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Is Penny giving Sheldon a makeover? (22-03-2010)

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Korbi TV visited the set of "The Big Bang Theory" last week and one of the first things we noticed was how sexy Jim Parsons (Sheldon) was looking.

Parsons gave all credit to the stylist backstage, saying it's nice to not just have his hair matted down to his head as Sheldon always does ... which got us thinking, would The Sheld-meister ever agree to a makeover?

We asked Jim and, as it turns out, this Monday's (March 22) episode features the stiff, set-in-his-ways character actually trying something new.

"He doesn't exactly have a makeover," Parsons shared. "But Penny does take him shopping and it's as close as he gets ... His reaction to what she put him in -- She thinks he looks so nice and handsome and normal and he just thinks he looks like a clown."

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Jim Parsons going to Sesame Street (17-03-2010)

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Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory has hit his career peak by bringing his four-year-old nephew to meet Elmo from Sesame Street.

“I’m shooting a little word-of-the-day segment on Sesame Street, so I’m taking my four-year-old nephew,” said Parsons, who plays Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory.

“The scene I’m doing (on Sesame Street), they’re creating a character just for that scene. But I said, ‘Can I bring my four-year-old nephew?’ and they said, ‘Sure, and we’ll bring Elmo and Abby Cadabby to meet him.’

“He may have a conniption fit, though. It’s one of those moments where I think, ‘He’s going to love it, but he may lapse back or something.’ It’s weird.”

The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom about four nerdy scientists and a hot female neighbour that airs Mondays on CBS and CTV, has gone through the roof ratings-wise in its third season. But as far as the advantages of fame go, Parsons said this Sesame Street thing will be tough to beat, no matter how long The Big Bang Theory lasts.

“It’s one of my favourite things I’ve even gotten to do because of any sort of career in Hollywood or whatever,” Parsons said. “When I heard that I was doing this and I could bring my nephew, I said, ‘I could retire.’

“Other than my name showing up in the New York Times crossword, what other goals do I have? I’m taking my nephew to meet Elmo!”

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Rolling Stone (18-02-2010)

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Sheldon Cooper's sexual orientation: other

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As his 'Star Trek' hero Mr. Spock might say, this is 'fascinating.' When Chuck Lorre was asked to define Sheldon Cooper's sexual orientation on 'The Big Bang Theory,' his answer wasn't gay. It wasn't straight. Not even asexual or nonsexual or unsexual. Lorre settled on the term 'other,' for Sheldon.

Lorre told Michael Ausiello in Entertainment Weekly that Sheldon's focus is not on the physical; it's on physics. And when Ausiello asked 'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons what he thought, Parsons said that the object of Sheldon's affection would be the Nobel Prize, not another human being. Hearing the word that Dr. Sheldon Cooper has been awarded the Nobel Prize in theoretical physics would be Sheldon's turn on. "That's the warm embrace that he longs for," said Jim.

This isn't the first time that questions have arisen about Sheldon's state of being. Last year there were some saying his lack of interest in human interaction was a sign that he had a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. Lorre and co-creator Bill Prady shot that one down, just like Lorre has blasted the notion of Sheldon's sexuality, in particular his disinterest in women, as a sign that he's gay.

While Howard, Raj and Leonard are all in need of sexual healing of the female persuasion, Sheldon's simply unmoved by sexual desire of any brand. "'Alternate reality' is another way of looking at it," said Lorre. "Characters like Sheldon are drawn to an alternate reality that might be more comforting than the ones they live in. And why modify that? Why not let the character be that unique?"

Sheldon is a unique character, and if he's like any other being we've seen and loved on TV, it might be Mr. Spock. If you recall, no matter how Nurse Chapel tried, Spock was simply uninterested in romantic entanglements. He only displayed real sexual urges in the 'Amok Time' episode, and that was strictly biological. Still, TV fans wanted to see Spock in love. And, perhaps, that's what we're seeing with Sheldon.

Jim Parsons thinks so. He told Ausiello, "People want to see him cared for in a way that those of us a little more average have been able to experience through love."

Lorre concluded that "...If touching other human beings of any gender is irrelevant to him, why label the thing? Why can't there be a third gender - male, female and Sheldon?" Why indeed?

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Jim Parsons is the biggest dork on TV (University of Houston Alumni, autumn 2009)

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The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth (01.01.2010)

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JIM PARSONS is in position to take over prime-time television, as more and more fans have been turned on to his hit show, The Big Bang Theory.

AT FIRST GLANCE, SHELDON COOPER, PHD — Jim Parsons’s character on CBS’s runaway hit The Big Bang Theory — appears to be your average neighborhood hipster. He’s got the lanky frame, the long-sleeved shirt layered under a cool logoed tee — the whole shebang. But as soon as Sheldon opens his mouth, you realize a hipster he isn’t. In fact, he’s an awkward, geeky überscientist who easily earns a spot among TV’s least socially skilled characters in history.

Parsons, 36, so completely inhabits the character that it’s hard to believe a conversation with him would be easy. Luckily, he’s just that good of an actor. (We should have guessed that — Parsons was nominated this year for his first Emmy for the role.) The real Parsons, a true Southern gentleman who hails from Houston, loves a good chat.
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