The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

1 corrected entry in The Agreement Dissection

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The Agreement Dissection - S4-E21

Corrected entry: For an obsessive genius Sheldon makes a stupid mistake when he blackmails Leonard into signing a new roommate agreement - any contract signed under duress is invalid. He gains nothing from Leonard signing the new agreement as no other action on his part is required. Effectively Sheldon has got his autograph. Big deal. Leonard is free to ignore the new agreement if he feels like it - and his lawyer was there to witness the fact that he was forced against his will to sign in the first place. This also begs the question of why Priya gets in such a panic about Sheldon blackmailing Leonard by threatening to reveal details of their relationship to her parents - why didn't she just advise Leonard to sign on the dotted line, explaining later that he signed an invalid contract? It would certainly have saved her a lot of grief.

Correction: Priya might have brought the idea of the letter of the law in, but Sheldon has never actually sued anyone for violating the roommate agreement. Leonard abides by it because otherwise Sheldon will become unliveable with. Priya won't give Leonard any more advice because of the risk that Sheldon will tell Priya's parents about Leonard's relationship.

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