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Penny for your thoughts. My thoughts for a Penny. How heavy is a Penny? I'm pitching this Penny.  In the episode from season 5, where Sheldon chastises Penny for eating the last Thai food morsel, the Krengjai piece (it appears to mean 'no electricity'-no refrigeration) (To coin a phrase), Sheldon states to go ahead, he has seen photos of Penny's mother. Yet later in the series we see a svelte Penny's mom, and family. Granted Penny's brother's sleekness may be chemically enhanced, but it seems an erroneous comment.  So, how much does a Penny weigh? It does not matter, a Penny is still thin, and shiny. Does this make cents?

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I've got a chip on my shoulder. Here is something to chew on, or not. (It should be 'Here is something on which to chew) In the episode where Prof. Rothman has his 'retirement' party, at the beginning of the episode, Sheldon was walking with the gang while holding a plate of shrimp. Sheldon states, "These shrimp are all the same size. There is no logical order to eat them in." First there are too many grammatical errors to list them all, but since this one also spells out another episodic error, I will address it. As Sheldon has admonished Leonard concerning ending sentences with a preposition (Leonard replied, What are you talking about?) Sheldon should have stated, 'There is no logical order in which to eat them.' Anyway, the real error is that Sheldon threw out the shrimp, because they were uniform in size,  rather than eat them. Yet, in another episode where Amy had Sheldon recite the ingredient list on a can of Pringles, Sheldon commented that the most important ingredient was uniformity. So, what the hay, Sheldon. Do you desire organized and uniform food, or do you refuse to eat uniform food? Plus, since Sheldon fixed his own plate of shrimp (no one touches his food.),, why did he not pick a plateful of varying sizes? I wonder, if Sheldon had shrimp on a Pringle, would it render him in perpetual vacillation, and possible starvation? To be eaten, or not to be eaten. That is the question.

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This is not an episodic error, but it is counterintuitive. Who's on second? Who's on first? I do know, and so will you. It's a baseball metaphor. Let's see which of the gang got to 2nd base? Raj likely got to 2nd base with Penny, and Howard. Howard got to 2nd with Bernadette, and Raj (Raj and Howard had checked out each other's cup size simultaneously ). Leonard got to 2nd base with Penny, and Amy (When Amy was sitting in the liquor store parking lot drunk, Leonard helped her up. Amy remarked that someone finally found 2nd base). Yet, Sheldon is the man with the most times getting to 2nd base (within the group). Sheldon got to 2nd base with Penny (Mistaking her bosom for her elbow while trying to dress her after she dislocated her shoulder), Amy (we should assume), and Mrs Wolowitz ( Sheldon stated he sprained his wrist trying to help lift  her bosom into the dress she was trying, while dress shopping, as part of his penance to meet Dr Stephen Hawking).For completeness, Amy likely got to 2nd base with Penny, when during their slumber party, Amy saw harmless lesbian experimentation as a web listed activity, and following Penny into her bedroom, we heard Penny scream. For some one who does not exceed at sports, he was the MVP. Maybe Amy should be runner up. 

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In the episode where Penny gives Sheldon and Leonard matching Star Trek Transporter toys, Penny, Leonard, and Sheldon refer to them as 'Mint in Box' (MIB). We saw Sheldon cut the taped seal to open, and then break his. These were not 'Mint in Box'. A sealed collectible toy is a higher level of rarity, 'Mint in Sealed Box' (MISB). MISB is rarer, and more expensive than MIB. When Leonard opened his box, if he kept all enclosed bits, he could still call it MIB. Forgive me, I am a nerd, and trip to the web will confirm this. For example, I have a Millennium Falcon MISB, but it is so old that the original taped closure gave way long ago, in a galaxy far, far, away..

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3 hours ago, Molecules said:

In the episode where Penny gives Sheldon and Leonard matching Star Trek Transporter toys, Penny, Leonard, and Sheldon refer to them as 'Mint in Box' (MIB). We saw Sheldon cut the taped seal to open, and then break his. These were not 'Mint in Box'. A sealed collectible toy is a higher level of rarity, 'Mint in Sealed Box' (MISB). MISB is rarer, and more expensive than MIB. When Leonard opened his box, if he kept all enclosed bits, he could still call it MIB. Forgive me, I am a nerd, and trip to the web will confirm this. For example, I have a Millennium Falcon MISB, but it is so old that the original taped closure gave way long ago, in a galaxy far, far, away..

