Character:  Debbie Wolowitz (Howard's mother)

ShowThe Big Bang Theory

Portrayed by:  Carol Ann Susi

Episodes where she appearsThe Engagement Reaction (family pictures on the wall) - The Thanksgiving Decoupling (seen very briefly walking into the kitchen)

Trivia:  Frequently heard yelling at Howard, apparently this is the only way they communicate; both Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg do excellent impressions

I've Seen Pickles

Character:  Morn

ShowStar Trek:  Deep Space Nine

Portrayed by:  Mark Allen Shepard

Episodes where he's heardThe Nagus (laughter only)

Trivia:  Although we never hear him speak, the other characters say he's very talkative and has a great sense of humor; his character is meant to mirror Norm from Cheers including his name which is an anagram of Norm

Character:  Teller (part of Penn & Teller)

Details:  When he performs with Penn Jillette he's almost never heard.  He does grunt once and say sh*t once, but no other vocalizations are ever heard.  It's speculated that Penn and Teller have an agreement that he never speaks when they perform together

Where can you hear him:  Speaks in a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

Trivia:  Changed his name legally to just Teller early in his career; in the Big Bang episodes his character is totally amazed at Howard's tricks

Character:  Maris Crane (Niles' first wife)


Portrayed by:  (unknown)

Episodes where she appearsRooms With a View (face obscured) - her voice is heard in some episodes

Trivia:  Allergic to many foods; believe her allergy to chocolate gives her the right to park in handicapped spaces

Character:  Vera Peterson (Norm's wife)


Portrayed by:  Bernadette Birkett

Trivia:  Bernadette Birkett is George Wendt's wife

Episodes where she appearsThanksgiving Orphans (face obscured) - Fairytales Can Come True (shown, in a different role)

Character:  Morty Fine (Fran's Father)

ShowThe Nanny

Portrayed by:  Steve Lawrence

Trivia:  He may have a great singing voice

Episodes where he appearsMa'ternal Affairs - The Finale, Part I

Have you ever noticed that a lot of shows have characters that are mentioned frequently but never, or almost never, seen?  A classic example is Pickles Sorrell, Buddy's wife on The Dick Van Dyke Show.  Other cases the characters are seen frequently, but never heard.  On this page I expose some of these characters.

Character:  Pickles Sorrell (Buddy's wife)

Show:  The Dick Van Dyke Show

Full Name:  Fiona Conway Sorrell

Portrayed by:  Barbara Perry (shown)/ Joan Shawlee

Trivia:  Where she grew up everyone named Fiona went by Pickles.  (She was the only one named Fiona.)

Episodes where she appearsSally is a Girl - The Sam Pomerantz Scandels, My Husband is a Check Grabber