What are some mind-blowing facts about The Big Bang Theory

  • Jim Parsons audition for the role of Dr. Sheldon Cooper was so good that creator Chuck Lorre immediately asked Parsons to come in for a second one, because Lorre wanted to be 100% sure Parsons was as brilliant as he seemed. After the 2nd audition went perfectly, Lorre cast Parsons on the spot.
  • The actors learned to actually play their instruments for the show. (Amy plays harp, Sheldon plays Theremin and recorder, and Leonard plays Cello)
  • On January 3, 2013, a team of Brazilian biologists announced their name for a newly-discovered species of orchid bee: Euglossa bazinga. This was to honor the show and specifically Sheldon’s mocking catchphrase “bazinga”. Long mistaken for another bee, Euglossa ignita, the new species was deliberately tagged “bazinga” for its history of fooling entomologists. Executive producer Steven Molaro responded in a press release: “We are always extremely flattered when the science community embraces our show. Sheldon would be honored to know that Euglossa bazinga was inspired by him. In fact, after Mothra (1961) and griffins, bees are his third-favorite flying creature.”
  • The quick response (QR) code, which is visible in Stewart’s comic book store contains a link to the website for the comic book center of Pasadena.
  • The opening cast shot always features the series’ regulars enjoying dinner together. The opening cast credits cast shot in seasons two through four, for instance, depict Howard, Raj, Leonard, Penny, and Sheldon, on what appears to be pizza night. However, Leonard is seen holding a plate with a white meat and some type of vegetable, such as asparagus spears. This is apparently a reference to his lactose intolerance, which would make him adverse to pizza. Amy and Bernadette were added to the shot starting in season six, even though both had been regulars on the show since season four.
  • Wil Wheatons house number (1701) is the same as the hull number of the USS Enterprise on Star Trek:The Next Generation (NCC 1701-D).
  • The equations written on the boards in various episodes that Leonard and Sheldon are working on, are real physics equations and are verified as accurate by consulting physicists.
  • Barry Kripke (played by John Ross Bowie) has exactly the same speech impediment as Elmer Fudd – also a Warner Bros. property.
  • Sheldon verbally reveals his and Leonard’s Pasadena apartment 4A’s location as being 2311 Los Robles in “The Desperation Emanation.” In the 100th episode, Sheldon also reveals that their apartment building is across the street from the Colorado Avenue Chevron gas station, making their building a corner location, on the corner of Los Robles and Colorado. There are two incidences of this intersection in southern California, both located in Los Angeles County, the first one is E. Colorado Boulevard & N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101, and the second one is Colorado Boulevard & Los Robles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90041. However, 2311 Los Robles is not an address by either one of those intersections. Leonard does reveal, however, that they live in Pasadena while declaring himself the Darth Vader of Pasadena.
  • On Sheldon’s desk there is an Android figurine, even though Sheldon uses both iPhone and iPad.
  • Howard’s mother’s voice was heard throughout the show, but her face has never been actually seen on-screen. (She appeared very briefly on-screen in the season 5 finale, as the camera pans up from the roof top, but her face was still never shown.) She died after the actress who plays her Carol Ann Susi died of cancer.
  • Chuck Lorre stated in an interview that Penny’s surname is Barrington, the reason is yet to be revealed.
  • Leonard only wears glass frames without lenses in it.
  • The astronauts that Howard goes to space with, are actual astronauts in real life.
  • Sheldons T-shirts often reflect what type of mood he is feeling .
  • Penny’s surname is still a secret.She is the only main character whose surname is yet to be revealed.
  • Except for the pilot ,each and every episode is named after a scientific theory.
  • Jellyfish of new genus is named ‘bazinga’ after Sheldon’s famous catchphrase.
  • Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco are the worlds highest paid tv actors.
  • Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter are named after Sheldon Leonard( late television producer).
  • Since Season 1 Episode 2 Penny has been using the same red purse.
  • Jim Parsons was presented the award “Best Performance by an actor in a television series” at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards by his co-star Kaley Cuoco.
  • Amy Farrah Fowler (Actress Mayim Bialik) has an actual neuroscience PhD in real life.In 2007, she earned a PhD in neuroscience studies. She also earned a BS degree in neuroscience, Hebrew studies and Jewish studies. Infact Amy was made a neuroscientist on purpose because the character was yet to be given a profession.
  • The original title for the show was lenny , penny and kenny.
  • The song ‘Soft Kitty’ is based on an actual Australian children’s song.
  • Aside from being academic geeks, most of the characters are also talented musicians. Johnny Galecki plays a cello, while Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik learned how to play the theremin and the harp especially for the show.Kunal Nayyar can play both acoustic and electronic guitar. Simon Helberg can play the piano.
  • The word ‘Bazinga’ was created by a grapefruit . Writer Stephen Engel used the word to say ‘gotcha’ in a recurring backstage gag involving an old grapefruit in the writers’ room. As the word kept getting used, it eventually made its way to the actual script shortly before filming the finale. “I’d open it up and Stephen would say, ‘bazinga,'” said producer Bill Prady recalled. “It was Stephen’s word for ‘gotcha’.”
  • T.B.B.T. recieved 3-season renewal by CBS Twice. The show was recommissioned for 3 more series by CBS in 2011.After that it was then given another 3-season renewal, eventually pushing it to at least 10 seasons.
  • Actor Kunal Nayyar was hired by the producers because he was charming.
  • Jim Parsons thought he was auditioning for a game show.
  • Jim Parsons was cast on the spot.
  • Many high profile scientists have appeared on the show as guest stars.
  • There was a show called “The Theorists” from Belarus which was a rip-off of The Big Bang Theory and it was complete with four scientists named Sheldon, Leo, Raj & Hovard and had a blonde waitress named Natasha who lived next door.
  • The elevator scenes are filmed on just one floor.

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