A look back at some of the best photographs of The Big Bang Theory stars

Big Bang Theory cast in black white and gray formalwear

Photography by Mark Mann

Kaley Cuoco channeling Madonna. Mayim Bialik stunning as Spock. Johnny Galecki living large in Londontown.

As the longtime hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory gets ready to say farewell, the photo and creative team at Watch! share their favorite snaps of television's super smart geek squad—like this early cast photograph for their very first magazine cover shoot for our October 2009 issue.

Christopher Ross, the magazine's Director of Photography, loved the location of The Pierre for its "gorgeous textures that set the mood for a classy shoot" and reminisces about fun production logistics like getting the cast flown in from Los Angeles to New York City, and picking them up at JFK in person!

Click through for more memorable TBBT photo moments.

Photography by Mark Mann. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, October 2009.

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Kaley Cuoco as the Material Girl

Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory wrapped in a white sheet

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier

"One of my all time favorite shots of Kaley Cuoco—serving heavy Madonna flavor! Such an intimate moment. It's hard to imagine that this photo was captured with a large crew just beyond the frame." —Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor



Photography by Patrick Demarchelier. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, October 2010.



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Johnny Galecki riding in style

Johnny Galecki of The Big Bang Theory in a moon roof in London

Photography by Keiron O'Connor

"I'm sure any day spent with Johnny Galecki would be a memorable one, but spending the day with The Big Bang Theory star at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London was truly unique. He was a trooper and I think we got at least 10 setups that day. This shot started with Johnny leaning out the side car window, when suddenly there was some shuffling and out he popped through the moon roof. He's good at being spontaneous!" —Christopher Ross, Director of Photography



Photography by Keiron O'Connor. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, December 2013.



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Jim Parsons gets us grinning

Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory in jacket and tie with french cuff shirt

Photography by Art Streiber

"This was a fantastic shoot with Art Streiber for a special comedy-themed issue. Jim Parsons' personality shined on set, and he was constantly cracking up the whole crew. This shot captures the classic Jim Parsons smirk, plain and simple." —Christopher Ross, Director of Photography



Photography by Art Streiber. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, April 2012.



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Mayim Bialik's memorable visit to Israel

Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann

"One of my favorite sessions and our first photo shoot in the Middle East. I love this shot capturing Mayim Bialik—what an incredible setting looking out to the historic Old City of Jerusalem and over to the Dome of the Rock." —Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor



Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, April 2016.



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Simon Helberg looking smart

Simon Helberg of The Big Bang Theory in a dark checkered tuxedo jacket and purple shirt

Photography by Mark Mann

"Simon Helberg has such an expressive face of humor, introspection, and intelligence—and this photo captures his natural charisma perfectly. It makes me smile!" —Ed Mann, Creative Director



Photography by Mark Mann. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, October 2009.



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Melissa Rauch sparkling on the red carpet

Melissa Rauch of The Big Bang Theory in black lace dress with velvet bow

Photography by Cliff Lipson

"Press events and award ceremonies like the People's Choice Awards are great opportunities for us to photograph our best stars. Cliff Lipson was able to capture the subtle and posed side of Melissa Rauch in a brief moment we had her in the CBS Photo Booth. Such warmth!" —Ed Mann, Creative Director



Photography by Cliff Lipson. Exclusive to CBS.com.



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Kaley Cuoco channeling Madonna

Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory in black dress on white sheets

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier

"Still one of my favorite shots of Kaley Cuoco, inspired by Madonna's iconic 'Justify My Love' music video. If you look at this picture in the reverse it just doesn't have the same effect. Sometimes upside down is better." —Christopher Ross, Director of Photography



Photography by Patrick Demarchelier. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, October 2010.



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Kunal Nayyar pausing for this perfect portrait

Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory in shiny blue on blue suit

Photography by Mark Mann

"Framing a moment in time that speaks isn't as easy as clicking the shutter. It's the relationship between the photographer and subject (like Kunal Nayyar here) that fabricates a moment that tells you about the soul of the star." —Ed Mann, Creative Director



Photography by Mark Mann. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, October 2009.



