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11 Jan 2019

Did you know these facts about 'The Big Bang Theory'?

The Big Bang Theory is going to be airing its finale on January 17, we reported how some of the cast members reacted to the show ending.

Having spanned for 12 seasons, it will be remembered for transcending generations and garnering a strong fan following due to adorable geekiness and sense of humor.

Here are some lesser known facts about The Big Bang Theory.

In context

'The Big Bang Theory' cast earnings, unknown facts

Earnings

Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki made big money

Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki made big money from the show.

They started making $60,000 per episode for 3 seasons.

This was then increased to $200,000 from Season 4-6 and then $350,000 in Season 7.

From Season 8 till now, their earnings skyrocketed to $1mn per episode.

The stars have each made a whopping $139.8mn.

Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar caught up from Season 10

Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar play Howard and Raj, respectively. They initially made lesser than Cuoco (Penny), Parsons (Sheldon), and Galecki (Leonard). Even in Seasons 8 and 9, Helberg and Nayyar made $750,000 per episode. From Season 10, they they started earning $1mn.

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Ethical earning

Actors took a pay cut to help out co-stars

While we mention the massive money cast members make, it's necessary to bring up their gesture of taking a pay cut.

When they discovered Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who play Amy and Bernadette respectively, had a massive pay gap, they took a pay cut.

Cast members gave up $100,000 per episode, making $900,000 to ensure their co-stars were paid more.

Salary part done, now let's shift our focus to references

Now that you know the massive amounts of money these stars make on the show, here are some lesser known details about your favorite show. We have tried to limit the quirkiness to major characters and references in the show.

Surname

Penny does not have a last name

Penny does not have a last name on The Big Bang Theory.

What might have initially started off as an oversight on part of the scriptwriters, has now become a closely guarded secret.

Cuoco is determined to keep the surname a secret throughout the series.

With the show ending perhaps this is one mystery that will never be revealed to the fans.

Soft Kitty

'Soft Kitty' Sheldon's comfort song exists in reality

Soft Kitty is Sheldon's comfort song when he falls ill. However, this song exists in the real world, or at least a variation of it does.

Titled Warm Kitty, it is a 1930s song by Edith Newlin.

The producer Bill Prady had revealed that his daughter would sing the Soft Kitty song in pre-school after one of her teachers heard it while in Australia.

Bazinga

The origin of 'bazinga', Sheldon's favorite catchphrase

Bazinga is Sheldon's favorite catchphrase and there's even a species of bees with the name he popularized on the show.

However, it was included in the show, in Season 2's finale following a silly prank from writer Stephen Engel.

Engel pulled a prank using an old grapefruit, according to producer Bill Prady.

Every time someone fell for it, he said 'Bazinga' instead of 'Gotcha'.

How do you feel about 'The Big Bang Theory' ending?

Did you know these facts? Let us know. We hope you have enjoyed The Big Bang Theory as much as we have and hopefully the season finale gives a fitting farewell to the show and the characters we have all grown to love over time.

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Is episode 13(The confirmation polarization) the last episode of season 12?

Asked on 12-01-2019 by Ankush Dutta

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As per reports, episode 13 will be the last episode of 'The Big Bang Theory'.

When is the finale of The Big Bang Theory?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Vihaan Malhotra

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The finale is on January 17, 2019.

How many seasons are there in The Big Bang Theory?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Anika Verma

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There are 12 seasons in The Big Bang Theory.

Where can I watch 'The Big Bang Theory' in India?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Ridhi Singhal

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You need to have a Hotstar connection to stream it, but you might be able to find episodes online for streaming or downloading.

How many episodes are there in 'The Big Bang Theory'?

Asked on 11-01-2019 by Paridhi Gupta

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There are 268 episodes over 12 seasons.

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