After a Comic-Con panel yesterday that starred a live performance of The Big Bang Theory theme song by the Barenaked Ladies (who then rocked the Warner Bros. TV party later last night), the sitcom cast members talked about all their relationship dramas on the show, starting with the pairing of geek Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and his attractive neighbor Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Cuoco joked that she couldn’t remember what happened late last season, and Galecki reminded her, “We broke up.” “I don’t think we actually broke up,” she countered, with him adding, “Yeah, you never saw it. It had been discussed. It was mentioned in passing.” So what’s going to happen to the twosome in September when the CBS Monday night staple moves to Thursdays and begins its fourth season Sept. 23? “It’s going to be a long road,” Cuoco says. Galecki adds, “There’s obviously a deep-seeded caring that these two people share so they just have a lot to learn in the meantime. Not to say that they’re destined for one another either, but they’ll cross paths. There’s no way to not.” While Sheldon’s lovelife isn’t doing so well, Leonard’s lovably neurotic roommate Sheldon (two-time Emmy nominee Jim Parsons) found himself with a possible dating interest in the season finale, so read below for what the actor had to say about that situation.
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When Parsons found out that Sheldon was going to find a match (played by Mayim Bialik) through an online dating site (with a profile posted by his friends, of course), he says he was really surprised and excited. “I love what the writers do. They have such a thoughtful execution of any idea. They don’t flippantly throw out things and go, ‘Eh, let’s see what sticks to the wall.’ I guess if you’re going to work that hard at it and think that much through it, you’ve earned the right to be brave and make some choices like that.”
The actor, for one, never thought he’d see Sheldon in a potentially romantic situation. “He’s barely in a friendship, much less a blind date,” Parson says. “I’m really excited to see what twisty road they take to have these two communicate with each other. I don’t think you’d call that a conversation that happened at the end of the episode. It was two people talking at each other and they went to go get lukewarm water. It allows you to connect the dots a little more. I said to Mayim when we were rehearsing, ‘Do you know what the hell’s happening?’ She goes, ‘No.’ I go, ‘OK, as long as neither of us know, I guess it’s a good scene!’ Two wrongs make a right in this case. Let it be what it is and let it find out what it is later.”