On Sept. 24, 2007, four geeks and a girl began a friendship that will span 12 seasons and 279 episodes. Over time their ranks would develop as they were a neurobiologist and a microbiologist and even a kid or two. They’d date and debate and dabble in Dungeons & Dragons and in the technique trace tv history: When The Sizable Bang Notion airs its final episode on May presumably merely 16, this can even retain the title of longest-working multicamera series ever. No longer corrupt for a description whose first season got mixed experiences and used to be interrupted by the writers’ strike. Through all of it, the core crew win remained close buddies – no longer merely on-camera but off as neatly. And after working collectively for a dozen years, they’ve more than about to reviews to portion. So we gathered The Sizable Bang Notion’s seven stars – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik – on the Warner Bros. Studio soundstage in Burbank for a raucous roundtable discussion with Entertainment Weekly author Lynette Rice, in which they replicate on their accepted (and some perhaps no longer only accepted) recollections. From first impressions to slide-off discussion (NCIS: Raj, somebody?), They point to all. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What were your first impressions of 1 one other in case you met? KALEY CUOCO: On the audition I saw Jim sitting there by himself, and we were essentially the most helpful two there. I used to be very quiet and had a BlackBerry in his hand, fiddling with it. He seems to be like me and talked about, “You do not know how to work this thing, how are you? I simply received it. “I used to be very elegant how he talked about it. Sheldon. Charming and innocent.JIM PARSONS: I already knew who Johnny used to be from Roseanne. That used to be irregular because I do not deem I’ve ever auditioned alongside any individual I had seen act sooner than. I read with folk, but it undoubtedly used to be very clear that nobody else used to be the allotment of their occupy more than Johnny did. I knew what I used to be doing and used to do it in a stable scheme. I did not feel like I wanted my abet. I did not feel love I used to be bleeding into my work. I used to be his occupy obvious thing.JOHNNY GALECKI: All of us belief Kaley used to be the coolest person in the solid. As soon as we are done with rehearsals or the dwellers are watching, she used to love tail lamps. All of us assumed she had fundamentally better social plans than we did. Perhaps at 300 and sixty five days in, she began spending more time with us offstage and confessed she had nowhere to stream. She used to be perhaps going to plod her horses, potentially. PARSONS: For Mayim, it used to be no longer dissimilar to when I had first met Johnny and Kaley, because I knew who they were already. PARSONS: Yeah, but I did not stumble for your crap. No, undoubtedly, I did not know Simon Helberg at all when I signed up. I had currently viewed Mayim on her episode of What I now do not Establish on TLC. They’d dressed her. It used to be some of her simplest work.GALECKI: Clearly it did not exhaust.PARSONS: I know. Look what she’s carrying.HELBERG: What’s that describe? CUOCO: It’s one of the best describes ever.MAYIM BIALIK: They lower off nine inches of my hair. That’s the well-known thing I did after 12 years away. Simon, what did you judge of Melissa? HELBERG: Am I allowed to state? [He looks at Rauch] It seems to be like you played an explicit person. You were very different.MELISSA RAUCH: I was elegant-non secular. For the well-known couple of seasons [my character] wore a crucifix.CUOCO: You do not score on the depraved anymore? RAUCH: They changed it to a huge title. HELBERG: The object I take into accout most is our dinner scene, and I did magic in the automotive. There had been many females in Howard’s existence, but I knew it to be private because we clicked. I used to be so sweet and humorous. She used to be so sweet and humorous. I wish I used to be quiet love that. Johnny, what form did you take in accout about Kunal? GALECKI: Jim and I had an explicit frame of reference after we began. I do not necessarily rather have a better technique, because we had performed a pilot for the description beforehand, and so when I met Kunal and Simon and Kaley, after we did that first desk read, I’ll never fail to recollect that. It felt like a band you had been fiddling with for years. It felt very rhythmic, very musical. Comedy repeatedly is, I teach. I do not know what to do. It only changed by a minute stage. However it undoubtedly just worked better. That perceived to be the case with each person spherical the desk. Then Kunal asked to borrow