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Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Confirms What We Suspected About Jim Parsons

If you know the proper time to use the interjection "bazinga" or where someone's favorite spot on the couch is, then you are probably a fan of the popular television show "The Big Bang Theory." Following a group of exceptionally awkward scientists and their friends and family, "The Big Bang Theory" ran for a staggering 12 seasons and 279 episodes (not counting the unaired pilot episode) and managed to win an impressive 77 awards from 252 nominations (via IMDb).

Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" survives on pop culture, science, and just generally nerdy jokes on account of the primary characters and their jobs as scientists in various fields, including physics, engineering, microbiology, and neuroscience. The only one who is truly out of their element is Penny (Cuoco), who is a waitress and actor who grows rather fond of her geeky next-door neighbors, even if she sometimes has a hard time following the conversation. Recently, Bialik, who plays neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, spoke about the primary star of "The Big Bang Theory," Jim Parsons, and elaborated on why he's so good in the role of Sheldon Cooper.

Mayim Bialik says Jim Parsons is a true professional

Mayim Bialik was recently featured on an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's TV's Top 5 podcast, where she discussed everything from "Jeopardy!" to "The Big Bang Theory." This gave Bialik the opportunity to explain why Jim Parsons is able to so effectively play the character of Sheldon Cooper despite not actually being a scientist like her: "So yeah, you don't need to be, obviously, a neuroscientist to play one on television. It helps more in terms of memorization, but Jim Parsons ... he clearly is not a brilliant physicist and is a phenomenal actor" (via Screen Rant).

It seems Parsons is able to capture the essence of Sheldon purely through his dedication to acting and raw professionalism. The actor, who has over 40 acting credits to his name, has appeared in films such as "The Muppets," "Hidden Figures," and "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile." Sheldon Cooper is known for his idiosyncrasies, which include a soothing mantra invoking soft felines, a rigid thought process, a photographic memory, and an overwhelming need to protect his "spot" on the couch. These quirks make Sheldon somewhat of a handful, but Parsons handles it with uncanny aplomb.