The Big Bang Theory is undoubtedly one of comedy most popular of the last fifteen years, as well as one of the longest-lived. First aired in 2007it had the merit of making a group of undisputed protagonists nerd e geeksheaded by the brilliant and neurotic Sheldon Cooper, played by an extraordinary Jim Parsons. The series begins when the quiet and routine universe of Sheldon Cooper and his roommate, the brilliant but insecure Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki)is shocked by the arrival of Penny (Kaley Cuoco)the charming new neighbor destined to change their lives forever.
Over the twelve seasons of The Big Bang Theorywho made the series the sitcom longest-running multicamera in the history of television, we not only laughed, but we also experienced truly emotional moments, and, above all, we witnessed the great evolution of some of its characters, Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper and Kaley Cuoco’s Penny first. Not to mention that the ending of The Big Bang Theorywhich aired in two parts in 2019, was generally appreciated by fansprobably thanks to its predictability which, far from being banal, was just what was needed to conclude a journey that lasted twelve seasons, while at the same time conveying the idea that life goes on.
Still, there is a scene from the finale of The Big Bang Theory which seems to have not particularly impressed the studio audience
In the book of Jessica Radloff which tells the background of the comedy with Jim Parsons, titled The Big Bang Theory The Definitive Inside Story Of The Epic Hit Seriesone of the producers and writers of the series, Peter Chakosrevealed how a specific scene in the finale was a real source of disappointment for himbecause of total lack of reactions from the audience present in the studio. In particular, it concerns the scene in which the children of Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), Halley and Michael are shown to the public. Since the Wolowitz children had never appeared on the scene before, Chakos thought this was a big event expected an equally large reaction from the public, reaction that never came.
“When we finally see the kids in the finale, I thought the reaction would be much bigger“. He explained Peter Chakos in a passage of the book, stating that the different importance given to the entrance of Howard and Bernadette’s children even caused discussions between him and one of the creators of the series, Chuck Lorre . “I was seriously arguing with Chuck on set while we were shootingsaying, ‘You have to give me a scene to show the reaction‘, but he said something like, ‘He’s just a kid, nobody cares.’ And he was right. The audience didn’t react like I thought he would. I left way too much room for a reaction that never came“.