money. I believed that to be distinctive. I handiest take into accout that because he has not paid me to encourage.HELBERG: No longer serious about hobby.GALECKI: All of us belief Kaley used to be so social and will have to win had so many buddies. You are simply beelined out of right here. We extinct to hang out in a while. “You do not win any buddies. Can I hang out with you? “CALL: Well, you never invited me to hang out after you! GALECKI: Because we’re hipper than you are! stayed after loads. There were Ping-Pong tournaments. Dinners.GALECKI: We’d inch on vacations collectively.CUOCO: Yeah, we do not form any of that s- anymore.GALECKI: I changed my quantity.KUNAL NAYYAR: I deem each person did, because I brought my of us eleven.PARSONS: Oh, I forgot about that! Where are we? NAYYAR: San Ysidro Ranch.HELBERG: Now we only in lag with your of us. How were you that first season? HELBERG: The writers’ strike used to be then. It used to be 100 days. I went to dinner nearly every evening with Jim. It was not a notion. We lived 10 minutes from every other. We are going to call you. Let’s just get Mexican meals. We’ll score that call. I received 200 lbs. from the molec.GALECKI: Oh, the molec! That rings a bell in my memory of Mexico Metropolis. We could not fetch the rest that did not win molecules on it.HELBERG: They flew us to Mexico Metropolis at the pause of season 2.NAYYAR: That used to be so fundamental fun.PARSONS: It used to be for publicity for Warner Bros. “Oh, you are the No. 1 described in Mexico.” However after we received to the airplane and into the airport, it used to be a bit of bit of the Beatles’ love had arrived We had not experienced that sooner than, the bustle of oldsters and photographers. Then we got into the van for the long day out to our lodge, and there were these huge billboards, and sure ample they talked about, “Number one sitcom!” The next day we were on the conceal of the paper.HELBERG: I I do not know what I’m supposed to do. Became once the misunderstood first and well-known? BECAUSE: Critics did not love it.NAYYAR: However sooner than staring at it, despite the indisputable truth that. It used to be the title. They were love, “Oh, what’s that describe?” GALECKI: I take into account them likening us to Three’s Company. First of all, your math is off. And in step with what? That Kaley is blonde? It went from these absurd similarities to the fresh Company. Oh, that used to be rapid! However we’ll exhaust it. RELATED VIDEO: The Sizable Bang Notion solid says goodbye to their characters How have the viewers changed over time? FOCUS: These audiences are insane. Their strength is high. I do not know the scheme in which it undoubtedly works [to get them here]. It’s love Starvation Games. They wait a long time to reach. I’ll read comments on my social, and I’ll stumble upon one which claims, “I win tickets for a 2019 episode.” They’ve had them for years. I will not deem there will be the rest of Sizable Bang viewers taping ever again all over again. Our viewers are wonderful.NAYYAR: It’s love to concert.CUOCO: You peek them in Bazinga T-shirts. Johnny and I discuss with the viewers at every describe as neatly. They are merely so happy to be there.Is there the rest that is not easy to describe? GALECKI: About a jargon is no longer easy. They are love tongue twisters. They are not words you make exhaust of day-after-day.PARSONS: You never do not score worried.NAYYAR: Because we all care so fundamental. We want to score it lawful.PARSONS: The crew scenes are a technical anguish in the ass to form.CUOCO: We complain about them. The dinner scenes. We’re announcing they’re gonna exhaust all day, but we pause up laughing undoubtedly no longer easy and eating the meals and laughing at who’s eating the meals. Those are my accepted images. Can you interact an aha moment in case you made a favorable influence on a fan? FOCUS: Oh my God. It used to be a Make-a-Need [event]. Her title used to be Grace. It’s her accepted describes. She got right here to discuss with and ended up staying longer than they in overall discontinuance. She knew all the pieces in regards to the description. She is known by our person names. Her mom used to be crying the final time.BIALIK: She talked about, “Penny, you are my buddy!” CUOCO: I’ll never fail to recollect Grace. I was telling each person, that’s the motive we are doing this describes.HELBERG: I met any individual who gave me a letter from his wife. His wife used to be very fearful to what particular supposed to describe, so she wrote a whole letter. She went thru most cancers, and in the health center she used to describe the last time she watched. It used to be a beacon of sunshine. To