Bernadette entered ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as a supporting cast, and then was promoted as a regular, but did you know that she was the main character?
The tiny duckling like feisty young women, Bernadette Rostenkowski, silently turned the show, starting as a girlfriend of Howard Wolowitz. She might appear to be a secondary character, but she is one of the lead characters.
In fact, we still wonder how a smart girl like Bernadette would be smitten by someone like Howard. One can’t deny that it was due to her association that made the astronaut a better person. He became a family man because of her. Moreover, Bernadette played a significant role in the gang itself, although she was underrated. Here are 5 reasons why Bernadette is the show’s main character.
Bernadette is the most rational character
She is one of the most sensible characters on the show. Bernadette can be reasonable when most of the others are in a mess. Though she looks childlike, she is actually more mature than the others. That is why she is considered as the mother of the group.
Bernie can control the unruly gang
She can be manipulative, a fact she prides herself on. Bernadette is able to control people around her and get them to do what she wants. She’s the only one in the group to be able to do so naturally.
Bernie can get fierce and take charge, which has been shown more than once in the show. For instance, when Sheldon and Leonard got into a petty fight about a published paper, it was Bernadette who took them aside and gave them a piece of her mind, showing them who was boss.
Bernadette is the most motivated person in the gang
She is a fierce and the most motivated person in the whole group. Her no-nonsense attitude makes her awesome and she always strives to do better.
While working part-time as a waitress at the Cheesecake Factory, Bernie manages to get a PhD in microbiology which shows pure motivation and strength of character. In the environment of brilliance such as that of Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, Amy, and Howard, Bernie is quite a role model too.
Bernie is a tough girl who has faced discrimination
Bernadette had been mocked throughout her life for her height, even though she was really rather beautiful. In a society that makes fun of anybody who doesn’t fit into the conventional parameters of physical appearance, she stood rock solid and hasn’t let anyone deter her from her dreams.
Although Bernadette never spoke about the difficulties she had been through as a child, she had taken a lot upon herself. When she did speak about her struggles, it did bring her closer to the gang.
Bernadette perfectly balances the personality of Penny & Amy
Bernadette is the little Buddha, the middle path between the nerdy Amy and the street smart Penny. While Amy is largely socially inept, Penny is charming people with her outgoing attitude, making them stand on the opposite end of the spectrum, Bernie remains neither socially awkward nor overtly extrovert. This could easily make Bernadette a main character on the show.
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