The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

76 mistakes in season 2

The Barbarian Sublimation - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When Sheldon gets the sword for Penny in the game, Penny walks out and you can see the laptop isn't switched on.

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A Demon

The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Factual error: Raj and Sheldon are watching TV in Raj's apartment and we hear music playing. Sheldon asks if the woman on TV was Aishwarya Rai to which Raj says yes and then they argue about her and Madhuri Dixit. The song playing was from the Bollywood movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai, but neither of them are in the movie - the lead actress was Ameesha Patel.

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The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Factual error: At the very beginning of the episode Leonard says "So you see what you're eating is not technically yogurt because it doesn't have enough live active acidophilus cultures." He is implying this is a scientific fact (he's not just giving his opinion on yogurt.) But to meet the U.S. standards for yogurt, only the starter cultures Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus are required, not Lactobacillus acidophilus. The presence or absence of L. acidophilus does NOT determine a food's identity as yogurt (which Leonard's line is implying).

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The Maternal Capacitance - S2-E15

Character mistake: Leonard has his phone on his left ear. Sheldon says "Since ears don't cross hemispheres..." This is an error. The vast majority of the input to the left (or right) ear crosses over to the opposite hemisphere.

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The Vartabedian Conundrum - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When Leonard and Penny are talking in the dryer room, the size of the towel Penny is folding keeps changing.

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A Demon
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The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the laundry room when Penny is talking to Sheldon, Sheldon takes some time arranging a blue shirt on his plastic laundry folder. Then it suddenly turns into a pair of socks, which he folds and then picks up the blue shirt again. There was not enough time for him to switch out the shirt for the socks.

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The Codpiece Topology - S2-E2

Character mistake: When Sheldon arrives at the apartment with his Nintendo 64 in the box, he tells Leonard that they can play Super Mario 64. He then proceeds to say, upon finding a memory card, that they can pick up where he left off. Super Mario 64 does not make use of the memory card for progression, all of that data was saved on the cartridge.

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The Cushion Saturation - S2-E16

Factual error: Leslie Winkle takes shelter with Howard in the middle of a paintball game. Her gun has no hopper for paintballs and thus no ammo, so it's useless, despite her apparently using it outside seconds earlier. This isn't a model with an internal magazine - the port to attach the missing hopper is plainly visible.

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The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In the scene after the boys have followed the new neighbor out and Sheldon and Penny are left eating alone, the utensils Penny holds change from chopsticks to a plastic fork and back several times.

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The Codpiece Topology - S2-E2

Factual error: Sheldon states that the "Reinheitsgebot" would have severely limited the availability of mead in 1487. This is wrong for two reasons, the first being that the most commonly known version of this law wasn't introduced until 1516 and secondly this law only defined the price and the ingredients of beer and had therefore nothing to do with other alcoholic beverages like mead.

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The Financial Permeability - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When the guys are using the whiteboard to figure out their cinema plans, Sheldon draws two black X's on the board with a marker. In the following shots the appearance of the X's changes.

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The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon emerges with all of the bath item gift baskets for Penny, he drops them on the floor and chair. Between shots one of the baskets on the chair changes from being an upright green-ribboned basket, to a toppled-over white-ribboned basket.

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The Lizard-Spock Expansion - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When the guys are in the Mars Rover test room, the time displayed on the large digital clock seen behind Howard jumps about inconsistently between each shot.

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The White Asparagus Triangulation - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon is in Penny's apartment trying to get her to tell him why her relationship with Leonard failed, the yellow tee-shirt on the red pillow next to him keeps changing position.

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The Barbarian Sublimation - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Penny sneaks into Sheldon's room at night to ask him about the online game, she leaves his bedroom door half open. But when she leaves, the door is shut.

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The Barbarian Sublimation - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: After Penny drops her bags of groceries whilst trying to unlock her door, the dropped items change their positions between shots (note the items against the wall.)

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The White Asparagus Triangulation - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon, Raj and Howard are talking in the cafeteria, Sheldon's drink keeps moving position.

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The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Near the start, when the camera is on Raj, David Underhill is seen in the top left-hand corner of the screen shaking someone's hand, already in the cafeteria. Then, when the camera is on Wolowitz, David is just walking into the door of the cafeteria. David sits down to the right of the man sitting at the table, then shortly afterwards David is now sitting where the other guy was, originally.

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The Financial Permeability - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon asks Penny if he lent her enough money, the container he is holding opens on its own.

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The Vartabedian Conundrum - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When Stefanie and Leonard are talking in bed towards the end, Stefanie's arm moves from on her head to on her pillow instantly.

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Leonard: All right. Well, let me see if I can explain your situation using physics. What would you be if you were attached to another object by an inclined plane wrapped helically around an axis?
Sheldon: Screwed.
Leonard: There ya go.

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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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