Television — and especially sitcoms — plays tricks on viewers like a magician. The Big Bang Theory is entering its ninth season this fall. Eight seasons have made Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and company some of the most beloved characters in TV history (and the actors some of the richest). We think we know these characters intimately, like our own friends.
So here’s a question: what’s Penny’s last name? That’s right: in eight seasons of The Big Bang Theory it’s never been uttered. And yet the magic of TV still makes us think we know these characters so well. Is there anyone in real life you’d say you know well whose last name you can’t come up with? Moviepilot is speculating that Penny’s last name will be revealed this fall — and along with it maybe a revelation about Penny being related to another character on the show. BTW, you’re off the hook for feeling like you know all the other Big Bang Theory characters like old friends — Penny is the only one whose last name remains under wraps.