History Trivia / TheBigBangTheory

27th Oct '16 1:20:21 AM 59Efra
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* TheCastShowoff: Leonard has been shown playing the cello, Howard and Sheldon both play the piano. And they sing!

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* TheCastShowoff: TheCastShowoff:
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Leonard has been shown playing the cello, Howard and Sheldon both play the piano. And they sing!



** "The Love Spell Potential" features Howard as the DM for a Dungeons & Dragons game, and lets Simon Hedberg show off excellent impressions of Nicolas Cage, Al Pacino, and Christopher Walken, along with other hilarious voices and sound effects (much to Sheldon's delight).

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** Simon Helberg is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YxlLzbzYiM brilliant impressionist]] and he's been given the opportunity to demonstrate it. Memorably, he does a StephenHawking impression in an episode where he later appeared AsHimself, with Helberg having to do the impression with Hawking on set watching him off camera, and "The Love Spell Potential" features Howard as the DM for a Dungeons & Dragons game, and lets Simon Hedberg allowing him to show off excellent impressions of Nicolas Cage, Al Pacino, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/AlPacino, and Christopher Walken, Creator/ChristopherWalken, along with other hilarious voices and sound effects (much to Sheldon's delight).
12th Oct '16 11:47:03 PM 59Efra
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** TNT Spain is also fond of the series, to the point it aired a marathon of each of the previous nine seasons right before the premiere of the tenth.
12th Oct '16 11:45:27 PM 59Efra
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** Katey Sagal also played Kaley Cuoco's mother on ''Series/EightSimpleRules.''
27th Sep '16 12:29:42 AM 59Efra
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** Emily describes a tattoo she has of Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas that Laura Spencer actually has in real life [[https://twitter.com/itslauraspencer/status/530586521116901376 here]]
12th Sep '16 10:50:40 AM hullflyer
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** The show originated under two different concepts, one being Bill Prady's experience working with a group of eccentric computer programmers back in the [[TheEighties 1980s]]and another under the idea of a young woman entering the real world of finding a job and making new friends. Realizing the key to both shows was on the secondary cast providing some contrast they decided on their own XMeetsY and combined them. After that they decided to move the genius nerds away from computers and make them scientists instead, pushing them outside a comfort zone.

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** The show originated under two different concepts, one being Bill Prady's experience working with a group of eccentric computer programmers back in the [[TheEighties 1980s]]and 1980s]] and another under the idea of a young woman entering the real world of finding a job and making new friends. Realizing the key to both shows was on the secondary cast providing some contrast they decided on their own XMeetsY and combined them. After that they decided to move the genius nerds away from computers and make them scientists instead, pushing them outside a comfort zone.
22nd May '16 7:56:16 AM Evighet
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** When Emily arrives and says "It's so nice to meet you", it's hard not to smile if you're a LizzieBennetDiaries fan.

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** When Emily arrives and says "It's so nice to meet you", it's hard not to smile if you're a LizzieBennetDiaries fan.fan of TheLizzieBennetDiaries.
22nd May '16 7:55:39 AM Evighet
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** When Emily arrives and says "It's so nice to meet you", it's hard not to smile if you're a LizzieBennetDiaries fan.
7th May '16 11:33:32 PM nombretomado
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* IKnewIt: Anyone who had watched HappyDays, saw the episode with Howard's half-brother coming. Thankfully, unlike in Happy Days, the half-brothers aren't both Howard Wolowitz with one going by a nickname to differentiate himself.

