Randall is Penny Hofstadter's brother, who appears to be older than her. Apart from Penny, he has another unnamed sister, and he is the only son of Wyatt and Susan. He finally appeared in Season 10, but was previously only mentioned.
In "The Russian Rocket Reaction" (S05E05), Penny says that her family cat got stuck inside Randall's camp trunk.
In "The Rhinitis Revelation" (S05E06), Penny asks God to make her brother stop cooking methamphetamine but without involving the police when Sheldon's mother decides to get them to pray at a Roman Catholic church.
In "The Bachelor Party Corrosion" (S09E03), Penny's father tells Penny that her mother is out with her brother celebrating one month of being sober. He had also received his 10th one-month-sober chip.
It's revealed in "The Convergence-Convergence" (S09E24) that Penny's brother had been released from prison due to overcrowding, making him eligible to attend her redo wedding ceremony with the family.
In "The Conjugal Conjecture" (S10E01), Randall first appears in person and comes to Pasadena with his parents to attend the re-wedding. He smiles a lot and embarrasses his mother.
In "The Emotion Detection Automation" (S10E14), Penny mentions that she is trying to get him a job interview and needs a place to stay, which makes Leonard upset that she did this without telling him and causes an argument, but Leonard also gets really angry with Sheldon since it's the latter's fault the argument started.
Randall is sweet and cheery, if not somewhat dim. You might have trouble believing that he's the brother who went to prison for selling homemade crystal meth Penny talks about.
He also appears to embarrass people on a few occasions.
He also has no qualms about discussing his criminal background, much to the discomfort of his mother.
- Paternal Grandfather: Unnamed
- Paternal Grandmother: Unnamed
- Maternal Grandmother: Unnamed
- Maternal Grandfather: Unnamed
- Father: Wyatt
- Mother: Susan
- Sisters: Penny Hofstadter, Unnamed
- Uncle: Unnamed
- Cousin: Unnamed
- Brother-in-laws: Leonard Hofstadter, Unnamed
- Possible Son or Nephew: Unnamed
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