“Halley is napping. Keep it down,” said Bernie Wolowitz over the baby monitor. Downstairs, Howard and Raj Koothrappali were set up with their keyboard and guitar, but Bernie is essentially the new Yoko Ono for this band.
“It’s cool. We don’t need volume to rock,” whispered Raj. “Instead of blowing the roof off of this place, we can gently lift it off and quietly sat it down in the backyard.” Both laughed as they began an acoustic set in the living room.
“Sherlock. Sherlock. Sherlock around the clock,” went the chorus.
Bernie Wolowitz Breaks Up The Band
Soon after, the baby monitor lit up and Bernie screamed, “Nice going.” Howard apologized over the monitor, but first he had to head out to the store and pick up some diapers.
On his way out the door, Howard whispered “Rock and roll” with his hands in the shape of horns. Later in the episode, Bernie decided that Howard could no longer be in the band, but Raj took the news well.
“I really want to do this, but I don’t think I have the time,” said Howard at lunch.
Going Solo Isn’t The Way To Go
In the end, one could argue that Halley is more of the Yoko Ono role than Bernie. In fact, when Howard decides he can quit the band and start a solo career, Bernie decides that he needs to get out of the house.
“What is happening?” asked Bernie when Howard was playing a quiet version of the keyboard that sounded like angry typing. “I was trying not to wake you,” he said. “Now that I’m not in the band, I can focus on my own music: go solo.”
“You said you were taking a break from the band to help with me and the baby,” said Bernie Wolowitz. At this point, her husband announced that he also wanted to write an astronaut musical while taking this break.
Cut to Howard bursting in Raj’s door. Apparently, Howard’s solo career is worse for Bernie and Halley than a small band gig with Raj.
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