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Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Cast Of 'The Big Bang Theory'

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With The Big Bang Theory ending after twelve years, fans have taken to unearthing facts and trivia about the cast they've become attached to. There are a lot of points of interest about the actors, both in relation to the show and in their personal backgrounds. Sometimes, the similarities between the characters they're playing have turned out to be the same in real life. In addition, background information surrounding the cast can give a new perspective outside their roles in The Big Bang Theory. These are the best fun facts we could find about the hilarious (and brainy) cast. 

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    The Actresses That Play Sheldon's Mother Are Actually Mother And Daughter In Real Life

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    Mary Cooper, the ever-loving mother of Sheldon, is played by Laurie Metcalf and Zoe Perry. Interestingly, the two actresses are mother and daughter in real life, meaning the same character is played by parent and child.

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    The Musical Talents Of The Cast Are Real

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    A lot of actors only pretend to have the talents their characters possess. This isn't the case for The Big Bang Theory stars, who can genuinely perform the instruments they're playing. Jim Parsons knows how to play the theremin, along with Mayim Bialik having the talent to perform on the harp, Johnny Galecki with the cello, and Simon Helberg on the piano.

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    Bernadette's Pregnancy Was A Result Of Melissa Rauch's Real Pregnancy

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    Bernadette was shown to be pregnant in quick succession in The Big Bang Theory. The reason for the second one being so rushed was due to Melissa Rauch being pregnant in real life, causing this to be written into the show's plot as a way of letting the actor have bed rest while still appearing on the show.

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    Mayim Bialik Has A Real Doctorate

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    Mayim Bialik is a real scientist who got her doctorate in 2007. The actress took time off her acting career in favor of her studies and was already a Ph.D holder when she started appearing as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler.

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