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Penny & Sheldon a Couple  

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I know it'd would NEVER work out but I think it'd just be the most hilarious couple if it ever happened.

I really do like Leonard and Penny, but the chemistry Sheldon and Penny already have and if it turn something more than that. BOOM! The Apocalypse is coming.

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I think the writers have been very clever with the introduction of Amy - they are bringing Sheldon through a delayed adolescence one step at a time. She is the only person he seems to enjoy spending time with and conversing with - he merely tolerates everyone else. Her blatant desire for physical contact is what is going to force Sheldon to 'grow up' and if he ever does have an intimate encouter with anyone it would have to be as much intellectual as physical. He is only starting to face the fact that Amy has become important to him and that he may well be more emotionally attached to her than he realised - I can't wait to see how this impacts on his character - bring it on!

This. What Sheldon and Amy have is a strange and oddly adorable mix of an intellectual Homo Novus coupling and a tentative, innocent first-teen-romance kind of situation, which follows naturally from the state of arrested emotional development they both seem to be in.

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I don't think Penny and Sheldon would happen. She has a maternal affection for him but she'd get very little out of a romantic relationship with him. Plus it would devastate Leonard and his friendship with Sheldon is key to the show.

Introducing Amy hasn't been seamless. The childlike crush she has on Penny doesn't quite come off and she moves too fast for Sheldon. Although I have enjoyed his discomfort. They say it's the quiet repressed types you have to watch out for. It will be interesting to see if this is the case with Sheldon. I suspect the writers will play it safe and keep his relationship mostly asexual but it could be interesting to see him suddenly assaulted by repressed sexuality and then fleeing in terror at it's intensity. I can't really imagine consummation though because it would have to be his idea. Amy's already tried to get intimate a few times.

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They are scheduled for only a few more seasons, Penny's character would never date Sheldon, if they did date it would turn from my favourite TV series to my least favourite since they would be changing character personalities so suddenly. I think Sheldon and Amy are going to have a baby soon, Howards going to break up with Bernadette if they keep on making her look worse and worse. I think the Raj will date penny sometime throughout the series, or Leonard will date her near the end of the series.

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I don't think Penny and Sheldon would happen. She has a maternal affection for him but she'd get very little out of a romantic relationship with him. Plus it would devastate Leonard and his friendship with Sheldon is key to the show.

Introducing Amy hasn't been seamless. The childlike crush she has on Penny doesn't quite come off and she moves too fast for Sheldon. Although I have enjoyed his discomfort. They say it's the quiet repressed types you have to watch out for. It will be interesting to see if this is the case with Sheldon. I suspect the writers will play it safe and keep his relationship mostly asexual but it could be interesting to see him suddenly assaulted by repressed sexuality and then fleeing in terror at it's intensity. I can't really imagine consummation though because it would have to be his idea. Amy's already tried to get intimate a few times.

Because Leonard really charishes his relationship with Sheldon, not seeing the maternal affection just because she took care if him when sick doesn't mean there's a maternal affection


They are scheduled for only a few more seasons, Penny's character would never date Sheldon, if they did date it would turn from my favourite TV series to my least favourite since they would be changing character personalities so suddenly. I think Sheldon and Amy are going to have a baby soon, Howards going to break up with Bernadette if they keep on making her look worse and worse. I think the Raj will date penny sometime throughout the series, or Leonard will date her near the end of the series.

So penny won't ever date Sheldon but she can almost hook up with raj and you think she might date raj( I don't think that's going to happen to many people were upset with the almost hook up, plus if they were going to do it they should've done it at the start of season 5) who can't talk to her unless drunk


Well they're hinting at it or opening up the possibility of it in the future with their scenes so far this season

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Because Leonard really charishes his relationship with Sheldon, not seeing the maternal affection just because she took care if him when sick doesn't mean there's a maternal affection

Several times over the coarse of this show they have shown Penny with a maternal/sister type role regarding Sheldon. The Guitarist Amplification where Leonard and Penny were put the the role of surrogate parents. There is also the Spaghetti Catalyst we're both Leonard and Penny are in the role of parents again with a make shift custody dispute over Sheldon. Yes Penny taking care of Sheldon and singing soft kitty qualifies because the only other person shown to do that for him is his actual mother.

