Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper on the best damn nerd show on TV (The Big Bang Theory) has come out of the closet in a New York Times article. Parsons played a minor role last summer in "The Normal Heart," a Broadway play about gay men dying of AIDS, and the Times commented quite anti-climactically that the show resonated with Parsons in part due to his sexuality. Though it was barely noticible, Parsons actually thanked his partner Todd Spiewak at the 2011 Golden Globes.
The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows of all time, so in honor of Jim Parsons's out loud gayness, I present you with eight of my favorite Jim Parsons/Sheldon Cooper clips! Why eight? Because sphenic numbers always have exactly eight divisors, there are eight planets orbiting our sun, humans have eight teeth in each quadrant of their mouth, eight is oxygen's atomic number and eight is the maximum number of electrons that can occupy a valence shell. Duh.
Jim Parsons Explains Arachnids on Sesame Street
Sheldon Doubts the Reality of Lord of the Rings
Sheldon Reacts to the Best Christmas Gift Ever
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
Sheldon Cooper Presents Fun With Flags
Sheldon Has Penny Sing Soft Kitty
Important: When I'm sad I make Rachel sing this to me