I know this show has a lot of haters, but it’s a pretty fun and entertaining piece of television, IMO. If you’re a fan, you’ll definitely like this list, and if you don’t like TBBT, well, why would you even click on this post?
Anyway, here’s are 20 awesome little-known facts about the show, its actors and more!
Remember Sheldon’s favorite “Soft Kitty” song? It is actually based on an Australian children’s song. Cool, huh?
Although he was the first to flirt with Penny, Wolowitz is currently the only cast member who hasn’t seen her naked in the show.
Leonard’s glasses are 100% plastic and 0% glass.
Penny is really attached to her purse as she’s been using it since season 1.
Jim Parsons audition was so amazing that Chuck Lorre, the creator of the show, has immediately asked him to come in for a second audition, to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. And as you may have guessed – it’s wasn’t.
Despite Sheldon being a huge Star Trek and Dr. Who fan on the show, Jim Parsons has never actually watched either of those series.
Amy Farrah Fowler a.k.a Mayim Bialik is the smartest cast member and even has a PhD in neural biology to prove it!
Raj’s inability to talk to the opposite sex unless he’s hammered, was based on an old coworker of Bill Prady (exec. producer), back when he worked at a computer company.
Have you ever noticed these walls of text at the end of each episode? Those are Chuck Lorre’s vanity cards and they contain a lot of awesome things!
One of the lines in the intro song says “Autotrophs began to drool”, and is a science joke. The word “autotroph” means “self-nourishing”, referring to life-forms, like plants and algae, that make up their own food, and therefore don’t need to eat or drool.
Before becoming an actor, Kevin Sussman (aka Depressed Stuart), actually worked in a comic book store.
Theremin is said to be one of the hardest instruments to play, and when we see Sheldon play his sad song, that is actually Jim Parsons showing off his sick theremin skills.
Would you rather watch “The Big Bang Theory” or “Lenny, Penny, and Kenny”? Because that’s the original title of the show. I’d be embarrassed to even say that out loud.
Remember the house from “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996)? Me neither, but it turns out it the same house that Wolowitz lives in.
As you may know, Sheldon does not drive. That’s because Jim Parsons gets motion sickness from riding in cars, and prefers to drive them.
The QR code, in Stewart’s comic book store leads to the website for the comic book center of Pasadena. Very self-referential!
Sheldon and Leonard were actually named after a television producer Sheldon Leonard.
Sheldon has a metric ton of nerdy shirts, and a lot of them have the number 73, which, according to Cooper is his favorite number.
The equations scribbled on the whiteboards in some of the episodes that Leonard and Sheldon are working on, are actual physics equations, verified by the consulting physicists. Yeah, it’s a thing.
Amy’s apartment number is 314, which is a clear reference to the Pi which is usually written as 3.14.