Remember Raj’s ex-girlfriend, Lucy? As soon as the verdict was in from the audience that she was not welcome, the writers quickly wrote her out of the show and swept her under the rug, but she’d been in eight episodes by then – eight episodes too many. It’s nothing against
Kate Micucci, the actress who plays her – she is great in Garfunkel and Oates and in her recurring role in Netflix’s anthology comedy Easy. Lucy’s just a bad character, that’s all.
Lucy’s nervousness and social awkwardness made her one of the most annoying characters in the history of the series. Plus, she never treated Raj well or even wanted to be in a relationship with him. Frankly, she was more effective as a character in the dramatic moments than in the comedic moments – in a sitcom.