Bernadette Maryann Rostenkowski-Wolowitz | Big Bang Theory Wiki
Dr. Bernadette Maryann Rostenkowski-Wolowitz is a main character from The Big Bang Theory. She is the wife of Howard and the mother of his daughter Halley and his son Neil Michael Wolowitz. She works as a microbiologist.
Bernadette seems like a reserved and thoughtful person, but can also be different when she is with Howard and his mother, or when she drinks alcohol. She is always smiling, even when she feels uncomfortable or disagrees with the ideas of her friends.
Bernadette is a bad liar, because she was expelled from lying at Catholic school, as she explains in one episode.
She seems to interfere in other people’s relationships less than Penny, but she still supports her friend, e.g. when Penny doesn’t get along with Priya and Leonard’s relationship. Nevertheless, you can see that Bernadette is slightly annoyed by Penny’s blasphemies.
Many different patterns of behaviour can be seen in Bernadette. The most conspicuous is probably her behavior around Howard or his mother. She starts screaming like Howard’s mother when she is having a conversation with one of them. It gets to the point that Howard is inclined to call Bernadette “Mom” for a while, although fortunately he can always correct himself before he has finished speaking.
Bernadette was brought up as a strict catholic in her childhood. Her parents were very conservative. Furthermore, her father was a police officer and her mother ran an illegal day care center, which seems rather paradoxical.
She meets the group when she meets Penny. She is initially a new colleague who finances her studies by working at the ” Cheesecake Factory”.
Penny fixes her up with Howard, whom she later marries. She is integrated into the group and becomes better friends with Penny and Amyan. During the episode “Tears on Valentine’s Day” it is announced that Bernadette is pregnant by Howard. In the episode “The Positive Negative Reaction” Bernadette Howard reported the great news. In the episode “The Seducer” the baby was also mentioned when finally in the episode “The Property Distribution Problem” Bernadette went into labor and was taken to hospital. The baby saw the light of day in the episode “Always for a birthday”, the baby’s gender and name were mentioned.
She began her relationship with him in the episode “The Man Who Loved His Grandmother”. Penny set them up together. At first, Howard didn’t want a relationship with her because she wasn’t sexy enough for him. However, he realized that he would never meet another woman like her and changed his mind, so the two of them became a couple. However, she caught him in flagrante delicto once when he had cybersex in the online game WoW, whereupon they separated for a short time, but they found each other again. Later on he makes her a marriage proposal, which she accepts. The two get married shortly before his flight into space on the roof of the house where Sheldon, Leonard and Penny live. Bernadette is always worried about her “Howie”, so she tells his mother that Howard will fly into space, hoping she will prevent this.
Howard always wants her to move in with him and his mother. But she refuses until Howard really decides to move in with her and feels sorry for his heart sick mother. Although he had originally planned to change Bernadette’s mind he regrets it when she really decides to move in with him and his mother. During the episode “Tears on Valentine’s Day” Bernadette and Howard found a nearly drowned rabbit in their hot tub and patched it up. When Bernadette was still working on the rabbit and Howard was doing something else and leaving the garden, Bernadette whispered to the rabbit that she would have to find another time to tell him that she was pregnant. In the episode “The Positive Negative Reaction” Bernadette Howard reported the great news. At first Howard seemed to be overwhelmed with the responsibility of having a child, but in the end he was happy, as Bernadette could hardly wait. In the episode “Always for your birthday” their child was born.
Penny has known Bernadette the longest of all. They are very good friends and go together more often with Amyaus. Penny paired up Howard and Bernadette, but still Bernadette tries again and again to talk her husband out of it and to find another one, but it doesn’t work.
Bernadette is the first contact person for Penny and helps her when she is in a bad mood. It seems as if she admires Penny, similar to a high school beauty in school. She also acts, along with Amy, who speaks out directly what Bernadette thinks, as a conscience for Penny in certain situations.
Bernadette and Penny share a deeper friendship than their friendships with Amy, although she doesn’t realize it.
Amy is friends with Bernadette because of Penny. In her admiration for Penny, Amy unknowingly bad-mouths Bernadette, which Bernadette takes up with composure and does not go deeper into it. But you can see that she understands exactly what she is saying and reacts to it, it’s hard to say to what extent this offends her.
Despite the fact that Amy sees Bernadette as competition for her friendship with Penny and it seems that Amy tolerates Bernadette more than she likes her, Bernadette asks Amy to be her maid of honor, which makes Amy very happy.
Otherwise Amy often annoys Bernadette and Penny and irritates them with her distorted image of friendly activities among women. Nevertheless, the two seem to like having Amy around them and feel bad when they hurt their girlfriend.
She also maintains a good friendship with Leonard, which initially makes Howard jealous. She is very interested in Leonard’s experiments and once said that if she wasn’t a microbiologist, she would have studied physics. However, she doesn’t see Leonard as a friend anymore, which helps to relax the situation after initial difficulties. When Leonard is with Priya, she and Howard spend a lot of time with the couple, because Priya likes Bernadette and can get used to Howard.
Since Raj is Howard’s best friend, Bernadette also spends a lot of time with him. Raj is in love with Bernadette and is happy about it, as the rumor goes around Bernadette would like to separate from Howard. But the two don’t seem to be very close friends and rather spend time together because of Howard.
Sheldon and Bernadette are not very close friends. She’s probably just Howard’s wife and nothing else worth mentioning. She is tolerated and liked by him, but they are not close friends. However, Sheldon accuses Penny and Bernadette of being a bad influence on Amy. Which stems more from Penny than Bernadette.
Sheldon and Bernadette are the only two in the series who feel superior to each other (independently). Sheldon claims to be afraid of Bernadette (her voice among other things). Bernadette knows how to use that skillfully.
It almost seems as if they both deliberately walk away from each other and avoid contact. When Bernadette is angry with Sheldon, she reprimands him severely.
Apart from the information about the operation of an illegal day care centre and that she did not even want to teach her to ride a bike (for fear of losing her virginity in a fall), it is known about Bernadetteichts mother. You see her once at a dinner with Howard, Bernadette and her father (when the two women decide to send their boys on a fishing trip together). Bernadette hates her mother as much as Howard does. This is also the reason why Howard and Bernadette got together. Bernadette and Howard started a family with their common daughter Halley.
Her father was a police officer who is now retired. He doesn’t think much of Howard and tells him to his face that his daughter will soon find something better than him (should he die on his trip into space). Nevertheless, he gives them his blessing at their wedding and attends the ceremony.
* She’s only five feet tall and needs a stool to see through the peephole. Also, she and Howard can’t get enough of the smoke detector (Season 6, Episode 19, Order in the storage room).
* The most exciting thing she has to deal with as a microbiologist is yeast.
* She’s a bad liar.
* In the season finale of season four,she says she’s about to get her Ph.D.And then she’s gonna work at a pharmaceutical company.
* She’s Glenn’s ex-girlfriend.
* When she’s angry or screaming, her voice sounds much deeper, like Mrs. Wolowitz’s.
* She says of herself that she’s a very vindictive person with access to bioweapon smallpox.
* Bernadette has Polish roots.
* She can’t stand children.
* She earns way more than Howard, which is why he gets bullied a lot.