A couple of months ago, Facebook was full of doppelgangers.
But none as impressive as the one Friday on my very delayed flight to Dallas, American flight 2708, seat 10A.
Not mine – Jim Parsons’, the actor who plays Sheldon, on the brilliant “Big Bang Theory” on CBS.
I noticed him briefly at the gate. Actually, his boarding pass caught my eye first, because he was in the seat next to mine. (Once inside, I realized the aisle separated us on this tiny aircraft.)
But once I got a look at him — bazinga!
He was a slightly younger, paler version of Parsons. He sported the same super-short brown hair; the tiny, round head; and the tall, rather frail body frame. He was even dressed a bit like Sheldon, sporting wire-rimmed glasses that fit the character to a tee.
I was ready to chat with him – ask him if people told him he looked like Parsons, get a photo as proof – but then he started acting like Sheldon! He turned toward the window and didn’t interact with anyone the entire flight – the nerve!
He did carry on a rather large book and placed it in his seatback pocket. This, I thought, is where our hero will either destroy the illusion or bring it home…
About halfway through the flight, he pulled it out and began to read. I peered at him through the curtain of my hair — a science fiction anthology!
…and that’s when I heard a big bang!