Top 10 Big Bang Theory Characters

The Top Ten
1 Sheldon Cooper Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

I would love to have him as a roommate because I love the idea of a super clean place. People act like he's crazy but he's profoundly gifted and so he needs that balanced out. The roommate agreement seems unfair but I'm sure if you follow it, the agreement works better. This character is hilarious, relatable and I argue the nicest, he tries to be nice, doesn't curse, attempts to cheer up his sad friends, and doesn't drink tons of alcohol. People say he's socially awkward but he has a point sometimes, for example, the gift giving makes no sense. If I give you $50 for your birthday then you do the same for me where have we gotten? So all in all he's a logical person with some kinks that would be super fun to share an apartment with.

I find nothing funny about Sheldon. And I loathe those who think that he's funny.

But what Id o know is that he's my favorite character in the show because he's like me in that he's intelligent, uptight, bossy, asocial, and conceited for necessary reason. It pisses me off that many people hate those types of folks for being those ways.

If I'm Sheldon and I see all the people who hate me, I'd cream the hell out of them. And I see any Sheldon hater while not Sheldon, I'd beat the crap out of him or her.

Sheldon is amazing. I am in shock and awe every time I watch and re-watch each season of BBT. Sheldon actually has the ability to make me feel he's ridiculous with his many quirky ways, then feel sorry and saddened for him when his feelings become hurt. He's the kind of guy you love too much to feel anger towards. He is actually a very sincere friend and companion, even when he's condesending and obnoxious. Sheldon Cooper is the love of my fantasy life... a weirdo that is truly appreciated...

Sheldon is funny but he is an ass! I have the same syndrome he has, the difference is that he is : I try my best for not hurting people, he just doesn't care. I don't understand why would anyone date him, he is unlikable and mean, and sometimes just...cruel. And good god, he is so Arrogant (with Indian accent). The thing is, in the first season, he wasn't this horrible and he was always fun, I don't get why they make him like that.

2 Rajesh Koothrappali Rajesh Ramayan "Raj" Koothrappali, Ph.D. is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by British Indian actor Kunal Nayyar.

He was much more enjoyable to watch in earlier seasons, because of his inability to talk to women. But he was still funny because of his very evident feminine side, arguably more than the girls themselves.
Towards the end I kind of felt sorry for him, like Stuart. Because he was the only one without a relationship

Being an Indian myself I hated his character much in the beginning...recent episodes proving he is the driving factor of this show with his intelligent comedies and body language.

They have ruined his character after his change in personality into this gay poofter but WAS a good character in his duo with Howard earlier in the show.

He's really funny, love his accent, Kunal was on
Conan and he said the word "ghost" an sounded
Like he said "gosht "... Wishing I spoke like that naturally.

3 Howard Wolowitz Howard Joel Wolowitz, M.Eng is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Simon Helberg.

As charismatic as Sheldon is I have to admit that Howard is the best of the show and I laugh most because of him - especially his earlier stuff before he met Bernadette. Also how is Raj above him - his character was ruined once he could talk to women without alcohol.

The show would suffer the most if he left.

Stewart is the most underrated as even his facial expressions can make you laugh.

I would say Howard is the most successful of the men by far. An astronaut, has his own device on the ISS, and collaborated with Leonard and Sheldon on a guidance system. Howard has contributed more to humanity than the others.

Howard is the most successful of the characters. He is a NASA engineer, his work is the throne for the ISS. He also is an astronut, not many humans have that distinction. A weapons builder for the military, and a part-time scientist.

Simon helberg is a real actor! Every single scene I seen from him in different films he always acts different even in some behind the scene he admit howard to be a dumm ass.. But he knows how to play howard!

4 Leonard Hofstadter

I think Leonard is a sweet and honest character and really should be higher on this list. He does not mock his friends achievements or control them like Sheldon, he doesn't make racist or sexist jokes like Howard and he isn't as helpless or needy as Raj's character. He holds the group together well and is romantic and loving to Penny despite the fact she acts like she is doing him a favour by being in a relationship with him and sometimes treats him like dirt. He is not sexually needy like Amy or cruel like Bernadette. He keeps the show interesting and forgives all the other characters of their faults. He even put up with Sheldon for years because he knew the man needed him to be the adult and was willing to go through the roommate agreement so his friend lived in more comfort. He never invades other characters privacy (okay he reads Penny's diary one time but does try to make it up to her) and he respects each person's interest and culture. He is romantic, funny and honestly a ...more

I really love Leonard! He is the most sane of the main characters and also very sweet, mature, kind, loving, caring and reasonable and loves Penny not quite all the way for her looks, but for who she is: a person who gives him the love and affection he never got from his mother, a world that he never got to experience as a kid and also because he gains his desire to socialize with other people.

