Guest Star: Carol Ann Susi

Carol Ann Susi

Carol Ann Susi was an American actress best known for providing the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory. Her other TV credits include guest appearances on Cheers, Seinfeld, Married with Children, Becker, and That '70s Show.

Carol Ann Susi passed away in November 2014 after a short illness. Following her death, the character of Mrs. Wolowitz was written out of the show.

You are viewing a list of Carol Ann Susi's 39 appearances on The Big Bang Theory.

  • The Dumpling Paradox

    Season 1, Episode 7 - The Dumpling Paradox
    Aired November 5, 2007

    Penny's promiscuous friend from Nebraska is in town and Wolowitz quickly seduces her, taking over Penny's apartment in the process. Penny takes refuge on Sheldon and Leonard's couch. With Wolowitz otherwise engaged, the guys enlist Penny as the fourth member of their Halo team.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Pancake Batter Anomaly

    Season 1, Episode 11 - The Pancake Batter Anomaly
    Aired March 31, 2008

    When Sheldon catches the flu, Leonard flees the apartment to avoid having to care for a needy Sheldon. After Sheldon turns up at the Cheesecake Factory, Penny is left to care of him.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Bad Fish Paradigm

    Season 2, Episode 1 - The Bad Fish Paradigm
    Aired September 22, 2008

    When her first date with Leonard doesn't go to plan, Penny finds an unwilling confidant in Sheldon. Sheldon can not handle the stress of keeping Penny's secret, so he decides to move out of the apartment.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Lizard-Spock Expansion

    Season 2, Episode 8 - The Lizard-Spock Expansion
    Aired November 17, 2008

    A smitten Wolowitz attempts to impress the new love of his life, Dr. Stephanie Barnett, but instead crashes the Mars Rover into a ditch. When the guys arrive to help Howard out of his predicament, Stephanie finds herself more interested in Leonard and promptly leaves with him.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Killer Robot Instability

    Season 2, Episode 12 - The Killer Robot Instability
    Aired January 12, 2009

    When another one of Howard's unwanted advances on Penny leads her to spurn him, Howard falls into a depressed funk. Wolowitz's absence deprives the guys of their star engineer as they work on their robot for an upcoming killer robot contest.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Cushion Saturation

    Season 2, Episode 16 - The Cushion Saturation
    Aired March 2, 2009

    Sheldon's world is turned upside down when Penny damages his "spot" by accidentally shooting a paintball gun at his prized couch cushion. Penny and Leonard struggle to help a difficult Sheldon through this testing time. Meanwhile, Wolowitz and Leslie Winkle start dating after a paintballing encounter of their own.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition

    Season 2, Episode 19 - The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition
    Aired March 30, 2009

    Sheldon is horrified to learn a new resident is moving into the apartment above theirs. When the guys meet their new neighbor, Alicia, Sheldon has no objections and Leonard, Howard and Raj are soon paying her a lot of attention, much to the chagrin of Penny, who feels Alicia is just using the guys.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Big Bang Theory

    Season 2, Episode 23 - The Monopolar Expedition
    Aired May 11, 2009

    When Sheldon is offered the opportunity to conduct research at the North Pole, he invites the rest of the guys along with him. The impending three-month expedition forces Penny & Leonard to reconsider their feelings for each other.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Guitarist Amplification

    Season 3, Episode 7 - The Guitarist Amplification
    Aired November 9, 2009

    When Penny invites Justin, an old boyfriend, to stay at her apartment for a weeks, it sparks an argument between her and Leonard. Their fighting makes Sheldon uncomfortable as it reminds him of his parents' arguments.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Vengeance Formulation

    Season 3, Episode 9 - The Vengeance Formulation
    Aired November 23, 2009

    When Barry Kripke pulls a prank on Sheldon which embarrasses him on national radio, Sheldon vows revenge. Meanwhile, Howard tries to keep his new relationship with Bernadette going.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Gorilla Experiment

    Season 3, Episode 10 - The Gorilla Experiment
    Aired December 7, 2009

    When Penny wants to learn more about Leonard's work, she turns to Sheldon for lessons. Sheldon views the opportunity to teach Penny rudimentary physics as an experiment, but his teaching style quickly brings Penny to tears. Meanwhile, Howard gets jealous after his girlfriend Bernadette also takes an interest in Leonard's research.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Staircase Implementation

    Season 3, Episode 22 - The Staircase Implementation
    Aired May 17, 2010

    After a disagreement with Sheldon, Leonard tells Penny the story of how he moved into the apartment building, became friends with Sheldon, and how the elevator was broken.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Robotic Manipulation

    Season 4, Episode 1 - The Robotic Manipulation
    Aired September 23, 2010

    When Penny finds out that Sheldon has been talking to a girl, Amy Farrah Fowler, for months, she urges him to go out on a date with her. Penny soon finds herself going along for the ride as she accompanies Sheldon on his first ever date.

