The Big Bang Theory is one of the most beloved sitcoms to ever exist. Here are a few The Big bang Theory fun facts and trivia for the fans of the show.
The Actors Who Played Sheldon’s Mother Are Mother & Daughter In The Real World
In the original The Big bang Theory series, Laurie Metcalf plays Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s doting Texan mother. In Young Sheldon, Mary Cooper is played by Zoe Perry. Little did we know that the two actors are a real life mother-daughter duo. The irony is killing us right now.
Many Of The Big Bang Theory Cast Members’ Musical Talent Is Real
Over the many seasons of the show, there are scenes where the Bog bang Theory cast members have had to play the tunes on an instrument. But did you know that there was no stand-in or audio-editing involved in most of those scenes. Mayim Bialik is a certified Harp musician. Simon Helberg is very adept at playing the Piano while Jim Parsons is also known to play the Theremin. Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard on the show, is proficient in playing the Cello.
Bernadette’s Pregnancy Was Real
Halfway into the series, Bernadette gets pregnant with Howard’s child in The Big Bang Theory. But that was not planned. That plot detail was only added in because the actor who plays Bernadette – Melissa Rauch, got pregnant for real. So the writers had to change the story so that the actor could take appropriate bed-rest while she’s pregnant all the while making a minimum amount of appearances as per the doctor’s mandate.
Mayim Bialik Is A Real Life Scientist
Yep – of all the Big Bang Theory cast members, Mayim Bialik is the most intellectual one. She plays Doctor Amy Farrah Fowler, a researcher and leading authority in neuro-sciences. Did you know that she already had a doctorate, which she got way back in the year 2007? Also, even before she appeared as Amy in the show, Bialik had made up her mind to get her PhD. She took time off of her acting career to get it whilst she was playing Amy in The Big Bang Theory.
The Original Cast Of The Big Bang Theory Were The Highest Paid Actors Of Hollywood
By the time the tenth season of The Big Bang Theory aired, the 5 original members of the cast for the show earned an incredible 1 Million US Dollars per episode paycheck. When the show hit season 11 and 12, the actors decided to have a pay-cut so that Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik could be paid more per episode.
The Actor Who Played Stuart Also Happens To Be A Real Life Comic Book Geek
Stuart Bloom is the owner of the comic book store The Big Bang Theory frequently used as a setting. But did you know that the actor who played Stuart – Kevin Sussman, is also a huge comic book nerd in real life. He has even worked in a comic book store as an employee before so has an extensive knowledge of all things comic-book. Sussman used to work in new York city’s Jim Hanley’s Universe as a store clerk before he got his role in The Big Bang Theory.