15. The show was ripped off in Belarus. It was called “The Theorists”, complete with four scientists named Sheldon, Leo, Hovart and Raj and the waitress Natasha who lived next door.
The production company is owned by the Belarusian government, so legal action would have accomplished nothing. When word got out, the actors themselves quit and later revealed that they had no idea that it was a blatant rip-off. The show was promptly canceled.
16. Mayim Bialik’s right hand was hidden strategically to conceal the glove she had worn on her hand due to the automobile accident that occurred in August of 2012.
17. The writers have denied that Sheldon’s character has Asperger’s syndrome or at least falls somewhere on the autism spectrum.
Despite the pronounced mannerisms, behaviour and lack of social skills which seem to suggest thus, the show-runners have persistently denied it. Jim Parsons seems to think otherwise, however, and portrays him as such.(source)