The fact that The Big Bang Theory depicted some of the greatest relationships between the characters is one of its merits as a sitcom. Sheldon and Amy, Leonard and Penny, Howard and Bernadette, and even Raj and his dog Cinnamon were all in endgame relationships on the show.
The best love story on The Big Bang Theory was shockingly between Sheldon and Penny, despite all the sweet endgame ships.
Over the course of 12 seasons in The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon and Penny’s friendship developed despite their differences. Sheldon transformed into a strange but wonderful buddy for Penny from an irritating and eccentric neighbor. Penny transformed from the new girl living next door to Sheldon’s closest confidante. Sheldon and Penny are living proof that friendships can be just as powerful as romantic ones.
When Penny presents a napkin used and autographed by Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock from Star Trek, to Sheldon, Sheldon offers Penny the nicest present imaginable because she got him the ideal present: a hug (and gives her every giant gift basket he got for her, including backup presents). Beginning with this, Sheldon and Penny’s friendship develops.
Sheldon and Penny play a game in which they both brush up on information from the other’s worlds. Sheldon displays images of mathematical and scientific symbols like the hydrogen atom, pi, and helium while Penny displays images of celebrities like Taylor Swift, Khloe Kardashian, and Adam Levine. At this point they are equally committed to their friendship and make an attempt to comprehend and become familiar with one other’s wildly dissimilar interests.
Throughout the course of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon is portrayed as being more supportive of Penny’s acting endeavors than her longtime partner Leonard. When Leonard, Sheldon, and Amy go to see Penny perform in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Sheldon is enthralled by Penny’s acting and praises her performance. In a stunning turn of events, Penny later helps Sheldon when he needs someone to talk to about his job while he’s feeling stuck. Sheldon comes up with a game-changing string theory concept while discussing his predicament with Penny, which persuades him to give up his investigation into dark matter and return to his string theory work.
Penny was even given permission by Sheldon on several occasions to sing him his precious “Soft Kitty” feel-better song and she regularly does. However, the roles are tenderly reversed when Sheldon and Penny sing “Soft Kitty” together after Penny hurts her shoulder and is high on painkillers. Sheldon shares the comforting song “Soft Kitty” with Penny because he respects and cares for her enough to do so. When he was a child, only his mother was permitted to sing it to him.
Penny has always been Sheldon’s moral compass, despite the fact that Amy, his longstanding partner, is frequently credited with helping him become more in touch with his emotions. Sheldon and Penny frequently have in-depth conversations about life. After Penny helps Sheldon when he becomes overwhelmed during a surprise birthday party Amy arranges for him, she demonstrates how she totally accepts and loves him despite all of his oddities. To further emphasize how important their friendship is to The Big Bang Theory, Penny even refers to Sheldon as one of her favorites. Sheldon frequently seeks Penny’s opinion on his love life, whereas he visits her and Bernadette to talk about his intentions to have sex with Amy for the first time.
Although Sheldon and Penny’s love relationship was eventually left undeveloped, it was the wisest choice to keep their relationship platonic because it is more compelling as an unbreakable friendship.