In recent times, no Sitcom has been bigger than The Big Bang Theory and fans of the show have an immense liking towards Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon cooper, who is a resident genius and annoying pain the butt character. Recently in an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Jim Parsons had his version on how Sheldon cooper would tackle the pandemic and lockdown going on in 2020.
“He was built for this. This is the moment he was waiting for. I was saying earlier, we had an entire episode – which I didn’t think about until recently – where he did like a Shel-bot where he had like a video screen on a remote-control wheelie thing. And that was when people still needed to get together in groups, and so he would just send that out and sit in his room. ‘Don’t touch me, don’t sneeze on me.’ And so, I guess, he’d be fine.”
Being a germaphobe and having an intellect that could invent and strategize plans to prevent infection, Sheldon always preferred cleanliness and we had seen in one of the episodes where Sheldon locked himself in his room and carried his day to day life with a robot as his long distance puppet. So needless to say he had been practicing social distancing and disinfection before it was trending like it is these days.
Fans of show know that Sheldon being this anti-social and paranoid man that he was, by the end of the show he had changed to be someone who got married and realized that life is better with other people in it and so it is likely that in 2020 Sheldon would use his massive intellect to keep everybody around him safe.
The Big Bang Theory ended in 2019 but viewers could happily do with a few more seasons only if Parson didn’t make up his mind on leaving the show. Parsons later revealed that he was in a very dark place when he had fixated on stepping away from the show so as to explore other opportunities.
“I was so beaten down. I walked out for curtain call [on Boys in the Band] and I slipped and I broke my foot. It was the scariest moment for the next couple of days because I felt like I was at the edge of a cliff… I was teetering and I saw something really dark below between the death of the dog. The bottom line was that it was a really intense summer. The dog passing away, he was 14, and Todd and I had been together for 15 years at that point, so it just was the end of an era. I had this moment of clarity that I think you’re very fortunate to get in a lot of ways, of going: ‘Don’t keep speeding by’. You know? ‘Use this time to take a look around’. And I did.”
As told on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.