Shortly after moving in, during a rocketry experiment Leonard, Raj and Howard conducted, Sheldon observed miscalculations Leonard made in mixing the rocket fuel and managed to avert disaster by grabbing the fuel and placing it in their apartment building's elevator. In The Big Bang Theory Season 7 Episode 12, The Hesitation Ramification, Penny got down on her knee and proposed to Leonard. She's also a great straight person, who can get off zingers of her own. Bernadette didn't back off, either. While she's proven to be a great Aunt Penny to Bernadette and Howard's kids, she's never talked openly about a strong desire to have kids of her own. Minister: Before I go any further, have either of you prepared your own vows. To make him feel better, Penny sleeps with him, makes him pancakes for breakfast, and buys him a graduation cap and gown, revealing that she convinced the school to let him give his speech over Skype.
After a major argument with Sheldon, Leonard suggests moving in with Penny in The Spoiler Alert Segmentation, but she indicates that she is not ready for this. This episode also shows her and Leonard acting like a divorced couple and Sheldon is their son, a dynamic that recurs in successive seasons. Being that cute and that smart also turns her on. Leonard tells Penny, Penny, we are made of particles that have existed since the universe began. In ; the actual ceremony is officiated by Bernadette. Thinking about the wedding details they decide on a small church wedding dressed in black tie tuxes and no releasing of butterflies.
Leonard wonders if he is a smart decision, like choosing a healthy boring bran muffin. Although Leonard feels at home with his colleagues, he wants to be more social. He quips that they have the rest of their live to drag things up from the past and about it. Leonard then decides to confess his behavior to Priya via , but he is shocked to learn that Priya has also betrayed him, sleeping with her former boyfriend; Priya defends that they both slipped up a little, but Leonard corrects her saying that he slipped a little, while she slipped a lot, bringing the conversation to a strained end. Penny: Where did you get a ring? Nevertheless, Leonard often finds himself explaining Sheldon's behavior or serving as a mediator between him and other people in many situations.
Finally after a candlelight dinner, Penny puts on some romantic music, spreads rose petals into her neatly cleaned bedroom and presents Leonard with a first edition of his favorite book from when he was growing up,. The Moulin Rouge movie is too late, no skinny dipping or dancing either. Leonard, Sheldon, and Howard discover Penny , deducing that they just had sex. First Relationship Leonard and Penny's relationship had many awkward moments. After realizing how weird the relationship was, they decide to return to being friends, but quickly resumed their romance within a few seconds. Are Sheldon and Leonard named after the brilliant producer Sheldon Leonard of The Andy Griffith Show, The Danny Thomas Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, My Favorite Martian and I Spy? At Paleyfest this year, that she didn't want the Hofstadters to start a family.
Some important new information has come to light. She fails to service her vehicle regularly, and ignores her , which has been mentioned in multiple episodes. In , it was apparent that the two are definitely in a relationship again, though they taking things slow this time around, and the beta test that was still very much going on. In , Penny while spying with sees Sheldon's pretty new flirting with Leonard who is not responding. Leonard mentions it to Howard, who fails to try it with Bernadette, so his actions make it back to Penny. She often dates, and in one way or another all the men have gone to her for dating advice. She spends the rest of the episode with , avoiding the men due to her embarrassment over her encounter with Raj In The Ornithophobia Diffusion Leonard and Penny go on a platonic date as friends, but after Leonard decides that he does not have to pay for everything or defer to her because they are not a couple, they end up bickering and sabotaging each other's attempts to socialize with members of the opposite sex.
Johnny Galecki was originally asked to play the role of , but thought he would be better suited for the character of Leonard. Leonard is upset with the fact that she tells Sheldon more than she tells him, but later decides it's okay. However, to avoid the mistakes from their first time together, they decided to take things slow by treating the relationship as a , and even went to the length of presenting each other Bug reports to settle any issues. Howardette's issues stem mainly from Bernadette making a lot more than Howard, which tends to be hard for men to take due to psychological and social archetypes, and Howard likely being somewhat insecure about his maturity, having lived with his mother until recently and probably being worried that he may be viewed by his peers as a mama's boy. The roof is decorated wonderfully and Penny really gets into the mood. After a tearful period thinking about them him moving out, Sheldon let's him go one night a week to stay at Penny's. In another episode, Penny accompanied the men to the comic book store to shop for a gift for her 13-year-old nephew.
He then kisses her, showing that Penny did do something romantic. In the second season, Leonard began a stable relationship with a physician named. The sleeping arrangements are still a little complicated. In The Rhinitis Revelation 5—6 , she is more explicit in revealing that he is in the practice of cooking. In , Penny convinces Leonard to visit a psychiatrist so that she can give her a sales pitch for her meds.
My kids were going to be friends with your kids! Later when Sheldon and Alex enter the apartment, Penny tells her about Leonard and their five year experiment together relationship and then she leads him off to her apartment for sex. Now, if you've been following The Big Bang Theory closely or paying attention to executive producer Steve Holland's interviews , then it shouldn't have come as a total surprise that kids weren't in the cards for Penny and Leonard. Penny Hofstadter, will you stay married to me? He's disappointed, but by the episode's end he reckons that he has other amazing things in his life he never thought he'd get, including his hilarious, smart, and beautiful wife. To make it less anti-climatic, Leonard pulled a ring out of his wallet and got down on one knee and proposed to Penny. Also that he doesn't care if he knows why. However, they seem to have developed a good, affectionate rapport by the time of Leonard and Penny's impending second wedding ceremony in the season 9 finale.