A pleasant feature of The Big Bang Theory is its faithfulness to 21st century life. Penny is happy with Leonard, but Sheldon is always the dominant male ("She's sitting in my spot!") and Penny accepts gracefully. When Penny falls in a slippery bathtub and breaks her arm, Sheldon is the only one there to assist. He has to close his eyes and turn his back to help her dress for the hospital. “That’s not your arm I’m holding --- is it?” Sheldon notes. With her trademark, hopeless look Penny manages an "Uh…. no," bringing the audience to gales of laughter. But in a later episode, when Sheldon continuously expresses concern about her ‘check engine’ light, and then is determined to play a game based on the periodic table of the elements, Penny demands “get out,” and to his chagrin, Sheldon finds himself afoot.
Penny brings light to Big Bang. When Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), the fourth of the male leads, makes it apparent that he has a painful crush on Penny, she winds up cuddled under the covers with the poor boy. Raj Koothrappali is perhaps the most significant Indian boy – India, the country – in American television, and his presence in the cast will change the world.
Koothrappali is a physicist in his own right. He regularly corresponds with his wealthy parents in India via internet video chat. He develops a major case of situational mute-ism (can’t say a word) when he must talk to a girl; but a sip of alcohol brings out the “Hi, there!” in him. Give him a close watch, and learn to love him, actor and character. Raj, we should mention is best, best pals with Howard. The two are inseparable and clearly need one another. When the plot gets going, Raj will lean over to whisper to Howard, who enjoys the relation muchly.
The writers of The Big Bang Theory have brought light to the world. We wonder how they produce such excellence in several episodes each year. Working with Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and the supporting cast, they have created a work inspired and inspirational. They have exceeded anything earlier in television. The mind boggles and praises their work. Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre are the program creators, and team with Steven Molaro as head writers. The CBS writer staff is on officially recorded as Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, Lee Aronsohn, Robert Cohen, Eric Kaplan, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Stephen Engel.