If there's anything I don't like regarding Leonard, it's his mother! A dirty lump!

Leonard also never hurts people's feelings and also cares about people's feelings, even Penny's.

I always think Leonard's relationship with Penny is the best thing that ever happened! Leonard and Penny are the loves of each other's lives and they're now happily married (despite any of the horrible stuff the writers can write).

I really wish to have HIM as a roommate, instead of Sheldon!

Granted he's the most generic of the characters, but that's what I find the best thing about Leonard. He's relatable and, at times, really funny. Granted, he's not as awesome as Sheldon, but he's definitely the second best character in the series. by the way, I understand they are popular but how the heck are Howard and Raj higher than Leonard?

Geeky Guy. I don't know how he put up with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and so glad he and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) was amazing. It finally happened. I don't like Leonard's mother Beverley Hofstader (Christine Baranski) but Leonard also puts up with her (sometimes). Green Lantern and Frodo in some specials but whatever he does he is amazing. GO LEONARD GO, he is so funny when we don't expect it.

5 Penny

Penny is Sheldon's soul mate. They understand each other, tolerate each other's foibles, had a great relationship test episode where they actually came surprisingly close to the line, and they do connect much better than any other couple on the show. The criticism they level at each other is mostly superficial, because they respect each other's strengths which are completely opposite and complementary.

I wish, I wish, I wish this show had evolved so that Penny and Sheldon had become the power couple. It would have been so much funnier and more entertaining by season 11 than the flat story we are saddled with now between Sheldon and Amy. will that never end?

I'm going to narrow down my love and hate for Penny into three pros and three cons. Con 1: She takes Leonard's love and romance for her for granted and makes no effort in the relationship. Pro 1: She kicks a bully in the nuts for them because she is a badass. Con 2: She constantly calls all of what the guys do and love stupid and pathetic Pro 2: She really understands and connects with Sheldon. An honestly beautiful relationship, probably one of my top three. Con 3: She mooches off the guys for years with their food and their Wifi and then jokes about having to marry one of them in the end. This shows how needy and selfish she can be. Pro 3: She keeps the humour and the guys' connection the the outside world wide open. She introduces Howard and Bernadette and always seems to be there to lift a down character back onto their feet (Raj after Lucy's breakup, Howard after she was mean to him, Sheldon at his birthday party, the list goes on). Overall, I think this is the right place for ...more

Penny and Sheldon had chemistry. Look at season 3 episode 8 "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency", where Penny broke her arm and Sheldon took her to the hospital and cared for her. What a show it was! And it resulted in pretty intense relationship development. "Soft Kitty" is their song. He sang it to her in bed, and remember she sang it to Sheldon when he was sick.

But the show producer and writers don't like this theme... they had to get weird Amy into the picture and that ruined it forever.

Penny is Sheldon's soul mate? Nah, these are the last words I would use to describe their relationship. In earlier seasons they had a brother-sister dynamic, episodes like Panty Pinata or Adhesive Duck Deficiency kinda reminded me the interactions between Bart and Lisa Simpson - take this comparison with a grain of salt - and were very funny to watch. In the meantime, help was mutual and not one-sided (Penny Blossom business, lending money, the aforementioned hospital episode, buying a suit, going to Disneyland, etc etc) while in later seasons (around S8) their relationship turned more into mother-son, with less bitter jokes and with Penny always being the one to give comfort and advice, like when he had to deal with the breakup with Amy, or at his birthday party, or in the second-to-last episode when he was worried about change. Either ways, they are definitely not soul mates nor a "power couple", still their interactions were the funniest of all the series.

6 Amy Farrah Fowler

Why is Amy sixth? She is an amazing character! Her growth during the series and her love for Sheldon and how much she puts up with is really something. She is a bit of all the characters. My favorites in order are: Amy (bit weird in the earlier series), Sheldon (too self centered and insulting), Howard (after all the creepy stuff of the first few series), Leonard (too easily controlled), Bernadette (too mean), Penny (too arrogant) and lastly Raj (his interactions with woman other than Emily and Lucy make me cringe). This is my favorite show and I love all of the Characters dearly.

Sheldon used to be the show. I think it's Amy now. Sheldon is getting old. His constant insults are no longer funny, especially when directed at Amy--she deserves better. Amy has character, more so than Penny. Penny is just hot and that also gets old. Amy grows on U. She's funny, genuine and lovable. I would love to be Sheldon's replacement. Living with Amy would be a blast.

The show has always been great, but it started to be a really addictive show when Amy became part of the cast. Her character and her romance with Sheldon, but also her friendship with Penny and Leonard etc. is what makes you want to watch and never stop.

