Simon Helberg was a very underrated act during his lengthy stint on The Big Bang Theory. As we’ll reveal, he had a great ability to make his cast members laugh on-set, given how committed he was to his work as Howard.
In the opposite direction, the same held true, as Simon can get emotional as well. Jim Parsons experienced this during the final episode, almost crying during an emotional moment alongside Helberg – in which the two finally shared mutual respect for one another.
In the following, we’ll take a look at Simon’s work on the show and the praise he received from the likes of Kaley Cuoco. In addition, we’ll discuss Simon’s favorite moments during his decade-plus run on the series.
Former Cast Members Laura Spencer and Kate Micucci Raved About Simon Helberg On The Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory featured a hilarious cast that got lots of laughs. However, a reoccurring theme seems to be how Simon Helberg managed to make the cast laugh the most.
During her stint on the show, Laura Spencer opened up about some behind the scenes details. In her response, Spencer made mention that shooting scenes alongside Helberg was usually the most daunting task, “They are all really funny and funny in different ways. I would have to say that Simon’s humor gets me every single time. We’ve all had our moments when we break and those will undoubtedly be in the blooper reel.”
Kate Micucci also had praise for Simon Helberg, complimenting the actor on his quick wit on-set. The actress was blown away how Helberg was able to recite the song she created for The Big Bang Theory, after just one take.
“We were on set every day. It was so exciting to watch Simon and the cast sing it. Simon is such an amazing actor and musician; he never failed to bring us to tears.”
“On the day of the live taping there was only one take. Simon nailed it.”
Quite impressive and as it turns out, Kaley Cuoco had a similar experience with the sitcom actor.
Kaley Cuoco Revealed She Had The Hardest Time Keeping It Together Alongside Simon Helberg
Following the end of season 7, The Big Bang Theory was red-hot. It was at this point, in which Kaley Cuoco decided to sit alongside TV Line, and discuss some of her favorite moments behind the scenes.
In what might come as a surprise, when Kaley was asked about the funniest actor on-set, she did not hesitate with her response. Although Cuoco praised the entire cast, she revealed Helberg was always the standout of the bunch.
“Simon Helberg (who plays Howard) makes me laugh, really, really hard. Everyone at work is so funny and I learn from them every single day, but Simon is, I think, one of the funniest people I have ever met… I surround myself with some funny people.”
For what it is worth, Cuoco also mentioned other names that make her laugh most outside of the show, “Outside of the show, my husband makes me laugh for sure — we make each other laugh very hard — and my sister makes me laugh, too. She’s hilarious and sarcastic, the opposite of me.”
Given that she mentioned her ex-husband Ryan Sweeting as one of the people that makes her laugh the hardest, we have reason to believe that answer changed in the recent years…
Simon Helberg Had A Blast Working With Melissa Rauch
Simon Helberg is often mentioned during the show’s most memorable moments. However, the actor has his own list of great sequences to take place on the show. Among his favorites, including scenes along his on-screen partner Melissa Rauch.
“I always really had a great time working with Melissa [Rauch]. Whenever we had some juicy storylines, like when she finds out that she’s pregnant. I really enjoyed that,” the actor told Cinema Blend.
He also had a huge appreciation for getting to work alongside Stephen Hawking, “I don’t have a quick answer for that (speaking about his favorite moment on TBBT). I guess the answer is, I don’t have a favorite one. The ones that come to mind and are, just some special ones like when Stephen Hawking came to set.”
Helberg provided the series with some great moments, the variety that fans can continue to look back on for years and years to come.