The Big Bang Theory
Episode Title Mistakes
Show generally 10
Season 1
Season 1 generally 1
1 Pilot 18
2 The Big Bran Hypothesis 15
3 The Fuzzy Boots Corollary 4
4 The Luminous Fish Effect 6
5 The Hamburger Postulate 8
6 The Middle Earth Paradigm 2
7 The Dumpling Paradox 4
8 The Grasshopper Experiment 4
9 The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization 2
10 The Loobenfeld Decay 8
11 The Pancake Batter Anomaly 4
12 The Jerusalem Duality 1
13 The Bat Jar Conjecture 2
14 The Nerdvana Annihilation 4
15 The Pork Chop Indeterminacy 3
16 The Peanut Reaction 3
17 The Tangerine Factor 4
Season 2
Season 2 generally 0

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 Extract Obliteration - S6-E6

Stephen Hawking: Do you like brain teasers?
Sheldon Cooper: Oh, I love brain teasers.
Stephen Hawking: What do Sheldon Cooper and a black hole have in common? They both suck. Neener, neener.

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The Holographic Excitation - S6-E5

Trivia: In this episode, Sheldon and Amy are trying to decide on couples' themed Halloween costumes. Sheldon is standing in front of the dry erase board. There are 2 columns written on the board. One named "Couples I Like" and the other "Couples You Like." Under the "Couples You Like" column, one of the couples is Blossom and Joey. Blossom is the name of the television character played by Mayim Bialik in the 90s and Joey was one of her brothers.

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Show generally

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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