While The Big Bang Theory marks a high point in Kaley Cuoco’s career, a prequel spinoff mammoth contains one of the star’s worst roles to date. Cuoco had an odd cameo in “Young Sheldon” as the water in a large pool who talks to young Sheldon when he’s afraid to jump into the bacteria-infested water of a gym pool.
Since Young Sheldon takes place nearly 20 years before the first season of The Big Bang Theory, it really doesn’t make sense that Kaley Cuoco’s Penny, who Sheldon first met as an adult, would have anything to do with that series . However, it seems like series co-creator Steve Molaro thought she would be perfect for talking some pool water. “I knew I wanted it to be feminine and kind of sexy, and I was like, ‘Well! Kaley is perfect for this,'” Molaro told TVLine, explaining why he had chosen Cuoco to join the spin-off in such an odd way.
There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with Cuoco’s performance, and some fans may appreciate the cameo appearance. However, the sheer weirdness of her voice, emerging decades before her own character from seemingly sentient pool water, is an integral part of Sheldon’s life, combined with the way the role was meant to come off “kinda sexy” has us scratching our heads in retrospect .