It is very common for a TV show to reference Taylor Swift, though it is rare for the star to actually appear on a TV show. Swift has a brief history on television, and her acting future remians unkown.
She was mentioned on The Big Bang Theory during season 8. We're going to take a look back at how Jim Parsons referenced Taylor Swift. It was during a scene featuring Sheldon and Leonard. Fans loved Parsons' punchline at the very end, which referenced a certain Taylor Swift song.
We'll look back at the moment while also putting the spotlight on another popular musical moment that took place on the show. This moment in particular was all thanks to Simon Helberg, who ended up perfecting the performance after just one take.
During a scene in season 8, Sheldon is hard at work. However, Leonard isn't very pleased with all the noise coming out of the living room. Sheldon explains what he's up to. "I'm trying to keep my anxiety at the right level, so I'm using Darth Vader, The Joker, and Godzilla's roar to keep me in a sweet spot." Right after, Sheldon mentions Taylor Swift, which proved to be a popular moment with her fans.
He says, "I tried including Taylor Swift in the mix, but it turns out I love her." Sheldon continues at the end of the scene. "Taylor was right, haters gonna hate, hate, hate," which is met by laughter from the audience.
As expected, both Big Bang Theory and Taylor fans adored the season 8 moment. Comments under the clip read, "It can't be a coincidence that this is episode 13. Another fan wrote, "When u are a swiftie and love tbbt and get this recommendation!!"
A great moment in the show. Fans would have loved for Taylor to have appeared in some capacity, but it wasn't meant to be. It remains to be seen if she'll even return to acting to begin with.
Taylor Swift cannot predict her future, and that holds true for a potential acting career. Taylor Swift discussed her acting roles, while putting the spotlight on the future.
She said with Billboard, "I have no idea. When I was younger, I used to get questions like, 'Where do you see yourself in 10 years?' I'd try to answer. As I get older, I'm learning that wisdom is learning how dumb you are compared to how much you are going to know. I really had an amazing time with Cats. I think I loved the weirdness of it. I loved how I felt I'd never get another opportunity to be like this in my life."
Despite the uncertainty, Swift is a class act on set. That was evidenced by Jon Wellner's comments pertaining to Swift's time guest-starring on CSI.
"I went into the makeup trailer, and she was there – and you know, you don't want to be a fan," recalls Wellner. "She's getting her makeup done, and she jumps out of the chair and said, "Henry! That's my character!" The fact that Taylor Swift knows who I am? I made it! She was with her mom, just so happy to be there, with the perfect attitude."
He continues, "I thought she did an amazing job. If you saw the episode, she really kills it. And that's what our show is all about. We're all working together to make a great show. We're all very professional, but we can all have fun and be friends. We're all friends outside of the show."
Although she didn't appear on The Big Bang Theory, fans were impressed with a certain cast member and his skills at performing.
Kate Micucci detailed her time on The Big Bang Theory alongside The Hollywood Reporter. She discussed Howard's song for Bernadette, and how Simon Helberg nailed it in one take.
Micucci had praise for Helberg and how he thrived during the scene.
"We were on set every day. It was so exciting to watch Simon and the cast sing it. Simon is such an amazing actor and musician; he never failed to bring us to tears," Micucci reveals.
"On the day of the live taping there was only one take. Simon nailed it."
Micucci would also benefit later on. She started off composing the song for Howard behind the scenes, and would later turn into an on-screen character, playing the role of Lucy.