'The Big Bang Theory' gets a shout out at the Nobel prize awards

Cape Town - Life imitated art Tuesday when The Big Bang Theory — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history.

The announcement of this year's Nobel prize winners in physics gave a nod to the Emmy winning sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

Academy member Ulf Danielsson quoted the theme song of the show which ended in May.

"Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state, then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started", said Ulf.

In the finale Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) won the physics prize.

During its 12 season run, it was the most popular comedy on television.

It initially centred on physicist roommates Sheldon (Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and expanded to include their friends, girlfriends and then wives.

Jim won four Emmy awards for his role on the show.

LISTEN TO THE THEME SONG HERE:

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht. (Sources: AP, Channel24)