The Big Bang Theory introduced the world to Sheldon Cooper, a brilliant, geeky, theoretical physicist who won our hearts. The sitcom’s global success is rightly credited to Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper, the series’ breakout character.
Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory is a globally successful CBS sitcom series. The show premiered on CBS in September 2007 and concluded in May 2019, broadcasting 279 episodes through its twelve seasons.
- Sheldon’s quirks and idiosyncrasies made him TV’s favourite nerd
- Jim Parsons has the funniest The Big Bang Theory bloopers
- Will Jim Parsons ever reprise his role as Sheldon?
At first, the series centered around its five lead characters — Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, Howard and Penny. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) were physicists at Caltech, best-friends and roommates. Penny (Kaley Cuoco) was their neighbour who lived across the hall and became Leonard’s love interest as the series progressed.
Sheldon and Leonard’s group of friends include their coworkers, astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and engineer Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg). Each character has distinctive personality traits, but Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper is undoubtedly the breakout character of the series.
Bloopers footage of The Big Bang Theory reveals just how much work Parsons put in to play Sheldon Cooper. Viewers might not relate with Sheldon’s fast-paced speech and consistent explanations of scientific terms and methodologies. But his love for all things geeky has given him an undying place in pop-culture today. Keep reading to learn more about the brilliant character we’ve known and loved.
Sheldon’s quirks and idiosyncrasies made him TV’s favourite nerd
We know Sheldon as the highly intelligent theoretical physicist who loves comic books, trains and knows everything about anything. He was a child prodigy who was interested in science from his early years. His lack of humility resulted in him being bullied by his classmates and neighbours.
Despite his genius-level IQ, Sheldon lacks fundamental social skills and is unable to comprehend sarcasm, humour and irony. He does, however, frequently employ their use in conversation with friends and follows his jokes with his catchphrase “Bazinga!”. Sheldon also displays a clear lack of humility for those who don’t exhibit the same level of intellect as him.
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His behavioural characteristics provide with the foundation for most of the humour revolving around him. Sheldon’s traits are said to be the reason behind him being described as the show’s break-out character. Sheldon’s love for comic books, online gaming, superhero T-shirts and of course, Parsons’ efforts, made him the perfect TV nerd. There are just so many reasons why Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper is the greatest character in the series.
Jim Parsons has the funniest bloopers
Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper has the funniest show bloopers of all the characters. All his dialogues through the show have been quite fast-paced, and often include difficult words and intense scientific jargon. But Parsons delivers an effortless performance and the viewer almost forgets that they’re watching an actor play a character.
The fourth season of the show added Bernadette (Meslissa Rauch) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) to the show as series regulars. And even then, Parsons’ socially inept character continued to be the star. Parsons is a natural comedian, and even though the rest of the cast was talented, Sheldon shined through and through.
The bloopers see Parsons break character when he forgets his lines or doesn’t do justice to the dialogues. And it’s hilarious because it is the only time you can distinguish Jim from Sheldon. He laughs, the rest of the cast laughs with him and viewers can only imagine how much fun filming was!
Will Jim Parsons ever reprise his role as Sheldon?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be donning the superhero t-shirts and playing Sheldon again. The Big Bang Theory ended last year with its twelfth season and the finale of our dreams. Since then, the rest of the cast has moved on to different projects, especially Jim Parsons.
Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper has met the end of his story, but the actor is a familiar face on Netflix. He recently started in the Ryan Murphy produced miniseries, Hollywood, where he played Hollywood talent agent Henry Wilson.
Parsons will be seen next in another film produced by Murphy in collaboration with Netflix. He will play Michael in The Boys In The Band a film adaptation of the hit 1968 Broadway play. It might be the end of his time as Sheldon Cooper, but his talents will continue to entertain us.
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