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The Habitation Configuration - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When Howard is almost done moving out of his mother's house, there is a table in front of him with a measuring device in the top corner. In one shot, the device moves to the opposite corner of the table. In a few shots later, the item returns to its original position.

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The Long Distance Dissonance - S10-E24

Continuity mistake: After the 'Ramona' conversation between Sheldon and Penny ends, Sheldon leaves Penny alone on the couch. Penny looks up to the "Amy and Penny" painting and says "Don't look at me like that, I tried." In S10 E10, Amy gave the painting back to Penny, which was hung in Leonard's living room.

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The Separation Oscillation - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: Sheldon is returning Amy's scarf and says, "You wore it the night we went ice skating, remember?" to which Amy replies, "You mean the night that I went ice skating and you stood at the rail Googling the symptoms of hypothermia." But in episode 8-12: The Space Probe Disintegration, Amy states that she cannot go ice skating because she has "unnaturally brittle ankles." (00:04:55)

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The First Pitch Insufficiency - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Howard is on the mound, the shot from behind the plate shows a player ready to catch the ball in a uniform shirt. The next long shot from the stands shows a catcher in full gear, and then back to behind the plate to the player in uniform shirt only.

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The Skank Reflex Analysis - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, Raj's Sirkist can rotates itself on the table.

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The Fuzzy Boots Corollary - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon is telling Leonard that he didn't ask Penny out, there is a yellow food-bag on the counter between them that keeps changing its position with every shot change. (00:11:15)

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The Hamburger Postulate - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: At the end when Sheldon has got a burger, the amount of burger left changes depending on the camera angle. Most noticeable when he asks Penny about permanently reserving the table - between shots the lettuce disappears, the bun changes colour, and the bite marks change.

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The Discovery Dissipation - S7-E10

Continuity mistake: The Stevenson Award in Sheldon's office reads "Sheldon Cooper, PhD." But, in the "Dennis Kim" episode we are told Sheldon was 14.5 years old when he earned that award - 1.5 years before earning his PhD at age 16, so the award should not show the title of PhD.

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The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the laundry room when Penny is talking to Sheldon, Sheldon takes some time arranging a blue shirt on his plastic laundry folder. Then it suddenly turns into a pair of socks, which he folds and then picks up the blue shirt again. There was not enough time for him to switch out the shirt for the socks. (00:06:30)

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The Loobenfeld Decay - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Sheldon puts the bag in the bin at the start of the episode so that the handles are facing the ground. When he gets the bag out, the handles are at the top of the bin.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Leonard and Sheldon are sitting in the sperm bank waiting area, the position of Sheldon's bag strap keeps changing. (00:01:20)

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The Boyfriend Complexity - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: In 2-15 "The Maternal Capacitance" Penny explains to Beverly, referring to her father, "My mom could have just said 'Bob, get over it, she's a girl'". But in this episode Penny's father is named Wyatt.

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The Shiny Trinket Maneuver - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: Howard, Leonard and Raj play Jenga in a strange sort of way. Most notable is the playing order, 1. Howard, 2. Raj, 3. Raj, 4. Leonard, 5. Howard. When it's Leonard's turn he doesn't move any bricks, only pokes the tower and it's then Howard's turn. When its Raj's first turn he puts a brick on the top of the tower. When it's his turn again, the brick is gone and he puts a new one in its place.

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The Robotic Manipulation - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: In the ER, the glasses around the nurse's neck move instantly without her touching them. They go from angled to straight instantly. (00:17:45)

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The Vartabedian Conundrum - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When Leonard and Penny are talking in the dryer room, the size of the towel Penny is folding keeps changing. (00:15:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Penny sits in Sheldon's seat, the cushion on the other side of the couch rotates itself; evident by the buttons sewn on it. (00:08:10)

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The Agreement Dissection - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When the girls take Sheldon out dancing, he mentions that he considers himself a proficient dancer due to his Cotillion training when he was a boy. But in S1E7 The Dumpling Paradox, when Leonard suggests that they could have gone dancing with the girls, Sheldon said that nobody in the group - including him - could dance.

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The Good Guy Fluctuation - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: Leonard refuses Penny's offer of a glass of wine because the sulphates in wine give him migraines. This makes no sense - we have seen him drinking wine in too many episodes to count without him once complaining of an adverse reaction.

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The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: At the dinner, Howard's mom calls. Howard's wine glass refills itself between shots. (00:15:20)

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The Tangerine Factor - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Penny throws a black iPod out the window, but when Raj comes in having found it on the ground outside he has a silver one. (00:01:00 - 00:02:45)

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The Countdown Reflection - S5-E24

Factual error: There is not a snowball's chance of Howard becoming an astronaut. He suffers from cardiac arrhythmia, something about which he is completely open. "Transient" or not this is easily detectable by a simple electrocardiogram, which is a fundamental part of the many medical examinations a potential astronaut will have to pass. He wouldn't even be allowed to start basic training. Note also that during his basic training he shows signs of severe stress and trauma which would inevitably trigger a cardiac episode. Even if it didn't the fact that he was falling apart at the seams would have him removed from the programme for his own good.

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The Expedition Approximation - S8-E6

Question: Is the mining song Sheldon sings on this episode a real song? If so, what is it called?

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Chosen answer: The song is called "Dark as a Dungeon" and was written and first performed by singer-songwriter Merle Travis in 1946. It has been performed by a wide array of artists, including Tennessee Ernie Ford, Harry Belafonte, Dolly Parton, Queens of the Stone Age, Kathy Mattea and Amy Grant. But it was made most famous when it was performed and recorded by Johnny Cash during his concert at Folsom Prison in 1968. According to Wikipedia: "It is a lament about the danger and drudgery of being a coal miner in an Appalachian shaft mine. It has become a rallying song among miners seeking improved working conditions."

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