Mayim Bialik chooses her favorite Big Bang Theory episodes

To commemorate The Big Bang Theory series finale, cast members were asked to select their favorite episodes. Mayim Bialik's most memorable moments included ones where the relationship between her character, Amy, and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) blossomed.



The Shiny Trinket Maneuver

Sheldon gets in trouble with Amy, and it's up to Penny to teach him how to be a better boyfriend. Howard, meanwhile, must come to grips with Bernadette's dislike of children.

What Mayim said: "Tiara. This is the episode most people talk to me about. Sheldon gives Amy this tiara in the middle of her being upset with him and she literally crumbles and freaks out. Fun fact: this delivery of this line is the only way I ever did it; no direction. It just felt right!"

The Scavenger Vortex

Raj puts together a scavenger hunt that turns into serious, cutthroat competition among the gang.

What Mayim said: "Singing Neil Diamond with Simon. The scavenger hunt episode had me and Simon Helberg together a lot. I am his biggest fan and I tell him that pretty much weekly. Singing with Simon was a highlight of TBBT for me. He's so fun, he's so brilliant and I just hope I can somehow match his skills someday!"

The Locomotive Manipulation

Amy has amour on her mind when she talks Sheldon into a romantic Valentine's Day getaway to Napa Valley wine country. Back at home, Leonard and Penny make an emergency visit to the vet with Raj's dog.

What Mayim said: "Amy and Sheldon's first kiss on the train. I love how our writers let this intimacy unfold. It's awkward and sweet and tender. And fun fact: Jim had a full blown flu when we filmed this. I rinsed my mouth out with peroxide between takes and did not get his flu!"

The Prom Equivalency

Penny's flirtatious sales pitch leaves a doctor-client smitten and the guys must pitch in to help her deal with him, while, Bernadette and Amy debate whether female scientists ought to play the sexuality card.

What Mayim said: "First time Amy and Sheldon say "I love you." I loved the dress and hair and make up on me for this episode, honestly. And so I love that my memory of Sheldon deciding he must love Amy is when I look so Amy-cute. Jim is so gifted. I love that scene."

The Opening Night Excitation

Prof. Proton visits Sheldon in a dream and gives him Obi-Wan Kenobi-like advice about whether to go see the new "Star Wars" film or spend the time with newly reunited girlfriend Amy on her birthday.

What Mayim said: "Coitus. I can't make a list and not have this episode in there. What an unexpected sweet tender way for this couple to have this kind of intimacy. It felt so vulnerable even as an actor. And this episode set a record I believe for most viewed show in prime time. Big scene indeed!"