    Meanwhile, Howard lands himself in an uncomfortable situation when he "borrows" a robotic hand from NASA and finds a creepy new use for the device.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Hot Troll Deviation

    Season 4, Episode 4 - The Hot Troll Deviation
    Aired October 14, 2010

    Howard is embarrassed when the creepy reason behind his break-up with Bernadette is revealed. Meanwhile, a spat between Sheldon and Raj gets ugly as they engage in office warfare.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Desperation Emanation

    Season 4, Episode 5 - The Desperation Emanation
    Aired October 21, 2010

    When Leonard realizes he's the only one without a girlfriend, in a group that includes Sheldon, he asks Howard to set him up with one of Bernadette's friends. Meanwhile, Sheldon is trying to lose his "girlfriend", Amy Farrah Fowler, after he misunderstands her request for him to meet her mother.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Cohabitation Formulation

    Season 4, Episode 16 - The Cohabitation Formulation
    Aired February 17, 2011

    Raj's sister, Priya, is town again and starts up her relationship with Leonard again. Seeing Leonard with another woman causes Penny to rethink her feelings. When Bernadette asks Howard to move in with him, Howard is forced to choose between her and his mother.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Zarnecki Incursion

    Season 4, Episode 19 - The Zarnecki Incursion
    Aired March 31, 2011

    When Sheldon's World of Warcraft account is hacked and his digital items are taken, the guys try to find the culprit. After identifying the hacker, the guys set off on a quest to avenge Todd Zarnecki and bring Sheldon's battle ostrich home.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Big Bang Theory

    Season 4, Episode 23 - The Engagement Reaction
    Aired May 12, 2011

    After Howard finally tells his mother he's engaged to Bernadette, she ends up in the hospital. Meanwhile, Leonard is concerned when Penny and Priya bond.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Roommate Transmogrification

    Season 4, Episode 24 - The Roommate Transmogrification
    Aired May 19, 2011

    Bernadette receives her Ph.D., leaving Howard as the only scientist in their group who isn't a doctor. Meanwhile, Raj becomes Sheldon's new roommate after Leonard starts staying with Priya in his apartment and Raj overhears their "Star Trek"-inspired bedroom fantasy.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Pulled Groin Extrapolation

    Season 5, Episode 3 - The Pulled Groin Extrapolation
    Aired September 29, 2011

    When Amy needs a guest to attend a wedding with her, she knows better than to ask Sheldon and instead asks Leonard. The pair get to know each other when Leonard takes her to the wedding, while Sheldon gets obsessed with HO trains. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette spend their weekend with Mrs. Wolowitz.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Russian Rocket Reaction

    Season 5, Episode 5 - The Russian Rocket Reaction
    Aired October 13, 2011

    When Sheldon's nemesis Wil Wheaton invites him and Leonard to a party at his house, Sheldon is unhappy that his friend is going to the party. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette argue when Howard is offered an incredible opportunity to go to scape.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Shiny Trinket Maneuver

    Season 5, Episode 12 - The Shiny Trinket Maneuver
    Aired January 12, 2012

    Sheldon and Amy encounter their first relationship problem as boyfriend and girlfriend when Sheldon is dismissive of Amy's recent accomplishment. Sheldon must find a way to make it up to his girl. Meanwhile, Howard struggles with Bernadette's dislike of children.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Friendship Contraction

    Season 5, Episode 15 - The Friendship Contraction
    Aired February 2, 2012

    When Leonard grows tired of Sheldon's selfish demands, he terminates the roommate agreement and downgrades their friendship. Meanwhile, Wolowitz tries to pick his own astronaut nickname.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Werewolf Transformation

    Season 5, Episode 18 - The Werewolf Transformation
    Aired February 23, 2012

    Sheldon is thrown for a loop when his usual barber gets sick. No longer able to follow his routine, Sheldon embraces the chaos of an unregimented lifestyle. Meanwhile, Wolowitz struggles with his astronaut training and reconsiders his desire to go to space.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Weekend Vortex

    Season 5, Episode 19 - The Weekend Vortex
    Aired March 8, 2012

    When the guys decide to spend the weekend playing video games, Sheldon backs out of his plans with Amy to attend her aunt's birthday party.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Hawking Excitation

    Season 5, Episode 21 - The Hawking Excitation
    Aired April 5, 2012

    Howard is working with Professor Stephen Hawking and, knowing how much Sheldon admires him, is going to let Sheldon meet him. When Sheldon is yet again rude and condescending towards Howard, he decides to have some fun before introducing Sheldon to Professor Hawking.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Countdown Reflection

