The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

7 mistakes since 3 Dec '17, 00:00

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The Prom Equivalency - S8-E8

Other mistake: Leonard says he had a growth spurt after his high school prom. In "The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization" he told Penny that he still had all his clothes he owned since the eighth grade, after his last growth spurt.

The Big Bran Hypothesis - S1-E2

Character mistake: Sheldon is wrong about the physics of pushing the furniture up the stairs. This is not just a question of work (energy) but also of power (energy/time). Since he and Leonard cannot produce an unlimited amount of energy per second, they may need to push it slowly, contrary to what he asserts. This is a very serious and very basic error for Sheldon considering he has a PhD in Physics.

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 Proposal Proposal - S11-E1

Continuity mistake: When Penny and Bernadette are talking in the kitchen, the string for the teabag in Bernadette's yellow mug keeps moving between shots.

THGhost

The Cushion Saturation - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When Howard and Leslie are in the paintball shed, Howard's paintball ammo pack is closed, but when he and Leslie start kissing, it's open.

The Precious Fragmentation - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: At the cheesecake factory, the necklace is wrapped around his middle and ring fingers, then in the next shot, he is just holding it. (00:08:00)

Show generally

Deliberate mistake: Whenever anyone walks across the front hallway, it takes them 6-7 seconds to walk from one stairway to the other. On the backside of the stairway, it only takes 1-2 seconds to walk across.

terry s

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