Alien Face Lapel Pin – On the hit CBS TV series The Big Bang Theory, character Howard Joel Wolowitz, played by Simon Helberg (born Simon Maxwell Helberg on December 9, 1980 in Los Angeles, California) has always worn an alien pin on his shirt collar, sadly the exact meaning is not public knowledge.
In a behind-the-scenes interview, you can hear it talked about by the cast, and we’re told that there is a meaning, but that it’s a secret.
We can take a couple of guesses, though, and hope that they’ll tell us what the true meaning actually is in a future episode.
One theory is that it had been a reference to his future trip into space (which finally occurred in several episodes in October of last year). Another thought is that it’s a reference to the logo from his Alienware computer.
A third guess, which we really don’t expect to be true but would love to see, is Howard having an actual encounter with an extraterrestrial life form (or maybe he turns out to BE an extra terrestrial himself!).