    Season 5, Episode 24 - The Countdown Reflection
    Aired May 10, 2012

    When Howard and Bernadette decide they want to get married before his space launch, the gang rushes to arrange an impromptu wedding.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Date Night Variable

    Season 6, Episode 1 - The Date Night Variable
    Aired September 27, 2012

    Amy is not impressed when Sheldon invites a lonely Raj along on their date night. Penny and Leonard's romantic evening together also gets interrupted after Amy sends Raj away. Meanwhile, Howard and his mother are caught in an argument, even as he's 220 miles above earth in the International Space Station.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Re-Entry Minimization

    Season 6, Episode 4 - The Re-Entry Minimization
    Aired October 18, 2012

    When Howard returns from space, he is disappointed by his welcome home after Bernadette gets sick and all his friends are busy. Meanwhile, it's Girls vs. Boys when Amy and Penny take on Sheldon and Leonard on game night.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Habitation Configuration

    Season 6, Episode 7 - The Habitation Configuration
    Aired November 8, 2012

    After Sheldon invites Wil Wheaton on to his "Fun with Flags" podcast, he finds himself stuck in the middle of an argument between Amy and Wil. Meanwhile, Howard struggles with moving out of his mother's house.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Spoiler Alert Segmentation

    Season 6, Episode 15 - The Spoiler Alert Segmentation
    Aired February 7, 2013

    After Sheldon spoils the sixth Harry Potter book for Leonard, he moves in with Penny, while Amy considers moving in with Sheldon. Meanwhile, as Howard and Bernadette spend the weekend in Vegas, Raj stays with Mrs. Wolowitz.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Thanksgiving Decoupling

    Season 7, Episode 9 - The Thanksgiving Decoupling
    Aired November 21, 2013

    Sheldon objects when he is forced to spend Thanksgiving at Mrs. Wolowitz's house with the group. A mistake from Penny's past adds drama to the gang's festivities, while Sheldon enjoys some unexpected male bonding.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Cooper Extraction

    Season 7, Episode 11 - The Cooper Extraction
    Aired December 12, 2013

    When Sheldon flies back to Texas for his sister's childbirth, the gang gather to decorate the apartment's Christmas tree. When they begin to wonder what life would be like without Sheldon, they come to realize how big a part of their lifes he has become.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Table Polarization

    Season 7, Episode 16 - The Table Polarization
    Aired February 27, 2014

    When Leonard buys a new dining room table for the apartment, Sheldon starts to reconsider the changes in his own life. Meanwhile, Bernadette doesn't know how to react when Howard is offered the chance to go into space again.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Anything Can Happen Recurrence

    Season 7, Episode 21 - The Anything Can Happen Recurrence
    Aired April 24, 2014

    Sheldon tries to be more spontatenous and decides to bring back Anything Can Happen Thursday, leading to him spending the evening with Penny after she is angered by Amy and Bernadette. Meanwhile, Raj gets advice from Howard for his upcoming date with Emily.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Gorilla Dissolution

    Season 7, Episode 23 - The Gorilla Dissolution
    Aired May 8, 2014

    A bad day on the set of her movie causes Penny to reconsider the decisions she's made in her career - and her romantic life. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette struggle to take care of an injured Mrs. Wolowitz, while Raj gets relationship advice from Sheldon.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Status Quo Combustion

    Season 7, Episode 24 - The Status Quo Combustion
    Aired May 15, 2014

    With his career in flux Sheldon struggles to deal with even more changes in his life, leading him to make a drastic decision. Meanwhile, Raj and Emily's relationship takes a step forward, while an injured Mrs. Wolowitz puts a strain of Howard and Bernadette's life.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Locomotion Interruption

    Season 8, Episode 1 - The Locomotion Interruption
    Aired September 22, 2014

    After spending forty-five days riding the rails, Sheldon's cross-country journey comes to an end in Arizona when he is robbed on a sleeper train. In need of assistance, Leonard and Amy must drive out to Arizona to pick him up.

    Meanwhile, Bernadette helps Penny get a job interview at her pharmaceutical company, and Howard is freaked out by how close Stuart and Mrs. Wolowitz have become.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

  • The Prom Equivalency

    Season 8, Episode 8 - The Prom Equivalency
    Aired November 6, 2014

    After seeing Penny's old prom dress, the girls realize none of them had a memorable prom experience. They decide to throw a new prom with the guys in their life on the roof of the apartment building. As Sheldon learns about prom customs, he worries that Amy will be expecting something to happen between them. Meanwhile, Howard is angered by Stuart's choice of guest for the prom.

    Appeared as Mrs. Wolowitz

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