The Big Bang Theory is a show about a group of brilliant but socially awkward scientists and their adventures in love and friendship. And let me tell you, these guys (and gal) are the epitome of “nerd chic.” They’ve got the brains, but they might not always have the social skills to match.
The show follows the lives of Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, Raj, and Penny as they navigate the highs and lows of life in Pasadena, California. There are plenty of scientific references and geeky jokes to keep you entertained, as well as some heartwarming moments as the characters grow and learn from each other.
We know, we know: Howard Wolowitz is kind of an oddball.
But out of all the characters on the show, he’s the one who most reminds us of ourselves.
Sure, Sheldon may be the center of attention most of the time, with his quirks and genius-level intelligence, but let’s not forget about Howard Wolowitz. While all of the characters in The Big Bang Theory have their own unique arc, Howard Wolowitz’s journey throughout the show’s 12 seasons may be the most relatable of them all.
I mean, who would’ve thought that Howard Wolowitz, the once creepy guy with a weird hairstyle who couldn’t stop hitting on Penny, would end up settling down and becoming a husband and father?
Howard Is a Romance-Junkie.
Poor Howard. He’s always been a bit of a ladies’ man, or at least he’s tried to be. Unfortunately, his efforts to win the hearts of women often ended in failure. In fact, his creepy behavior with Penny was so off-putting that she told him he’d “grow old and die alone.” Ouch, Penny. But let’s be real, Howard had it coming.
Despite his many shortcomings, there’s something endearing about his quest for love. While his friends may not have the guts to even talk to a woman (cough, Raj), Howard just goes for it and somehow manages to find luck in love–just like everyone else.
Folk Meets Sci-Fi: Have You Discovered This Musical Mashup Yet?
Howard always had a dream of starting a band, and with the help of his trusty sidekick Raj, he made it happen. These guys may not be your typical rockstars, but that’s because they’ve got their own unique style – filk music, a fusion of folk and sci-fi themes.
Sure, their first song, ‘Thor and Dr. Jones’, may not have been a hit with the dance crowd, but that didn’t stop Howard and Raj from giving it their all. And even when they had a little tiff and briefly broke up (aren’t all good bands?), they knew they couldn’t stay away from the music (or each other) for long. So they reunited and kept on rockin’, even if their performance at the Comic Book Store wasn’t exactly a sell-out success.
So what if nobody at the Comic Book Store was a fan? Howard still keeps on rockin’ and pursuing what he loves, and that’s something we can all relate to.”
Talk About a Mama’s Boy!
Despite the societal pressure to be independent and move out on his own, Howard has made the choice to continue living with his mother at the ripe old age of 26. While he may get teased for being a “mama’s boy,” Howard embraces his living situation with a sense of humor. He frequently jokes about his mother being a “crazy old lady,” complete with exaggerated stories of her screaming and antics.
But despite the jokes, it’s clear that Howard has a deep affection for his mother. He relies on her for the basic necessities like clean laundry and meals, and it’s clear that their bond runs deep. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good home-cooked meal every once in a while?
So, while it might not be the traditional path, Howard’s living situation is actually kind of relatable and a little bit heartwarming.
Howard is known for his quirky personality, snappy one-liners, and unique fashion sense (which includes a questionable haircut that he rocked for 12 seasons). But the real standout quality about Howard is his confidence. No matter what life throws at him, Howard always stands tall and holds his head high.
Even when he’s getting made fun of for not having a PhD or facing rejection from women, Howard remains unfazed and continues to pursue his goals with unwavering self-esteem. The dude even went to space and rocked it.
In a world where it’s all too easy to let insecurities get the best of us, Howard’s confidence is actually kind of relatable and admirable. Who wouldn’t want to be a little bit more like Howard and embrace their quirks with pride? (just avoid the creepy part, please)
Geektastic Nerdvana Bliss
Howard’s outside interests in music and magic might seem like a departure from the rest of the group on The Big Bang Theory, but it’s actually a really relatable and fun aspect of his character. Many of us have hobbies and passions that we pursue outside of our daily work and social circles, and it’s always interesting to see those sides of people we might not usually get to see.
Plus, Howard’s musical and magical pursuits provide a lot of entertainment value for viewers and make him a more well-rounded and dynamic character. It just goes to show that even the most socially awkward and geeky characters can have rich and fulfilling lives outside of their friend group.
So go ahead and embrace your own outside interests, just like Howard!
Losing a Loved One
Losing a loved one is hard. In fact, it’s probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do in your life.
But when Howard lost his mom on the show, as she passed away peacefully while taking a nap, it was truly a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing the time we have with those we love. It’s a heart-wrenching moment that speaks to the universal human experience of loss and grief—a reminder of the unexpected and unpredictable nature of life.
