Between 2007 and 2019, “The Big Bang Theory” ran for an incredible 12 years. Along the way, it won 10 Emmys and was nominated for almost 40 more (via IMDb). The sitcom is about the lives of scientists Leonard and Sheldon and their next-door neighbor, Penny. Who wants to be an actor? Made words like “bazinga” famous and made Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco household names.
Mayim Bialik joined the cast in later seasons as Amy Farrah Fowler, a scientist interested in Jim Parsons’s character. The show also has two of Leonard and Sheldon’s friends and coworkers, Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), both scientists. Most of the main form have stayed friends in the years since the show ended, but Bialik and Helberg recently had a conversation in which they talked about some shocking interactions the actors have had with fans of the show.
Simon Helberg reveals people’s harsh words.
Simon Helberg recently went on “Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown. His co-star, Mayim Bialik’s podcast, talks about their new project, “As They Made Us. Bialik shared a minute-long clip from the interview on Twitter. Helberg talks about how most of his interactions with fans are shockingly similar. When [“The Big Bang Theory”] was on, people would often come up to me and say, “Listen, I hate your show, but…”,” Helberg said.
He said that many people who talked to him would start by saying that they didn’t like his work on the popular sitcom. But they learned a lot about it because they knew the show’s fans. Even more surprising was that Bialik said that other people had told her similar things. The two laugh off the nasty comments on the podcast. But it’s clear that they happened often enough and were hurtful sufficient to leave a mark. But both stars seem to know that enough people must have liked the Big Bang Theory” for it to be so popular.