The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
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Bernadette reveals her pregnancy to Howard and the rest of the gang.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski


Bernadette tells Howard that she is pregnant. After the initial excitement, Howard gets an anxiety attack over one issue after another about the problems that will arise in their lives in having a baby. Regardless, Bernadette and Howard tell their friends of the news, Bernadette to the girls and Howard to the guys. Although they concur with some of those issues in trying to calm down both Bernadette and Howard regarding Howard and thus Bernadette's anxiety, they also try to focus on the positives of them becoming parents. On the guys' side, Howard begins to fixate primarily on the money issue, Raj coming up with the statistic that it costs $1 million to raise a child in the Los Angeles area through to college. Through the discussions, will Bernadette and Howard come to a more positive outlook on their new situation when they and their friends come back together as one big group at the end of the night? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

18 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Sheldon reveals that he shaves once every eleven days. See more »


[first lines]
Howard Wolowitz: Morning.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Morning.
Howard Wolowitz: [reads Post-It note on the coffee maker] "We"? What is this?
Bernadette Rostenkowski: I don't know; maybe it says something on the back.
Howard Wolowitz: "Continued on milk".
[opening fridge]
Howard Wolowitz: If you're tricking me into making my own breakfast it didn't work for my mom and it won't work for you.
[reads note]
Howard Wolowitz: "Are". We are..."See spoons for more."
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Crazy Credits


Dear President Obama,

Even though I am not qualified in any way to be a Supreme Court justice, I would still like to be considered for the open seat. Before you dismiss my request as comic nonsense, I'd like to point out that the current primary race to be POTUS makes very clear that lack of qualifications is an advantage. I don't see why that principle doesn't also apply to SCOTUS. Please know I'm happy to supply my own robe.

Jurisprudently yours,

Chuck Lorre See more »


References Sex and the City (1998) See more »


(You're) Having My Baby
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Simon Helberg
[Howard performs the song to Bernadette in karaoke]
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some what disappointed
18 February 2016 | by djt-04358See all my reviews

The Positive Negative Reaction:

I was somewhat disappointed with tonight's presentation. Did the writers really have to have everyone getting drunk to celebrate Bernadett and Howards news? I expected a more clever way for them to celebrate, as the show usually has clever ideas.

I did like how the girls had their own private talk as well as the guys on how things are or will be with a baby coming.

I have watched this show( and repeats) from the time it first started with these talented actors and love it as well as the addition of new characters. Nice to see some intelligent but fun clean material on TV. Just hope the writers don't start running out of good ideas.

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