Jim Parsons spent a lot of time practicing how to spank co-star Mayim Bialik‘s bottom for a recent episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” and opened up about the experience on “Conan” on Thursday (Dec. 5).
In the episode, Bialik’s character sneakily figures out a way to get physical with Parsons’ Sheldon: by getting spanked. “She wants physical attention from Sheldon that she’s not getting. So she has to loop him into ways to give it to her,” Parsons says. “So she behaves badly and his didactic personality is, ‘Well, you must be punished.’ So he has to spank her.”
Parsons reveals that shooting the scene was next to impossible because he kept bursting out laughing. “She was bent over me on this couch, take after take, being whooped. Yeah,” Parsons says. “It was several takes in before you realize, ‘Oh, she’s a person.'”
Watch a clip of Parsons demonstrating how to spank (on Andy Richter) below: