The impact of The Big Bang Theory sitcom on the industry can’t be overlooked and the series soon broke the language barriers to became a worldwide phenomenon.
After a successful run of 12 seasons, Jim Parsons who plays the role of Sheldon Cooper in the show recently reflected on the success of the show and shared how its massive success shocked the whole team.
Jim Parsons was mesmerized by the unexpected success of the show
After the colossal success of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory, it marked its name among the highest-rated TV shows of all time and made the character of Sheldon Cooper, which was portrayed by Jim Parsons an instant fan favorite.
Jim Parsons later revealed that he didn’t expect this kind of success among the global audience after they begin working on it. He recalled their first international promotion tour in Mexico and described the rush of people and photographers at the airport after their arrival by saying, “it was a little bit like the Beatles had arrived”. And On their way to the hotel, they witnessed huge billboards of them, and the next day they were on the front page of the newspaper. He shared his surprise by saying,
“It’s been a glorious surprise, the whole way. I knew from the beginning that I felt what we were doing was good work, but the idea of whether or not that would translate to a wide enough audience to even stay on the air, much less be popular in several foreign countries, where even to this day I go ‘why?’ I just don’t get it, but I’m so happy about it.”
He then shared his appreciation and gratitude for the love and support that the fans have showered over the years, with Jim Parsons sharing the most common comments from the fans being, “Your show got me through chemo or the hospital, or maybe it’s just food poisoning,” and is thankful of the fact that people are using the show to change something in their life.
The Big Bang Theory became one of the biggest sitcoms in Hollywood
The Big Bang Theory is considered among the best American sitcoms of all time, which comprises one of the most popular characters in sitcoms Sheldon Cooper, a genius physicist through whom the show’s humor often runs due to his struggles in social interaction. The character is also famous for his catchphrase Bazinga!
Jim Parsons garnered four consecutive Emmy wins from the year 2011 to 2014 for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his iconic portrayal of Sheldon Cooper. The show as a whole also earned four consecutive nominations between the same years and cemented its legacy among fans from all around the globe with broadcasting in over 70 countries
Jim Parsons has now moved on from the show after a run of 12 seasons and compared the character of Sheldon to his recent role of Oh in Dreamworks movie Home and shared how it was refreshing to play the character that was generally nice from his previous role of an anti-social character.
The Big Bang Theory is now streaming on Netflix.
Source: Entertainment Weekly