Being one of the most popular shows The Big Bang Theory, holds a special place in our hearts. Even though people tend to hate it, it can’t be denied that the show has already hooked millions of viewers with its dorky, geeky sense of humor. Sure, the jokes often fall flat, the laugh track makes things worse, and the actors, who should be in their 20’s, look 40, but gosh darn, this show has some great female role models! There’s the hot actress-slash-waitress-slash-alcoholic Penny, and the tiny-but-feisty Bernadette, with a voice so high-pitched, it’s like actual torture (thank Odin it’s not her real voice, I checked), and of course, there’s Sheldon’s fiancée (oops, spoilers) – Amy Farrah Fowler, who is an actual scientist in real life.
If you’re not a fan of the show you probably wouldn’t be reading this, so don’t tell anyone else about the things you’re about to learn. It’s all top secret!
1. Melissa Rauch Was At The Unemployment Office Prior To The Role
Things were not looking great for Melissa, before she landed the role of Bernadette. She was unemployed, for a long time before she got a one-time role on the BBT. And it really was supposed to be just a short cameo, but we all know how that turned out, right? This small role helped propel her career tremendously, and I bet she’s quite happy about it.
2. Kaley Cuoco Doesn’t Like To Watch The Earlier Seasons
For some strange reason Kaley hates looking at herself in the earlier seasons of the show. To me, personally, she was THE reason to keep watching it. Also, apparently she can’t stand the sound of her own voice? Girl’s got some issues, but, then again, I too hate hearing my voice.
3. Kaley Cuoco Knew Instantly She Was Going To Crush On Galecki
You know Kaley and Johnny were totally bumping uglies off the set, right? I mean, it was years ago and it’s at this point “old news”. But what you didn’t know is that she totally fell for him the moment they met. Pretty much the opposite of what was going on in the show.
In her own words: “When I fell for Johnny Galecki, we both knew immediately that we had this connection, and that was it. Even though in the back of your head you’re like, Oh my God, this might end really bad … You’re just in it. When that fire, that attraction is there, no one’s going to tell me no. I love being a girlfriend, and I’ve had a lot of long-term relationships, but this whole dating thing is new to me.”
4. Bialik Had No Idea The Proposal Was Coming
Believe it or not, Sheldon’s proposal at the end of season 10 was a total surprise! Not to mention us, the audience, of course. Bialik later said: “My jaw was on the floor . . . I literally had no idea this proposal from Sheldon was coming. Like: none.”
And now that the new season is here, I can’t wait for their dorky wedding!
5. How Much They Get Paid
One of the most commonly asked questions about The Big Bang Theory is “How much do these people earn?”
I used to wonder that as well, but then it hit me: it’s none of my business! But I guess YOU want to know the numbers, huh. Well, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Kaley Cuoco were said to be taking pay cuts for the 11th and 12th season. Instead of earning $1 million per episode, they dropped to $900,000. Poor saps. As to Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, they’re getting upwards of $425,000.
6. Just How Smart Mayim Bialik Is
As I’ve mentioned before, Mayim Bialik is an actual real-life scientist, who got her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA. To top that off, she’s also a semi-successful writer, and has her own book “Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular”. Please, go check out her awesome book, if you have a chance!
7. They’re All Up On Instagram
Thank Google we’re living in 2017, where everyone’s got an Instagram account, so you can follow your favorite people online at all times. Using Instagram and other social media, many actors promote their shows, movies, and other projects. All three of our starlets, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, and Kaley Cuoco, have a phenomenal following, so go follow them too, if you haven’t done so already. With the new season currently airing, you’ll get countless nuggets from the set, that much I can guarantee!