Nerd nuptials on 'The Big Bang Theory'
May 11th, 2012
03:46 PM ET

Nerd nuptials on 'The Big Bang Theory'

Well, I certainly didn't expect that.

For much of this season, I doubted that Howard and Bernadette would make it down the aisle. There just seemed to be so many red flags.

Even Thursday night's season finale had the red flag of Howard continuing to call Bernadette "Ma," but stopping himself at the last minute.

But wouldn't you know it, despite Howard's rocket mission and a crowded day at the Justice of the Peace, all of their friends got together to become ordained ministers and marry them on top of Leonard, Sheldon and Penny's apartment building.

The words spoken by each of their friends were touching, even if Raj was the only one whose speech wasn't the least bit self-serving.

Amy's speech had to do with the bridesmaid dress (not to mention the return of that tiara) that she's been wanting to wear practically since Bernadette got engaged.

Sheldon really didn't want to be there, and Leonard had to convince him that it might be fun, to which he replied, "That's what you said about the 'Green Lantern' movie. You were 114 minutes of wrong."

Leonard and Penny were still at odds over his accidental marriage proposal in the last episode as well, bringing it up in their speeches.

There was also an interesting moment during the ceremony where Howard's mother insisted on sitting very far away. Nice save there, otherwise we might have finally seen her.

Not only did Howard go through with the wedding, he went through with the rocket mission too, despite fuel problems and an astronaut and cosmonaut taunting him in tight quarters.

As the group watched, Raj held Bernadette's hand while the two said how much they would miss Howard. Then Penny and Leonard held hands. Then Amy and Sheldon held hands. Really!

It's anyone's guess where next season will take us, but for now, Sheldon has said it all: "Boldly go, Howard Wolowitz."

Did you enjoy the nerd wedding of the year? What do you think season 6 holds for us? Share your view on video or comment below.

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  1. Kabir D'cunha some of the best pick up lines by Howard...simply amazing!

    June 29, 2012 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Deb


    June 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dee Dee

    Why .. why?!?!? does this show have to come on at 7:00 Central. That's way too early for the adults who really appreciate the humor. BBT is one of the best shows on the air! Season after season, these guys make me laugh!

    June 8, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Slowmo

    You did see Howard's mom. All you had to do was pause as they panned put at the end of of the show. There was a woman sitting in that chair.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Roy G

    See more news on the Big Bang Theory at

    May 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nighthhaaawk

    The show is just about smart people getting along and growing (with the exception of Sheldon of course ). Howard's character is maturing ever so slightly in realizing he has to be faithful to the character of Bernadette. It IS a comedy and as such, characters are way "over the top" but the core friendships along with the scientific background may actually lead some members of the audience to seek smarter, scientific careers.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. julie

    Love this show it makes me laugh so much.loved the wedding all in perfect character.hope w gets backfrom space alive

    May 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Fozzyp

    WOAH it was d 1daful weding i hv eva see dis yr. My prayer 4 this elegant and blisful hapi home is that. GOD who bring them 2gether shal surely grnt his favour upon them. I pray amen. Hapi mariage life. Moses. Knw as fozzyp.

    May 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Liz1388

    Raj and Bernadette have an affair while Howard is in space?

    May 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nighthhaaawk

      Hopefully not! Raj's character has been set up + disappointed a few times. Maybe the writers can actually find some gal for him.

      May 14, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Angel

    I hope that Penny and Leornard stay togeter and I really like the BBT A LOT I watch it every night when it is on I think it is a a lot of laughs

    May 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kam


    May 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. xonny

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooioooooo I missed it 🙁

    May 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jdog

    Nerd love. . . .awww w!

    May 13, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. ESTHER


    May 13, 2012 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mac

    Absolutely love the show. I enjoy the humor mixed with science. The cast is awesome!!

    May 13, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  16. Don of the Dead

    Great episode.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. social good network

    t'was entertaining.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. James Chiera

    hopefully they finally get raj a girl in which he doesn't blow it

    May 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dillinger

    Absolutely hate this show.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mke

    Time for Raj to come out Of the closet:)

    May 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Andre

    I hope then don't make the next season all Lovy Dovy and bring on more science stuff maybe something do do with the bing bang

    May 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Valentina

    This episode was AWESOME ! I loved it ! Can't wait till season 6 ! 😀

    May 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  23. rachelle

    It was great! i agree, next season Raj should have a girlfriend. Awe... the great posibilities that can await us.

    May 12, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  24. harryhacker

    Great ending lets start next season with howard stranded and go from there. Also, sheldon and amy get more invoved.

    May 12, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  25. Aret

    Recently been married. Had a good friend of mine do the marrying bit. Not corny, it keeps things more personal. Dont need some random person doing that.

    Aret out

    May 12, 2012 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  26. rhultz

    This show has made me happy: when all i want 2 do is cry. Sheldon is my outside world. Penny, Penny, Penny!!! lol.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  27. rhultz

    Love it. love this show.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  28. SparkBunny

    I predict hundreds of couples wanting to get married on google earth, with the heart and arrow to find the spot. That was cute. Raj totally should have been a party planner.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  29. sofia

    I loved this finale season!!! I almost cried like Raj 🙂

    May 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  30. SouthernGrrrl

    I <3 #BBT! Great ep! ... my hopes for the next season? That Penny and Leonard don't split up – they are good for each other! Also, that Sheldon and Amy get more personal, but still maintain their unique charm. That Raj finally gets a girlfriend. And some hilarious situations with Howard and Bernadette's new family life – her dad is hilarious! Kudos, BBT!

    May 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Terri

    I really enjoy the show and loved it when Howard gave her the star necklace. But i thought the part where they all got ordained, very corny and trite.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  32. antrooie

    Im a very big fan of the show, and enjoy it very much

    May 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  33. gloria

    I MISSED IT!!!!! when will it re-run???

    May 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  34. chaka con

    I used to weigh only 110 pounds and now i weigh over 300..My puccy used to be tight now its like a big ole muddy hole in the ground. I needs me a man with a monster c o c k for this black cat.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  35. penguin

    Bialik is a great actress. Why. Isn't her movie, "Kalamazoo!", available on DVD?

    May 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  36. MDW


    May 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Barry

    The writing has been disappointing this year. I'm glad they have time-off to regroup.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. be quiet

    just when I thought BBT couldn't get any better, it did. I absolutely loved the season finale, and the whole season. This fall, I want to see a Best Comedy Emmy nomination, and best supporting actress for Mayim Bialik.

    May 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  39. sasha

    that was such a sweet way to get married, with all your friends as ministers. I may be an uber lib but I still find the 5 ordainted friends to kind of lessen the importance of the cerimony

    May 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

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