But it’s not only the fictional character that died but also the voice actor of Debbie Wolowitz (Howard’s mom) named Carol Ann Susi. The death of Carol Ann Susi, the voice actor who played Howard Wolowitz’s mother on the show was a devastating and untimely loss for the show and for the entertainment industry as a whole. Susi, who was best known for her role as the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz, passed away in November 2014 after a brave battle with cancer at the age of 62.
His Friendship With Raj
Howard and Raj’s friendship is definitely one of the highlights of “The Big Bang Theory”. These two may seem like an unlikely pair at first glance, with Howard being the smooth-talking ladies’ man and Raj being the shy, socially awkward one. But despite their differences, these two have a bond that can’t be broken.
What makes their friendship so relatable is that it’s just so genuine. They may have their fair share of disagreements and bickering, but at the end of the day, they always have each other’s backs. Plus, they know how to have a good time and let loose together, whether it’s by hitting up a comic book store or belting out karaoke tunes.
And who can forget the time Howard stopped Raj from flying to London to meet Anu? That one act of friendship showed just how much Howard cares about Raj and was willing to go above and beyond for him.
But beyond the grand gestures, Howard and Raj’s friendship is also built on the little moments. Whether it’s cracking jokes together or supporting each other through tough times, these two always have each other’s backs. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good bromance?
From a Romance-Junkie to a Real-Life Romeo
Oh man, Howard really turned into a real-life Romeo when he started dating Bernadette, didn’t he? I mean, who wouldn’t swoon at the idea of giving a necklace that has literally been to space? Talk about romance goals.
But let’s be real, we’ve all been there. When you’re a romance junkie at heart and you finally find someone special, it can be a little intimidating. You want to make sure you do everything right and show your partner how much you care. And let’s be honest, sometimes we can get a little weird about it.
But it’s all worth it in the end, especially when you have someone as amazing as Bernadette by your side. Howard may have struggled at first, but he definitely proved that he’s capable of being a total romantic. And honestly, isn’t that what we all want in a partner? Someone who will go above and beyond to make us feel loved and appreciated?
So let Howard’s story be a reminder that it’s okay to feel a little awkward when you’re stepping out of your comfort zone and into the world of romance. Just keep being yourself and showing your partner how much they mean to you, and everything will fall into place. And who knows, maybe you’ll even end up with your own space-worthy necklace one day.
“I’m Your Idiot, Foreveeeeeer!”
As the final season of the beloved show unfolds, we are reminded of the journey that Howard and Bernadette have been on together. From their humble beginnings as a waitress and a nerdy, weird, romance junkie, they have grown and evolved into a happily married couple with two beautiful children.
But their love story isn’t just heartwarming – it’s also relatable. While their friends Sheldon, Amy, Leonard, and Penny struggle with their own romantic struggles and roller coaster relationships, Howard and Bernadette remind us that it is possible to find true love and build a beautiful life together.
Their decision to get engaged and married ahead of their friends marks the start of a new chapter in their lives, and it’s a moment that is both dramatic and exciting to watch unfold. As we cheer on Howard and Bernadette on their journey, we can’t help but feel inspired by their love and determination to make their relationship work.
Career Preservation Surgery
It’s not uncommon for couples to experience unexpected pregnancies, and Howard and Bernadette are no exception. In Season 11, Bernadette finds out she’s pregnant again, much to the surprise of both parents who have demanding careers as a microbiologist and aerospace engineer.
So, in an effort to avoid any more surprise babies, Howard opts for a vasectomy. Now, Howard may seem like an unlikely candidate for a vasectomy, but the truth is that many men face this decision at some point in their lives. Some may choose a vasectomy because they feel they’ve reached their desired family size, while others may do it to take control of their reproductive health and relieve their partner from the burden of using less reliable forms of birth control.
Thoughtful, Loving Husband
There’s nothing quite like being loved and appreciated by a thoughtful, loving partner. And in The Big Bang Theory’s “The Romance Resonance” episode, Howard really shows his love and devotion for Bernadette with a one-of-a-kind love song.
Not only does he serenade her with a tune he wrote just for her, but he also gets the whole gang in on the singing and piano-playing action. It’s a sweet gesture that’s sure to make any partner feel loved and appreciated. And can you believe it was all captured in just one take? Hands down, Simon!
If I Didn’t Have You song is a solid 1000/10 in my book and is sure to put a smile on your face. Whether you’re in a relationship or looking for that special someone, we can all relate to the feeling of being loved and cared for by a thoughtful, loving partner.