She is very pretty as the same league as Penny. She often jokes about being exposed to potentially dangerous substances in the lab and putting her friends at risk of contamination — it doesn't quite land with the group of geeky germaphobes. In the early part of season 9, Bernadette keeps trying to get others to take Stuart in like Sheldon and Amy. In " The Deception Verification ", Bernadette must deals with the effects of Debbie's estrogen cream after Howard absorbs at lot applying to his mother's back. Howard and Bernadette move into his late mother's house.