The Big Bang Theory

The Wheaton Recurrence - S3-E19

Factual error: Sheldon and the team are league bowling and have a match with Will Wheaton's team. They are bowling on lanes 2 and 3. In league bowling, you have to bowl on lanes that start with an odd number because the ball return is shared between those lanes. In league bowling, you take turns with each lane so that any differences in the lanes evens out, and this lane layout wouldn't allow that.

terry s

The Beta Test Initiation - S5-E14

Character mistake: Sheldon says (during Fun With Flags) "But like the flag over Fort Sumter, I'm still here." The Sumter flag was lowered when the fort surrendered to the Confederates. The flag over Fort McHenry was never taken down despite the British bombardment and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the National Anthem about it. Whouldn't a vexologist know that?

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Suggested correction: Sheldon is referring to the actual Fort Sumter flag, which still exists and is on display at the Fort Sumter museum.

LorgSkyegon

Sheldon is not referring the actual flag (especially since if the actual flag is in a museum it's not still over Fort Sumter). Sheldon is referencing the line from The Star-Spangled Banner "our flag was still there." Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner after seeing the flag over Fort McHenry was still there. The writers simply made a mistake and Sheldon the character would know which flag inspired the line. Incidentally, the actual Fort McHenry flag also still exists.

Bishop73

The Vartabedian Conundrum - S2-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Sheldon and Leonard are making breakfast, stage lights are reflected off a milk bottle.

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The Countdown Reflection - S5-E24

Continuity mistake: After Howard and Bernadette are pronounced husband and wife, when they kiss the camera angle switches to an overhead shot, but as it zooms out (to a digital image) things change - such as the configuration of the rooftop, or things move - such as the cable dishes, or things even vanish - such as air-conditioning units.

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The Hawking Excitation - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon is trying to convince Howard to let him meet Stephen Hawking, Howard places a water bottle on the table he is sitting in front of. In the next shot, it appears in his hand again.

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The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Right at the start of the episode, Leonard kisses Penny. When he starts kissing her his head is tilted to the right (opposite side to the wall with the camera). When they move to the camera image, his head is tilted to the left (on the side with the camera), and when they move back his head is back tilting to the right again. (00:00:30)

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The Launch Acceleration - S5-E23

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sheldon is scooping spaghetti onto his plate, he pauses with the spoon in the serving dish. Shot cuts to Amy and the spoon is still in the serving dish. When shot cuts back to Sheldon the spoon is being held over his plate. Shot cuts back to Amy and the spoon is back in the dish.

The Precious Fragmentation - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When eating at the Cheesecake Factory, the position of Raj's hamburger bun changes from shot to shot. (01:06:00 - 02:07:00)

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The Justice League Recombination - S4-E11

Character mistake: Even with Penny and Zack the guys are one man short to be the original JLA because they they don't have the Martian Manhunter. If they used the same costumes in the previous year, they would have been three people short of the original line-up.

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The Pancake Batter Anomaly - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon walks out his bedroom wrapped in a comforter, he drops it on the higher level before the drop down to the kitchen. In the next shot as he walks away from the fridge, half of the comforter is now spread over the lower level without anyone moving it. (00:05:10)

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The Thanksgiving Decoupling - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon and Mike are drunk on the couch after Howard leaves, they are toasting with the beer cans. Sheldon has his in his right hand, but when Bernardette came in, the can is in his left. A little bit later, after he says "she's so tiny", the can moves back to his right hand.

The Vengeance Formulation - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Leonerd sits on the whoopie cushion, he picks it up and it has creases in. Camera changes and the creases have changed.

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The Lizard-Spock Expansion - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When Raj says Star Trek 5 is worse than Star Trek 1, his hands are outspread. Camera cuts and now they are clasped together. (00:04:15)

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The Rothman Disintegration - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: After Amy returns to the apartment for the Grease DVD and discovers Penny doesn't like the painting, she then exits the apartment with the painting and the DVD with her. When Amy says to Penny she doesn't need her pity, the DVD is placed above the hanging string of the painting. In the next shot, as she walks into the hallway, the DVD is suddenly almost half below the string.

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The Prestidigitation Approximation - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, in the canteen scene, Howard shows the card trick to Sheldon again. The card at the bottom of the deck is the 2 of hearts as he takes them from the box. Sheldon then takes this card from near the top of the deck when Howard puts them on the table. The deck is not shuffled between times.

The Robotic Manipulation - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: The lemon wedge in Amy's water flips back and forth throughout the dinner scene. (00:17:00)

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The Plimpton Stimulation - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon, Penny, and Leonard are discussing Leonard's tryst with Dr. Plimpton, Penny pinches the bridge of her nose with her right hand. The shot changes and Penny brings her left hand down from her face.

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The Killer Robot Instability - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: When M.O.N.T.E. crashes through the door, if you watch carefully, the door is already off its hinges and falling before M.O.N.T.E. hits it.

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The Codpiece Topology - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon and Penny are talking at the end on the stairs, Penny's hands keep changing from clenched to hanging down.

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The Locomotive Manipulation - S7-E15

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Lennard asks Sheldon about his train ride, he says that he kissed Amy on the lips, and says that it tasted like the brownies that they had that for dessert. But they were eating a tart of some type, with a shortbread crust. No brownies were on the table.

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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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