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* IKnewIt: Anyone who had watched HappyDays, ''Series/HappyDays'', saw the episode with Howard's half-brother coming. Thankfully, unlike in Happy Days, the half-brothers aren't both Howard Wolowitz with one going by a nickname to differentiate himself.
26th Apr '16 1:06:17 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Alex is played by [[Series/EvenStevens Tawny Dean]].
** Sheldon's old room mate is [[Series/TheWalkingDead Glenn]]
** Also, c'mon, how many people freaked out when they realized "hey, that's [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Moist]]!"
** Ah, so there's another [[Discworld/GoingPostal Moist?]] Don't remember seeing anyone from TBBT in ''Discworld/GoingPostal''.
** Or "hey, that's [[Series/{{Roseanne}} David!]]
** "Hey! That's [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Darlene!]]"
** Or "Hey! That's aunt [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Jackie]]!"
** The aggravated insect specialist is Lewis Black from ''Series/TheDailyShow''.
** Hey, the sassy nurse is Will Smith's mother from ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir!''
** Hey, it's the [[Series/HowIMetYourMother pineapple incident]] girl !
** Hey, that's Series/{{Blossom}}! (Oddly, in an earlier episode, Raj had mentioned the actual actress Mayim Bialik. So in this universe, Amy Farah Fowler (played by Bialik) ''and'' Bialik herself both exist.)
** Johnny Galecki had a very brief appearance on Series/{{Blossom}} -- he played Blossom's date. Possibly ActorAllusion in one episode where Galecki's character Leonard then went as Amy's date to a wedding.
** Hey, that's Bridget from ''Series/EightSimpleRules''!
** Hey, Its [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] helping Sheldon find a new vocation in "The Einstein Approximation"!
** [[Creator/WilWheaton Wheeeeeeeeeeeatooooooon!]]
** Hey, Penny's ex is [[TheNeidermeyer Encino Man]] from the ''Series/GenerationKill'' HBO MiniSeries
** Hey, it's Christine Baranski, who played an {{Expy}} of [[Series/AbsolutelyFabulous Patsy Stone]] on ''Cybill.'' As Leonard's mom. And in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' - she was a love interest for unworldly eccentric physics professor Dick Solomon...
** Hey, it's [[Series/LessThanPerfect Sara Rue]]. In one of the same episodes she appeared in, Penny is trying to make Leonard jealous by kissing on [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Keith Dudemeister]]
** Ohhh, [[{{Series/Dollhouse}} Echo's been imprinted as an FBI Agent again]]!
** Hey, Penny's dad is [[Series/{{Dexter}} Agent Lundy]]! And he still wants a son despite having had FIVE sons in CompleteSavages.
** Hey, Sheldon's mom is [[Series/DesperateHousewives Carolyn Bigsby]]!
** Hey, Sheldon's mom is Doctor Jennifer Rowell in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' - who was ''also'' a love interest for unworldly eccentric physics professor Dick Solomon...
** Sheldon's mom gets around - she's also ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s ex- missus Nanny G and gets indiscreet with him in a large stage-prop bed - in front of a theatre full of kids....
** Hey, Leonard is [[Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation Rusty]] all grown up!
** Didn't Bernadette briefly date [[Series/TrueBlood Hoyt Fortenberry]]?
** Hey, Raj and [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Julian Bashir]] have the same father!
** Hey, Dave Underhill used to be used to be [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 an ace Pyramid player!]]
** Hey, it's Billie from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''!
** Howard's mom sleeps with [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer principal Flutie]]!
** Hey, the cute deaf redhead that Raj dates in one episode is [[Series/SwitchedAtBirth Daphne Vasquez]]!
** Leonard once slept with [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Lucille Bluth]].
** "Hi [[Series/TheBobNewhartShow Proton!]]"
** Stuart's Comic Book shop is in competition with [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh Nichols]]!
** Raj's dad is [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Babu]].
** Raj's Season-7 love interest is [[WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries Jane Bennet]]!
** Howard's half-brother is [[Series/{{Victorious}} Robbie Shapiro]].
** Hey, [[Series/CrossingJordan Nigel Townsend]] is the director of "Serial Apeist 2"!
* HeyItsThatVoice: In "The Einstein Approximation", Creator/MarkHamill's DCAU Joker laugh can be heard as Leonard's ringtone.
** In the same episode, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa]].
** Creator/JenniferHale can be heard as a news announcer in one episode.
** The HR lady is played by the chick that voices both Huey and Riley Freeman in the animated series WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks.
** Bernadette's Mom was once [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Tommy Pickle's Aunt]] Elaine.
** The sassy nurse was a [[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Teen Angel]]
** As of Season 9, Amy [[spoiler:has dated]] [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Wheatley]]!
** Sheldon's mom is also [[Franchise/ToyStory Andy's mom]].
25th Mar '16 1:38:27 AM KJMackley
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* CastingGag: Judd Hirsch as Leonard's father. Johnny Galecki mentioned in interviews that he was inspired by Hirsch's role in ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' when it comes to being the StraightMan of the cast, and was influential in bringing him on the show.
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