So penny won't ever date Sheldon but she can almost hook up with raj

Granted it was a very unpopular move but Penny would and did go for Raj before she would ever go for Sheldon, because unlike Sheldon, Raj has a sex drive whereas Sheldon is largely asexual. Even though he currently is in a relationship he still hasn't displayed any sexual curiosity toward Amy who is the closed thing to an ideal mate he'll ever have. He's never displayed any attraction to Penny. He also doesn't fully respect Penny due to her lack of genius intellect and has and continues to mock her for it. That alone will prevent anything more than a terse friendship between Sheldon and Penny.

Well they're hinting at it or opening up the possibility of it in the future with their scenes so far this season

No they're not.

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@DPK Just because they have Sheldon act like that doesn't mean she feels motherly towards him, plus how many husbands have their wive sing or do something from their childhood quite a few.

So penny would rather date a mute (plus that page turned can't see them going back there) rather than Sheldon he has mentioned her attractiveness and just because he doesn't act like Howard doesn't mean he doesn't have any, if he didn't he wouldn't have peeked or he wouldn't had cooped a feel. And she's never have made a move on raj.

So them acting like a married couple while reading at her apt., or jewerly salesman mistaken them as a couple and then Sheldon telling her she would be lucky to have a fellow like him, wheter it's intentional or not it's there.

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@cbolt I agree. The first episode, Sheldon looked nervous talking to Penny in their very first scene where they meet her (He was fidgeting), then that bit about his 'beautiful mind', he really did look like hew as trying to impress her. THEN you get Sheldon peeking at her when he was helping getting her dressed, and that scene where they're teaching Penny to play a video game (Halo?). Sheldon stated that no one 'that attractive' could play video games.

Sheldon's not blind and he obviously has some sexual desires, I think he just tries to repress them. His role model IS Spock after all...someone who put intelligence first. I know the writers have said that there won't ever be Sheldon/Penny but I think they might be messing with people because there are a lot of hints that Sheldon may have some feelings for her.

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I could see why people might like it and it might be cool for the first 2 seconds but it just would not work IMO.

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Let's be honest everyone, the way Sheldon currently is and has been since the start of the show Penny would never even attempt to be with Sheldon. In the last episode when the Jeweler asked if they were a couple, Penny had a look of disgust when she shot that idea down. Sheldon took Penny's comment as an insult (which he should have because it was an insult) and as a dig to her countered with his statement that she would be lucky to be with him (which in his world he believes he is better then anyone anyways). I would have said the same thing that Sheldon said if some woman made a comment in the way Penny did about Sheldon and her being a couple. I'm sure we all would.

The number one thing Sheldon needs to do is stop making rude, mean and hurtful comments about Penny's intelligence and professional career to her. Like Sheldon's mother said "People Don't Like That"

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Yeah I do agree, it makes no sense for them to be together. I remember back when they were interacting a lot and I wondered if they were gonna try to do it and I suspected people might like it, but it would be so unbelieveable and out of character for them both, I believe.

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exactly. Not only that but then they would of had her hooking up with Lenard, and somewhat hooking up with raj and countless other random's on the show. It would be trashy

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True, I don't like when eventually a character was with most all the others, like Jackie on that 70's show, out of the 4 main guys she was with them all but Eric. I really don't want more of that going on. I think most people did NOT like her hooking up with Raj, so getting with another one of the guys wouldn't make sense.

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@DPK Just because they have Sheldon act like that doesn't mean she feels motherly towards him, plus how many husbands have their wive sing or do something from their childhood quite a few.

