13 Things You Totally Missed On The Big Bang Theory… Bazinga!

‘The Big Bang Theory’ is one of the most popular sitcom series on television.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for nearly ten years, chances are that you’ve seen at least one episode of the show. If you’re like me, you’ve seen every single episode and watched most of the episodes multiple times. However unlikely, there are going to be some people who haven’t seen it yet. In case you’re one of them, the basic premise is this: a struggling actress moves into an apartment across the hall from two scientists, Sheldon and Leonard, employed at Cal Tech. They are physicists, have a small group of friends (who are also scientists), and are generally considered to be awkward, nerdy, and somewhat socially inept. Leonard is immediately attracted to beautiful Penny and hilarity ensues.[goolgead2]

Even for experts like me, there are things about the show I’ve missed. Here are just a few:

1. 73 Is Sheldon’s Favorite Number

It isn’t until episode 73 that we actually find out why he loves it so much. Sheldon said he loves 73 because: “73 is the 21st prime number. Its mirror, 37, is the 12th and its mirror, 21, is the product of multiplying 7 and 3… and in binary 73 is a palindrome, 1001001, which backwards is 1001001.” If that isn’t enough 73’s for you, Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, was born in 1973.

2. Look Closely At Howard’s Room

For a large portion of the show, MIT-trained engineer and eventual astronaut Howard Wolowitz lives at home with his mother. His mother plays a fairly large role in the show, though we only ever see her voice. We often see Howard hanging out in his bedroom when he’s at home. But, you may not have noticed that all of the prominently displayed comic book and sci-fi figures are all female characters.

3. You Can Score Free Tickets To The Show

This is for all of the die-hard fans out there, myself included. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is filmed in front of a live studio audience. If you’re at least 18, you can attend a taping!

There are even more things you may not have noticed, on the next page!