Whether you are fan of TV Series, Sitcoms or any other TV entertainment to get through day one they need to capture us the audience. They need for us to get into the hype and basically love the show. So we couldn’t help but dig deep to the behind the scene stories that could majorly twist the plot of the whole show.
Speaking of behind the scene stories, sitcoms are in abundance of those, hence, listed are the top five behind the scene stories from the most loved sitcoms.
We’ll start of the list with FRIENDS. One ongoing storyline concerning Ross in Friends is that his ex-wife, Carol, left him for another woman. Shortly, Carol and Ross have a child, Ben, thus have to learn to co-parent him. However, there were two iterations of Carol, played by two different actresses.
The first one casted was Anita Barone, who appeared in pivotal Friends episodes, such as when Carol visits Ross at the museum and announces that she is pregnant with his baby. Yet, not too many episodes later, Jane Sibbett came along. The actress is the one who played an already-pregnant Carol. Even though casual viewers made it pass, it is still one uncanny recasting.
Next on the list is some Modern Family that has now been airing for ten years. During the course they have won 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and became one of the most important shows on ABC. However, when the series’ pilot episode was shot nearly a decade ago, actress Julien Bowen (who plays Claire Dunphy) was not so sure that she would be cast. And the reason is, she was pregnant.
Despite her being pregnant, Modern Family did still choose to cast Claire as Julien Bowen, and had the actress folding laundry during basically the entire episode just to hide her pregnant belly. If you go back and watch the first episode of Modern Family, keep on the lookout for the sneaky camera movements with Claire.
Meanwhile, in THE BIG BANG THEORY, Jim Parsons was basically cast on the spot. It is to no one’s surprise that Sheldon couldn’t be cast any better, and the show runner is on to the same wavelength. According to Chuck Lorre, veteran sitcom creator and show runner, he knew that Jim Parsons was his Sheldon right away. When speaking about Jim’s audition for The Big Bang Theory, Chuck Lorre described it as “the most startling audition I’ve ever seen in my life.”
In time, Parson was called to a second audition only to prove to Chuck Lorre that he could actually do all of those things again, and that his audition had not been a one-off.
More for Jim Parsons, as he almost played Barney on How I Met Your Mother. Surely the actor has his good track-records in terms of sitcoms. Before Jim Parsons went on to play Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, the actor actually auditioned for How I Met Your Mother, which premiered two years before. He auditioned the role of Barney Stintson, but for some reason, the production team decided not to cast him.
Can you believe one of the team said “maybe he (Jim Parsons) really isn’t for this show”. Luckily Jim and The Big Bang Theory came in and rocked the audience. Not to mention it is pretty crazy to realize that those two shows share a very particular connection through Jim.
Moreover, the real major coincidence here is that both Neil Patrick Harris and Jim Parsons are perhaps the two most famous openly gay actors who are casted in major sitcoms on broadcast TV.
Lastly, The Office, and that we say a must to be included is Jenna Fisher wanting John Krasinski to be her Jim. There is no denying that Pam (Jenna Fisher) and Jim (John Krasinski) were responsible for some of the most hilarious and heartfelt moments on The Office.
It is hard to imagine that the show would have had all the success that it enjoyed without them. Yet, before even the production team behind the series knew that this was a match made in heaven, Jenna Fisher already did, and was really hoping for John Krasinski to be Jim.
Upon knowing that the stars have aligned for them, she literally cried in joy. Look at what the success both of them contributed to the show.