In this case it does. The show has gone out of it's way to show that Penny and Sheldon's relationship is one that switches between a terse friendship and that a a more familial in nature. This is something that keeps getting reinforced over and over and no amount of wishful thinking will change that. While some husbands may have their wives sing them something from there childhood this analogy doesn't fly because the show has already put the singing in the familial context. The last episode where Sheldon's mom comes and sings soft kitty to Sheldon. The blocking was damn near set up to be identical to when Penny sang it to him during season one. That's a direct parallel that puts Penny squarely in a familial context in regards to her relationship with Sheldon.

So penny would rather date a mute (plus that page turned can't see them going back there) rather than Sheldon he has mentioned her attractiveness and just because he doesn't act like Howard doesn't mean he doesn't have any, if he didn't he wouldn't have peeked or he wouldn't had cooped a feel. And she's never have made a move on raj.

Yes Sheldon does mention Penny's attractiveness but it is done in the most purely subjective context. It had nothing to do with any attraction to her on his part. Sheldon knows that Penny is considered attractive by most males and he states it as a fact. As for the moment in the Adhesive Duck Deficiency which Shenny fans put so much stock in. This was explained the episode itself. The coping a feel was purely accidental so that doesn't count for showing sexual attraction to Penny. The peeking had nothing to do with sexual attraction on Sheldon's part but rather he was following a convention in the hero and damsel motif where the hero usually gets to see the damsel either completely naked or partially naked. This fits with Sheldon's quirks of needing to follow strange protocols. Even Jim Parsons commented in this at the following Comic Con. This had nothing to do with any genuine attraction toward Penny from Sheldon it was simply Sheldon following a protocol.

So them acting like a married couple while reading at her apt., or jewerly salesman mistaken them as a couple and then Sheldon telling her she would be lucky to have a fellow like him, wheter it's intentional or not it's there.

The scene at the apartment was purely comedy. There was no meta to support a pro Sheldon/Penny coupling. If anything the scene illustrated why they could never be a couple. Given how chauvinistic Sheldon behaved toward her. Carl has already explained why the Jewlery scene can't be genuinely interpreted as a pro Shenny scene. It's only there if you are giving into your confirmation bias.

@cbolt I agree. The first episode, Sheldon looked nervous talking to Penny in their very first scene where they meet her (He was fidgeting), then that bit about his 'beautiful mind', he really did look like hew as trying to impress her. THEN you get Sheldon peeking at her when he was helping getting her dressed, and that scene where they're teaching Penny to play a video game (Halo?). Sheldon stated that no one 'that attractive' could play video games.

Sheldon's initial nervousness around Penny is easily explained by the fact that she was someone he didn't know. She was someone new and he wasn't used to being around her. This type of unfamiliarity is something that can cause someone like Sheldon to act nervous. Sheldon trying to impress Penny is just something he would try to do because of how highly he views himself and his genius. It has nothing to do with sexual attraction.

Sheldon's not blind and he obviously has some sexual desires, I think he just tries to repress them. His role model IS Spock after all...someone who put intelligence first. I know the writers have said that there won't ever be Sheldon/Penny but I think they might be messing with people because there are a lot of hints that Sheldon may have some feelings for her.

Disagree here. The writers have gone out of their way to show that Sheldon is largely asexual when it comes to members of the opposite sex. If Sheldon is ever going to display any overt sexual attraction it's going to be with someone like Amy. He certainly hasn't expressed any genuine attraction toward Penny. I don't think the writers are messing with the audience at all when it comes to Sheldon and Penny. The problem is that the Shenny fans are so damn desperate when it comes to this pairing that they'll try to twist and interpret anything in any given Sheldon and Penny scene as the writers hinting at some kind of relationship down the road when the writers are doing nothing of the sort. The other thing is that writers know that Shenny shippers are a vocal minority. They make up but fraction of the total viewing audience which is why despite what they(Shenny shippers)would have you believe the writers haven't moved away from the Leonard and Penny romance...like it or not.

The writers have gone as far as to give Sheldon a girlfriend. One that fits his mental standards and one that is very different from Penny as a means to both show and state that a Sheldon/Penny pairing isn't going to happen and why.

