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9 shocking facts you didn’t know about The Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory is the most award winning sitcom is still fresh in our memory. The fact that it has stopped entertaining us, has not made us forget about it. With the help of online platforms we can still binge on to this and laugh our hearts out. When we get too much involved in something we have the urge to explore it more. So, here are top 9 shocking facts which will make you think !

1. Jim Parsons thought that 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!'”

2. Kunal Nayar was casted only 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.”

3. A new genus of jellyfish is named Bazinga

In 2011, a photographer spotted the unnamed grape-sized rhizostome in Australia’s Brunswick River, snapped a photo of it, and sent the photo to marine biologist Lisa-ann Gershwin. In 2013, she named the jellyfish and published a paper on it for the Queensland Museum. In her findings she called it “a new genus and species of the rhizostome jellyfish, which cannot be placed in any known family or suborder.” She told The Huffington Post that it’s the first time in more than 100 years that a new sub-order of jellyfish had been discovered. For now, it’s the only member of the genus Bazinga, the family Bazingidae, and the sub-order Ptychophorae. Sheldon’s catchphrase also inspired the naming of a new bee species in 2013.

4. Jim Parson has never seen star trek

Sheldon is the unofficial King of Geekdom, and is an expert on everything from Marvel Comics to The Red Dwarf. However, Jim Parsons isn’t quite as clued up in the cult world. Parsons has never actually been a fan of any of Sheldon’s favourite TV shows, particularly Doctor Who and Star Trek. He once told Time: “I’m very frank about certain things, I get asked a lot of science things and I’m like, ‘You’re kidding’. And even the pop culture… I’ve never seen Star Trek. I don’t know Doctor Who.”

5. The elevator scenes are just filmed in one floor

This one you may have guessed, but the three floors of the guys’ flat is actually just the same set redecorated each time. This means, if you were to visit the fictional apartment block, you’d be disappointed. For the sake of a recurring gag, the actors and crew have to recreate the scene to make each floor different each time, which is surely quite a headache. This is probably why we don’t see this comedy tool used as much in recent series.

6. The characters spoke about Mayim before she was on the show

Back in the first season, Raj, Leonard and Howard think of people to replace Sheldon on their physics team. Raj suggests the actress Mayim Bialik, saying: “You know who’s apparently very smart, is the girl who played TV’s Blossom. She got a PhD in neuroscience or something.” Two seasons later, Bialik joined the show as Amy. Meanwhile, one of Johnny Galecki’s first roles was in Blossom as Bialik’s love interest who takes her to a “make-out party”. He also starred opposite Sara Gilbert (Leslie) and Laurie Metcalf (Sheldon’s mother) in Roseanne.

7. Howard has only female toys

Out of all the gang, Howard would probably be the last to be considered a feminist, but his toy collection might say otherwise. Or maybe he’s just really pervy. His large collection of sci-fi and fantasy figurines are made entirely of female characters. His room includes models of Batgirl, Cheetah, Wonderman, and his only male toy seems to be Jabba the Hutt – but even that features Princess Leia beside him.

8. Penny was originally Katie

The original title of the show was called Lenny, Penny and Kenny. We’re assuming this means Sheldon was originally named Kenny, which is just plain wrong. Plus, the pilot episode didn’t feature Kaley Cuoco Sweeting as Penny, in fact it had actress Amanda Walsh as a character named Katie. Sheldon and Leonard meet her crying on the pavement after breaking up with her boyfriend and being left homeless, and Leonard quickly invites her to stay with them. However, Katie’s tough exterior didn’t sit well with test audiences, and she was replaced by Penny.

9. Sometimes Sheldon’s shirts described his moods

 

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