The Big Bang Theory

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.

Trivia: During Season 3, the producers learned of a show called "The Theorists" in the country of Belarus that was a copy of this show. A lawsuit for copyright infringement would have been pointless since the production company for "The Theorists" was owned by the Belarus government. A lawsuit, however, was not needed because when the actors and actresses found out the show was a rip-off this one, they promptly quit and "The Theorists" was cancelled.

Trivia: Amy's apartment number is 314, ie. Pi (well, a variation - 3.14...). Very fitting.

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The Recollection Dissipation - S10-E20

Trivia: When Amy sings "Soft Kitty" in German she more or less translates it literally. The German dubbed version of the show uses completely different lyrics for its rendition instead of just translating the original version.

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The Bat Jar Conjecture - S1-E13

Trivia: When Leonard, Howard and Raj are contemplating who to have as the fourth member of their Physics Bowl team, Raj says, "You know who's apparently very smart is the girl who played TV's 'Blossom'. She got a Ph.d in Neuroscience or something." The girl he's referring to is actress Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler in later episodes of The Big Bang Theory. Interestingly, she is the only recurring cast member on the show that actually does have a Ph.d in real life.

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The Work Song Nanocluster - S2-E18

Trivia: Penny is the only character whose original surname was never officially revealed (she took Leonard's surname when she married him). That said, a close zoom in on a package she receives in season 2, episode 18, "The Work Song Nanocluster" appears to show her surname as "Teller". The creators have said that was simply a default placeholder prop and was never meant to be legible on screen, so it's not canonically her surname.

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The Excelsior Acquisition - S3-E16

Trivia: Raj's question about why so many of Stan Lee's characters' first and last names begin with the same initial (Peter Parker, Reed Richards, Bruce Banner, etc.) has been answered by Lee in interviews before: He has a bad memory for names, so if he can remember one of their names, he knows the other starts with the same letter.

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Trivia: During the intro, as the timeline at the bottom of the frame scrolls, "91,0009C" is written instead of "91,000BC". Also, between 1200BC and 1000BC it reads 100100BC instead of 1100BC. Can't be seen without freeze frame, so trivia rather than a mistake.

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Trivia: When Penny becomes a bartender, it was because Kaley broke her leg horse riding and they had to keep filming, so she kept the cast hidden behind the bar.

The Excelsior Acquisition - S3-E16

Plot hole: In Series 1, Episode 7, "The Dumpling Paradox, " Sheldon makes an oblique reference to his financial status: "Frankly, if I could afford the rent, I'd ask you [Leonard] to leave, " meaning he cannot pay the rent on his two bedroom apartment by himself - not that he doesn't want to, he can't. However, in "The Execlsior Acquisition, " we find that he does not even cash his pay cheques. He doesn't even deposit them into a bank account - he leaves them in a drawer in his desk. In Series 2 Episode 14 "The Financial Permeability", he lends Penny a large amount of money from a huge bankroll he just happens to have lying about - again, without cashing his pay cheques! He is obviously independently wealthy. Either he doesn't have enough money to afford the rent or he has enough to work without being paid while practically giving large amounts of cash away. Can't be both.

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Suggested correction: Not being able to afford doesn't necessarily mean he doesn't have the money, especially a man like Sheldon. He works with a budget and he sticks to it. In his budget he has a certain amount set aside for rent, anything more than that and he can't afford it alone.

Nonsense. If he was sticking to a "rigid budget" he wouldn't have even thought of lending a hopeless credit risk like Penny a single cent. Instead he throws a huge bankroll at her without even discussing a repayment plan.

Rubbish, I stick to a strict budget but still have the money to lend to close friends. Like Penny is to him.

He might have different budgets for different things. People could get a higher margin because they could be of more use to the scientific mind of Sheldon.

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Question: How come Raj has no problem speaking to his mother, but, when around other women, such as Penny, he immediately stops talking? Also, why does he have to whisper in someone's ear if he wants to ask Penny something?

Answer: Because Raj's selective mutism seems to be caused by women that Raj sees (on some sort of conscious or subconscious level) as a potential sexual partner. An attribute that wouldn't apply to either his sister or mother.

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