I only recently started watching the show and fell in love with it. Nanette tried to tell me I'd like it when the first season started. I know better now, but sort of thought she was just recommending because Barenaked Ladies sing the theme song. Okay, so that was pretty stupid and I should have just tried it out. I'll skip the boring details, but we've now become fans (who are still catching up on Season 1). How could I not love a show about four geeky scientists? E won two extra tickets, so Nanette even got to join us!
Johnny Galecki and Jim ParsonsI was so excited when The Big Bang Theory appeared in the PaleyFest '09 lineup. The event started with an unaired episode screening. The one we watched involved a trip to Las Vegas and was quite hilarious.
Simon Helberg and Kunal NayyarAll of the main cast members, as well as creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady were present. Some highlights include:
- Jim Parsons (Sheldon) recounted how when he got something labelled "A Script by Chuck Lorre" duing pilot season, he actually thought it was from Chuck Woolery. He sounded sincere, but even if it's not true, the story had me crying from laughing so hard.
- The absurd tale of Johnny Galecki (Leonard) and Simon Helberg (Howard) deciding to rent a boat for the group when they were all in San Diego last summer for Comic-Con. Apparently, Kaley Cuoco (Penny) is a "very bad" boat driver. Let's just say it would make for a good episode sometime!
- The processes of Simon getting in and out of the skintight pants they put his character in every week.
- An audience member asked Jim Parsons to recite the rules for "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock," which he was uanble to do. That might have also been my question if I'd bothered to stand up, as that is one of my favorite bits ever. Enjoy: