Today’s Guest: Bill Prady, co-creator, showrunner, “The Big Bang Theory”
Bill Prady is having a pretty good year, writer’s strike and all, thanks to the success of “The Big Bang Theory,” the hit CBS sitcom he co-created with Chuck Lorre.
If you haven’t seen “The Big Bang Theory,” it stars Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons as a couple of supernerds named Leonard and Sheldon – an in-joke for those of us who remember a sitcom master of old, the late Sheldon Leonard. Leonard produced everything from “Make Room for Daddy” with Danny Thomas to “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Andy Griffith Show. He was also a director, a writer, and a frequent guest star.
BILL PRADY podcast excerpt: “One of the great things about the Big Bang Theory characters is that they are accepting of each other’s idiosyncracies.”
Sheldon and Leonard, the lead characters in “The Big Bang Theory” have absolutely nothing in common with their namesake except that he’d probably be proud of the tribute because they are smartly drawn, literate, and, most importantly, damn funny.
This isn’t Prady’s first rodeo; you’ve also seen his work on “Gilmore Girls,” “Star Trek Voyager,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Cosby Show,” and “Dream On.”