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The Big Bang Theory Sets at WB Studio Tour Recap

July 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Attendees for the Warner Bros. Studio Tour will now be able to get a look at a new exhibit with the sets and costumes from The Big Bang Theory. After the show concluded its run as the longest-running multi-camera series in TV history, the original sets from the show have now been added to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s interactive soundstage at Stage 48: Script to Screen. 411mania was in attendance at this week’s early press preview for the tour.

The event kicked off with a short Q&A session with series co-creator Chuck Lorre, executive producer Steve Holland, executive producer Steven Molaro, and cast members Wil Wheaton and Brian Thomas Smith. Incidentally, the Q&A was held outside the exterior set for the Pasadena apartment building that served as the home for Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) for the entirety of the show’s run. The cast and crew had glowing praise for the set production and art department work on the show, along with the series being memorialized in such a historic place. The exterior set for the apartment was actually right next to a building where part of Casablanca was also shot.

After the Q&A, attendees were able to head to Stage 48, which includes portions of the set from the TV series. The sets in the exhibit include parts of Apartment 4A, the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria and the Foyer between apartments 4A and 4B where Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, and Amy (Mayim Bialik) lived adjacent to the infamous broken elevator. Viewers can even take photos in front of the famous broken elevator and reenact the scene of Sheldon’s famous knocks on Penny’s apartment door.

While it’s not the entire set, the section of Apartment 4A that was built into the space includes the famous couch with “Sheldon’s spot,” along with original costumes from the main cast. The Studio Tour department also transferred a number of props and decorations. So, the sets still look very well used and lived in. The white boards featuring the nerds’ formulas have also been transferred over to the exhibit. Super-fans of the show will definitely enjoy the photo opportunities provided by the exhibit.

You can also take a closer look at all the details of the sets that you might not have ever noticed on TV. The Studio Tour staff was very gracious with how guests are able to interact and move around for photo opportunities. It’s also a nice way to get a better view at the hallway artwork in the apartment, including a framed picture of the electromagnetic spectrum chart, which I’m not sure I ever completely noticed before.

The CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria set is part of the exhibit too, featuring some of the original costumes for Howard (Simon Helberg), Penny, Amy, Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), and Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar).

Fans of the show can check out The Big Bang Theory sets at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood now. Below are some photos of the tour and what attendees will get a chance to see, courtesy of Warner Bros.