The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

2 corrected entries in The Pants Alternative

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The Pants Alternative - S3-E18

Corrected entry: Sheldon claims the X-Men were named so after the X in Charles Xavier's' name. In The X-Men #1 (1963), Professor X states that mutants possess an extra power that humans do not have. Xavier then says "That is why I call my students... X-Men, for EX-tra power!"

Correction: He may be going by the movie continuity, where the X-Men DID name themselves after Charles. (Likely in an effort to "dumb it down" for Penny).

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

It could also have been deliberate on the part of the writers as a set-up for Sheldon's "C-Men" punchline.

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The Pants Alternative - S3-E18

Corrected entry: Sheldon refers to the "Hillbilly Peace Prize" in connection with Penny. Sheldon would have corrected anyone else who said such a thing. He would point out that that word "hillbilly" refers to people who dwell in rural, mountainous areas in the US primarily in Appalachia, the Ozarks, and other less well-known mountain chains. Nebraska, where Penny is from, is rural, but being a Great Plains state, has no connection at all to the term, not to mention a lack of mountains.

MFWills

Correction: Hillbilly is also an insult to those who live in farming and rural areas, which Penny's story certainly invoked.

Greg Dwyer

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