Jim Parsons Is Hilarious, Also Gay

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

Sheldon Sings Penny Soft Kitty

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  1. I started watching big bang because my sister told me Sheldon reminded her of me. I still can’t decide if this was an insult or a compliment. Top Sheldon scene though has to be when he takes Penny to the hospital after she slips in the tub.

  2. I just adore Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler (ShAmy). I’m patiently waiting for the episode when they move in together and reunite with Zazzles.

    Aside from his TBBT character, Jim Parsons seems like a wonderful person.

  3. Whenever I’m sick I try to get people to sing Soft Kitty to me. It doesn’t work.

    Also, while I think Sheldon and Amy are good together I kind of want to see what would happen in the (most likely unlikely) event that Amy and Penny ever became a couple.

    Let the fangirling commence.

  4. I love Big Bang Theory and the entire cast is great. They work so well together. Sheldon is my favorite, though. And I think Jim Parsons is adorable (which is saying something, because I rarely find guys “cute”). :)

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