The Big Bang Theory

The Boyfriend Complexity - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: In 2-15 "The Maternal Capacitance" Penny explains to Beverly, referring to her father, "My mom could have just said 'Bob, get over it, she's a girl'". But in this episode Penny's father is named Wyatt.

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The Robotic Manipulation - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: In the ER, the glasses around the nurse's neck move instantly without her touching them. They go from angled to straight instantly. (00:17:45)

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The Agreement Dissection - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When the girls take Sheldon out dancing, he mentions that he considers himself a proficient dancer due to his Cotillion training when he was a boy. But in S1E7 The Dumpling Paradox, when Leonard suggests that they could have gone dancing with the girls, Sheldon said that nobody in the group - including him - could dance.

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The Wildebeest Implementation - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: When Howard, Bernadette, Leonard and Priya are playing Jenga on the coffee table, the silver coffee pot, between the game and a coffee cup, disappears and reappears between shots.

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The Irish Pub Formulation - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: As Raj, Howard and Sheldon are sitting at the table discussing leaving Priya alone while Leonard and Priya are away from the table, a water bottle sitting in front of Raj moves back and forth between his tray and Leonard's tray.

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The Benefactor Factor - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon and Leonard are in the kitchen discussing Leonard's upcoming night out with Mrs. Latham, there's a plastic bottle of orange juice on the table that keeps disappearing and reappearing as the camera switches between Sheldon and Leonard.

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Suggested correction: The bottle is there every time, a few times because of the camera angle it is hidden by Sheldon.

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The bottle of OJ is right next to a container of Coffee Mate, both items always visible when the bottle of OJ is present. When the OJ is not present, only the Coffee Mate is there, near enough the center of the table to not possibly be blocked out by either Sheldon nor Leonard.

No it is not right next to the coffee Mate, there is some distance with a phone in between. You can sometimes see the bottle behind Sheldon when he moves.

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The Cohabitation Formulation - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When Penny is pouring water into the glasses on the table after first meeting Raj's sister. The level of water in the pitcher changes between shots

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The Hot Troll Deviation - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Howard and Bernadette are talking in the Cheesecake Factory, her apron that she puts on the table is constantly changing position. (00:12:30)

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The Hot Troll Deviation - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When George Takei and Katee leave Howard's bedroom, in one shot Howard is clasping his hands together, in an instant they are spread out completely. With no time to move them. (00:04:25)

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The Robotic Manipulation - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Penny says "let's just finish our dinners" she raises her fork twice. (00:16:45)

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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 Hot Troll Deviation - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Leonard and Howard are talking at the University, Leonard says "Oh my god you ran over a hobo!" when he does so Howard is not holding his fork, camera cuts and he suddenly has his fork in his hand. (00:05:15)

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The Robotic Manipulation - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start, as Howard says "And finally my kung pow chicken" the robot arm is level with the top of the bag. Camera cuts and it's reaching to the bottom of the bag. (00:00:15)

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The Hot Troll Deviation - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon and Raj are arguing about having a desk in Sheldon's office, Sheldon's bottle of water keeps rotating without anyone touching it - take note of the label. The level of water in Sheldon's drink also keeps changing between shots. (00:06:20)

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The Robotic Manipulation - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When driving to the date, the cars behind Penny's change place instantly. For example a 4x4 becomes 3 cars, which become 1 car in the space of 3 seconds. (00:09:10)

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The Pork Chop Indeterminacy - S1-E15

Character mistake: In his conversation with Missy Sheldon makes it clear that his superior intelligence is a result of a random, mutated gene. Since Missy isn't similarly intelligent she obviously isn't carrying this mutated gene (which would be a billion to one shot anyway) so her offspring wouldn't inherit it. Sheldon would know this - his offspring would carry the mutated gene for superior intelligence, Missy's would not. Anyone knowing enough about genetics to use the term 'randomly mutated gene' understands enough to know that the mutated gene would only be expressed in a direct line from the carrier - Sheldon. Also bear in mind he has a model of the DNA molecule in his living room - it is obviously an interest.

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Suggested correction: Genes can be dormant. Which allows them to skip generations. Therefor Missy's children could actually get the "mutated" gene. This is especially true since Sheldon and Missy are twins. Also, since the episode is about who out of Leonard, Howard or Raj, Sheldon would allow to "mate" with his sister, there is the added "insurance" of getting any smart genes from any of the 3 Lothario's mentioned above.

If you are going to try to argue with a geneticist about genetics, please use the correct terms. Sheldon is not referring to a recessive gene - there is no such thing as a dormant gene - he is speaking of a randomly mutated gene. Those are the words he used. If he had inherited a homozygous recessive karotype - one recessive gene from each of his parents - then somewhere in his family tree there would similarly gifted people, in which case he would use the correct term - a recessive gene. If Missy is a heterozygotic dominant karotype possessing the recessive gene for super-genius and the dominant for ordinary intelligence then mating her with Howard, Raj or Leonard would be a waste of time as their dominant genius gene would prevent the recessive super-genius gene from being expressed in the phenotype of the resulting child. The child would be highly intelligent but not on Sheldon's standards. It doesn't matter if Sheldon does not know any of this as he refers several times to a randomly mutated gene, not a recessive one. Missy does not carry the super-genius gene. The posting is correct.

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The Desperation Emanation - S4-E5

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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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The Expedition Approximation - S8-E6

Question: Is the mining song Sheldon sings on this episode a real song? If so, what is it called?

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Chosen answer: The song is called "Dark as a Dungeon" and was written and first performed by singer-songwriter Merle Travis in 1946. It has been performed by a wide array of artists, including Tennessee Ernie Ford, Harry Belafonte, Dolly Parton, Queens of the Stone Age, Kathy Mattea and Amy Grant. But it was made most famous when it was performed and recorded by Johnny Cash during his concert at Folsom Prison in 1968. According to Wikipedia: "It is a lament about the danger and drudgery of being a coal miner in an Appalachian shaft mine. It has become a rallying song among miners seeking improved working conditions."

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