The Big Bang Theory will be airing its 200th episode, and to commemorate, the city of Pasadena has announced that it has officially declared February 25, “The Big Bang Theory Day.”
The Big Bang Theory revolves around the lives of the main characters of the series who reside in Pasadena, California. Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, two physicists who work at Caltech, share an apartment and Penny is their neighbor who is aspiring to be an actress. The three are also joined by two of Sheldon and Leonard’s friends, Raj Koothrappali and Howard Wolowitz, an astrophysicist and an aerospace engineer, respectively.
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Throughout the nine seasons of The Big Bang Theory, the setting has never changed and Pasadena has always been a big part of the show. According to Coming Soon, the executive producers of the show, Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, and Chuck Lorre, have released a joint statement about Pasadena’s announcement.
“For 200 episodes, The Big Bang Theory has called Pasadena home. Even though we tape the show just down the road at Warner Bros., we’re honored that the city of Pasadena, which has given so much to our characters and our stories, has once again proved itself to be a true inspiration.”
As Comic Book reported, the city of Pasadena officially proclaimed February 25 “The Big Bang Theory Day” on Saturday. The proclamation was attended by stars and producers of the show, including Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz), Kunal Nayyar (Raj Koothrappali), Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler), Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Wolowitz), Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, and Bill Prady.
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During the proclamation, Pasadena Councilmember Andy Wilson read the statement declaring February 24, “The Big Bang Theory Day.” An excerpt of the proclamation can be read below.
“Whereas the talented cast, producers and crew of The Big Bang Theory — including co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, showrunner Steven Molaro, and series stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch — have portrayed the City of Pasadena as not only a city of advanced education and pop culture sophistication but also home to the occasional unexpected ‘Bazinga!’ to countless viewers worldwide;”
“Now, Therefore I, Terry Tornek, Mayor of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby congratulate and commend the cast, producers and crew of The Big Bang Theory, and proclaim February 25, 2-16, in the City of Pasadena as The Big Bang Theory Day.”
The next episode of The Big Bang Theory, entitled “The Celebration Experimentation,” is the series’ 200th episode. As IB Times reports, the details regarding the special episode is being kept a secret, but some recurring characters who will be present include Leonard’s mother Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, Wil Wheaton, Leonard’s ex-girlfriend Leslie Winkle, and the guys’ rival Barry Kripke.
In addition, there is one special guest that many are excited about, and that is Adam West, the actor who played The Caped Crusader in the 1966 television show Batman. As reports indicate, West will be playing himself in the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory, but that is all that is known for now.
Catch the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory on Thrusday, 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
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