Mensa-fied best friends and roommates Leonard and Sheldon, physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology, may be able to tell everybody more than they want to know about quantum physics, but getting through most basic social situations, especially ones involving women, totally baffles them. How lucky, then, that babe-alicious waitress/aspiring actress Penny moves in next door. Frequently seen hanging out with Leonard and Sheldon are friends and fellow Caltech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. Will worlds collide? Does Einstein theorize in the woods?
The show was filled with self-referential humor, but quickly devolved into laughing at the scientists, which is hard to stomach if you’re a nerd and spend a lot of time being the butt of jokes anyway. And in it’s entire run, we meet one lesbian?
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 5 Episode 20 “The Transporter Malfunction” – Raj has an arranged date with Lakshmi, who is a lesbian. She’s willing to marry to get her family off her back, and because she thinks Raj is gay.
There is 1 queer character listed for this show; none are dead.