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The Big Bang Theory Cast Leaves Their Mark on Hollywood Ahead of the Series Finale

Quite literally

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Rachel Paige

While The Big Bang Theory might soon be leaving our television screens, the show is always going to live on in our hearts, and even more permanently, cement. Following the taping of the show's series finale on Tuesday, April 30, the stars -- Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik -- stopped by the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles to partake in the time-honored tradition of placing their hands in cement, forever leaving their print on Hollywood.

"Having just wrapped the final episode the night before, we're on a bit of an emotional roller-coaster," executive producer Chuck Lorre told the crowd. "But we can definitely count this iconic handprint ceremony at the Chinese Theatre as one of the highs. We'd like to thank all of our viewers who've supported us over the last 12 years and made an unforgettable event like this possible."

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When it reaches the end, The Big Bang Theory will have aired 279 episodes, spawned at least one spin-off (Young Sheldon), and left its mark on pop culture forever. Bazinga, for sure.

Check out the photos from the ceremony below.

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images


The Big Bang Theory's one-hour series finale airs Thursday, May 16 at 8/7c on CBS.

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