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Mayim Bialik
Thought The Big
Bang Theory Was
A Game Show
Before She Joined
Mayim Bialik got her start in Hollywood in the late 1980s, and it didn't take her long to start racking up strong entries on the small screen, with shows such as "Webster," "Molloy," "MacGyver," and of course, "Blossom" as the titular Blossom Russo. However, nothing could've prepared her for the role of Amy Farrah Fowler on "The Big Bang Theory."
Debuting in the Season 3 episode, "The Lunar Excitation," Bialik's Amy soon became a staple of the geeky sitcom, but remarkably, before donning the trademark Amy Farrah Fowler glasses, she thought "The Big Bang Theory" was a game show. In a February 2022 interview with Howard Stern, Bialik revealed she knew next to nothing about the show — not even the format.
"I had heard about it because they mentioned me, the real person Mayim Bialik, but I thought it was a game show when someone said 'Oh, they mentioned you on 'Big Bang Theory,'" she recalled. Despite her lack of knowledge about the show, Bialik tried out and landed the role of Amy — and as she explained to CBS News, “It ended up completely changing my life.”