now not score too fundamental significance on the describe, ‘situation off for some it’s just what they stumble on when they inch to bed. For others it’s comforting. That is very elegant supreme.PARSONS: Of the final things fans narrate to me, essentially the most repetitive one is, “Your description received me thru chemo or the health center or even it’s mere meals poisoning.” of fan comments. To your point of no longer placing too much fundamental significance on it, I do not deem any of us by nature. It’s our job. We love it. We’re grateful for it. However it is undoubtedly no longer able to score your feet in the sneakers of any individual who’s actually in admire with it, who’s using it to score thru one thing in existence. It’s just too profound. GALECKI: It can also seem self-important in print, but I promise you there’s nothing more humbling than that. Let’s inch to the pause of your existence. NARR: Our tombstone? NAYYAR: I’m elegant sure I’m going to be cremated.PARSONS: It’ll be engraved for your urn, then.HELBERG: Spread your ashes over Warner Bros. I will, when they write your obit, The Sizable Bang Notion will be in the lede of the portion. Is that cool? HELBERG: If there’s the cool rest about an obit. . .PARSONS: They would moreover be undoubtedly neatly-written customarily.HELBERG: They would moreover be. I’m going to originate now.BIALIK: Can you write mine too, Simon? GALECKI: It would seem that you will become president.GALECKI: No, even then! NAYYAR: The person from The Sizable Bang Notion is president.PARSONS: So is the fellow from The Apprentice.HELBERG: No, that’s no longer that you might well presumably deem of.CUOCO: I’m going to owe all of my career to this describe. It would now not be what I form after this. Here’s what made us who we are. We were right here for 12 years. Here’s a mountainous allotment of our career.PARSONS: Whatever ends up going on to us, right here is existence-altering. You might even be allotment of one thing else that is the existence-altering as this, but that’s a high bar to hurdle. GALECKI: It’ll never be fully eclipsed. We can often be associated with one another. It’s such an extremely distinctive skills that handiest the seven of us can undoubtedly perceive having. It is seemingly you will discuss in regards to the solid of Company, but right here is di erent in its occupy scheme. There is now no such form of thing, but this circle of seven is also faux to describe.CUOCO: And we never anticipated any of this to happen. We did not score up in season 3 and this is describing going on forever. We’ve never spoken that scheme. Even after we renegotiate and score fresh seasons, we are able to never judge it. HELBERG: I take into accout talking to you, Kaley, at some stage in the pilot about whether or not you believe it would increase. I take into account you announcing, “I do not know, perhaps? It’s no longer easy to relate. “And I take it into account Kunal announcing, [imitating his voice]” Oh yes, absolutely. “I asked him what number of pilots he’s performed. He talked about none. [He looks at Nayyar] It’s one of the best times you were lawful in regards to the rest. Warner Bros. simply does not reach up with the money for. Why could not there be a slide-off love Penny Loves Leonard? Or Dr. Amy or NCIS: Raj? FUCK: There it will seemingly be an NCIS: Raj. Love 10 of them. Or Correct Raj.NAYYAR: I’ll be lawful encourage! I want to trace a mobile phone call.PARSONS: That’s a very precise thought. Lou Grant used to be a horny drama, and it used to be a slide-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Indicate.GALECKI: I’ve had irregular dreams a few single-camera version of Sizable Bang. What form you form? Whose person? These characters are just the ingredient of 1 but every other lives! Even a slide-off with two, you’d be love, what took place to the opposite 5? Did they all die in the elevator? FOCUS: They’ll be killing us all off. We do not know what happens in the finale.BIALIK: That’s the answer to your query. We are able to’t form a slide-off because we all die.HELBERG: They do not peek us die. We score into the elevator, and then the cables snap. It cuts to Chuck’s vanity card. You hear an explosion. All of us ended up with a mountainous bang! In honor of the series finale, interact up a duplicate of Entertainment Weekly’s Closing Date to The Sizable Bang Notion on newsstands now, or protect it online. Connected swear material: 12 memorable Sizable Bang Notion moments Plod in the encourage of the scenes at a taping of The Sizable Bang Notion Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Raj, and Wolowitz, Amy, Bernadette-the gang retains increasing. Bazinga!