Penny is the most realistic character on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, with audiences finding her the best, despite her appearance as a spoiled brat a few times on the show, and we wonder how?
‘The Big Bang Theory’ is a very popular sitcom that revolves around the crazy lives of science nerds. While everyone has their favourites in the show, a vast majority of people think that Penny, played by Kaley Cuoco, is the best character on the show. Penny seems like a sweetheart on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ but there were times she proved that she is a spoiled brat. As sweet and charming as Penny can be, she has aggressive tendencies where she hurts people with her words. We have compiled a list of 5 episodes that prove she was a spoiled brat and 5 that prove otherwise. Now, it is for you to decide which theory you are more convinced with. Let’s take a look!
- ‘The Big Bang Theory’ – 5 episodes that prove Penny was a spoiled brat.
- 5 ‘TBBT’ episodes that prove Penny was a sweetheart.
How ‘The Big Bang Theory’ proves that Penny was a spoilt brat.
5 ‘The Big Bang Theory’ episodes that prove Penny was a spoiled brat.
- The Extract Obliteration (Season 6 Episode 6)
When Penny started taking history classes, Leonard rewrote her paper on slavery while she was asleep. This infuriated her and she made a big deal about wanting to do it all by herself. Poor Leonard, he was just trying to help! As much as the audience is wooed by her action, it is later made known in the episode that the paper which Leonard rewrote was written by Amy and Bernadette after an aggressive threat from Penny. Clever!
- The Guitarist Amplification (Season 3 Episode 7)
After Penny allows another boy to live in her apartment without Leonard’s knowledge, he gets angry. Instead of admitting her mistake, she takes up a quarrel with her boyfriend, and later says mean things to Sheldon about Leonard.
- The Panty Pinata Polarization (Season 2 Episode 7)
In this episode, Penny crossed every line by interfering with Sheldon’s OCD. From taking all the washers on a Saturday night and taking his milk to sitting on his spot, she made sure to bother Sheldon in every possible way.
- The Boyfriend Complexity (Season 4 Episode 9)
Though on a break, Penny asks Leonard to lie about their relationship status to her dad. All she had to do was kiss and hug him to get it done!
- The Speckerman Recurrence (Season 5 Episode 11)
In this episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Penny spilled the beans about how she blindfolded a girl and left her in a cornfield overnight just because she scored higher. While Bernadette and Amy tried to convince her to apologize to everyone she had wronged, Penny remained adamant.
Penny was not always a spoilt brat on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, she was a sweetheart too.
5 ‘TBBT’ episodes that prove Penny was a sweetheart
Here is a list of episodes that show Penny was a caring girl who loved her friends so much.
- The Pancake Batter Anomaly (Season 1 Episode 11)
When Sheldon falls sick, she was the only one who lovingly obliged to sing “Soft Kitty”, his favourite childhood lullaby, for him. She even massaged his chest with a Vaporub.
- The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition (Season 2 Episode 19)
When Alicia moved into the apartment and used her looks and perky personality on the boys (Penny’s friends) to get her chores done, Penny stood up to her fearlessly.
- The Monopolar Expedition (Season 2 Episode 23)
Though Penny is awful at knotting, she knitted a blanket with sleeves for Leonard to wear on the North Pole. This was one of the moments where Penny was nothing but a sweetheart.
- The Love Car Displacement (Season 4 Episode 13)
In this episode, Penny finally realized that Amy was her real best friend. It was good to watch Penny shedding her bullying attitude and acknowledging her bond with Amy.
- The Celebration Experimentation (Season 9 Episode 17)
After Sheldon becomes overwhelmed during his birthday party and secludes himself in the bathroom, Penny is the only one who goes to him and comforts him.
Throughout its truly historic twelve season run, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ introduced different shades of Penny’s personality. From being a mean girl to a caring friend to a loving partner to an ambitious woman, Penny has evolved as a character in the best ways. The realness she brought to the show is beyond surprising. What are your thoughts? We’d love to know!