Does it really matter? It's just a Sitcom. Even on dramas mistakes are made. I 've moved on and I'm just enjoying  watching the show, mistakes included.

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22 hours ago, chucky said:

Does it really matter? It's just a Sitcom. Even on dramas mistakes are made. I 've moved on and I'm just enjoying  watching the show, mistakes included.

I understand. It is a diversion for me, a mental challenge,  and a way to connect with fellow fans. It seems people like my entries, so I am trying to do something on the Young Sheldon site. Tripper e-mailed me , "That sounds like a great idea. You're right, your thread is one of the most popular topics in "The Show" board." I feel encouraged by that. In general, I guess, people seem to like my entries. I feel as courageous as Old Sheldon v Lovey Dovey, Young Sheldon v training wheels, Howard v flight, Leonard v Jimmy Speckerman, Raj v speaking, and Penny v nothing.

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1 hour ago, Molecules said:

I understand. It is a diversion for me, a mental challenge,  and a way to connect with fellow fans. It seems people like my entries, so I am trying to do something on the Young Sheldon site. Tripper e-mailed me , "That sounds like a great idea. You're right, your thread is one of the most popular topics in "The Show" board." I feel encouraged by that. In general, I guess, people seem to like my entries. I feel as courageous as Old Sheldon v Lovey Dovey, Young Sheldon v training wheels, Howard v flight, Leonard v Jimmy Speckerman, Raj v speaking, and Penny v nothing.

As I said, for me the show is over, so mistakes don't matter to me. Your posts are enjoyable and I get a kick out of reading them.

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This one may get you sick to your stomach. This is one to chew on (on which to chew). At the beginning of the season 8 episode, when Howard learns the last of his mom's frozen cooked meals have been thawing in the freezer, due to a power outage. The power had been out overnight. Usually, food in the fridge is insulated, and the cold is retained (even without power, for a while). Eventually the food would start going bad, having thawed. Raj tells Howard and Bernadette that the taste and texture will be compromised, if refrozen. Bernadette says nothing. She has a microbiology PHd. She should have alerted all that bacteria growth increases, and may get us sick. One bacterium divides every 20 minutes, on average. This means one bacteria becomes 8 in one hour, and increases exponentially. So, in 8 hours that single bacterium becomes about 17 million (if I did the math right). She should have been more concerned with food poisoning. If food is heated, it may kill off 'heat labile toxins' (they deactivate with heating the food). Also, refreezing stops the bacteria from multiplying, but, when thawed, starts from where it left off, and proceeds. It could have turned into a scene from the movie 'Bride's Maids', or at least the baked bean scene from 'Blazing Saddles'. No amount of Matzo Ball soup could quell that queasy Richter Scale  eruption. As Mrs. Wlowitz would say, 'I'm like an upside down volcano, here.'

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I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike... In the beginning of a season 10 episode, when Bert wins the Mc Arthur Award, Sheldon walks by the broken elevator with the gang, and sees a bicycle. He comments that if he could ride a bike, he would steal it. Yet, in a recent Young Sheldon episode, Young Sheldon learned to ride a bike without training wheels. Now, it is commonly said you never forget how to ride a bike. Plus, Sheldon does not forget. I seem to recall there are 2 types of memory, declarative (memory expressed vocally, or written), and procedural   (memory expressed as learned tasks). We may loose the former, but the latter is stored in deeper brain areas, and are more difficult to forget. So, fear not old tasks. Pick up that old instrument, play that game, wield that light saber, ride that bike. ((but be carful)) However, Sheldon never told Leonard that Amy taught him to drive a car. Perhaps, he can also fly a helicopter, or plane. He likely cashed in his Leonard gift card for train driving training. Woo woo, or, as Amy might say, Woo Hoo.

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42 minutes ago, Molecules said:

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike... In the beginning of a season 10 episode, when Bert wins the Mc Arthur Award, Sheldon walks by the broken elevator with the gang, and sees a bicycle. He comments that if he could ride a bike, he would steal it. Yet, in a recent Young Sheldon episode, Young Sheldon learned to ride a bike without training wheels. Now, it is commonly said you never forget how to ride a bike. Plus, Sheldon does not forget. I seem to recall there are 2 types of memory, declarative (memory expressed vocally, or written), and procedural   (memory expressed as learned tasks). We may loose the former, but the latter is stored in deeper brain areas, and are more difficult to forget. So, fear not, old tasks. Pick up that old instrument, play that game, wield that light saber, ride that bike. ((but be carful)) However, Sheldon never told Leonard that Amy taught him to drive a car. Perhaps, he can also fly a helicopter, or plane. He likely cashed in his Leonard gift card for train driving training. Woo woo, or, as Amy might say, Woo Hoo.

