TV - Movies
The Big Bang
Theory Storyline
That Had A Major
Effect On
Melissa Rauch
By BRANDON SHOAFF
Bernadette Rostenkowski played by Melissa Rauch goes from waiting tables at the Cheesecake Factory to using her Ph.D. in microbiology at ZanGen Pharmaceuticals. She shares her incredible arc with partner Howard Wolowitz and although they share numerous experiences together, there's one particular storyline for the couple that had a major effect on Rauch.
In an interview, Rauch stated her favorite episode was Season 10, Episode 12’s, "The Holiday Summation." She said, "In this episode, Howard and Bernadette are adjusting to life with a newborn and them dealing with all the crying (mostly their own). I love how it shows them navigating this new life change together. When Howard says 'Good job, Mommy' through the crib slats, I get teary every time."
Rauch said she appreciated how "The Big Bang Theory" handled the topic of motherhood. In a 2021 interview with CafeMom, Rauch said “I love that it just opened up the conversation because just as every human being is different every mom is different — there's no one-size-fits-all motherhood vibe we all feel."