#SDCC: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and how it all comes together
The popular CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory had its day at Comic Con on Friday. A special screening and Q&A were conducted by the cast and crew of the show. Wil Wheaton moderated the panel, and members included actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg, and executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady.
The Bare Naked Ladies surprised the audience when they came out on stage
to play the full version of the Big Bang Theory theme song. Hundreds of fans sang along with the band, which was made simple since printed sheets of the lyrics were handed out prior to the panel. Here’s video:
Fans asked the stars geek-appropriate questions, such as “If you were a superhero, what ability would you have and what would be your name?” Nayyar would be Awesome Man with the ability to make things awesome, and Helberg would have the power to fly but would not tell anyone so he could join a basketball team and jump in the air longer.
The panel talked about the show and what it has been like working on it. Parsons commented on Sheldon and Penny’s relationship, saying, “There is absolutely chemistry. Sibling chemistry. And don’t you say otherwise.” (Several fans push for a relationship between these characters.) They spoke of how the cast plays ping pong in between shooting, and how Cuoco was the first among them to get a Kindle.
It was revealed that Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, will guest star in season four. Mayim Bialik of Blossom will also be back in season four as Sheldon’s potential love interest. Wheaton himself is likely to come back as Sheldon’s arch-nemesis. When a fan suggested that the crew film an episode at Comic Con, Lorre and Prady shot down the idea, Lorre adding, “We’re an indoor cat,” and they wouldn’t know how to film at a convention.