The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

23 corrected entries in season 2

(5 votes)

The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Sheldon mentions to Leonard, Raj, and Howard that he is moving out, Raj asks Leonard "Did you pronounce the 't' in often?" This statement in context implies that it makes Sheldon angry when someone pronounces the 't' in often. However, Leonard and other characters do this multiple times throughout the series with Sheldon never commenting on it.

Ashish_Agrawal

Correction: Sheldon is also very particular about things in certain episodes. It's not out of character for certain ticks to disappear and reappear throughout.

A Demon Premium member

The Friendship Algorithm - S2-E13

Corrected entry: When Penny asks Leonard how Sheldon met Howard and Raj his answer is a long science answer that means he has no clue. That is incorrect since another episode reveals Leonard met them at school and brought them to the apartment. (00:05:00)

bcrd500

Correction: The answer Leonard gives to Penny is actually a correct scientific statement, and it doesn't indicate that he's clueless. He says "kinda like carbon atoms for a benzene ring, proximity and valence electrons". This is a correct statement. Carbon atoms are small and have 4 valence electrons, i.e., they can form 4 bonds. Due to catenation, carbon atoms have a very strong tendency to bond with other carbon atoms. Similarly, Leonard's statement suggests that they worked at the same place (hence proximity) and they were all seeking friends (valence electrons). Hence they became friends.

Ashish_Agrawal

The Barbarian Sublimation - S2-E3

Corrected entry: When Penny is having trouble unlocking her apartment door, she says she is waiting for the locksmith but she never took the time to call the locksmith.

Correction: She had already called them before we (and Sheldon) see her struggling with her door.

THGhost

The Friendship Algorithm - S2-E13

Corrected entry: When Sheldon and Barry are rock climbing, Sheldon looks down and shouts in fear. When Barry asks "You all right there Cooper?", Sheldon answers "I feel somewhat like an inverse tangent function approaching an asymptote." An inverse tangent function approaches its asymptote in the horizontal axis, not the vertical. (00:15:55)

Correction: The vanity card at the end explains the joke. "A linear asymptote is essentially a straight line to which a graphed curve moves closer and closer but does not reach. In other words, given a function y=fn (x) with asymptote A, A represents a number that, no matter how big (or, given the function, small) you make x, y will never make it to A. The particular example Sheldon quotes is the inverse Tangent function, or Arctangent, which has two asymptotes. If you graph it, it sort of looks like a horizontal S. No matter how big you make x (that is, how far you move to the right [that is horizontally]), the function is never going to hit that top line (π/2), and no matter how small x gets (moving to the left), y is never going to be smaller than - π/2" Sheldon is saying he will never reach the top.

Bishop73

The Codpiece Topology - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When Leonard and Leslie are talking about assuming a relationship, in the cafeteria, the angle of the straw sticking out of Leonard's soda can continually changes throughout the whole scene. (00:06:05)

Hamster Premium member

Correction: This is due to the multiple camera angles used in the scene. The straw doesn't change angle.

A Demon Premium member

The Barbarian Sublimation - S2-E3

Corrected entry: When Sheldon is helping Penny with the game, we see Leonard, Howard and Raj discussing what's happening. However at this point Penny is still in the room and Raj has not been drinking so shouldn't be able to speak. (00:07:40)

A Demon Premium member

Correction: Raj is whispering to the other two so Penny doesn't hear him.

MasterOfAll

He's not whispering and when he does whisper in front of Penny he covers his mouth.

A Demon Premium member

The Panty Piñata Polarization - S2-E7

Corrected entry: Penny takes Sheldon's onion ring and holds it with 2 hands. Camera cuts and one is hand is down in her lap. (00:05:00)

A Demon Premium member

Correction: The camera doesn't cut from Penny having two hands on the onion ring to just one hand. After Penny picks up the onion ring with two hands, the camera cuts to Raj squealing at her for a moment. She could have easily let go of the onion ring and put her hand down on her lap during this shot.

Casual Person

The Financial Permeability - S2-E14

Corrected entry: When using the whiteboard at the beginning, Raj writes "7:11" on the board with a red marker. Later on when Sheldon returns to the apartment with Red Vines, this has vanished from the whiteboard although nobody rubbed it out. (00:01:10)

Hamster Premium member

Correction: There is a red smudge where 7:11 was written. There was enough time for Sheldon to go out get Red Vines, so there was time for him to rub it off when on his own.

A Demon Premium member

The Codpiece Topology - S2-E2

Corrected entry: Sheldon's battery runs low during Leonard's date with Leslie so he gets an extension cord but leaves the door open. As he goes down the stairs the extension cord unwinds until he can't go any further and attempts to pull it. Then Leonard gets to shut the door easily like there is no extension cord plugged into the outlet and leading out of the apartment. (00:11:20)

Yesser Rabhi

Correction: Having just watched this the lead goes slack and under the door.

A Demon Premium member

The White Asparagus Triangulation - S2-E9

Corrected entry: Sheldon is an obsessive compulsive and picky person and he picks a pre-designated seat in all places. When he enters Penny's apartment to talk to her he promptly sits on the couch, which was not where he chose 'his seat' to be in the last episode of the first season. It seems out of character that he would sit there when he has a ready-chosen spot and that his nature is as it is.

