The Big Bang Theory’ was going strong and well until Jim Parsons decided that it was time for him to move on. Jim Parsons’ decision affected every star of the show, but most of all Kaley Cuoco.
Our favourite nerds signed off after a hearty final episode and the fans have been living with a heavy heart since. CBS’s ‘The Big Bang Theory’ has been, perhaps, the highest-grossing show in the history of American comedy. After running successfully for 12 years, Jim Parsons, who played Sheldon Cooper aka the glue that held the show together, decided to move on to other projects. Jim Parsons’ decision of putting an end to our nights with the favourite nerds affected not only the fans but his co-star, Kaley Cuoco, as well. Let’s find out how.
- What pushed Sheldon to call quits?
- Penny for thought on the ending of ‘The Big Bang Theory’
- TBBT nerds– Where are they now?
What pushed Sheldon to call quits?
Jim Parsons played our favourite Sheldon Cooper, the brilliantly weird physicist of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and made us fall in love with his idiosyncratic behaviour. The adventures of Sheldon and his particularity with everything and everyone around him got on the nerves of his nerdy best friends and the fans had a good laugh out of it. It was a treat to watch the hopelessly ridiculous lives of the nerdy scientists trying everything out of their way to appear cool while trying to follow the rules laid down by Sheldon Cooper.
Much to the disappointment of the fans, Jim Parsons felt it was time for him to leave the adult Sheldon Cooper and move on to newer projects. Parsons laid it out clearly in one of his interviews to “The Hollywood Reporter”, “It was the first time in my life of doing this show that it occurred to me that I might want to not do another contract after [season] 12 was up”. He added further, “There was no factor; there was no situation that I was like, ‘Well, I’ve had enough of that.’ No. There was nothing like that. It was just … when you know, you know. And you’re susceptible and thrown around by the whims of your own existence and getting to a certain age and your life changes and suddenly you just think different … But it’s like, you’re not the same person you were”.
Before Jim Parsons’ decision of leaving the nerd gang, there were plans for the show to run for two more seasons, but the end was nearer before Kaley Cuoco and her co-stars could have realized.
Watch the full Jim Parsons interview here!
Penny for a thought on the ending of ‘The Big Bang Theory’
Kaley Cuoco played Penny in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and was the only odd one out in the gang of nerds. Penny’s growth as a character has been an enlightening one as she came to love a bunch of nerds, and especially Sheldon, which we won’t lie, isn’t an easy task to do. Naturally, Jim Parsons’ decision to call quits marked a huge dent in the fate of Penny and more so for Kaley Cuoco as she had to leave behind what put her on the map. While Parsons went on to explore better offers and projects while keeping intact his show, ‘Young Sheldon’, Kaley Cuoco found it hard to say goodbye to Penny. Cuoco said in an emotional encounter to “ET Online” after shooting for the last episode, “There [have been] a lot of issues. It started with reading that initial script, and then last night shooting it in front of the audience … It’s just been a beautiful tribute to our show. I don’t know, I just feel so grateful. It’s been a gift, a gift of 12 years”.
Take a look at Kaley Cuoco’s Instagram post from their last shoot.
TBBT nerds– Where are they now?
Although Jim Parsons’ decision to walk out of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was a bigger bang for all the cast members, including Kaley Cuoco, all the nerds have been busy with other projects. Cuoco has been voicing for DC’s ‘Harley Quinn’ animated series as well as producing and featuring in HBO Max’s ‘The Flight Attendant’. Kunal Nayyar is working alongside Uma Thurman in a project for Apple TV+, Mayim Bialik is partnering with Parsons for a new comedy, and Parsons has featured in Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’ while still maintaining his position as executive producer for ‘Young Sheldon’.
It has been heartbreaking to bid farewell to TV’s most popular nerds and we are waiting, dreaming, and hoping, in agony, to see a reunion of TBBT cast. Would you like a reboot of the show? Let us know what you think.