She gives off a comedic feeling that I feel none of the characters give. It's hilarious seeing her attempting to socialize normally. If she weren't on the show it wouldn't be as enjoyable to watch to me.

7 Bernadette Rostenkowski

She's so funny and never fails to make me laugh! I love her attitude and despite her cute, tiny appearance she can be quite vicious. People hate her for her viciousness and how she acts towards Howard but I find that a funny part and important to her unique character.

I love that Bernadette is very sweet, tiny, and quiet--so it comes as a complete shock when she says she's very vengeful. She's secretly kick-butt and tough, all wrapped up in a high-pitched voiced, small, sweet, and funny package. Bernadette is my favorite character!

She's a great actress. She can easily change from lovably goofy to mean in a sec. She and amy provide the comedy from the women's side...

I liked her when she first entered the show but somehow she has gone from sweet and a little naive to mean.

8 Mrs. Wolowitz

She has some of the best lines in the history of the show and in my opinion is the best character by a mile. The show just isn't the same without her.

R.I.P Carol Ann Sui (Mrs. Wolowitz)

Don't know what she looks like. She is such an old hag, and that makes her the best character!

I remember a quote when howards in bed with leslie, and asks if shes jewish but she isn't, and after she shouts, 'ok! You too have fun up there! 'one of my fave bbt quotes EVER!

She has so many great quotes! Personally my favorite.

9 Stuart Bloom

Stuart really hit it during Sheldon+Amy's wedding, with his confident handling of Mark Hamill. I hope he gets more scenes like that. And maybe he will finally find true love with Denise!

This guy needs some love here. He's a poor, lonely comic book store owner who is not greedy or conceded and will help others for just a small morsel of acknowledgement.

Let's be honest he owns a comic book store. Without him how would the guys visit a comic book store to have their famous talks and debates over superheros.

He was really funny in early seasons and after meeting Denise but otherwise was just a character you would feel sorry for.

10 Barry Kripke

He should be considerably higher! He is brilliant, every word he speaks makes me laugh out loud!

He talks funny, but there's nothing wrong with that. I love when he messes with Sheldon.

He's definitely one of my favourites. Just an entertaining, and often unexpected interlude.

His rivalry with sheldon is funny.

The Contenders
11 Leslie Winkle

The coolest female character of the show. Feisty, smart and doesn't hold back to get what she wants. She can take on anyone on equal terms and then some. That makes her very sexy in my book. Sara Gilbert did a terrific job.

Leslie is the second funniest character on The Big Bang Theory.
Sara Gilbert is brilliant!

I love Leslie so much, her and Sheldon's arguments are hilarious. She should be higher!

12 Wil Wheaton

It makes me laugh when he tricks Sheldon during that card game by telling him his Grandma died; it was after he wins that he tells Sheldon his Grandma isn't dead. Sheldon should have known it was trick and he believed it anyway.

He played in Star Trek and is awesome at this. What more do you need?

He was amazing in star trek AND is amazing in the big bang theory!

The sheldon's greaest rival..
And it is indeed funny seeing them both fight

13 Zack Johnson

I wish Penny would cheat on Leonard with Zack and then Leonard wants a divorce.

Not very smart, but still a great guy.

Must amazing guy

Just, its such a funny contrast, like he makes penny look clever

14 Mary Cooper
15 Wyatt (Penny's Dad)

He's cool. And he encourages Leonard to keep trying with Penny, which indicates that he knows a good guy.

16 Professor Proton

The reason why he doesn't appear on the show anymore is because the actor who played him died.

They never should have killed him.

17 Mike Rostenkowski
18 Professor Crawley
19 Missy Cooper

She's so pretty and Sheldon's complete opposite. I laugh when she kicks Sheldon in the nuts after he suggests that she donates eggs. Bad idea, Sheldon!

Missy is definitely super hot. How is she related to Sheldon?

20 Beverly Hofstadter

She's just as crazy as Sheldon. And to think she's Leonard's mother.

She is so funny

21 Mrs. V.M. Koothrappali
22 Arthur Jeffries
23 Dr. Koothrappali
24 Alex Jensen

I love Alex! Got to be my favourite.
Penny is a close second.

They should bring her back.

25 Emily Sweeney

I'm glad they made Emily a main character, she is the prettiest girl on the show, and her and Raj are the cutest couple. I would like to see the show start to focus more on Emily and Raj than Penny and Leonard.

I think Emily and Amy should be best friends, like Penny and Bernadette are.

Raj and Emily are adorable together! I want to see more of her.

In my opinion,Emily is the prettiest girl in Big Bang Theory,not to mention her dark, mysterious and fun self.
I would definitely love to see more of her.

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