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I completely agree that Sheldon is asexual as well, but if not I don't think he would go to Penny. He would prefer to be with someone on his intellectual level, at least.

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@DPK Just because they have Sheldon act like that doesn't mean she feels motherly towards him, plus how many husbands have their wive sing or do something from their childhood quite a few.

In this case it does. The show has gone out of it's way to show that Penny and Sheldon's relationship is one that switches between a terse friendship and that a a more familial in nature. This is something that keeps getting reinforced over and over and no amount of wishful thinking will change that. While some husbands may have their wives sing them something from there childhood this analogy doesn't fly because the show has already put the singing in the familial context. The last episode where Sheldon's mom comes and sings soft kitty to Sheldon. The blocking was damn near set up to be identical to when Penny sang it to him during season one. That's a direct parallel that puts Penny squarely in a familial context in regards to her relationship with Sheldon.

So penny would rather date a mute (plus that page turned can't see them going back there) rather than Sheldon he has mentioned her attractiveness and just because he doesn't act like Howard doesn't mean he doesn't have any, if he didn't he wouldn't have peeked or he wouldn't had cooped a feel. And she's never have made a move on raj.

Yes Sheldon does mention Penny's attractiveness but it is done in the most purely subjective context. It had nothing to do with any attraction to her on his part. Sheldon knows that Penny is considered attractive by most males and he states it as a fact. As for the moment in the Adhesive Duck Deficiency which Shenny fans put so much stock in. This was explained the episode itself. The coping a feel was purely accidental so that doesn't count for showing sexual attraction to Penny. The peeking had nothing to do with sexual attraction on Sheldon's part but rather he was following a convention in the hero and damsel motif where the hero usually gets to see the damsel either completely naked or partially naked. This fits with Sheldon's quirks of needing to follow strange protocols. Even Jim Parsons commented in this at the following Comic Con. This had nothing to do with any genuine attraction toward Penny from Sheldon it was simply Sheldon following a protocol.

So them acting like a married couple while reading at her apt., or jewerly salesman mistaken them as a couple and then Sheldon telling her she would be lucky to have a fellow like him, wheter it's intentional or not it's there.

The scene at the apartment was purely comedy. There was no meta to support a pro Sheldon/Penny coupling. If anything the scene illustrated why they could never be a couple. Given how chauvinistic Sheldon behaved toward her. Carl has already explained why the Jewlery scene can't be genuinely interpreted as a pro Shenny scene. It's only there if you are giving into your confirmation bias.

@cbolt I agree. The first episode, Sheldon looked nervous talking to Penny in their very first scene where they meet her (He was fidgeting), then that bit about his 'beautiful mind', he really did look like hew as trying to impress her. THEN you get Sheldon peeking at her when he was helping getting her dressed, and that scene where they're teaching Penny to play a video game (Halo?). Sheldon stated that no one 'that attractive' could play video games.

Sheldon's initial nervousness around Penny is easily explained by the fact that she was someone he didn't know. She was someone new and he wasn't used to being around her. This type of unfamiliarity is something that can cause someone like Sheldon to act nervous. Sheldon trying to impress Penny is just something he would try to do because of how highly he views himself and his genius. It has nothing to do with sexual attraction.

Sheldon's not blind and he obviously has some sexual desires, I think he just tries to repress them. His role model IS Spock after all...someone who put intelligence first. I know the writers have said that there won't ever be Sheldon/Penny but I think they might be messing with people because there are a lot of hints that Sheldon may have some feelings for her.

Disagree here. The writers have gone out of their way to show that Sheldon is largely asexual when it comes to members of the opposite sex. If Sheldon is ever going to display any overt sexual attraction it's going to be with someone like Amy. He certainly hasn't expressed any genuine attraction toward Penny. I don't think the writers are messing with the audience at all when it comes to Sheldon and Penny. The problem is that the Shenny fans are so damn desperate when it comes to this pairing that they'll try to twist and interpret anything in any given Sheldon and Penny scene as the writers hinting at some kind of relationship down the road when the writers are doing nothing of the sort. The other thing is that writers know that Shenny shippers are a vocal minority. They make up but fraction of the total viewing audience which is why despite what they(Shenny shippers)would have you believe the writers haven't moved away from the Leonard and Penny romance...like it or not.

