Can you believe The Big Bang Theory first aired back in September 2007? That’s over eight years ago! The show, as well as its cast and characters, have changed a lot over the years, and now, the series is on the cusp of 200 episodes. But reaching such a major television milestone doesn’t mean working on the show gets any easier, as shown by Jim Parsons, better known to fans by as his character, Sheldon Cooper.
The series star shared a photo on Instagram of himself holding the “blue script,” or the first revised version of the script, for The Big Bang Theory’s 200th episode. It features the show’s logo, the episode number, and a sticker indicating whose copy of the script it is and which character they play. Parsons apparently has remained humble about the show’s success, writing, “Even 200th episodes get re-writes,” and included the hashtags, “bluepages,” “200episodeshowoldami,” and, “thankyouforwatching.”
Each time a script is revised, the new version is printed on a paper of a different color. While the sequence of colors usually depends on the staff of each show’s personal preferences, a common order is white (the original version), blue, pink, yellow, green, goldenrod, buff, salmon, cherry, tan, and ivory. If further changes are to be made past the ivory pages, then the sequence restarts, only now called “double white,” “double blue,” and so on.
While details about The Big Bang Theory episode 200 are scarce, there is one thing confirmed; there’s going to be a very special guest star! The historic episode will feature the one and only Adam West, best known for playing the campy version of Batman in the 1960s live-action series. West and of course Batman have been repeated topics on the show, so West himself finally appearing is quite a coup!
Episode 200 of The Big Bang Theory featuring Jim Parsons is set to air Thursday, February 25 on CBS at 8:00 p.m. Or, in other words, same bat time, same bat channel!