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"The Big Bang Theory" Unaired Pilot (2006)

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Chuck Lorre (written by) &
Bill Prady (written by)
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Original Air Date:
1 May 2006 (Season 1, Episode 0)
The first Pilot of what will become "The Big Bang Theory". Leonard and Sheldon are two awkward scientists who share an apartment... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in alphabetical order)

Iris Bahr ... Gilda (uncredited)

Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter (uncredited)

Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper (uncredited)

Amanda Walsh ... Katie (uncredited)

Vernee Watson ... Althea (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Burrows 
Writing credits
Chuck Lorre (written by) &
Bill Prady (written by)

Produced by
Lee Aronsohn .... consulting producer
Joe Bella .... co-producer
Kristy Cecil .... associate producer
Peter Chakos .... co-producer
Robert Cohen .... co-executive producer
Michael Collier .... producer
Stephen Engel .... consulting producer
Jennifer Glickman .... consulting producer
David Goetsch .... co-executive producer (as Dave Goetsch)
Toti Levine .... associate producer
David Litt .... consulting producer
Chuck Lorre .... executive producer
Steven Molaro .... producer
Faye Oshima Belyeu .... producer
Bill Prady .... executive producer
Mary T. Quigley .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Steven V. Silver (director of photography)
Casting by
Ken Miller (casting by)
Nikki Valko (casting by)
Production Design by
John Shaffner 
Set Decoration by
Ann Shea 
Costume Design by
Mary T. Quigley 
Makeup Department
Peggy Nichols .... make-up artist
Beth O'Rourke .... key makeup artist
Faye Woods .... hair stylist
Janice Zoladz .... hair stylist (as Janice Zoladz-Allison)
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Richard Redlefsen .... special makeup effects artist: morlocks (uncredited)
Kim Urgel .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Clinton Wayne .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Kelly Lee .... unit production manager (as Kelly-Anne Lee)
Carol Anne Miller .... unit production manager
Dennis R. McElroy .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Ghaffary .... second assistant director
Chris Klausen .... second assistant director
Anthony Rich .... first assistant director
Mark K. Samuels .... first assistant director
Joseph Stafford .... second assistant director
Lisa Chu .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Howard Murray .... associate director (uncredited)
Art Department
Lee Lee Baird .... property master
Scott L. London .... property master
G. Roger Abell .... leadman (uncredited)
Francoise Cherry-Cohen .... set designer (uncredited)
Justin Hetzel .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Sam Huston .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Bryan Rogers .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob La Masney .... re-recording mixer
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer
Kathy Oldham .... re-recording mixer
Bruce Peters .... production sound mixer
Michael Kreple .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Eric Raber .... audio sweetening mixer (uncredited)
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Dan Carrington .... flame artist (uncredited)
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Bryan Whitaker .... flame artist (uncredited)
Eddie Braun .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Ervin .... grip (uncredited)
Greg Gayne .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ron P. Jaffe .... still photographer (uncredited)
John O'Brien .... video controller (uncredited)
Casting Department
Peter Pappas .... casting associate
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Markowitz .... costume supervisor
Pamela Broussard .... set costumer (uncredited)
Heather Carleton .... set costumer (uncredited)
Nicole Felts .... set costumer (uncredited)
Julie Heath .... key costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Marc Wielage .... digital colorist
Ryan Berdan .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Tony D'Amore .... final colorist (uncredited)
Ahmadu Garba .... post-production associate (uncredited)
Todd Morris .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Barenaked Ladies .... theme by
Joe Fischer .... music manager (uncredited)
Leo Tee .... music clearance manager (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Brian Steagall .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Marilyn Bagley .... script supervisor (as Marilyn A. Bagley)
Matt Clifford .... assistant to co-executive producer
Julie Fleischer .... script supervisor
Don Foster .... executive consultant
Brian George .... production coordinator
Eddie Gorodetsky .... executive consultant
Robinson Green .... production coordinator
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Gregg Moscot .... production coordinator
Kathy Nawabi .... production coordinator
Mark Roberts .... executive consultant
David Saltzberg .... science consultant (as David Saltzberg Ph.D.)
Russell Eida .... assistant: Lee Aronsohn (uncredited)
Ahmadu Garba .... assistant to writer (uncredited)
Mona Garcea .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Derick Green .... audience page (uncredited)
Lisa Maniker .... product placement (uncredited)
Jacob Murray .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicole Pelner .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Anthony Robinson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mindy Stevenson .... accounting auditor (uncredited)
Jason T. Welden .... computer playback (uncredited)
Jason T. Welden .... computer/video playback (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chuck Lorre  created by
Bill Prady  created by

Special Effects
  • MFX (visual effects)

Additional Details

23 min
Sound Mix:
UK:12 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Much of this Pilot script was re-used almost entirely intact for the second attempt at the pilot. The most obvious differences are the Set Design & Set Dressing was completely re-designed, the 4 character dynamic was re-designed to be 4 male nerds with the new 5th female character re-positioned as a neighbor now living across the hallway. The 2 female character traits were made more sympathetic in the Penny version, and the female scientist traits in the pilot was later re-configured among the male scientists, and later the female scientists. Sheldon was also re-configured to be more insular and childlike.See more »
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
what could of been!, 12 April 2017
Author: jack caulfield from United Kingdom

this is crazy! i'm a massive TBBT fan and am so happy that this cast is not what makes up the big bang that we all know and love. The only way i can bring myself to watch this is to imagine it as a parallel universe after all that's what Sheldon would do! In this Leonard is a lot more outgoing, Katie the girl that's suppose to be some-sort of penny is a awful, And Sheldon well he has has several sexual partners and is an "ass woman" this just makes me feel uncomfortable. watch this or don't it wont change your like at all. it wasn't aired for a reason! 4/10

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