"Big Bang's" Jim Parsons Explains the Origins of Sheldon

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Jim Parsons discusses his "Big Bang Theory" role with David Letterman.

May 14, 2014 | 04:28 PM

Bazinga!

Last night, "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons sat down with David Letterman to reveal how he got the part of Sheldon Cooper in television's number one show. 

"I did audition, yeah. I didn't know anybody involved," said Jim. "In fact, the time I got the call, my agent called and said 'it's new Chuck Lorre pilot.' He was clearly excited," he added.

Jim goes on to explain that he didn't know of the show's creator Chuck Lorre as he wasn't familiar with many producers before being cast to the show, which has run for seven seasons.

Watch the video below to find out the hilarious mistake Jim made even before auditioning for "TBBT."

"The Big Bang Theory" will air Mondays during the fall TV season, and it will move back to Thursdays once the NFL season ends. 

Cover image credit: CBS

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