The Big Bang Theory, culminated in May 2019 on CBS, being a sitcom series that is described as one of the most successful of recent times, which formed a wide fan base around the world.
For 12 seasons, many fans were amused by the occurrences of a group of scientific friends who followed the nerdy culture and captured the attention of all viewers.
Almost two years after reaching its end, without a doubt, the iconic characters of The Big Bang Theory remain the favorites of the fans and therefore remain in the memory and hearts of many.
What perhaps many of the regular viewers of the CBS comedy series, is that the main characters Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons and Leonad by Johnny Galecki, were characters inspired by someone from real life.
According to the NPR site, Sheldon Cooper is inspired by a computer programmer that Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, met in the 1980s. According to Prady, he described the real-life person as very eccentric.
Although the name of the person who inspired the creation of Sheldon Cooper was not revealed, what is known is that Prady told his fellow producer Chuck Lorre about him and they decided to make The Big Bang Theory based on that personality.
Added to this, Sheldon’s name was inspired by a classic television producer named Sheldon Leonard, who was admired by Prady. Therefore, Jim Parsons took the producer’s first name, while Johnny Galecki took the second.