The Big Bang Theory: 10 Behind The Scenes Secrets

  
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The Big Bang Theory has now been going strong for 10 seasons, and it has been easy to see that the cast chemistry is just as great off-screen as it is on-screen. Through its many years, the cast and crew of the hit series have been very open about what it is like working on TV’s most successful sitcom, and have spilled some secrets about what goes into making the show along the way. Here are 10 of the best behind the scenes secrets from The Big Bang Theory:

10. Filming Highs and Lows

Although many of the stars have now been playing the same characters for almost 10 complete seasons, some of the same nerves and feelings never go away. “It’s always the first take of the day that you want to nail and not mess up,” Kunal Nayyar revealed of first take jitters. He also explained that filming an entire episode creates a high which means for a very drastic low sometimes. “Tuesday night it’s so hard to go to bed because you have so much adrenaline. The next morning, you feel like you’ve been hit by a train. Seriously, you feel hungover without doing anything.”

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9. The Cushion

As fans of The Big Bang Theory are well aware, there is a special seat that is for Sheldon Cooper, and Sheldon Cooper only, but as it turns out, when the cameras aren’t rolling, the seat is still very special. According to stars Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik, the seat cushion almost actually got ruined in real life, and they were so concerned about it getting ruined, they made a whole other cushion. “We rehearse with this one so that we don’t ruin the other one,” Parsons revealed of the special treatment the cushion now gets.

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