Keith Carradine Cast as Penny's Father on The Big Bang Theory

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He isn't as pretty as Eliza Dushku, but Keith Carradine should have The Big Bang Theory fans excited for other reasons.

The long-time actor will appear on a November episode of this CBS hit as Penny's father, Michael Ausiello reports, following the show's tradition of picking impressive talent for the parents of its main character (see Baranski, Christine as Leonard's mom).

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A veteran of the small screen, Carradine most recently recurred on Damages and Dexter. No word yet on what brings him into town on The Big Bang Theory.

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Sheldon: No it isn't. But I suppose it does take courage to demonstrate that kind of commitment to soup.
Penny: How'd you see it? You said you wouldn't look.
Sheldon: Sorry. As I told you, the hero always peeks.

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Penny: Oh... you poor baby.
Raj: What's wrong with me, Penny?
Penny: Nothing, nothing. You know, if we weren't friends - and you hadn't brought up that creepy pornography story - I'd be on you like the speed of light squared on matter to make energy.
Raj: Hey, you totally got that right. E = MC squared.
Penny: I listen. I have no idea what it means, but I listen.