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Mayim Bialik going where no man—or woman—had gone before

Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory as Spock from Star Trek

Photography by Christopher Ross

"This photo has personal meaning as it was actually one of my first shoots that I produced and photographed. We had the hangar at Milk Studios, every Octabank [professional photography lighting setup] in the house for an extensive prelight, and about three hours to shoot Mayim Bialik as four classic Star Trek characters.



I think it's safe to say she crushed it as Spock." —Christopher Ross, Director of Photography



Photography by Christopher Ross. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, August 2016.



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Up close and personal

Melissa Rauch black and white photo

Photography by Brian Higbee / Art Partner Licensing.

All eyes on Melissa Rauch in this steamy portrait. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Pretty in pinks

Melissa Rauch in tank top

Photography by Chad Griffith.

Chic combination for Melissa Rauch: A hint of strawberry blonde hair and a pink background hue. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Sophisticated lady

Melissa Rauch in black mesh dress

Photography by Brian Higbee / Art Partner Licensing.

Looking fashion forward and gorgeous in a fishnet frock. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Sapphire stunner

Melissa Rauch smiling blue eyes

Photography by Daniel Bergeron / Contour by Getty Images.

Don't her pretty peepers just take your breath away? Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Sexy star

Melissa Rauch looking at camera black and white

Photography by Brian Higbee / Art Partner Licensing.

Melissa Rauch is a vision in black and white. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Photogenic perfection

Melissa Rauch wearing a black sweater

Photography by Daniel Bergeron / Contour by Getty Images.

Melissa Rauch is beautiful inside and out. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Bright young thing

Melissa Rauch cable knit cardigan

Photography by Chad Griffith.

Melissa Rauch is flirty, fun, and fabulous! Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Fowl play

Melissa Rauch holding a rubber chicken

Photography by Seth Olenick / Contour by Getty Images.

Melissa Rauch shows off her silly side. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Pretty in plaid

Melissa Rauch wearing a blue plaid shirt long blonde hair

Photography by Victoria Will/Invision/AP.

Flannel looks fabulous on this Big Bang lady. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Casual chic

Melissa Rauch leaning against staircase

Photography by Chad Griffith.

Lovely Melissa Rauch leans into this white linen look. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Toothsome talent

Melissa Rauch beautiful smile big blue eyes long blonde hair

Photography by Daniel Bergeron / Contour by Getty Images.

Isn't she lovely? Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Strike a pose

Melissa Rauch wearing vintage skirt with geometric pattern

Photography by Chad Griffith.

Melissa Rauch rocks this 70s-inspired style. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Sweet smile

Melissa Rauch

Photography by Victoria Will/Invision/AP.

We can't get enough of her captivating charm. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Beautiful soul

Melissa Rauch

Photography by Austin Hargrave / AUGUST.

Melissa Rauch truly is a Big Bang beauty, inside and out. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Laced up

Melissa Rauch black lace dress

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

There are few things better than a little black dress with pockets. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Purple passion

Melissa Rauch wearing purple dress

Photography by Joe Pugliese/AUGUST.

The Big Bang bombshell finds the keys to a major fashion win in this hue. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Fresh face

Melissa Rauch

Photography by JB Lacroix/WireImage.

Melissa Rauch's bright smile and rosy cheeks will make your day. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


Hey, good looking!

Melissa Rauch looking into camera with look of surprise

Photography by Austin Hargrave/AUGUST.

She's got our attention.

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Melissa Rauch is picture perfect

Melissa Rauch wearing a beige sweater

Photography by Chad Griffith.

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. Watch The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.


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Photography by Mark Mann.

They clean up well!

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!

1. 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!


2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.


5. Pucker up!

Simon Helberg man's pompadour hairstyle

Photography by Mark Mann.

Simon Helberg practices his best duck face on set.


6. 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.

Over the years, Watch! has had the pleasure of photographing and featuring Jim Parsons within our pages on more than one occasion. From gracing the cover of our special comedy issue to posing for portraits with The Big Bang Theory cast, the man behind the quirky Sheldon Cooper is always a blast to work with.


We've collected our favorite Jim Parsons photos—and you won't need to understand theoretical physics to love them all!

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