Published On: Fri, Feb 6th, 2015

Simon Helberg talks ‘Big Bang Theory,’ Sheldon’s spot, cushion headed to Smithsonian

The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg revealed some truth about Sheldon’s spot during an interview HuffPost Live, noting that the famous cushion is likely headed to the Smithsonian.

Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons, regularly makes other character move out of his “spot.” Helberg, who plays Howard Wolowitz, details the “behind-the-scenes” truth behind the network’s protection of the couch cushion.

“The cushion that [Parsons] sits on, which probably will be in the Smithsonian someday, Sheldon’s spot, they actually swap out that cushion during our rehearsal,” Helberg said.

Jim Parsons as Sheldon on Big Bang Theory couch cushion“So the whole week, until the few hours that we tape, there is an alternate cushion.”

The brown leather sofa seat is one of the show’s longest running jokes.

“God forbid something gets spilled on that cushion — that show, the ratings would plummet,” he said during the interview.

“So they hide this cushion somewhere. And there’s probably like a Brinks truck [with] just a bunch of armed guards there waiting until Tuesday night … just so that we can rub our butts on it.”

The Big Bang Theory is one of the biggest comedies in all of television, airing on CBS 8pm/9 c Thursdays.

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