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Sheldon's surprised.

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Half the fun of watching Young Sheldon is spotting nods to the mothership, The Big Bang Theory. Eagle-eyed fans: How many of these references do you remember?

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By Robert Rorke

In honor of Valentine's Day, we're taking a loving look at some of the most popular and groundbreaking duos that have brightened TV screens over the past five decades. Some were mismatched, others destined for one another, and a few were not romantic but rather two people who shared a deep connection. Because at the end of the day, all you need is love.

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Originally published in Watch Magazine, January-February 2021.

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When we aren't watching Melissa Rauch as the smart and endearing Bernadette Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory, we are seeking every stunning photo we can find. See the Big Bang beauty like you've never seen her before, out of character and more beautiful than ever. Watch! curated this exclusive collection of editorial photographs and portraits of the CBS leading lady, and she's exquisite in every single one.

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The Big Bang Theory cast

Photography by Mark Mann.

Over the years, TV's #1 geek squad has posed for Watch!, and the fabulous photos don't disappoint. Here's a look at The Big Bang Theory cast members Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg dolled up like you've never seen them before!

Gal pals

Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch smiling at each other

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Melissa Rauch makes the best pal. We love how Big Bang beauties Mayim Bialik and Melissa are close in real life!

Try not to stair

Johnny Galecki wearing gray suit on staircase

Photography by Mark Mann.

Hollywood vet Johnny Galecki makes laying on the floor look so cool.

Lots of laughs

Johnny Galecki laughing wearing scarf

Photography by Mark Mann.

Something tickles Johnny Galecki's funny bone on set of this glamorous photo shoot.

Deep thoughts

Kunal Nayyar wearing dark blue suit

Photography by Mark Mann.

Kunal Nayyar reflects while resting in The Pierre hotel's lobby in New York City.

Pucker up!

Simon Helberg man's pompadour hairstyle

Photography by Mark Mann.

Simon Helberg practices his best duck face on set.

Empire state of fashion

kaley cuoco wearing black and white gown

Photography by Mark Mann.

City chic is another smoldering look Kaley Cuoco pulls off to perfection.

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