Big Bang Theory is one of the few television shows that makes me laugh out loud. A hit show is a combination of great characters, understanding their characters and constantly putting them into situations that test their metal and push their buttons. When four Über intelligent nerds attempt every day social interaction, it can be outrageously funny.
Jim Parsons is one of a group of very talented performers on the show, but his success did not happen overnight. He did the round of commercials from gum to sandwiches. Something I found out recently, he did two versions of this commercial. One for daytime and one for after 11pm (the grown ups version).
Here's one from Fedex
And finally Stride Gum. Parsons was part of the whole series of Stride commercials from 2003.
Long live well written, well performed television. And remember the geek you made fun of in high school? Today he's most likely your boss.
With over 30 years experience, Tim McLarty currently works out of Toronto Canada as a writer, producer and media strategist producing advertising and entertainment content.