Hamster Premium member

Correction: In the season 1 episode mentioned, Sheldon says he thinks it could be his spot. Not decided, so there is no reason to assume he is completely set on that spot and he could have changed it.

A Demon Premium member

The Financial Permeability - S2-E14

Corrected entry: When Leonard returns from talking with Penny, the guys are playing Talisman. Stat counters are randomly placed on the board, when they should always be associated with cards. Then Howard rolls "double sixes" - in Talisman you advance your character by rolling a single die. Raj then acquires a sword without rolling - only the character that rolled would have acquired an item without additional gameplay. (00:13:45)

Laura Hinton Dean

Correction: Fountain of Wisdom, Pool of Life, and Magic Stream all put stat counters on the board to be picked up by whomever passes by. A Horse allows one to roll two dice for movement, and Market Day or Acquisition would allow someone to acquire items out of turn.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

The Lizard-Spock Expansion - S2-E8

Corrected entry: Sheldon suggests Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock as an alternative to Rock, Paper, Scissors because "Anecdotal evidence suggests that in the game of rock-paper-scissors, players familiar with each other will tie 75 to 80% of the time due to the limited number of outcomes." As a devout scientist, Sheldon would know that anecdotal evidence is no basis for reaching a conclusion because it is based on individual experience and subject to bias. (00:00:30)

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Correction: Presumably the "anecdotal evidence" is his own experience; within his group of friends they tie 75-80% of the time.

The Codpiece Topology - S2-E2

Corrected entry: Sheldon says something about drinking red bull, but he doesn't drink coffee because it's a drug, so he would avoid red bull even more.

Feather

Correction: Sheldon said that he accidentally had a sip of Red Bull. It was an accident. He didn't do it on a purpose.

The Terminator Decoupling - S2-E17

Corrected entry: On the train, the guys reference an eleven-hour train ride from Pasadena to San Diego, but it's only a 4 hour ride, at most. (00:10:00)

Correction: The train was actually headed to San Francisco and made at least one stop when Summer Glau got off the train, since Pasadena is nearly 350 miles from San Francisco and it was not a nonstop route, the ride could take approximately eleven hours.

zendaddy621

The Friendship Algorithm - S2-E13

Corrected entry: When Sheldon was stuck in an infinite loop in his "friendship flowchart", Howard created an escape which he labeled "LDA"; however, Sheldon referred to it as "Least Objectionable Activity", which would be "LOA."

zendaddy621

Correction: It is easy for a D to look like an O.

kristenlouise3

The White Asparagus Triangulation - S2-E9

Corrected entry: Sheldon obviously changes the relationship status on Leonard's Facebook page to 'in a relationship with Stephanie Barnett'. At this point it would have been impossible for Penny to see the status update, because it only shows up after both parties have confirmed it.

Tanngrisnir

Correction: You can see that a person is in a relationship before it is approved by the other person. It would simply say "[Name] is in a relationship" without the other person's name until it is approved, at which point it would say "[Name] is in a relationship with [other name]".

The Cushion Saturation - S2-E16

Corrected entry: At the end, Sheldon fires 5 shots at Leonard, who somehow ends up with 7 distinct paintball marks on his chest.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Correction: Paintball markers can easily fire two shots per trigger pull, especially when the CO2 in the tank is low.

Grumpy Scot

The Codpiece Topology - S2-E2

Corrected entry: Sheldon's battery runs low during Leonard's date with Leslie so he gets an extension cord but leaves the door open. As he goes down the stairs the extension cord unwinds until he can't go any further and attempts to pull it. When Leonard gets up to shut the door there is no extension cord plugged into the outlet or leading out of the apartment.

lizbeth1fl

Correction: When Leonard gets up to shut the door, the camera doesn't pan low enough to see the outlet or the floor so there's no way to tell if the cord is plugged in or not.

Guy

The Cushion Saturation - S2-E16

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, Sheldon shoots Leonard five times, but there are six stains on Leonard's armor.

Brad Premium member

Correction: Paintball markers can easily shoot two balls in one shot. They aren't as reliable as a real gun.

Grumpy Scot

The Classified Materials Turbulence - S2-E22

Corrected entry: Why would all the astronauts want to do something as dangerous as a spacewalk, particularly one that not only leaves nobody in the International Space Station, but one that has been forbidden by NASA? Because of the smell of waste leaking from the defective toilet? If they can still smell that after they have put on their spacesuits, they are in a lot more trouble than they think. There is no need to leave the station, and they would never, ever do something as stupid as all leaving the ISS at the same time anyway. Besides, do they think the problem of the leaking toilet is going to fix itself while they are all out spacewalking?

Correction: They never say anything about a smell. We can only assume a worst case-scenario, which in this case, would be their feces floating around inside the station. Of course, even something like this wouldn't put real astronauts outside, but since it's a TV show, it falls into the suspension of belief category.

Knever

Correction: If you can explain away technical errors like this by claiming 'suspension of disbelief' that about half of this site just became redundant. There is a definite error in the episode, identified in this posting : there would never, ever be an occasion where every astronaut would leave the ISS at the same time.

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