A Jewish mother VO welcomes Executive Producers Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steve Molaro to the stage, followed by cast members Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch. Moderating is Chris Hardwick.
12:44 p.m. Prady: "It's not a show about nerds, it's about people we like."
12:46 p.m. Hardwick: "When you got the script originally, what went through your head?" Parsons: "I really wanted to say these words." Hardwick: "How do you make him lovable?" Parsons: "I didn't try to garner any empathy for him. I never suspected from the moment I read his first line that he lacked emotion. It's simply his way of dealing."
12:48 p.m. Hardwick: "Penny seems to dig nerds." Cuoco: "I dig nerds!" Hardwick: "How's it been for you on the show?" Cuoco: "It's been a great ride! It's been unreal, and am riding this wave as long as they let us!"
12:50 p.m. Hardwick: "How'd you get involved?" Galecki: "I was doing a play in New York and Chuck called me. They had nothing written yet and we started talking. You trust Chuck Lorre when he's involved. At the first table read I thought 'we might be here for a really long time'."
12:52 p.m. Hardwick: "Can you explain Bollywood to the caucasians here?" Nayyar: "It's Indian people dancing around and making love in the rain."
12:56 p.m. Rauch: "What's this Comic-Con you're at? Is this some kind of sex convention you're at that I saw're on 20/20?"
1:00 p.m. Hardwick: Where my neuroscience bitches at? Prady: Mayim helps with science things, Kunal helps with indian things, Kaley helps with adorable things.
1:01 p.m. Parsons: "The basis of our show is brilliant minds and science. If you can think of it, they can find a way to fit it in."
1:04 p.m. Hardwick: "Favorite scene?" Cuoco: "In a scene when we're dancing. A lovely, little older man had to grab my ass. It was so against everything he believed in. I told him, 'Just grab it honey' and he did." Galecki: "Nayyar taking his clothes off in the restaurant." Helberg: "Wrestling with Junal. Putting on a unitard...very convenient piece of clothing. My favorite moment was my own sweetness and talent this year." Rauch: "Penny and Sheldon acting lesson. Look between Kaley and Johnny during the New Year's Eve episode."
1:09 p.m. Fan: "When is Sheldon going to experience pon-far?" Pause while everyone looks at each other. Prady: "Sheldon seems singularly devoted to science. Only time will tell. If he's actually Vulcan." Cuoco: "Penny will probably have to teach him that, too."
1:11 p.m. Fan: "Biggest challenge playing Sheldon?" Parsons: "I still don't know what he's talking about a lot of the time."
1:13 p.m. Fan: "Do you pull any nerdiness on each other?" Cuoco: "It's your first Comic-Con, Nancy, you'll ask a better question next time."
1:15 p.m. Fan dressed like Howard (to cast and crew's delight): "How was Amy developed?" Lorre: "Mayim is a very sexual actress. She's a dirty, dirty girl. We write to the strengths of the actress." (He kids, he kids...) Prady: "The difference between Amy and Sheldon is Sheldon's game."
1:18 p.m. Fan: "What is your favorite nerd encounter?" Cuoco: "I think right now."
1:22 p.m. Fan: "Why did you say Sheldon's first kiss was with Amy when he kissed Leonard's mom in a previous episode? Prady: "We had a lot of discussion around that in the writer's room about that. Whether it's considered a kiss...if it's one way or both particpate. Some people (points to self) said, 'Who'll ever ask?' Some people said (points to Molaro), 'People at Comic-Con.'"
1:24 p.m. 10-year old fan Madison: "Was it embarrassing singing soft kitty and rubbing vapor rub on Jim?" Cuoco: "It was fun." Parsons: "Frankly, it was more awkward for me. I had to bare flesh."
1:26 p.m. Lorre: "We like to say Cheers brought people to alcoholism, Big Bang brought people to science."
1:29 p.m. Fan thanks Prady for never addressing whether Sheldon is autistic: "He's not autistic, he's Sheldon."
1:30 p.m. Fan: "Do you get fan letters from people with OCD or Asperger's?" Parsons: "My mother is a first grade teacher. People talk to her and thank her. To see Sheldon functioning in the world."
1:32 p.m. Fan: "What do you have in common with you characters?" Nayyar: "Just because I'm foreign people don't understand my intonation." Helberg: "Just because you're foreign people should make a donation? That's rude, man."
1:36 p.m. The End.
Next up: Was going to be Bones, but that got canceled for "personal reasons." Wah wah...so come back soon for the next live blog of "Fright Night" at 2:45 p.m.