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'The Big Bang Theory' Ending Won't Reveal Penny's Last Name & Here's Why That's Problematic
The sitcom centred around the lives of five characters, Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, Howard, and Penny, with two additional main characters added in the later seasons, Bernadette and Amy, along with several other supporting characters and guest appearances. Despite the intricate geek-speak on the show, since the friends were all science nerds working in physics, engineering, neuroscience, and other similar areas at Caltech University, fans loved the show, making it one of the most popular on television. But she was central to the story nonetheless. Yet strangely, Penny never had a last name. Why was that?
Over the course of 12 seasons, fans have wondered whether or not the show would ever reveal Penny's maiden name. Some were hoping we may finally learn it on the series finale, but the hour came and went without any revelation. Kaley Cuoco, who has played Penny from the start, had a quick response. Kaley Cuoco has nothing to reveal about Penny's last name. When pressed further by Colbert, Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, who played Penny's husband Leonard, opened up a little bit more about the mystery surrounding Penny's last name. Kaley Cuoco suggests Penny is a one-word name like Cher to the laughter of her cast.
What is Penny’s maiden name on Big Bang?
She is the primary female character in the series, befriending her across-the-hall neighbors Leonard Hofstadter Johnny Galecki and Sheldon Cooper Jim Parsons , two physicists who work at the nearby California Institute of Technology Caltech. Penny's lack of advanced education, but outgoing personality and social aptitude drastically contrasts with the personalities of the primary male characters in the series, even though she is considered part of their group. She is the love interest of Leonard, with whom she maintains a brief romantic relationship during the third season, which is later resumed in the fifth season and culminates in an engagement at the end of the seventh season and their wedding at the start of season 9. Originally from a small town outside of Omaha, Nebraska , Penny has aspirations of becoming an actress. Until season 7, she worked as a waitress at the local Cheesecake Factory.
In just a few months' time, fans will be saying goodbye to The Big Bang Theory as the show wraps up its twelfth and final season. And while the series is sure to give its characters a proper and hopefully happy sendoff, it has decided to leave one mystery unresolved. Executive producer Steve Molaro revealed at a Wondercon panel on Saturday, March 30 as per The Hollywood Reporter that The Big Bang Theory ending won't reveal Penny's last name — a question many fans have wondered about since the show's inception. Penny, as played by Kaley Cuoco, has been a lead on the show since the pilot, and yet her character remains the only original lead without a last name. And still, after twelve years of mystery, according to Molaro, they didn't see the need to give Penny a last name, apart from her married name, Hofstadter. For her part, Cuoco, has voiced similar opinions on the issue. We haven't said it for so long.
Our favorite gang of scientific nerds is back for season 8 and ET has some behind the scenes tidbits from TV's top rated comedy! Here are six things you probably didn't know about The Big Bang Theory. Origins of "Bazinga" Hint: It involves a grapefruit! Sheldon's trademark catchphrase originated with show writer Stephen Engel who would set up a recurring practical joke that involved taping a hallowed out grapefruit back together. Penny has a last name, we just won't ever find out what it is. Penny played by Kaley Cuoco last name has remained a mystery and Kaley along with the show's writers and producers are now vigilant that it is not revealed. Executive producer Steve Molaro told Vulture, "We're kind of a superstitious lot here.