The Big Bang Theory

The Holiday Summation - S10-E12

Corrected entry: Penny finds a place where they can cut a tree themselves. She states that Leonard let the axe slip from his hands but when the tree slips in the roof, we can see that the tree was cut with a chainsaw by the linear cut on the wood.

Correction: It was a farm that lets people cut down their own tree with an axe, but after you cut it down, there is normally a place at the front where you pay that will give a clean cut with a chainsaw so that the tree goes cleanly into a stand. They also will typically clean up the lower branches for the same reason.

The Junior Professor Solution - S8-E2

Corrected entry: When Howard is asking Sheldon engineering questions, the first question is "How do you quantify the strength of materials?" Sheldon answers "Young's Modulus," and Howard admits that is correct. But it's not correct - Young's Modulus quantifies a material's rigidity, not strength.

00:17:10

Correction: Young's modulus does quantify strength. Rigidity is measured by shear modulus. Strength is quantified by Young's Modulus.

The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Sheldon mentions to Leonard, Raj, and Howard that he is moving out, Raj asks Leonard "Did you pronounce the 't' in often?" This statement in context implies that it makes Sheldon angry when someone pronounces the 't' in often. However, Leonard and other characters do this multiple times throughout the series with Sheldon never commenting on it.

Ashish_Agrawal

Correction: Sheldon is also very particular about things in certain episodes. It's not out of character for certain ticks to disappear and reappear throughout.

A Demon Premium member

The Geology Elevation - S10-E9

Corrected entry: A person wearing a blue shirt is seen poking out behind the refrigerator for a moment when Leonard is talking.

00:12:55

Correction: That's Raj wearing a blue jacket getting condiments.

Greg Dwyer

The Friendship Algorithm - S2-E13

Corrected entry: When Penny asks Leonard how Sheldon met Howard and Raj his answer is a long science answer that means he has no clue. That is incorrect since another episode reveals Leonard met them at school and brought them to the apartment.

00:05:00

bcrd500

Correction: The answer Leonard gives to Penny is actually a correct scientific statement, and it doesn't indicate that he's clueless. He says "kinda like carbon atoms for a benzene ring, proximity and valence electrons". This is a correct statement. Carbon atoms are small and have 4 valence electrons, i.e., they can form 4 bonds. Due to catenation, carbon atoms have a very strong tendency to bond with other carbon atoms. Similarly, Leonard's statement suggests that they worked at the same place (hence proximity) and they were all seeking friends (valence electrons). Hence they became friends.

Ashish_Agrawal

The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization - S1-E9

Corrected entry: Howard explains how the signal travels to the lamp via various means and clicks to switch the lamp on. There is then a delay of around 1 second. However when he does the same thing for the stereo the sound starts instantly.

00:00:10

A Demon Premium member

Correction: Technically, when you use a network for the first time, there are many steps involved like creating a VPN, matching IP addresses, etc, hence the delay. Once you have connected and used it at least once, the go-betweens don't exist, hence there is no delay.

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 Holographic Excitation - S6-E5

Corrected entry: When Sheldon has the tea kettle at any time, there are stage lights reflected on the pot.

bobthedancingdonut

Correction: The pattern on the teapot suggests that the spots are actually overhead lights in the kitchen. The patterns are constant throughout the scene and the same at every angle whereas crew's spotlights have different placements for different angled shots.

The Excelsior Acquisition - S3-E16

Corrected entry: Penny doesn't know who Stan Lee is in this episode, though earlier in the series she not only knew who he was but met him at the Cheesecake Factory and had him sign a napkin for Sheldon.

Correction: The signed napkin (from s02e11 "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis") was from Leonard Nimoy (who played Spock) who Penny met at the Cheesecake Factory, not Stan Lee.

Bishop73

The Zazzy Substitution - S4-E3

Corrected entry: The proposition that danishes wouldn't exist if Copenhagen were flooded is wrong, because "danishes" were created by Austrian bakers. They are called danish in English-speaking countries because they're very popular in Denmark. The Danish word for this pastry is wienerbrød, which translates to "Viennese bread."

Tanngrisnir

Correction: The origin of the Danish pastry is often ascribed to a strike amongst bakery workers in Denmark in 1850. The strike caused bakery owners to hire workers from abroad, among them several Austrian bakers, who brought along new baking traditions and pastry recipes.

