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Johnny Galecki at Comic-Con: Darn You, Kunal!

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When Johnny Galecki came to sit down at our Comic-Con round table for The Big Bang Theory, his mere presence and voice made one thing clear: this man is not Leonard Hofstadter.

The actor was one of the nicest, laid back stars around, lacking the nasal voice we're so used to hearing him from him. So, what did the star of CBS' hottest sitcom tell us?

Johnny Galecki at Comic-Con

If you can't pick up the pattern yet, our group started with the hottest TBBT topic: the Raj and Penny hookup! Of course, Johnny feels that Leonard is "justifiably infuriated." But the funny part? 

"When Simon and I read that script, we got angry at Kunal. Dude, that's messed up. We're so protective of Penny and Kaley. We held a grudge for awhile. Poor Kunal was like, 'I didn't do anything!'"

Does Galecki want to see Penny and Leonard end up together?

"As an actor, those are my favorite scenes to play. I love working with Kaley. I think they're the loves of each others' lives, they just have a lot to learn. Hopefully we're around long enough for them to mature."

What about Sheldon moving out? "They don't do very well living far apart. They need each other to function."

And playing the "straight man" in a sitcom? "Someone a lot smarter than me once said, 'Comedy is a lot like hockey.  You get a lot of credit for assists.'"

Galecki also had a great quote about being recognized on the streets, considering the show's ridiculous success: "All the fans are so nice. And there's a vulnerability to these characters that makes people much sweeter to us than we deserve."

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Love the show. Dying to see season 5. I dont think Raj and Penny will hook up!

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I hope Penny and Leonard will find their way back together and that there will be more romance between Sheldon and Amy :)

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why does everyone hate raj? i've loved him since the begining. bring on raj and penny!

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The greatest aspect of Raj's character is the Jekyll and Hyde aspect where one is like helpless while the other is vindictive & manipulative.

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Beautiful in a few words her the follow to love

TBBT Quotes

Penny: Here's a question-- as an alien pretending to be human, are you planning to engage in any post-prom mating rituals with Amy?
Sheldon: There are post-prom mating rituals?
Penny: Not always. Unless your date drives a van with an air mattress, then always.
Sheldon: Well, if it's part of the prom experience, then I'm open to it.
Penny: You're kidding.
Sheldon: I may be an alien, but I have urges.If Amy wants to copulate by firing her eggs into space, well, then, I will happily catch them with the reproductive sac on my upper flermin. I'm not the best at reading facial cues, but I can see that you're a little turned on.

Amy: Sheldon, there's something else I've been wanting to say, but before I do, I just... I want you to know that you don't have to say it back.I know you're not ready, and I don't want you to say it just because social convention dictates...
Sheldon: I love you, too.
Amy: You said it.
Sheldon: There's no denying I have feelings for you that can't be explained in any other way. I briefly considered that I had a brain parasite. But that seems even more far-fetched. The only conclusion was love.