Big Bang Theory Showrunner Discusses How Sheldon Cooper Would be Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic
How would Sheldon Cooper be handling the COVID-19 pandemic?
Sheldon Cooper would be dealing with the coronavirus pandemic better than people might expect, as per 'The Big Bang Theory' showrunner Steve Molaro.
Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, 'The Big Bang Theory' was a popular sitcom airing on CBS for 12 years, with the series finale concluding last year.
The series was originally based on five characters residing in Pasadena, California. Leonard Hofstader and Sheldon Cooper are both physicists at The California State of Technology, who share an apartment.
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In addition, Penny is a waitress and an ambitious actress living across the door. Likewise, there are Leonard and Sheldon's similarly nerdy and socially uncomfortable mates and co-workers, Howard Wolowitz, aerospace engineer, and Raj Koothrappali, an astrophysicist.
Over time, minor stars were elevated to leading roles, including neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, microbiologist Bernadette Rostenkowski, physicist Leslie Winkle, and comic book shop owner Stuart Bloom.
After 12 seasons, the series finale aired on 16th May 2019. Meanwhile, Sheldon's story continues in the prequel, Young Sheldon, with the plot revolving around his life as a kid.
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Since the fans of The Big Bang Theory won't get the opportunity to see how Sheldon deals with the coronavirus pandemic, showrunner Steve Molaro weighed in on it.
Speaking to TV Line, Molaro revealed our favorite TBBT character would be enjoying quarantine. He explained: "(Sheldon) was prepared for a zombie invasion, so I think he'd be ready for this. He probably had already pre-hoarded a stockpile of Purell before this was even a national threat."
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The showrunner even speculated the coronavirus quarantine might lead Sheldon to further appreciate the outdoor life. Molaro added,
"I wonder if Sheldon, who is very much an indoor cat, might also be suddenly struck with the idea that maybe outside isn't so bad."
Hearing Sheldon would flourish in isolation is pleasant and maybe even comforting for viewers of The Big Bang Theory. While people are shifting to their old TV shows and movies to distract their mind, it's definitely great to hear this piece of update. Hopefully, other famous TV characters would be dealing with the coronavirus as well as Sheldon.
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