[Spoilers] Discussion: Season 10 in Season 10 Posted October 18, 2016 · Edited October 18, 2016 by camelliayao Sheldon's nanny line is most certainly not him actually thinking Penny's hot. My understanding is that, because Sheldon knows what the common standard of a hot woman is, and I'm sure thoroughout the years he knows most people consider Penny as attractive. And beause he thinks highly about himself, he would think that his opinion about whether a girl is hot is important, that Penny would start to question herself on her attractiveness since he previously didn't consider her as a potentil girlfriend. That's why he says "That must have been hurt watching me looking for other women without even considering you". So IMO basically he's saying, "don't worry, I'm sure you're still attractive in other people's eyes." I think what the writers are trying to tell us in this episode is how different it is "hot" means for other guys and for Sheldon. Sheldon still is as innocent as he used to be (not sure I like this, but oh well).