Did you know The Big Bang Theory has an unaired pilot episode that could change the entire course of the show?
American sitcom about a group of geeky scientists ran on CBS from 2007 to 2019. After having entertained the audiences for almost more than a decade, we’ve come to know of an unaired pilot episode of The Big Bang Theory.
And believe you in me, if you read the plot of it, your life would never really be the same.
- The Big Bang Theory Unaired Pilot Episode Cast
- Summary of The Big Bang Theory Unaired Pilot Episode
- Where can you watch it?
The Big Bang Theory maker Chuck Lorre had initially slated a different pilot episode for the show’s beginning. However, the pilot episode was never picked up by the television network. Thus, it was never aired.
The Big Bang Theory Unaired Pilot Episode Cast
Believe me or not but Kaley Cuoco’s character as Penny would have never existed in the show’s run had the pilot episode of The Big Bang Theory aired. And we thank God! that it was never aired because the hipster Penny we know of today, has become a fan-favourite character.
Besides, the pilot episode of The Big Bang Theory had only Johnny Galecki (Leonard) and Jim Parsons (Sheldon) in the cast. Meanwhile, the female lead was initially named Katie and played by actress, nah-ah, not Kaley Cuoco, but Amanda Walsh. The makers had also pitched a female friend for Sheldon and Leonard in the pilot episode named Gilda, played by actress Iris Bahr.
Bahr’s character was however retained and modified for the show’s later seasons. In the show, Iris Bahr plays Sheldon and Leonard’s fellow scientist and geeky friend, even displaying a fondness for Leonard.
Summary of The Pilot Episode
Sheldon and Leonard encounter a young woman named Katie who’s crying on the curb after having been left homeless. Katie in her breaking voice and crying tone tells Leonard and Sheldon that her boyfriend has broken up with her and that her mother has reconciled with her ex-stepfather.
Therefore, she has no place to live other than on the streets. Despite Sheldon’s objections, Leonard offers her to stay at their apartment for a few days.
Even though Katie’s character is developed as a street-smart, abrasive and a sarcastic woman, she is a softie from inside.
Where can you watch it?
There are umpteen websites on the internet which have the link to the unaired pilot of Big Bang Theory. But here’s a direct link to the video: https://www1.watch-tvseries.net/series69/The-Big-Bang-Theory-/season-01-episode-00-Unaired-Pilot. View it now!
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