The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

The Big Bang Theory: 8 Reasons Howard and Raj aren’t Friends

From the beginning, Big Bang Theory has put Raj and Howard’s friendship at the centre of the story. The unlikely pair have faced the world and its problems together since they were both single and even after Howard married.

8. Messing With Each Other’s Romances

The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

Raj and Howard have tried to help each other with their relationships. But they have also been meant for each other in this way. This was most obvious when the boys met a famous actress on a train. Raj managed to talk to the actress after taking a sip of alcohol to boost his confidence. Things were going well until Howard told Raj that the drink he had just drunk had no alcohol. This made Raj stop flirting with the actress and run away. What kind of friend makes it impossible for you to date a celebrity?

7. Being Impatient With Raj

The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

Raj just moved to the United States, so he sometimes has trouble understanding how people here live. In these situations, he looks to Howard to tell him right from wrong, but Howard is often impatient during these talks.

6. Howard Mocking Raj’s Culture

The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

Raj often has to deal with jokes about being a minority, and most of the time, Howard is the one making those jokes about him. Howard has made fun of Raj’s Bollywood dancing, his Indian accent, and much more.

5. Raj Mocking Howard’s Mom

The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

Howard isn’t the only one who participates in all the lousy hazing. Raj has made fun of Howard’s mom a lot, making jokes about her size, her manners, and especially her relationship with her son.

4. Unwilling To Visit Raj In India

The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

Raj didn’t want to go back to India, so he asked Howard if he could at least visit him there. Howard didn’t want to go and said it would be a long flight. Some people might say this was a joke on Howard’s part, but his married life shows that when he doesn’t let Bernadette do an equal share of the housework, Howard becomes very lazy and uncooperative when doing something he doesn’t want to do.

3. Howard’s Emasculating Raj

The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

One of the biggest fights between Howard and Raj happened when Raj had enough of Howard calling him a girl all the time and implying that his interests were girly. Again, Howard’s jokes about Raj’s femininity had been going on for a long time, making viewers think Raj was OK with them. However, Raj’s angry outburst showed that he had suffered in silence until he could no longer take Howard’s sexist jabs.

2. Raj’s Fantasizing About Bernadette

The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

Raj liked Bernadette back when she was with Howard. Now, no one has control over how they feel about someone. But in his fantasies about Bernie, Raj often saw scenes in which Howard died and begged his friend to take care of his girlfriend mentally, emotionally, and physically with his last breath. Bernadette and Howard got into a big fight because Raj liked Bernadette.

1. Breaking Off The Friendship

The Big Bang Theory: 10 Reasons Howard and Raj aren't Friends

After Raj told Howard off for always making jokes about how manly he was, the fight didn’t stop there. It was the worst fight Raj and Howard had ever had. Howard refused to admit that he had been bullying Raj for a long time, and Raj ended the friendship rather than stay with someone terrible for him. The two ended up getting along again, but the incident showed that their friendship had never been as strong and good as everyone thought.

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