If you were one of the 16.4 million viewers who watched Monday, September 30th’s “Big Bang Theory” on CBS, you may have noticed a familiar logo. Pechanga Resort & Casino was featured prominently on the show during a scene in which character Howard Wolowitz “throws” out the first pitch of an Angels Baseball game. From the various camera angles, TV viewers see the giant red scoreboard with the Pechanga Resort & Casino logo, as well as the back outfield wall with Pechanga’s name and logo.
“We’ve had a longstanding partnership with Angels Baseball and a positive placement like appearing on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ that comes as a result of that partnership is amazing beyond belief,” says Lee Torres, Vice President of Marketing for Pechanga Resort & Casino.
The story line goes that Wolowitz is invited to throw out the first pitch at the baseball game because the stadium is hosting a Space Day promotion for fans and Wolowitz is an astronaut. Far from an athlete and not sure about whether he could hit home plate, Wolowitz made light of the situation by having the Mars Rover deliver the ball to the plate instead. The Mars Rover travels incredibly slowly and the entire stadium audience booed him.
The scene was shot at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on Sunday, September 14 during the team’s last pre-playoff homestretch.
TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 4, 2014) – Single mother of a four-year-old girl, Natosha Heard, had been having some bad luck the last few months. The transmission on her unreliable car had died and she was driving a rental car. Payments for the rental car and other bills had begun to pile up. On Sunday, March 2, she managed to get a day off from tending to patients and health care providers as a health care insurance representative. She opted to spend some time playing a $0.01 “Let’s Make a Deal” slot machine at Pechanga Resort & Casino. It was getting late in the afternoon and before she was about to drive home to Anaheim, she took the slot machine reels for one more spin. In less than one second, lights began flashing, bells began ringing, and Natosha began screaming. She hit the winning combination to score the progressive jackpot worth $295,423.30.
Click HERE to see her story in the Orange County Register.