The writers have gone as far as to give Sheldon a girlfriend. One that fits his mental standards and one that is very different from Penny as a means to both show and state that a Sheldon/Penny pairing isn't going to happen and why.

I agree with DPK. To bring Sheldon and Penny together would make Leonard redundant. And as Raj and Howard are mostly friends of his and not Sheldon, there would be little use for them either. The whole dynamic of two geeks sharing an apartment would be destroyed. And I don't think Leonard would want to stick around if they became a couple. Amy is the best choice for Sheldon. I can't imagine Penny finding the relationship agreement 'romantic'.

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I really do like Leonard and Penny work better and i see that is where they will end up eventually. Its been them from the start.

Not that i dont like Penny and Sheldon together the to of them together have the funniest lines on the show but i think story does not make sense its better for amy and Sheldon and Penny and Leonard

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They are scheduled for only a few more seasons, Penny's character would never date Sheldon, if they did date it would turn from my favourite TV series to my least favourite since they would be changing character personalities so suddenly. I think Sheldon and Amy are going to have a baby soon, Howards going to break up with Bernadette if they keep on making her look worse and worse. I think the Raj will date penny sometime throughout the series, or Leonard will date her near the end of the series.

Agreed on the Penny/Sheldon front.

No baby for Amy/Sheldon but possibly a sexual experiment.

Howard loves Bernadette and if she will compromise they'll stick.

Leonard and Penny need to sort it out or not bother.

Raj is capable of falling for a newbie.

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No baby for Amy/Sheldon but possibly a sexual experiment.

This has the potential to be hysterically funny, if it ever happens.

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@ bray actually they're scheduled for two more after this, but does anyone really think it won't go past seven?

@moonbase i agree about penny and Leonard if it's going to be like season 3 and not sort out their problems then why bother having them fight all the time just move on if that's the case, it's a comedy not a lifetime program.

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No baby for Amy/Sheldon but possibly a sexual experiment.

This has the potential to be hysterically funny, if it ever happens.

Yeah if handled carefully. Personally I think they'll keep Amy and Sheldon out of the bedroom. Or drop some ambiguous hints so we never quite know if they have started 'experimenting' or not. It could be funny to suggest something could be going on, which is neither confirmed or denied.

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I admit I was intrigued by the thought of Sheldon and Penny together for a bit, but I have changed my mind. I prefer the brother/sister relationship they have and feel it should remain that way. Sheldon needs to be in a relationship with someone who is evenly matched with him on an intellectual level.

I probably feel this way due to the fact that I love the pairings as they are: Leonard/Penny and Sheldon/Amy. Amy is Sheldon's soulmate, in my opinion. Penny is more of a sister or mother-figure to him.

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I think Sheldon and Penny get good laughs together and have a certain chemistry, but people are just so used to romantic pairings that when they see a male and female on together they automatically think that way, but I think for S & P it's better that way - getting them together would ruin what I think makes them fun to watch together.

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NO, Thank heavens TBBT has the creators they do. That they have shot this down many times.

Also all the cast is against it as well as the writers and everybody except some in a fantasy world.

Let's be honest everyone, the way Sheldon currently is and has been since the start of the show Penny would never even attempt to be with Sheldon. In the last episode when the Jeweler asked if they were a couple, Penny had a look of disgust when she shot that idea down. Sheldon took Penny's comment as an insult (which he should have because it was an insult) and as a dig to her countered with his statement that she would be lucky to be with him (which in his world he believes he is better then anyone anyways). I would have said the same thing that Sheldon said if some woman made a comment in the way Penny did about Sheldon and her being a couple. I'm sure we all would.

The number one thing Sheldon needs to do is stop making rude, mean and hurtful comments about Penny's intelligence and professional career to her. Like Sheldon's mother said "People Don't Like That"

Bravo!

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