Jim Parsons joined an elite club at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. With his fourth victory as Best Comedy Actor for “The Big Bang Theory,” he is now tied for the all-time record in that category with Carroll O’Connor (“All in the Family”), Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”), and Michael J. Fox (“Family Ties” and “Spin City”).
On the CBS laffer, he plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper. For the race this year, he submitted the episode “The Relationship Diremption” to the Emmy judging panel. In this show, Sheldon is distraught over his efforts with “string theory” as part of his job. He gets drunk and wakes up in bed with his biggest fear: a geology book. The final segment features his drunk phone calls to the legendary physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking.
Parsons could have at least three more chances to break the record for wins as Best Comedy Actor. Along with co-stars Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, they recently signed new contracts for a million dollars per episode for the next three seasons. That will take them through a total of 11 seasons on the highly viewed program.