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    Fekul_the_Baby

    [21]Jan 13, 2012
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    Sheldon says in one episode that he doesn't drink coffee because of the caffeine, which he terms a "drug" that he promised he wouldn't do while out in California, at the insistence of his mother. Yet he drinks inordinate amounts of soda, which must have as much as if not more caffeine than an ordinary cup of joe. Or is he like an alcoholic that doesn't consider drinking a beer "real" drinking? He also notes elsewhere that his mother has a fondness for Dr. Pepper.



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    rphjose

    [22]Jan 13, 2012
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    In "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver" Sheldon calls himself Amy's boyfriend, but in past episodes has always pointed out that Amy is a girl who's his friend, but that she's not his girlfriend. Also, in "The Desperation Emanation" he tries to get rid of Amy when he believes she wants to be his girlfriend.
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    Fekul_the_Baby

    [23]Jan 14, 2012
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    Not really a goof, but character growth. He's become quite fond of Amy and is willing to leave his comfort zone for her, which is a huge step.

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    philip62

    [24]Jan 16, 2012
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    "I want your guys opinion?" A question asked by you? I suggest you guys stop watching TV and go back to school. Did you sleep during English?

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    rphjose

    [25]Jan 16, 2012
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    Fekul_the_Baby wrote:

    Not really a goof, but character growth. He's become quite fond of Amy and is willing to leave his comfort zone for her, which is a huge step.

    You're right, but I expected one of the characters to point it out, the way the episode went was as if the writers had forgotten about Sheldon's past behavior. Another problem with the episode is Amy kissing Sheldon. It was okay for her to do it while being drunk, but when her character was introduced it was implied that she found kissing as disgusting as putting a dirty sock in her mouth. No matter how happy you are, you don't eat a dirty sock while being sober.

    Mistakes from other episodes:
    In "The Wiggly Finger Catalyst", Sheldon's mustache grows too fast compared to when he went to the North Pole.

    In "The Dumpling Paradox", Sheldon says that since Leonard moved in with him, every Saturday he sat on the end of the couch to watch Dr. Who?, but when Leonard moved in they didn't have that couch.
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    KristineBarry

    [27]Jan 18, 2012
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    rphjose wrote:
    In "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver" Sheldon calls himself Amy's boyfriend, but in past episodes has always pointed out that Amy is a girl who's his friend, but that she's not his girlfriend. Also, in "The Desperation Emanation" he tries to get rid of Amy when he believes she wants to be his girlfriend.



    Sheldon and Amy entered into a relationship agreement a few episodes ago -

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    Crazy-for-TV

    [28]Jan 18, 2012
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    I'm a HUGE fan of the series, having watched it since day one. In addition to what has already been mentioned, in season 3's "The Einstein Approximation," Bernadette sends an exhausted, sleep-deprived Sheldon to bed. When Leonard asks her how she did it, she replys that her mother used to run an illegal daycare, and that she knows how to deal with stubborn children. Yet, in season 5's "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver," Bernadette says that she had to babysit her siblings quite a bit, because her mother worked all of the time. Also, she reveals that she doesn't like children, and the "stubborn" child at the birthday party, who wanted cake, shouldn't have been difficult for her to control. I mean, I don't care. Every episode is amusing, and I LOVE the show, so these incidents don't detract from the series for me. It may be that there have been different writers, who simply forgot about these details.

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    Fekul_the_Baby

    [29]Jan 19, 2012
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    :
    You're right, but I expected one of the characters to point it out, [it] was as if the writers had forgotten about Sheldon's past behavior. Another problem...is Amy kissing Sheldon....when her character was introduced it was implied that she found kissing as disgusting as putting a dirty sock in her mouth. No matter how happy you are, you don't eat a dirty sock while being sober.
    Penny was absolutely thrilled, judging from her face, and Amy was just deliriously overjoyed at that tiara. I suppose a long Sheldon Cooper-esque discussion of how endorphins act similarly to both pharmaceutics and alcohol upon the brain would be in order, but suffice to say Sheldon was just too polite to react badly or say anything at the time (again, growth), but I'm thinking later he went back to the apartment and used a goodly dose of mouthwash.

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    drudager

    [30]Jan 19, 2012
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    Fekul_the_Baby wrote:

    Sheldon says in one episode that he doesn't drink coffee because of the caffeine, which he terms a "drug" that he promised he wouldn't do while out in California, at the insistence of his mother. Yet he drinks inordinate amounts of soda, which must have as much as if not more caffeine than an ordinary cup of joe. He also notes elsewhere that his mother has a fondness for Dr. Pepper.





