‘The­ory’ go­ing out with a ‘Big Bang’ af­ter 12 years

The Tribune (SLO) - - Espresso -

Re­al­ity would even­tu­ally hit Johnny Galecki that the com­edy ex­per­i­ment that brought to­gether a group of nerds and a street-smart wait­ress was com­ing to an end. But the idea that “The Big Bang The­ory” was about to wrap af­ter 12 years still seemed “sur­real and hy­po­thet­i­cal” to the se­ries star.

Try­ing to ex­plain why the show has been such a hit was dif­fi­cult.

Galecki says it was the writ­ers who de­serve a mas­sive amount of credit. The team blended pop cul­ture ref­er­ences, com­pli­cated sci­ence and close re­la­tion­ships each week.

The strong mix of tal­ents that ini­tially in­cluded Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Si­mon Hel­berg and Ku­nal Nay­yar didn’t hurt, ei­ther. Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bia­lik were added in later sea­sons.

As for the one-hour se­ries fi­nale that will air Thurs­day, all the cast mem­bers were al­lowed to have a say in how they would like to see their char­ac­ters put to bed.

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