Penny and Leonard could be "a thing" in real life, Khloe by Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, are rumoured to be dating again in real life. Season One, Episode Six - Penny kisses Leonard for the first time. Season Season Three, Episode One - Leonard and Penny sleep together for the first time . At the end of the episode, Penny shows Leonard how much she he's ready to commit to an arranged marriage after a successful first date.
Leonard makes it very clear that he thinks this is a bad decision, proving that he has little faith in her acting abilities. While Penny has not had an Academy Award-winning performance yet, she would be much better off having his support. However, not each one treats the relationship like a computer program.
Upon reigniting their relationship in season five, Leonard and Penny are concerned with how they will deal with the problems that plagued them previously. In order to ensure that these problems do not continue, they agree to provide each other "bug reports" of their relationship. The reports consist of things that they would like the other to stop doing in order for them both to be happy.
It turns out to be a very big mistake. The reports end up hurting both of their feelings, and wind up being an excuse to just insult each other. Their intentions may have been in the right place, but the execution of the idea was not well done. Despite his feelings for her, he even strives to comfort her when any other man has hurt her feelings. He even does this for her after their relationship is on hiatus.
While this makes Leonard an admirable friend, it leaves one question unanswered - is this not weird for him since they used to be together? Having a healthy relationship with an ex is a great idea, but when there are still feelings being harbored, it surely complicates things.
Despite each of them pursuing other relationships, Leonard continues to have feelings for Penny.
This must make it very difficult for him to comfort her while she is upset about another man. While Leonard should be commended for sticking to his friendship with Penny, this part of their relationship makes little sense. While this is a very admirable quality, it must have been incredibly frustrating for Leonard.
However, one thing was missing from their relationship - Penny had not said "I love you" to Leonard. In spite of him very quickly spilling his feelings for her, Penny was reluctant to let him know her true feelings. Perhaps Penny was too scared to let him know how she really felt? Or did Penny need more time to fall fully in love with him? Thankfully she forgave him before they finally got married. While Leonard's indiscretion was out in the open, Penny's came to light in a much more public way.
While this is not infidelity, since she and Leonard were not together, what happened next impacted their relationship in a big way. During their inebriated time in Vegas, Zack and Penny had a drive-thru wedding which they thought was not real.
Leonard may have been unfaithful, but Penny was already married! Her career as an aspiring actress and full-time Cheesecake Factory waitress did not leave her with much stability. This would explain the fact that she has alluded to hiding credit card debt from Leonard.
While discussing their upcoming marriage, Penny makes several comments about multiple maxed-out credit cards, as well as moving debt under her new Hofstader name.
Each time Leonard overhears this, she replies with "Nothing!
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Given Penny's pastit is incredibly likely that she has closets full of debt. The sad part is that Leonard would be happy to clean it up for her. After finally tying the knot, the Hofstaders come to the conclusion that their relationship has changed. Penny does not feel that Leonard is romancing her enough, and Leonard does not feel she is communicating well enough.
They are both more than happy to sign it, even though it will surely cause them problems down the road. However, fans were happy that the agreement stated that Leonard could no longer play video games in his underpants while Penny was home. In fact, Sheldon once hypothesized that she had dated " men.
Leonard is much less experienced in the realm of dating. During the series, he has had two serious girlfriends, and is shown to be very inexperienced with casual dating and flirtation. Meanwhile, Penny speaks both of these languages fluently. He further stated that his father used to borrow it. Beverly also belittles Leonard by pointing out that his brother and sister are more successful in their respective fields than he is.
Leonard's brother, Michael, is a Harvard law professor and is engaged to the youngest appellate court judge in New Jersey history and has since gone on to work with a Habitat for Humanity -esque organisationand his older sister, whose name is unknown, is a cutting-edge medical researcher working with gibbons to cure diabetes. Leonard also dislikes his memories of Christmas, not just because he never celebrated it, but also because instead of gifts the Hofstadter kids had to turn in papers to "Santa" which were graded the next day.
Over the course of six years he never got over a "C minus", which according to Sheldon was a true gift, because by Sheldon's lights he never deserved anything better. It is implied that at the end of the episode "The Peanut Reaction", Leonard begins to celebrate his birthday after Penny decided to throw him one after hearing that he had never had one; And one implication is at the end of the episode "The Russian Rocket Reaction" when Leonard asked Brent Spiner to come to his birthday party.
As for Christmas, Leonard has learned and come to love it as an adult, unlike Sheldon.
Leonard had two childhood pets, a cat named Dr. Boots Hofstadter and a dog named Mitsy. Alfred Hofstadter is an anthropologist. Sheldon reveals that Leonard's middle name, "Leakey", comes from famed anthropologist Louis Leakeywith whom Leonard's father had worked.
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Apparently his father was not very affectionate towards him either; he mentions that he had to compete with the bones of an Etruscan boy for his father's attention, but this was likely because his father was away from home a lot for work and wasn't able to get to know his children well. 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.
