“The Big Bang Theory” has just nine episodes left, and the cast has been trying to find the right moment when it’s appropriate to burst out into tears and cry with the show’s end approaching.
The cast of the hugely popular, long-running sitcom appeared on “Ellen” for an episode that will air on Thursday, and some of them haven’t been able to hold back their emotions.
“Out of nowhere I just started bawling. And the crew, all the camera guys said, ‘We’re so glad you cried, because we’ve been waiting to cry, and they all gave us this huge group hug for like 10 minutes,” Kaley Cuoco told Ellen DeGeneres.
And not unlike his character Sheldon Cooper, Jim Parsons hasn’t been emotional just yet, but the actor said that may not last.
“See I haven’t cried yet,” Parsons said. “I have a very deep fear, the most unexpected thing is going to happen, and I’m going to absolutely lose my s—. It really is profound the amount of time in your life, more than any of us can get a grip on, and ‘I’ll be like, oh I didn’t know that was there.'”
Kunal Nayyar joked that the feeling will really sink in once they’re all unemployed and waiting in line for an unemployment check. Simon Helberg even joked that he only just now learned that the show is actually ending. And things have been especially confusing and emotional for Melissa Rauch.
“I was pregnant on the show, then pregnant in real life, then pregnant on the show again,” Rauch said. “I was always wearing some form of bump. I don’t know where to put my hands anymore!”
“The Big Bang Theory” is in its 12th season on CBS and started in 2007. When Cuoco first filmed the pilot, she wasn’t yet 21, and Parsons revealed that Cuoco is still not as old now as he was when the show started.
“You have my whole life ahead of you,” he joked, adding that she could do another entire sitcom to run another 12 years.
The cast also joined “Ellen” for a boys vs. girls trivia contest, which you can watch here. Watch the cast speak on “Ellen” above.