The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

15 mistakes in The Big Bran Hypothesis

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The Big Bran Hypothesis - S1-E2

Character mistake: In his argument with Leonard regarding Superman's ability to fly, Sheldon states that in Superman 1, Lois Lane is two feet off the ground when Superman catches her as she falls from the helicopter. Not so. Superman catches Lois at least ten stories up. Additionally, both Penny and Sheldon say Superman "swoops down" to save Lois. Penny can be forgiven, but Sheldon would know better: Superman flies UP from ground level to catch Lois. (00:02:30)

MFWills

The Big Bran Hypothesis - S1-E2

Character mistake: Sheldon is wrong about the physics of pushing the furniture up the stairs. This is not just a question of work (energy) but also of power (energy/time). Since he and Leonard cannot produce an unlimited amount of energy per second, they may need to push it slowly, contrary to what he asserts. This is a very serious and very basic error for Sheldon considering he has a PhD in Physics.

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Suggested correction: This is wrong. Not only does he not mention energy anywhere, the commenter is not correct. This is not a mistake, just a different way of saying it (even though he didn't, rewatch the episode and find anything about work there).

The Big Bran Hypothesis - S1-E2

Audio problem: When Penny is talking to Raj on the stairs to the apartments, during some shots we see her from behind. In one shot, we hear her say something like "And I'm freaking out", but you can tell by the way her jaw moves that she was actually saying something different. (00:14:50)

OliviaD3601

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Suggested correction: He's awoken by a door closing, not necessarily the front door. He could have heard Sheldon closing his door.

Bishop73

While that is possible, it is unlikely as it's clear Sheldon has already made a dent in the cleaning of Penny's apartment. Plus Sheldon would have simply replied to Leonard when he called out.

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Question: How come Raj has no problem speaking to his mother, but, when around other women, such as Penny, he immediately stops talking? Also, why does he have to whisper in someone's ear if he wants to ask Penny something?

Answer: Because Raj's selective mutism seems to be caused by women that Raj sees (on some sort of conscious or subconscious level) as a potential sexual partner. An attribute that wouldn't apply to either his sister or mother.

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