Big Bang Theory: Howard & Bernadette’s wedding on Google Earth

Some background:

(TL;DR: Scroll down for the Google Earth live preview)

For those of you who haven’t heard of the Big Bang Theory, it’s this show about this group of friends and how they live with their quirky behaviours and stuff, standard fare there. Kinda like Friends, and How I Met Your Mother. But what’s so awesome about this show is that it manages to tie in popular sci-fi (think Star Wars, Star Trek, comic books, yada yada) and actual science (quantum physics, kinetic and mechanic theory, molecular biology, neurophysics, hyperdrive theory) with the lives of these guys. This show has grown to be legendary among geeks, comic book fans, sci-fi fans and others alike. Myself included, obviously.

So anyway in the Season 5 finale, (spoiler alert!) Howard and Bernadette get married on the rooftop of Leonard and Sheldon’s house, and they timed it to coincide with the passing of the Google satellite over their location in Pasadena. Even had the whole zoom-out-from-ground-to-space scene, which was pretty darn cool.

Me being the Google addict I am, I just had to Google it to see if it really got captured by Google Earth. Now before you laugh at me for thinking a fictional show could be experienced in real life, consider that all the websites mentioned on How I Met Your Mother (,,, and are all real – so I really wanted to know whether Big Bang Theory was *that* awesome to get Google Earth to do this for real.

Here’s the scene (MEGA SPOILER ALERT! Don’t watch if you haven’t seen the episode!):

And here’s the frame of the initial zoom-out:

And here it is on Google Earth:

Sadly as you can see… it’s not there 🙁 Too bad then. Well at least I don’t have to continue wondering, and now you don’t have to as well 🙂

Hope you enjoyed the series as much as I did, and I certainly look forward to the next season! Thanks for reading!



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