The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

4 mistakes in season 9

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The Separation Oscillation - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: Sheldon is returning Amy's scarf and says, "You wore it the night we went ice skating, remember?" to which Amy replies, "You mean the night that I went ice skating and you stood at the rail Googling the symptoms of hypothermia." But in episode 8-12: The Space Probe Disintegration, Amy states that she cannot go ice skating because she has "unnaturally brittle ankles." (00:04:55)

Laura Hinton Dean
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The 2003 Approximation - S9-E4

Factual error: Sheldon tries to pretend that it is 2003, before he met Leonard. But in the episode The 21 Second Excitation S4 E8 it was stated Leonard and Sheldon waited in line for 14 hours to see the midnight premiere of Star Trek: Nemesis. Star Trek: Nemesis premiered on the 9th of December 2002.

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The Platonic Permutation - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: In episode 16 of season 1, Penny is talking about making a cake for Leonard's birthday and states she knows his birthday because she was checking a horoscope for him. But in this episode she does not know when his birthday is, which leads to Leonard revealing he was secretly reading Penny's diary. (00:40:00)

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Suggested correction: It's certainly possible to forget something you knew eight years ago.

LorgSkyegon
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This is perhaps true for two people who rarely have contact, but I would list this as a character mistake. Penny and Leonard are in a serious relationship and are married at this point.

Bishop73
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I forgot my wife's birthday on a number of occasions. It's one of the reasons she is now my ex-wife.

There's a difference between forgetting and not knowing.

Bishop73

This is also a couple who BOTH forgot it was their anniversary.

LorgSkyegon

The Matrimonial Momentum - S9-E1

Continuity mistake: In the first half of the episode while in Las Vegas, Penny's hair is short; however, later in the episode when she is back in the apartment speaking with Sheldon, her hair is much longer, albeit tied back in a bun, but very obviously much longer and a very different color. The scene from Las Vegas to her apartment was less than 24 hours apart and would have been impossible for her hair to have grown so much.

ljh2100

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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The Euclid Alternative - S2-E5

Question: Though it comes up in other episodes as well, this one is focused on Sheldon needing a ride everywhere he goes because he can't drive, not to mention his not being welcome on the bus. Of course, this story element would be nonexistent if there was a simple answer, but it does beg the question: Does Pasadena not have taxicabs?

MFWills

Chosen answer: It does. The variable cleanliness of the cab and the habit of taxi drivers to engage customers in small talk would be too much for Sheldon to handle, and not an option for him.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Answer: Sheldon DID finally use a taxi when going to the airport to see and propose to Amy in New Jersey.

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