15 Mind-blowing Facts About The Big Bang Theory

  • Throughout The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper mostly wore Flash (DC superhero) T-shirts.


  • Laurie Metcalf, who plays the role of Sheldon’s mother in The Big Bang Theory, is the real mother of Zoe Perry; the actress who plays the role of Young Sheldon’s mother.


  • Kate Micucci (Lucy) almost got the role of Amy Farrah Fowler.


  • Leonard had no lenses on his glasses for most of the time.


  • Kevin Sussman, the comic book store owner in the series, used to work in a real comic book store before becoming an actor.


  • Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, the actors playing the roles of Penny and Leonard had dated in real life.



  • Penny’s surname is still a secret. She is the only main character with surname unknown.


  • Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco are the world’s highest paid TV actors.


  • Leonard said in the first season that the combined IQ of Sheldon and himself is 360. Sheldon revealed that his IQ is 187 later in the season, which means that Leonard’s IQ is 173.


  • Leonard Leakey Hofstadter is Leonard’s full name. Sheldon revealed Leakey came from a famed archaeologist, Louis Leakey; with whom Leonard’s father had worked.


  • “Please keep your clothes on while doing laundry” was written in a signboard of the laundry in The Big Bang Theory.


  • The term Shamy represents a combination of the names Sheldon and Amy, which was first introduced by Howard.


  • Amy Farrah Fowler has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and she is a real-life genius.



  • Kunal Nayyar (Raj), who was a total girl-shy; married the former Miss India, Neha Kapur, on December 22, 2011.


  • Jim Parson (Sheldon) has never watched any of the Star Trek movies.
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