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"She would have been the best grandma."
First broadcasting in 2007, #TheBigBangTheory has hugely transformed over the last decade. The hit CBS comedy sitcom first started with just the five main characters: Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Howard (Simon Helberg), and Raj (Kunal Nayyar). As time progressed, the show creators decided to add in two additional characters to help the show progress on. First came Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), who goes on to marry Howard. Then came along Amy (Mayim Bialik), who becomes Sheldon's girlfriend.
The Big Bang Theory was midway through its 10th season and the mid-season finale was an emotional, magical and heartwarming episode. At last, Bernadette gave birth, tributes were paid to Carol Ann Susi (who voiced Howard's mother), and Raj was given news from Howard that changed his life. If you're yet to see the tenth season of the show, then don't look any further.
Howard And Bernadette's Special Day Starts Off With Raj Leaking The Gender Of The Baby
Baby Wolowitz has finally been welcomed into the world after the much anticipated wait, and would you believe it, it's a baby girl. During the mid-season finale "The Birthday Synchronicity," Raj becomes over excited and panicked about Bernadette going into labor and accidentally leaks the gender of the baby in front of Howard and Bernadette.
Viewers knew that the expecting parents wanted it to be a secret for the entire nine months and find out when the baby is born (obviously). As you can imagine, this made Howard and Bernadette (and many viewers at home) become rather frustrated and make Raj feel bad about himself.
What Is The Tribute To Debbie Wolowitz Everyone Is Overlooking?
On November 11th, 2014 actress Carol Ann Susi passed away. Carol is well remembered for providing the voice to Debbie Wolowitz, who was never seen in The Big Bang Theory. During the mid-season finale, Howard and Bernadette discuss baby names and what is best name to give their daughter.
Originally, Howard wanted to name the baby "Wally Wolowitz" until he found out that the gender of the baby is a girl. Bernadette promptly suggests that they name their baby girl after Howard's mother. It isn't long until Howard reveals that his mother hated the name "Debbie." Things went from bad to worse when Bernadette asks if she has a middle name and Howard explains that her middle name was "Melvina." Things turn to emotional and heartwarming as Simon Helberg leads a touching tribute to Carol Ann Susi:
"It sucks that she's not here. She would've been the best grandma. I was twenty years old before I found out that Tootsie Rolls weren't naturally warm."
Melissa Rauch follows in Helberg's footsteps by leaving a tribute to Carol Ann by impersonating her one last time. In the voice of Debbie Reynolds, Bernadette says:
"Are you a Milky Way or a Snickers girl?"
Now, we all know that the iconic voice of Carol Ann Susi will forever be missed in The Big Bang Theory, and Howard's house won't be the same without it.
This Isn't The First Time 'The Big Bang Theory' Has Paid A Loving Tribute To Carol Ann Susi
During season eight of the show Carol Ann Susi passed away following a tough battle against cancer. It became clear that the executive producers of the show were not ready for her death and had no intention whatsoever to write her character out of the show.
When Carol sadly passed away, the cast and crew were halfway through filming the eighth season and had to quickly improvise. Believe me, they did one hell of a job of it and it's a scene Big Bang Theory fans will never forget!