Shenny is the relationship between Sheldon and Penny. Although a romantic/sexual relationship between the two characters doesn’t actually exist and has never been hinted at, many fans still ponder over the possibility if one day there may actually be something happening between these two polar opposites. There are fans rooting for Sheldon and Penny.
Sheldon and Penny kiss in Leonard’s dream
The main reason for the interest in Sheldon and Penny is the chemistry between them and the comedic interaction this creates. The fans like to think of a world where they might develop a relationship, despite the direction the show has chosen to pursue.
The interaction between Sheldon and Penny has been praised by critics. James Chamberlain of IGN wrote: “Cuoco and Parsons are great in their own right, but when put together, they truly shine.” Matt Roush of TV Guide said that Sheldon and Penny’s “scenes and episodes together are usually Big Bang at its best.” Todd WanDerVerff of The A.V. Club wrote that they “made such an inspired odd coupling that at times, it seemed as though the entire show were about them” and their chemistry “has some of the rattle and rhythm of the great comedic duos”.