Unnoticed detail in "The Big Bang Theory" finally revealed

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.10 - 2023 8:08 AM CET

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Mayim Bialik, who portrayed Amy in the popular TV show "The Big Bang Theory," recently disclosed a detail in an iconic painting that has gone unnoticed for years.

The painting in question was a gift from Amy to her friend Penny, played by Kaley Cuoco, to celebrate their friendship.

The painting and its significance

In the series, Amy commissions the painting for a whopping $3,000. The artwork features smiling portraits of Amy and Penny and quickly became one of the most memorable props in the sitcom.

For those who may not recall, the painting was a significant part of the show's narrative, symbolizing the friendship between the two characters.

The unplanned detail

In the book "The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story Of The Epic Hit Series" by Jessica Radloff, Bialik revealed an interesting detail about the painting that was not initially planned.

Apparently, Amy's hand, which is resting on Penny's shoulder in the painting, was not supposed to be visible.

As a result, the hand appears disproportionately large compared to the rest of the figures.

While the painting serves as the basis for several jokes in the series, the size of the hand is never explicitly mentioned.

The humor lies in the fact that Penny would rather throw the painting out onto the street but refrains from doing so out of love for her friend. In real life, the painting is displayed in the office of Chuck Lorre, the creator of the series.

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