Though little is known about Leonard's extended family, a few references to it have been made.
In the first episode, Sheldon and Leonard discuss Leonard's grandmother, who had visited them on Thanksgiving the year before. She has Alzheimer's disease and apparently "had an episode" during her visit, which resulted in her stripping off her clothes and carving the turkey.
On Beverly's first visit, she tells Leonard that his uncle Floyd has died, which greatly upsets him according to him, Floyd was the only family member he really liked and of whom Leonard has warm memories from his childhood. Leonard also has several other uncles, whom Sheldon says are all very bald; when they gather together, they look "like a half carton of eggs. His work as an experimental physicist often includes the use of lasers, such as a helium—neon laser or free-electron laserand his research topics have varied from Bose—Einstein condensates and foundations of quantum mechanics to soft cosmic rays at sea level and development of novel rocket propellants.
Leonard designs experiments in order to test theories but, according to Sheldon, his work is mostly derivative and thus unimportant.
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Relationships[ edit ] Kaley Cuoco who portrays Penny and Johnny Galecki at PaleyFest Leonard became interested in Penny almost immediately after seeing her for the first time. By the end of the first seasonLeonard finally manages to ask Penny out, and they have their first date. One of Leonard's former girlfriends who is mentioned on several occasions is Joyce Kimwho did not appear until the third season. Leonard's friends recalled on many occasions that they were together for only 27 days, after which Joyce, later revealed to be a spy, defected to North Korea.
The first time Leonard asks Leslie out, she rejects him,  and his further relationships with her proved to be only short-lived casual sexual encounters that only happened to satisfy Leslie's libido. In the second season, Leonard began a stable relationship with a physician named Stephanie Barnett Sara Rue.
Elizabeth Plimpton Judy Greera physicist he admires, when Sheldon invited her to stay in their apartment for a brief visit. This encounter causes some tension between Leonard and Penny, who is somewhat judgmental of Leonard's doing so. However, the two later resolve their feelings and their friendship continues.
In the third-season finale, "The Lunar Excitation", after Penny's failed attempts to move on from her relationship with Leonard, she becomes intoxicated and has sex with him.
In the morning, Leonard believes that their relationship has resumed, though Penny tells him that the previous night was a mistake. This causes a strain on their friendship; at the end of the episode, Leonard becomes intoxicated and tries to have intercourse with her, prompting Penny to push him out of her apartment, to which Leonard suspects a double standard. He immediately makes the same advances towards Leslie Winkle, who replies, 'Let me think about it" and slams the door in his face.
It is unclear whether or not Leonard has noticed this, though he clearly is still interested in Penny. In "The Benefactor Factor", an older rich woman Jessica Walter propositions Leonard in exchange for a large donation to the physics department; he initially resists and she admits that she planned to make the donation anyway, after which they engage in a one-night stand.
Leonard arrives home the next morning, whereupon Penny recognizes his "walk of shame" and Sheldon thinks Leonard has a future in becoming a gigolo to rich ladies in exchange for donations. Raj strongly opposes this, and Penny is secretly uncomfortable with Leonard dating someone else, eventually breaking down and crying while talking with her friend Amy Farrah Fowler.
Once again, Leonard is unaware of Penny's true feelings. Subsequently, Priya pressures Leonard into ending his friendship with Penny, which he attempts with extreme reluctance. Penny complies, though it is clear that she does not want Leonard out of her life. At the start of Season 5, Leonard and Priya are trying to maintain a long-distance relationship via Skype including a failed attempt at cybersex with Priya continuing to treat Leonard like a submissive partner.
Despite being the most eager to have sex, Leonard proves he is quite awkward in these situations. Leonard later goes to a wedding with Amy, and they seem to take a liking to each other, though Sheldon disapproves, karate-chopping Leonard and saying, "She's not for you The attraction is mutual, and they even share a kiss.
Right when they are about to have sex, however, he tells Alice that he has a girlfriend, thus ending the relationship. Leonard then decides to confess his behavior to Priya via Skypebut 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.
In the next episode, Leonard tells Sheldon that he is single, implying that he and Priya have broken up; his actions since then have confirmed their split occurred. Through the fourth and fifth seasons, Penny was still single and dating, though when intoxicated, she has confessed that she regrets breaking up with Leonard.
Leonard decides that since they are no longer dating, he can be honest and does not have to pay for everything or do whatever Penny wants. The two bicker all evening and sabotage each other's attempts to chat up people in the bar. Penny admits that she likes the new, more assertive Leonard. Leonard sees this as another opportunity to grovel and try to get Penny to sleep with him, so she leaves. On the spur of the moment in "The Recombination Hypothesis", Leonard asks Penny out on a date after he imagines what getting back with her might be like.
Their real date ends successfully and they agree to take their relationship slow in "The Beta Test Initiation. After Penny suggested having sex in "The Launch Acceleration", Leonard breaks the mood by proposing to her accidentally.