The Locomotion Interruption - S8-E1

Corrected entry: When they're driving back from Arianna, the road is a stupidly big bend for several shots, then the shot changes and it's suddenly straight and a much lighter tarmac.

Correction: After Amy says "How could you leave like that without saying goodbye and then call Leonard instead of me", and the shot changes to Sheldon looking at Leonard and then back to the three of them, it can be seen in the background that at the turn, the tarmac quality actually changes. Thus it is originally there and the footage is continuous.

The Barbarian Sublimation - S2-E3

Corrected entry: When Penny is having trouble unlocking her apartment door, she says she is waiting for the locksmith but she never took the time to call the locksmith.

Correction: She had already called them before we (and Sheldon) see her struggling with her door.

THGhost

The Friendship Algorithm - S2-E13

Corrected entry: When Sheldon and Barry are rock climbing, Sheldon looks down and shouts in fear. When Barry asks "You all right there Cooper?", Sheldon answers "I feel somewhat like an inverse tangent function approaching an asymptote." An inverse tangent function approaches its asymptote in the horizontal axis, not the vertical.

00:15:55

Correction: The vanity card at the end explains the joke. "A linear asymptote is essentially a straight line to which a graphed curve moves closer and closer but does not reach. In other words, given a function y=fn (x) with asymptote A, A represents a number that, no matter how big (or, given the function, small) you make x, y will never make it to A. The particular example Sheldon quotes is the inverse Tangent function, or Arctangent, which has two asymptotes. If you graph it, it sort of looks like a horizontal S. No matter how big you make x (that is, how far you move to the right [that is horizontally]), the function is never going to hit that top line (π/2), and no matter how small x gets (moving to the left), y is never going to be smaller than - π/2" Sheldon is saying he will never reach the top.

Bishop73

The Higgs Boson Observation - S6-E3

Corrected entry: When Amy is putting on make up with Penny's help, where Amy says "I'm going to video chat Sheldon" she is not wearing glasses. The shot moves to capture Penny's face and Amy is wearing glasses, then the next shot shows Amy is not wearing her glasses.

00:09:00

Correction: After Amy says "I'm a maneater now", she removes her spectacles. There is no evidence of her wearing them again.

The Codpiece Topology - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When Leonard and Leslie are talking about assuming a relationship, in the cafeteria, the angle of the straw sticking out of Leonard's soda can continually changes throughout the whole scene.

00:06:05

Hamster Premium member

Correction: This is due to the multiple camera angles used in the scene. The straw doesn't change angle.

A Demon Premium member

The Barbarian Sublimation - S2-E3

Corrected entry: When Sheldon is helping Penny with the game, we see Leonard, Howard and Raj discussing what's happening. However at this point Penny is still in the room and Raj has not been drinking so shouldn't be able to speak.

00:07:40

A Demon Premium member

Correction: Raj is whispering to the other two so Penny doesn't hear him.

MasterOfAll

He's not whispering and when he does whisper in front of Penny he covers his mouth.

A Demon Premium member

The Military Miniaturization - S10-E2

Corrected entry: When Raj and Howard are trying to decide whether to accept Col. Williams' offer, they can't think of any lawyers to ask for help with potential legal issues; they both seem to be forgetting that they do know a lawyer: Raj's sister Priya.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Correction: Given how things ended with Priya and Leonard, it probably would have been very awkward for both of them. In addition, she knows far more about Indian law than American law.

Greg Dwyer

The Boyfriend Complexity - S4-E9

Corrected entry: Penny's father says, "I want grand kids before I die, and I want them to grow up in a house without wheels," but in season 2, E20, Penny asks Leonard to buy a comic book for her 13 year old nephew. Her nephew would be her father's grandson.

Correction: Her mother may have had a child with another man before marrying her father, which would make the nephew a step-grandson and not a "real" one in her father's eyes.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

The Hesitation Ramification - S7-E12

Corrected entry: When Sheldon comes to tell Leonard and Penny his perfect joke he is wearing a plain green T-shirt, but when Penny leaves and he begins to tell Leanord about it, his shirt now has a black symbol on it.

The_Iceman Premium member

Correction: The symbol is there the entire time. It's just very difficult to see.

Greg Dwyer

The Sales Call Sublimation - S9-E12

Corrected entry: After the opening credits, Penny walks into the room talking about a doctor she's not been able to see, saying "I've been trying to get him for months". A few seconds later she says the doctor is a woman.

00:02:30

Alex Seven Adderley

Correction: Penny says "I've been trying to get in for months."

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