Magazine article Variety

Making a Big 'Bang'

Magazine article Variety

Making a Big 'Bang'

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"A little tech and a little stupid." That's how "The Big Bang Theory" show-Z. A. runner Steve Molaro describes the décor of his office on the Warner Bros, lot, which is populated by robots, gadgets and plenty of toys. "Ever since I was a kid, I've had a thing for robots," he admits, which guided the hit sitcom's set decorator, Ann Shea, in setting up his workspace, starting with the metal desk and a clock with exposed gears, a gift from Johnny Galecki. But hanging with pride of place behind his desk are paintings of the comedy's characters, showing their scientific disciplines in sign language. "Melissa Rauch has said she wishes she looked that good in her head shot," he says. DEBRA BIRNBAUM

FIGURE IT OUT

We're all such fans the Professor Proton episodes." says Molaro, of the character played by Bob Newhart. "One day, I said absent-mindedly. it would be so cool if there was a Professor Proton action figure." Writer Eric Kaplan was paying attention - and had one made. …

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