What You Didn’t Know About The Big Bang Theory
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The Big Bang Theory (also abbreviated as TBBT) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.The ninth season premiered on September 21, 2015.
The show is primarily centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists at Caltech, who share an apartment; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who later becomes a pharmaceutical representative, and who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s similarly geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny’s social skills and common sense.
Over time, supporting characters have been promoted to starring roles: Bernadette Rostenkowski, Howard’s girlfriend (later his wife), a microbiologist and former part-time waitress alongside Penny; neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, who joins the group after being matched to Sheldon on a dating website (and later becomes Sheldon’s girlfriend); Stuart Bloom, the cash-strapped owner of the comic book store the characters often visit, who, in season 8, moves in with Howard’s mother; and Emily Sweeney, a dermatologist who dates Raj and has a fascination with the macabre.
What You Didn’t Know About The Big Bang Theory
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki Actually Dated
Kaley Cuoco (who plays the role of Penny) and Johnny Galecki (who plays Leonard) had a secret love affair for two years while they were filming the show. Galecki spoke fondly of his co-star in an interview featured with the Daily Mail.
The former Roseanne star stated how he and Cuoco are “not just” exes but are still “dear friends” and a part of each other’s lives. He also admitted that he and Cuoco decided to keep their relationship secret due to the on and off again relationship of Penny and Leonard on the show: they did not want to confuse or distract their fans.
Jim Parsons Has Never Watched Star Trek or Doctor Who
Star Trek is among Sheldon Cooper’s favorite TV shows; he makes numerous references to the franchise throughout the series: his arch nemesis being Wil Wheaton (who played Weasley on Star Trek: The Next Generation), dressing up as Data in “The Bakersfield Expedition,” and in a script he writes, he mentions being taken away by Spock due to his superior intelligence.
Despite Cooper’s interest in Star Trek, Jim Parsons has never watched the show. Parsons has also never watched Doctor Who, another one of Sheldon’s favorite shows.
Soft Kitty Is Actually A Real Song
Whenever Sheldon was feeling sick when he was a child, his mother would sing him “Soft Kitty.” The song has made numerous appearances throughout the series, particularly being sung by Penny early on in the show.
Whereas the song was popularized by The Big Bang Theory, it originates from 19th century Poland. The modern version of the 20th century translates to “Warm Kitty” but the writers edited it to “Soft Kitty”. While the lyrics are different, the tune is the same. Executive producer Bill Prady first heard the song at his daughter’s pre-school.
A Bee Was Named After The Show
According to the NY Daily News, a Brazilian biologist named a species of bee “Euglossa Bazinga,” after Sheldon Cooper’s catchphrase, “Bazinga.”
Biologist Andre Nemesio said that he decided to name the bee after Sheldon’s catchphrase because the bee was “clever” like Sheldon, tricking scientists for some time with its similarity to other species. His findings were published in 2013, in the zoological taxonomist journal, Zootaxa.
Melissa Rauch’s Voice
There are a few things you may not know about actress Melissa Rauch’s voice. She actually does two voices on The Big Bang Theory, neither of which are her natural voice.
Firstly, Rauch has admitted that she does not speak in her natural tone to play Bernadette’s high-pitched voice; she got her inspiration from her own mother. Secondly, Rauch also mimics the scratchy, loud voice of Howard’s mother when they trade verbal blows; she based this voice on her father’s.
In an interview featured on the New York Post, Rauch admitted that she comes from a screaming family very similar to the Wolowitz household. She stated, “when my husband came to my parent’s house for the first time he asked ‘why is everyone screaming? Why are they so angry?’ I said ‘no one’s angry. This is just how we communicate.’ ”
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