    You know not all soda has caffeine. Sunkist, Crush, Squirt, 50/50, 7up, Sprite, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, & typically fruit flavored soda outside of Mountain Dew & Mellow Yellow are all caffeine-free. Here's a site with caffeine references: http://www.cspinet.org/new/cafchart.htm Mostly Dr Pepper, Coke & Pepsi with caffeine.
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    Fekul_the_Baby

    [31]Jan 21, 2012
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    Sheldon does drink a Mountain Dew, which is quite caffeinated, in "The Vengeance Formulation", calling it "refreshing". This may be his drink of choice, besides herbal tea. He also owned a cat as a child ("The Zazzy Substitution"), which was struck by a car. This may suggest that his allergy is psychosomatic, perhaps brought on by seeing his pet killed, or not so severe as to be life-threatening.


    Here's a good BBT site which lists information and goofs for each episode.

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    rphjose

    [32]Jan 21, 2012
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    In "The Dumpling Paradox", Sheldon says that he has to live with Leonard because the rent is too high to live alone, but in later episodes he says that his expenses represent 45% of his income.
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    drudager

    [33]Jan 22, 2012
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    Fekul_the_Baby wrote:

    Sheldon does drink a Mountain Dew, which is quite caffeinated, in "The Vengeance Formulation", calling it "refreshing". This may be his drink of choice, besides herbal tea. He also owned a cat as a child ("The Zazzy Substitution"), which was struck by a car. This may suggest that his allergy is psychosomatic, perhaps brought on by seeing his pet killed, or not so severe as to be life-threatening.


    Here's a good BBT site which lists information and goofs for each episode.



    If Sheldon drinks Mountain Dew well that's just a lazy, poor oversight by the writers. That stuff might as well be classified as an energy drink drug.
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    rphjose

    [34]Jan 23, 2012
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    "The Bat Jar Conjecture": In this episode, TWICE someone sits in Sheldon's spot and both times he just sits somewhere else without complaining.
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    Fekul_the_Baby

    [35]Jan 24, 2012
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    In "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver", Sheldon reads a comic book in the bathroom, which is very odd considering his hygenic behavior and scrupulous care of his collectibles.


    Also, in the season 4 finale, he says something about animals getting drunk. He names elephants and humans, but neglects to mention horses, who also consume fermented fruit to become intoxicated.

    Edited on 02/27/2012 8:46am
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    rphjose

    [36]Jan 30, 2012
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    The Euclid Alternative:

    Sheldon insists that Leonard drive him to work even after he says he's been up all night working. Driving in these conditions is as dangerous as driving while drunk, but Sheldon fails to see it, eventhough he's obsessed with safety.
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    Kleinke

    [38]Feb 2, 2012
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    djboy77 wrote:

    "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver"


    Sheldon: I can be faulted for being overly fond of koala bears.


    Koalas, like pandas, aren't bears. Does seem like Sheldon would have not only known that but also been characteristically pedantic about it.



    Dude, seriously? It's BIOLOGY. To Sheldon, that's probably not even a science but ranks somewhere slightly above Linguistics. :-) A great mind like his can't be expected to be bothered with trivia like that.
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    Crazy-for-TV

    [39]Feb 3, 2012
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    In season 5's "The Friendship Contraction," Leonard tells Sheldon that he could take the bus to his dentist appointment, but Sheldon is concerned about riding it home because he'll be under anesthesia. Different times before, especially in season 4's "The Bus Pants Utilization," Sheldon didn't want to ride the bus because of his fear of germs, the fact that the bus doesn't have seat belts and the driver won't let him bungee cord himself to the seat, and the seats are dirty, ergo he has to wear his bus pants.

    Edited on 02/12/2012 1:22pm
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    djboy77

    [40]Feb 3, 2012
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    Kleinke wrote:
    Dude, seriously? It's BIOLOGY. To Sheldon, that's probably not even a science but ranks somewhere slightly above Linguistics. :-) A great mind like his can't be expected to be bothered with trivia like that.


    "Koalas are not bears" is basic elementary school stuff, not obscure genus pedantry. Any kid who watched Steve Irwin knows it. Or American Dad, for that matter (Reginald the Koala). Besides, Sheldon knows everything. About everything. That's his schtick. He can talk complex neurobiology with Amy, including naming parts as Amy guided him through a self-massage, but he doesn't know koala ≠ bears? You're saying that his intellectual relationship with Amy is one-sided; she talks biology and understands physics concepts, but he doesn't understand what a marsupial is?


    You don't get to pick and choose which mistakes matter and which ones don't, it's a mistake, plain and simple. And the show's real-life scientists should certainly have picked it up even if Sheldon didn't.

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