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    rphjose

    [81]Oct 12, 2012
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    Amy has been complaining lately about Sheldon's lack of physical contact (holding hands, even sex) but in "The Lunar Excitation", she was the one who said: "Before we proceed, I wish to stipulate that all physical contact, up to and including coitus, is off the table."
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    stevex

    [82]Oct 18, 2012
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    rphjose wrote:
    Amy has been complaining lately about Sheldon's lack of physical contact (holding hands, even sex) but in "The Lunar Excitation", she was the one who said: "Before we proceed, I wish to stipulate that all physical contact, up to and including coitus, is off the table."


    Not a mistake, it's been part of her (mostly tedious and unfunny) development as "one of the girls" that she's abandoned her original she-Sheldon persona and become a Penny groupie

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    sduvoisin

    [83]Oct 22, 2012
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    stevex wrote:

    rphjose wrote:
    Amy has been complaining lately about Sheldon's lack of physical contact (holding hands, even sex) but in "The Lunar Excitation", she was the one who said: "Before we proceed, I wish to stipulate that all physical contact, up to and including coitus, is off the table."


    Not a mistake, it's been part of her (mostly tedious and unfunny) development as "one of the girls" that she's abandoned her original she-Sheldon persona and become a Penny groupie



    I think she still has a lot of she-Sheldon in her. I love the her trying to be one of the girls because she does it in the most ackward ways.
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    kcee

    [84]Dec 5, 2012
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    whoami4546 wrote:


    This is one of my favorite shows. I have noticed some mistakes I want your guys opinions on.



    1. In the episode"The toast deviation" Sheldon makes the comment of they have eaten at their apartment every Thursday(?) night for the past 8 or 9 years. This is not true. There was at least 3months(?) where they lived in the artic. I found this wierd since they mentioned the trip in the same episode when Penny explained the snowflake.


    2. In the same episode, Sheldon brings out three games for them to play. They are all from very outdatedsystems. I have a problem with this for a few reasons.


    A. The games he chose to play were not in there original boxes. It would some they were all in dvd cases with the labels printed on the fromt. It would seem a nerd like Sheldon would find this unacceptable. Would the games in there cartridge or floppy form form even fit.


    B. I would think Sheldon being a uber nerd wouldpickbetter games for multiplayer. Zork 1 would seem like a game that with have very little replay value with other people. Has anyone h ere played the other two?


    C. Am i to believe that Sheldon has a boxes for games that could be less than a megabyte when all combined? If anything he would have a massive rom dvd.


    3. In the same episode, Sheldon makes a random rule not to use the letter "m". He makes a mistake when he says "This is complete adness"


    4. In the recent episode, Sheldon makes theassumptionthatHowardused aradioactivetracer and would have to get some U-254(?) to test it out. I find this silly on a number of levels. The main one is Sheldon being as smart as he is would have used a radioactive substance that was easier to obtain such as theradioactivematerial in a smoke detector. He also works at aprestigiousuniversityI would be surprised ifhedidn'talready have access to these materials.



    haven't read through all the replies yet so forgive me if someone already posted similar but if you read the OP with Sheldons voice its hilarious!

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    rphjose

    [85]Dec 28, 2012
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    In "The Hawking Excitation":
    -When Raj mentions the times Sheldon has begged, he doesn't include when Leonard didn't want to take him to see the collider in Switzerland.
    -Sheldon states that he has never said that Howard isn't good at what he does, but actually he has said that many times, for example when they have to fix Howard's "space toilet".
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    kanniballl

    [86]Jan 2, 2013
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    OdumC wrote:
    In "The Psychic Vortex" where Sheldon tried to help Raj pick up women and he's given the Green Lantern and Ring, he willingly lets the other woman sleep in his room and goes elsewhere even though he has a long standing rule that no one goes into his room.


    True, but he ALSO has an overriding set of manners drilled into his head by his mother as a child... especially regarding guests.


    Hence he will make sad people a warm drink whether or not they want one and other such things. He doesn't "want" to make it, and doesn't care whether the guest wants it. It's programmed into him


    Another example: Sheldon says he does not dance, but when asked in the proper way due his Contillian upbringing he has no choice but to agree.


    So a guest that needs to sleep might override his "issues"



    rphjose wrote:
    In "The Apology Insufficiency" Sheldon complains to the FBI because they didn't investigate Leonard's "accident" with some secret fuel and the elevator, but the reason they couldn't is because Sheldon himself never told them before. And I find hard to believe that he could keep that secret so well.


    True, but in Leonard's recap of the flashback he said there was an investigation by the FBI and Homeland security and the explosion in the elevator shaft. Whether-or-not they linked it to the stolen fuel (back then) wasn't stated.


    But... Leonard did say Sheldon didn't rat him out to the Feds, which was yet another thing he owed him for. But as you say, Sheldon keeping that secret is a bit tricky. Especially with his issues about lying.




    stevex wrote:


    Not a mistake, it's been part of her (mostly tedious and unfunny) development as "one of the girls" that she's abandoned her original she-Sheldon persona and become a Penny groupie



    Agreed. I think the tipping point really started when she met one of Penny's ex boyfriends: the one that made her involuntarily say "Woooh" whenever she saw him

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    kanniballl

    [87]Jan 2, 2013
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    FX wrote:


    I just wanted to bring up one thing that I find odd, and kind of odd as whole in both the BBT world and the real world.

    Howard built a space toilet that failed. In turn the people on the space station had the pleasure of having their own waste eject into the space station. That is a HUGE mistake. And to know that astronauts in space recycle/convert waste into drinking water to survive while in space. This would mean VERY bad things for the station.


    Then there is the whole issue with Howard not passing a CIA security check for a high level government project. If you fail that then you know you would fail a security check to go onto the space station on the government dime. And to people who do not know the cost of sending people to space. Well, roughly take your weight and convert it into gold. That would be the cost basically.


    So why would NASA send off a failed space plumber in space as a payload specialist well alone accept one of his designs after the fact for the space station. Just saying.



    I know they recycle urine, but I'm not exactly sure about their feces... which is what the toilet was having a problem with. I've heard that feces are actually ejected.


    It's possible that he passed it off as something that broke in-transit or passed the buck onto someone else. I doubt that equipment breaking after the intense G-forces of space-flight is unheard of.



    But considering the importance of the "NEW" invention thingy, it's possible that the NASA crew themselves put it through its paces (not matter who it came from).


    Edited on 01/02/2013 1:06pm
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    Romano338

    [88]Feb 27, 2013
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    I don't know if we can call it a mistake, but I've always been bothered by some scenes from the pilot. The producers probably didn't know yet how the characters were like, and when you watch the whole show and then watch back the pilot, it's almost like watching a different show.


    Just the first scene at the sperm donation center makes no sense, especially for Sheldon.

    Edited on 02/27/2013 5:03am
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    Ruddiger

    [89]Apr 2, 2013
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    Not a "mistake," but one thing they do a lot in the show that is inaccurate, is the way they explain to each other theories and references that true physicists would not need to explain. For example, Sheldon will mention say, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, and, say, Leonard will say something like "you mean the theory that subatomic matter cannot be measured without changing it?" or something to that degree. If they were true physicists with Doctoral degrees, they would not need to clarify these basic concepts that any high school student would know. I realize they do that for the benefit of the audience, but still...

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