The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

9 corrected entries in season 5

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The Rothman Disintegration - S5-E17

Corrected entry: After Sheldon has told Barry about the rules of Rock/Paper/Scissors/Lizard/Spock for the first time, Barry then replies "I'm sorry, can you repeat that." When he says "repeat", he correctly pronounces the "r." However, it has already been established throughout the series that Barry pronounces all his Rs like Ws due to his speech impediment.

Casual Person

Correction: Barry doesn't always mispronounce the letter R. It can happen with certain Rs and Ls.

The Wiggly Finger Catalyst - S5-E4

Corrected entry: Five minutes into the show, Sheldon has written down what a dice roll will tell him what to do. He rolls the dice, pauses and looks at the list to see what he has to do for that dice roll. The problem is he has an Eidetic memory and wouldn't take the time to look at the list when he can already see it in his head.

terry s

Correction: This is not at all accurate. The list he his looking at is the Cheesecake Factory menu, not one he created himself. Given the nature of the menu page Sheldon looks at, it's unlikely he's ever looked at that page before.


They ate there almost every episode.

terry s

They ate there every Tuesday and Sheldon always got the same thing (except when following the dice), the barbecue bacon cheeseburger with the barbecue sauce, bacon and cheese on the side.


The Stag Convergence - S5-E22

Corrected entry: Leonard and Penny are inhaling Sulphur Hexaflouride to make their voices low. The effect can be seen to be fake for two reasons. First, their voices go back to normal instantly and on demand - the gas actually takes a while to clear. Second, when Leonard releases the balloon, it flies away; it should just fall to the floor because Sulphur Hexaflouride is heavier than air.

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Correction: 1. Wrong episode. This scene is from Episode 23. 2. Your voice will clear in as much time as it takes to clear your lungs - one or two breaths. 3. A sulfur hexafluoride balloon will still fly, as the escaping gas is still propelling it, as demonstrated in this clip by Mythbuster Adam Savage


Correction: This scene opens with Raj with a drink in his hands. Yes! he has been drinking.


The Shiny Trinket Maneuver - S5-E12

Corrected entry: After Amy stalks off on Sheldon, Penny tells him off because she told him some good news about her paper being published, and he belittled her achievements while bigging up his own, trivial activities. She is very specific about what he did and why Amy reacted. How did she know all of this? She was nowhere near the table at the time and could not possibly have overheard their conversation. She might assume Amy is mad at Sheldon but she can't possibly know why.

Correction: Penny is behind them cleaning a table and you actually see her overhear what they are talking about.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Correction: They knew Raj's father was a well-off doctor, so someone we might call upper class. This episode they found out he was extremely rich, more along the lines of the richest men in the country.


The Hawking Excitation - S5-E21

Corrected entry: Stephen Hawking tells Sheldon he made an arithmetic mistake on page 2 of his paper. Sheldon then quickly turns pages on his paper to find the error, but Sheldon turns several pages of his paper, way past the second page, and still finds the error Stephen had noted.

Casual Person

Correction: Scientific papers number their pages differently to how one would assume. There are pages before page 1 begins which are often numbered using Roman numerals. Therefore Sheldon is correct in turning several pages to find page 2.

The Shiny Trinket Maneuver - S5-E12

Corrected entry: In 3-14 "The Einstein Approximation" Bernadette stated that she is able to easily handle children as her Mother ran an illegal day care centre in their basement. However, in this episode she states that she hates children because her mother worked and she had to bring up her siblings, and she cannot properly react to children. So which is it? Can't be both.

Correction: In 3-14 she says she can handle "stubborn children" and in 5-12 she refers to "little kids". Every parent will tell you there is a big difference in behavior in children at child-care age [i. e. Daycare children] and little kids [a little older]. It is easier to get them to do things when they are small but once they develop their "attitudes", it is very hard to get them to do what you want.


Correction: Although no alcohol is shown onscreen, it doesn't necessarily mean he hadn't already drank any alcohol already. There's nothing there to say whether or not he quickly had a drink before the ceremony, off-screen, whilst they were setting up on the roof.

Casual Person

The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Factual error: Raj and Sheldon are watching TV in Raj's apartment and we hear music playing. Sheldon asks if the woman on TV was Aishwarya Rai to which Raj says yes and then they argue about her and Madhuri Dixit. The song playing was from the Bollywood movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai, but neither of them are in the movie - the lead actress was Ameesha Patel. (00:14:50)

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The Extract Obliteration - S6-E6

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Sheldon Cooper: Oh, I love brain teasers.
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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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