When building any successful show, it also helps to have a group that truly adores working together. Sure it’s not a requirement (see Roseanne), but it helps. “This is the best place I’ve ever worked,” said Prady. “You cannot top this cast and these people and it is true, true joy.” Kunal Nayyar told us a hilarious behind the scenes story about the ping pong tournaments that happen on the set. “[I] just had a tough defeat in the tournament. You know, the thing is, the director who bought us the table? I’m positive he goes back and practices. Because I always lose to him in the tournament. And, then Kaley comes in wearing short sexy clothes to like mess with us. So this year in the tournament, I wore short, sexy clothes.” Did it work? “No! Could you imagine me in a tank top and hot pants? Exactly! I don’t know what I was thinking. I lost. I distracted myself because I was itching.”
So dig in, for season three gets off to a very promising start. We can be sure that Penny and Leonard will provide many roller coaster relationship moments, that Howard will still be tortured by his mother, and Raj will still have issues talking around women. As for Sheldon, just being him is enough for us to watch every week. Super intelligent and insufferable is in.
The Big Bang Theory premieres on Monday, September 21 at 9:30pm on CBS. "The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation" is written by Steven Molaro and directed by Mark Cendrowski.