You may not believe it, but Bernadette’s high-pitched mousy voice is all an act. In real life, Melissa Rauch's voice is neutral and low and sounds nothing like her! So how did she come up with the idea to use that silly voice? She found inspiration from her own mother. Could you even imagine getting nagged your whole life by a voice like that?
Jim Parsons aka Sheldon, Johnny Galecki aka Leonard and Kaley Cuoco aka Penny make a ton of money per episode. What’s a ton of money? $1 million dollars per episode! That means they will make $23 million this current season.
While the three leads make $1 million per episode, the rest of the main cast makes $750,000 and Bialik's and Rauch's episode fee recently rose from $20,000 to $100,000 per episode. Parsons, Galecki, Cuoco, Nayyar and Helberg have agreed to take a $100,000 salary cut for the next two seasons In order to release $500,000 to raise Bialik and Rauch's salaries.
4. Mayim Bialik Was On The Show Before She Was Actually On The Show
In Season 1, episode 13, Sheldon quits the physics bowl team. When he does, Raj suggests that they replace him with Blossom because "apparently she’s very smart." At the time the line was written, there was no plan of her actually joining the show. Mayim wound up joining the cast in the last episode of Season 3.
5. Trouble Over The “Soft Kitty” Song
They stole the “Soft Kitty” song and they got in a bit of trouble over it. Co-creator Bill Prady heard the song, actually titled “Warm Kitty," at his daughter's pre-school and loved it so much, he wanted to use it on the show. In 2015 the show was sued by the family of teacher/songwriter Edith Newlin who wrote the song "Warm Kitty" in 1937.
Originally, Sheldon was supposed to have a healthy sex drive which is the exact opposite of the asexual character we see now. In the pilot episode, there was a scene written into the script where Sheldon is hooking up and talking about loving the ladies. Yea, I’m glad they switched that up. We don’t need gratuitous nerd-sex in our faces. Do we?
Originally, Leonard was supposed to always be seen wearing a suit. This is a much different vibe than the signature hoodies that he wound up with. Thankfully they changed, because what would Leonard be without a hoodie?
Originally, Penny was not in the pilot. Instead of Penny, there was a girl named Katie, played by Amanda Walsh from Lost Girl and Much Music. They decided to get rid of her character because she came off as “too tough” and replaced her with Penny for the actual show.
Because of the show’s popularity, there was a Belarus edition of The Big Bang Theory called The Theorists. The show was almost identical, so much so that the actors of The Theorists quit when they realized that the show's producers had totally ripped off The Big Bang Theory. I can’t imagine Belarus really misses The Theorists when they can just go online and watch the real deal.
Star Trek fans may want to sit down for this bit of news. Okay, here it goes. While Sheldon may be the biggest Star Trek fan on planet earth, Jim Parsons has never seen one episode. Shhh, it’s going to be okay.
The show’s theme song by the Barenaked Ladies is a signature part of the show. In the pilot however, they used Thomas Dolby's 1983 hit "She Blinded Me With Science" as its theme. I’m glad they went custom for such a special show.
They were a couple onscreen, but Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco also secretly dated in real life from 2007-2009. They were so secretive that for most of their affair, their cast mates didn’t even know. Don’t worry, the two are still friends. "We're dear friends, still," the 38-year-old actor told CBS Watch! magazine. "She's not an ex, she's a part of my life."
Most of the members of the cast are talented musicians. Johnny Galecki has played the cello since he was very young and Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik learned several instruments for the show. Bialik, learned how to play harp when she learned that it was Amy's instrument of choice and Parsons also learned how to play the theremin.
According to fan theory, the show might actually be about the apocalypse. A Big Bang fan suggests that the whole show is secretly all about the end of the world. This fan argues that Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, Howard and the rest the cast are so busy socializing and living in a sitcom-like world that their lack of focus at Caltech could eventually lead to the world ending. It's a stretch yes, but this video will break it down for you.
It turns out that Amy Farrah Fowler is actually a genius in real life. Mayim Bialik has a PhD in neuroscience, making her the smartest member of the cast. It is no wonder she plays such a convincing genius onscreen.
What happens when someone in your cast gets injured? As they say, the show must go on! Both Mayim Bialik and Kaley Cuoco had to hide injuries while filming. Cuoco broke her leg while horseback riding and she had to film her scenes while standing behind a counter. Then Bialik also had to hide an arm injury during filming. I guess you have to make it work!