Tonight is the finale of The Big Bang Theory. What character are you going to miss the most? It’s hard to pick just one, as they are working well together.
Here are some interest facts about the show you may not have known:
JIM PARSONS THOUGHT HE WAS AUDITIONING FOR A GAME SHOW.
When Jim Parsons’s agent called and said Chuck Lorre wanted him to audition for a pilot, Parsons misunderstood. “I did not know Chuck Lorre at the time,” Parsons told David Letterman in 2014. “I thought he was talking about Chuck Woolery. I thought, why are they so excited about it? We should see what the man has to offer before we’re like, ‘It’s a new Chuck Woolery pilot!'”
KUNAL NAYYAR GOT HIRED BECAUSE HE WAS “CHARMING.”
In reminiscing about the early days, Prady explained to Buzzy Mag how Raj came to be: “When we were casting for that part, we were casting for an international member of the ensemble, [because] if you go into the science department at a university, it’s not [just] Americans,” Prady said. “It’s one of the most international kinds of communities. So we saw foreign-born people. And so we saw people who were Korean and Korean-American and Latino. And then Kunal came in and it was like Jim [Parsons]—it was just Person Number Eight on a day of Twenty-Seven people, and he was charming.”
AMY FARRAH FOWLER WAS MADE A NEUROSCIENTIST ON PURPOSE.
Mayim Bialik, who in real life has a PhD in neuroscience, told Variety how Amy Farrah Fowler’s profession came to be. “They didn’t have a profession for my character when I came on in the finale of season three,” she says. “In season four, Bill Prady said they’d make her what I am so I could fix things (in the script) if they were wrong. It’s neat to know what things mean. But most of the time, I don’t have to use it.”
What if a spin off was made, there is Young Sheldon, what if there was Old Sheldon – would you watch?
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