It’s hard to believe that the first episodes of The Big Bang Theory were released in the now distant year of 2007 — that was 11 years ago! Since then we’ve watched 250 episodes of this TV show which follows the lives of 4 physicists. The first episode of the last 12th season was released on September 24, 2018. The show will end in March, 2019 while its spin-off Young Sheldon is gaining momentum. The second season of that show was released this year.
To pay tribute to the amazing TBBT, Bright Side put together 15 little-known facts about this super popular TV show that is loved by so many.
- When Leonard meets Penny in the pilot episode and when Penny agrees to go out with him in episode 100 named “The Recombination Hypothesis”, she wears the same shirt!
- Laurie Metcalf who plays the part of Sheldon’s mother in TBBT is also the mother of Zoe Perry who portrays the mother of young Sheldon in Young Sheldon the TV series.
- Jim Parsons can really play the theremin, Sheldon’s favorite musical instrument. And it’s quite surprising because this instrument which was invented in 1920 and named after the Westernized name of its Soviet inventor, Léon Theremin, is one of the most difficult to play. By the way, Johnny Galecki can play the cello, Mayim Bialik, the harp; and Simon Helberg, the piano.
- There is a theory among TBBT fans that Sheldon’s T-shirt color stood for a certain emotion of his: the red color meant anger, purple meant love and passion, green meant calmness and confidence, yellow meant fear, blue meant pity, light blue meant hope, and the orange color stood for greed.