TBBT: 5 Reasons Penny & Leonard Are The Best Couple

Now that The Big Bang Theory is over, we’re taking a look at our two favorite couples and what made them so great. From special moments to contract agreements that cannot be duplicated, here are five reasons why Leonard and Penny should come out on top.

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT

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You know what they say, opposites attract. And when it comes to Leonard and Penny, no two people could be more opposite. Penny was born and raised in Nebraska where she was the hot, popular girl in need of fame (which is why she moved to California). Meanwhile, Leonard was considered a “nerd” with very prestigious parents, always pushing him to reach his highest level of education.

Penny, on the other hand, never graduated from college. But it wasn’t just their upbringings or their educational backgrounds that made them different, it was their general interests. The two had almost nothing in common besides their love for one another, which was enough to make this couple one of the best on TV.

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THEY WERE LONGTIME FRIENDS BEFOREHAND

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Although Leonard loved Penny from the beginning, they were longtime friends before deciding to give dating a try. One of the reasons they didn’t work out the first time they tried dating is because she was nervous she was going to ruin their friendship.

After eventually getting it right, they decided to work on their relationship because the love between them was too strong to ignore. It’s due to their long-lasting friendship that these two worked out the way they did.

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THEY TALKED OPENLY AND FREELY ABOUT SEXUALITY

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Amy may have wanted to sleep with Sheldon long before Sheldon even knew what it actually meant, but Leonard and Penny did the deed as soon as they were both ready. After years of friendship and dating, Leonard and Penny were both very open and honest about their lives in the bedroom.

In the beginning, their fondness for each other didn’t translate in the bedroom but it’s something they both worked on until they got it right. Openly talking about their own personal needs is what made these two so close on a level that took Amy and Sheldon far too long to figure out.

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THEY PRACTICALLY RAISED SHELDON TOGETHER

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After learning Leonard and Penny were going to be parents, fans wondered what kind of parents they would be. But when we think about it, they had some practice in raising an unruly “child” with Sheldon. Sheldon may have been an adult genius but he certainly acted childish from time to time, making Leonard and Penny’s lives very difficult.

In one instance during one of Leonard and Penny’s many breakups, Penny took Sheldon to Disneyland for a day of fun. When the two came home, Leonard acted like the stay-at-home dad who was waiting up for them all night. It’s here that we see Leonard and Penny act as two parents with joint custody over Sheldon.

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LEONARD HELPED PENNY IN ONE OF HER DARKEST DAYS

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Sure, we see Amy and Sheldon help each other out when they’re down in the dumps or having a problem at work but Leonard and Penny helped one another in much deeper ways. Leonard saw Penny’s potential before she ever saw it in herself.

After years of balancing life as a Cheesecake Factory waitress and an aspiring actress, she decided to quit serving to focus on acting full-time. And as irresponsible as Leonard thought it was, he supported her wholeheartedly. He even bought her a car to help her get to and from auditions. When it came to Penny’s education, he also pushed her to explore it and wanted to help her any way he could.

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