20 Rarely Known Facts About The Big Bang Theory.

20 Rarely Known Facts About The Big Bang Theory.

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8/20. Kaley Cuoco missed filming two episodes of season four because of a broken leg that was the result of a horseback-riding accident. In her first appearance following the accident, she was filmed standing behind a counter.

9/20. Although Sheldon does not drive, Jim Parsons gets motion sickness from riding in cars, and prefers to drive them.

10/20. During the third season, the producers became aware of a series called "The Theorists," produced and broadcast in the country of Belarus, that was a virtual copy of The Big Bang Theory (2007). Legal action over copyright infringement would have been futile, since the production company was pretty much owned by the Belarus government. However, a lawsuit turned out not to be necessary, because when word got out that the show was a rip-off, the actors quit and the show was immediately canceled.

11/20. Penny has been using the same purse since S1/Ep02.


12/20. Sheldon frequently wears T-shirts with the characters or symbols of Green Lantern, the Flash, or the old TV show The Greatest American Hero (1981). The shirts from the "Green Lantern" comic book series are various colors with a corresponding symbol, with each color representing a different corps of heroes or villains (e.g. Red Lanterns, Orange Lanterns, etc). In the comics, each color also represents an emotion, thus possibly giving the viewer a clue to Sheldon's temperament for the day.

13/20. Raj's inability to talk to women except when drunk is based on an old co-worker of executive producer Bill Prady when he worked at a computer company.

14/20. Despite the fact that some viewers take Sheldon's behavior, mannerisms, and social skills as a sign that Sheldon has Asperger's syndrome or otherwise falls on the autism spectrum, the show-runners have persistently denied in many interviews that Sheldon has Asperger's or any other type of autism. It should be noted however, that actor Jim Parsons (Sheldon) has stated that he does think that Sheldon actually does have Asperger's syndrome and portrays him as such.

15/20. Kevin Sussman, who plays Stuart Bloom the comic book store owner, actually worked in a comic book store before becoming an actor.


"I was enjoying some virtual reality. You ruined it with your actual face." - Sheldon

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