercials. On the plane over Bernadette is relaxed until they get a disturbing call from Stuart. Early on, Amy is essentially a female counterpart to Sheldon. Usually, the joke is what nutty outfits the guys will wear one time they made the mistake of all dressing up like the Flash and showing their inability to grasp how normal people act.
He tries to reconcile with Emily, but she shuts the door in his face. Stuart actually got angry and told Sheldon it was clear they didn't even see him as a friend, leading Sheldon to sincerely apologize and try harder to be nice to Stuart for a period. Cuoco simply had a nice pose, covering herself up as much as she could and yet still looking terrific. While the actress had shown off a few times already on the show, she was still seen as the mostly nerdy gal. Upon meeting Emily, Howard recognizes her from a blind date they had sometime before he met Bernadette.
As the girls are leaving, he tells them that he is in love with both of them. After Howard tells him about how he drove away an admirer of his mother, Sheldon apologizes to Mary, saying that he will accept her choices on the outside while condemning her internally for being a hypocrite by going against her religious beliefs. Sheldon once mentions that Mary once hit him with a Bible because he refused to eat his Brussels sprouts. Amy talks her into spying on Priya and Leonard for Penny, but she eventually can't handle the pressure of lying and leaves abruptly.
Their best friends, however, all get ordained as ministers and married them instead. A recurring joke in the series has people, including his parents and Leonard's mother, speculating that Raj might be due to his feminine interests and his close friendship with Howard, with whom he has arguments similar to those of a married couple. Later that episode, Bernadette decided to tackle Howard's issue, his overbearing mother. Howard has been through couple's therapy with Raj and one trick is to describe what one loves about the other.
After deliberating, Howard to Bernadette, but she rejects. However, in season ten, he mentions he is currently single. In season six, Raj started seeing a shy and sweet woman named Lucy, who had many things in common with Raj. Leonard pursued Penny during season one and they dated briefly at the start of season two, which led to some awkwardness. In the fifth-season finale, Howard and Bernadette are married on the roof of the apartment building shortly before he has to leave for Kazakhstan, where he is to be sent to the International Space Station.
On their first date, she becomes so nervous that she goes to the bathroom and climbs out of the window to get away. His father left them when he was 11, and Howard gets visibly distressed when the subject comes up. He comes to visit, and Penny feels compelled to involve Leonard in a ruse to make him think they are still together. Howard and Bernadette then move back into Howard's old home, and Stuart decides to stay with them. Seeing Sheldon's behavior toward the donors, he asks that he not appear again. Koothrappali becomes angry with Leonard when he learns that his daughter, Priya, is dating Leonard without his knowledge.
Even though she has known Penny longer than Amy and gets along better with Penny, she still has more similarities with Amy in terms of academics. Later in the season, Amy begins a campaign to increase Sheldon's feelings for her by becoming more involved in his interests, including video games and , and treating him as his mother did. Other than Raj, he also maintains contact with their daughter Priya via Skype whenever she is out of India. Together, they helped make the show a monster hit. It seems over the years they did not communicate and let a lot of little things boil over until they hated each other. The officials at say that they can only wed three more couples that day and there are many people ahead of them in line and they do not believe Howard's reason for not being able to wait until he is leaving for on to go aboard the International Space Station.