The casting was written in the stars! (Photo by Bill Inoshita/CBS via Getty Images)
The Big Bang Theory ended last year after 279 episodes across 12 seasons – but it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Fans are still spotting Easter Eggs 13 years after the beloved sitcom first aired, and now some eagle eyed viewers have realised connection staring us right in the face for a long time.
Mayim Bialik – coincidentally, the only cast member with a doctorate degree – played Amy Farrah Fowler from 2010 until the show’s conclusion, and it looks like the casting was written in the stars.
Reddit user JustinTime12291 posted their ‘sudden realisation’, and wrote: ‘Amy is played by Mayim Bialik. “Mayim” is an anagram of “I’m Amy.” ‘
The two co-stars reunited for an episode of Young Sheldon (Photo by Bill Inoshita/CBS via Getty Images)
If that wasn’t enough, Mayim recently made a return as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler Cooper in the season four premiere of spin-off series Young Sheldon.
The first episode of the new series – which was called Graduation – delighted Big Bang Theory fans as it revealed the name of Sheldon and Amy’s baby, and Amy joined in on Sheldon Cooper’s voiceover from former co-star Jim Parsons.
Young Sheldon saw the titular character (played by Iain Armitage) graduate from high school aged just 11 and celebrates with a backyard party with family.
Sheldon’s voiceover pipes up: ‘It was the best graduation party I had ever been to – that is, until the one we had for my son, Leonard Cooper.’ But it turns out their son wasn’t named after bestie Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), but a Star Trek legend.
Mayim and Jim reprised their roles (Photo: CBS)
Sheldon continued: ‘I wanted his name to be Leonard Nimoy Cooper, but Amy wouldn’t let me’, with Amy interjecting: ‘Be happy I let you name him Leonard!’
The pair then shared ‘I love you’s’ before the episode came to a close.
Mayim wasn’t actually in the original draft for the episode, but producers were delighted when the actress was able to contribute to the sweet moment.
Speaking about the baby name reveal, Young Sheldon co-creator Steve Molaro told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I was on Big Bang for a long time – 12 years, the whole run – and there are things that I’ve always had in my head that were my own personal storylines of where things went and that’s one of them.
‘So when the opportunity arises for me to slip them in on Young Sheldon, it’s fun to do. And the fact that his son was named Leonard was one that I’ve had banging around now for a while.’
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