Behind-The-Scenes Secrets And Surprising Facts About The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory burst onto our screens in 2007, introducing us to the goofy characters and sticky situations that we’ve come to know and love.

As the series has been around for a decade, it’s easy to think we know all there possibly is to know about it – but think again. We’ve done some digging and got the scoop on behind-the-scenes gossip and other little-known facts.

Grab your popcorn, sit back and join us as we take a look at the ins and outs of The Big Bang Theory.

Jim Parsons Really Plays The Theremin

Photo Credit: Big Bang Theory
Photo Credit: Big Bang Theory

The theremin is one of the most difficult instruments that you can play. If we’re honest, we’re not entirely sure what it does, other than making a terrible sound. The little box consists of two metal antennas that sense the position of the player’s hands.

Its oddness made it entirely suitable to be the instrument of choice for Sheldon, but in reality, Jim Parsons is among the few who can play one of these things. “I’ve loved the theremin ever since I heard the original Star Trek theme,” Cooper tells his flatmates. Like character, like actor!