SDCC Big Bang Theory Panel: Weddings And No Last Names

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Bleeding Cool's Madeline Potts reports:

On July 21st, The Big Bang Theory cast made their way onto the SDCC Hall H stage. As is tradition, the panel began with a sizzle reel of the best moments of Season 10, which ended in the proposal scene, leaving fans wondering: will Amy say yes?

Moderators Riki Lindhome (Ramona) and John Ross Bowie (Kripke) then took the stage and invited creator Bill Prady and Steve Molaro as well as members of the cast; Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Kunal Nayyar (Raj) and Kevin Sussman (Stuart) onto the stage.

With no Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik (who is on vocal rest), or Simon Helberg, the panel felt incomplete and uncomfortable. When asked whether or not the cast would be friends with the writers outside of the show you could feel the tension in the room. The cast chuckled and answered that, yes, they would be friends with the writers in "real life." Awkwardness aside here are some highlights from the panel:

  • When asked about the proposal scene, Kaley Cuoco dished that "we (the cast) were all crying behind the camera."

    SDCC Big Bang Theory Panel: Weddings And No Last Names

  • The cast and creators revealed a never-before-seen blooper of a prank that went awry while the cast was filming the Valentine's Day episode. Cuoco and Galecki were going to pretend to get in a fight, but after falling out of her chair, Cuoco hit her head on the table and had blood gushing from her eyebrow. Fans were treated to a clip of the moment (blood not included).

  • When asked if Penny has a last name, Cuoco commented that "she doesn't need a last name, she's like Cher, just Penny." Although the actress did reveal that she has a last name for Penny in her head, "I have it in my head what I think it is. But now I'm Hofstetter, so it doesn't matter.

  • The cast also discussed the memorable guest stars that have made their way onto the Big Bang set. From Stephen Hawking to Wil Wheaton, the show has had its fair share of A-listers. Cuoco even commenting that, "Stan Lee was so cool. He's such a stud. Like oh my god he's got so much swagger."

  • When asked which character they would like to switch with, the cast had some unique answers, "I want to switch with Cinnamon (Raj's dog). She's so spoiled!" Kunal on the other hand, wanted to switch with Cucou herself, "You always get the cutest outfits. That would be fun." Finally, Sussman revealed that he "wouldn't mind switching with Wolowitz (Simon Helberg)."

Finally, the fans were treated to a singalong of two brand new versions of the shows iconic "soft kitty" song. The versions included "soft bunny" and "hard turtle." You can view a clip of the sing along below.

The Big Bang Theory will return to CBS for its 11th season on September 25th. The 10th season is available for digital download and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this coming fall.

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