The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik suggests her character should replace Amy Coney Barrett on Supreme Court

Adam White
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‘Big Bang Theory’ star Mayim Bialik and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett (Alberto E Rodriguez/Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images)
‘Big Bang Theory’ star Mayim Bialik and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett (Alberto E Rodriguez/Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images)

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has suggested her sitcom alter ego replace the newly-confirmed Amy Coney Barrett on the US Supreme Court.

Bialik, who portrayed neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on the long-running sitcom, made the joke in an Instagram post.

“Can we swap out Amy Coney Barrett with Amy Farrah Fowler to the Supreme Court of the United States?” Bialik wrote, alongside a picture of her Big Bang Theory character. “Please???”

The US Senate confirmed Barrett’s appointment yesterday (26 October), sealing a conservative majority on the panel.

Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, where she replaces the late Democrat Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has been deeply conscientious in recent weeks.

The vote, which occurred just eight days before the US presidential election, is the closest date to an election a nominee has ever been seated on the high court, which has sparked outrage among Democrats.

In a statement, Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said that the vote will go down as one of the “darkest days in the Senate’s history”, adding that Senate Republicans broke “231 years of precedent”.

In June, Bialik revealed that she had barely seen The Big Bang Theory, despite appearing on nine seasons of the hit sitcom.

‘Big Bang Theory’ star Mayim Bialik and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney BarrettAlberto E Rodriguez/Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images
‘Big Bang Theory’ star Mayim Bialik and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney BarrettAlberto E Rodriguez/Sarah Silbiger-Pool/Getty Images

“I’ve never seen most of the episodes,” she said. “I don’t watch myself on television. I’ve never sat and watched an episode of our show, ever.”

Her former co-stars, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, were also involved in a mock spat last week (21 October) over Cuoco’s new series The Flight Attendant, which marks her first post-Big Bang TV show.

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