Priya Koothrapalli got married in a big fat Indian wedding ceremony on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, but where were we, where was Raj? Do scroll down to find out what we missed out!
‘The Big Bang Theory’ is over, but fans keep coming with new plot holes here and there. One such missing dot involves Raj Koothrappali’s sister Priya Koothrappali. She was supposed to be unmarried. But, in the latter part of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, she was declared married by her father. Indians are known to have big fat weddings and,
‘The Big Bang Theory’ rests on stereotyping cultures. Then how is it that they missed capturing this event on the show?
- Introducing the famous PriyaKoothrappali
- When ‘The Big Bang Theory’ missed the big bang event!
- How could the most stereotypical show miss out on the great Indian wedding!
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Introducing the famous PriyaKoothrappali
PriyaKoothrappali (played by Aarti Mann) joined the crew as Raj’s younger sister on the show. In the show, she was one of the leading attorneys in India.
The boys of the Big Bang gang were already introduced to her before the series began. Leonard pinky swore not to hit on her on Raj’s warning. However, Leonard slept with Priya. He wanted to join her in India, but Priya knew that her parents would not accept a white guy as her boyfriend.
The audience met her for the first time in season 4 in “The Irish Pub Formulation” episode, where she resumes her relationship with Leonard. They both spend the night together, and Leonard wants to take the relationship to another level. She refuses his proposal again, stating that they have already talked about it before.
They try to sneak out so that no one sees them together. But, unfortunately, Sheldon catches them red-handed. Leonard asks Sheldon to keep this as a secret. But Sheldon, being Sheldon, concocts a crazy story involving an Irish barmaid. Leonard, confused by Sheldon’s story, confesses that he had sex with Priya. Raj, angry at first, gets relieved on hearing that his sister rejected him.
Later on, in “The Cohabitation Formulation”, she openly starts dating Leonard despite protests from Raj. Her demands increase in every episode, and in the end, she asks Leonard to break ties with Penny. He finds it difficult to tell this to Penny, but she understands and agrees to keep a distance.
Eventually, Bernadette, Amy and Penny gang-up to vent about Priya’s controlling behaviour. Even though Penny hated Priya, she regarded Priya as Leonard’s most viable alternative girlfriend. However, jealous Penny, along with Amy and Bernadette, collectively called her a bitch.
Leonard eventually opens up to Priya’s parents about their relationship, making them upset. Despite her parents’ dissent, Priya continues her relationship with Leonard on Skype while she is in India, in season 5.
But Leonard starts developing feelings for Alice (Sheldon’s assistant) and starts feeling guilty for betraying Priya. Sheldon tells him that the idea of morality is vague, according to Nietzsche.
And Leonard finally chooses Alice over Priya. Later, Priya comes to know about Alice but forgives him, saying everyone makes mistakes. She reveals that she slept with her ex, making Leonard upset. He breaks up with her on the phone and starts dating Penny later on.
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When ‘The Big Bang Theory’ missed a big bang event!
Priya is not part of the tenth season. However, she is mentioned twice in the season. In “The Brain Bowl Incubation”, Raj tells a woman that his sister is a lawyer. And then, in “The Allowance Evaporation”, Raj’s father says that five of his six children are married and self-sufficient, which means that Priya is married as well. The episode did not let us pay attention to the fact that Priya is married.
Her storyline was ignored by the writers, which could have potentially earned them another big bang blockbuster episode.
How could the most stereotypical show miss out on the great Indian wedding!
Did you ever see PriyaKoothrappali getting married on ‘The Big Bang Theory’? Surely, your answer is no. Everyone’s wondering where Raj was during all this? In fact, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ missed a potential blockbuster episode showcasing the big fat Indian wedding.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ is known for stereotyping cultures. Just the way the writers of the show portrayed Indians, it can be stated, without a doubt, that their knowledge of the culture was shallow. ‘The Big Bang Theory’, being the flag-bearer of strengthening stereotypes, missed a great opportunity by not showing the Indian wedding on their show.
Her father’s statement in the tenth season makes us curious about whom she married, and where was Raj during all this? Let us know what you feel about PriyaKoothrappaliin the comments box below.