Now that ‘The Big Bang Theory’ has ended with a bang, Penny and Leonard are ready for a new journey. Could it be reason enough to cook up a reboot for ‘The Big Bang Theory’? We say yes!
After 12 seasons of some great nerd action, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ finally ended but not without giving the proper closure. Sheldon and Amy have finally received the Nobel, Raj will probably get a girl now, Howard and Bernadette are a happy little family, and Leonard and Penny are about to start their family. It was not until the later seasons that Leonard and Penny were finally having the baby talk, and now that they are finally on the same page, it would be the perfect occasion for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ reboot.
- Penny and Leonard are having a baby
- Fans want a Leonard and Penny spin-off
- Could Leonard and Penny’s pregnancy be an open door reboot invitation?
Penny and Leonard are having a baby
‘The Big Bang Theory’ series finale had a bigger revelation than Shamy’s Nobel acceptance – Penny’s pregnancy.
At the finale, Leonard and Penny reveal the news of their pregnancy to their friends. However, there’s one slight teeny tiny problem: Penny never wanted kids! During the later seasons of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Penny had been adamantly vocal about not wanting to have or raise kids while Leonard wanted them so much that he was even ready to donate his sperm to Penny’s ex.
The show’s pilot episode had Leonard take one look at Penny and imagine what their future children would be like – “smart and beautiful”. However, after successfully winning the girl over and marrying her, Leonard still couldn’t get Penny to agree to having kids, at least not until the surprise just landed on our laps without any warning.
While most people agree with the ending of Leonard and Penny’s story, some view the pregnancy as the inability of society to accept a woman freely unwilling to take a child. Defending the pregnancy, showrunner Steve Holland told “The Hollywood Reporter“,
“Their relationship was really the jumping-off point of this whole show and it felt important to us to honor that relationship … It felt like a great way to land these characters and like such a surprise coming off what their storyline had been”.
Fans want a Leonard and Penny spin-off
Now that the cat’s out of the bag, fans want to see ‘The Big Bang Theory’ reboot with a Leonard and Penny spin-off. Part of it is because people really want to know how Penny went on from a strong feeling against having kids to finally wrap her head around the fact that she is pregnant. After having handled a big baby like Sheldon, undoubtedly, parenting should come easy to these two. Nevertheless, fans would love to be a part of their new journey.
Moreover, there’s so much more we’d like to know! Is it a boy or a girl? How would Sheldon deal with the addition of a new member since we know how bad he is with changes? “Metro UK” had conducted an online poll asking which ‘The Big Bang Theory’ couple should get a spin-off. About 40% of the participants had voted that Leonard and Penny should get ‘The Big Bang Theory’ reboot offer.
Could Penny’s pregnancy be an open door reboot invitation?
Penny’s pregnancy leaves the door open for a reboot or a spin-off of ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The parenthood journey of Leonard and Penny would make for perfect content for a reboot of the popular CBS show. However, a stand-alone spin-off on Leonard and Penny would probably not fare well, since the gang is the show! Johnny Galecki aka Leonard Hofstadter told “The Hollywood Reporter”,
“I feel like these seven characters share seven different areas of the same brain. We have split them off in every single different division you can and it all works. There’s no two that don’t work together. I don’t think it would be a disaster, but it wouldn’t be ‘Big Bang’”.
Kaley Cuoco agrees with Galecki, although she wouldn’t turn down an offer for a reboot or a spin-off of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ if it deals with the Leonard and Penny’s parenthood journey. She said,
“But if Chuck asked me I would highly consider it because I don’t say no to Chuck! … I think they’re going to be awesome parents. They waited so many years, and they’re so fun and easygoing. Or Penny is really kind of easygoing! I think they’d be adorable parents. I can only imagine”.
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