A genuine fat girl played a love interest for the character Leonard, which is amazing enough, but here's the coolest part:
NOT A SINGLE FAT STEREOTYPE WAS EMPLOYED.
Not a one. She was portrayed as an attractive and desirable doctor with no self esteem issues whatsoever. The other characters made no mention or issue of her size, and even though she totally got. it. on. with Lenoard, she was in no way hypersexualized. I'm just... floored. I already loved this show, but it just won major points with me.
(I'm not going to mention the interesting fact that maybe the show found it more okay for Leonard to date a fat girl, since his character is also non-traditionally attractive due to his geekiness. I'm too impressed in general to try to diminish it.)
Anyone know who that actress was?