Besides getting a drivers license he also got a fishermans license!

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4 hours ago, Molecules said:

as Amy might say, Woo Hoo.

I don't think Amy actually said Woo Hoo. I believe it was just Who or Hoo.

3 hours ago, Mario D. said:

Besides getting a drivers license he also got a fishermans license!

Two things he will never use. Especially since he surrendered his Driver's License to the Officer who ticketed him for speeding and maybe reckless driving.

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1 hour ago, chucky said:

I don't think Amy actually said Woo Hoo. I believe it was just Who or Hoo.

Two things he will never use. Especially since he surrendered his Driver's License to the Officer who ticketed him for speeding and maybe reckless driving.

Amy's 'Woo Hoo' is the Beverly Hofstadter 'Yikes!' equivalency. Amy day dreamed about Choo Choo Sheldon. Amy remarked 'Woo Hoo' while being spanked by Sheldon. (She was very bad.) Also, Sheldon dreamed that Penny was paddling Leonard in his converted bedroom. Also, Dr Beverly ping ponged Dr Alfred Hofstadter, while Leonard hoped he dreamt. The only other ping pong paddle use was Amy, Raj, Penny, in a game. Either way they were all served.

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Amy's 'Woo Hoo' is the Beverly Hofstadter 'Yikes!' equivalency. Amy day dreamed about Choo Choo Sheldon. Amy remarked 'Woo Hoo' while being spanked by Sheldon. (She was very bad.) Also, Sheldon dreamed that Penny was paddling Leonard in his converted bedroom. Also, Dr Beverly ping ponged Dr Alfred Hofstadter, while Leonard hoped he dreamt. The only other ping pong paddle use was Amy, Raj, Penny, in a game.

Sorry, I never saw that. Must have been something I fast forwarded as I have a habit of doing to Shamy episodes.

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22 hours ago, chucky said:

Sorry, I never saw that. Must have been something I fast forwarded as I have a habit of doing to Shamy episodes.

That makes sense. That episodic moment happened at the episode end, during the credits. Only a vocal 'Woo Hoo!' right after a final bottom spank. Per the DVD extras interview, that scene was originally scripted as all vocal, and changed last minute, even the rest of the cast was wondering what was occurring.  

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On 11/25/2020 at 3:19 PM, Mario D. said:

Besides getting a drivers license he also got a fishermans license!

 

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Amy lost her mind in this one, and she did not even know it. What was Sheldon thinking? During the episode where Sheldon asks his assistant Alex to choose Amy X-mas gift choices, one was a framed signed print drawing of a neuron by Santiago Ramon y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience. Sheldon calls 'dibs' and keeps it for himself. In a season 11 episode concerning Edison v Tesla, Sheldon admits Amy is the only Neuroscientist Sheldon can name. He not only can name him, but can remind himself by just looking at the 'dibs' signed print. It was likely on a wall for display. All he had to do was  possibly lift his eyes. We know he threw his back out once by lifting a book, but these are only his eyes. There is something ironic, in that this topic is concerning the brain, and all he needed to do was use his. Mind over (gray) matter.

If interested, you can search the web and see Santiago Ramon y Cajal neuron drawings. It seems the image used in TBBT may have come from Scientific America Magazine. Try using it as part of your search. It seems to match up best with a screen grab from TBBT. He shared the 1906 Nobel Prize with Camillo Golgi (of Golgi Apparatus- a intracellular organelle akin to a digestive tract inside cells, and the Golgi Tendon Organ-the sheathed nerve clusters at tendon's ends that tries to hinder such things as Achilles Tendon ruptures). Of note, Santiago eventually became an MD, went to Cuba and contracted malaria, and tuberculosis.  Suffering for your art.

To continue...protection. To continue...Toulouse-Lautrec.

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On 11/25/2020 at 8:19 PM, Mario D. said:

Besides getting a drivers license he also got a fisherman's license!

And a permit to dispose of hazardous waste.

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This is not an episodic error. and this connection might be dead in the water, but there was a partial reunion of the 'Stand By Me' movie cast. Old Georgie-Vern (Jerry O'Connell), and Wil Wheaton-Gordie (Wil Wheaton) (who also played against Geordi La Forge (Levar Burton)). Georgie, Gordie, Geordi-Good Golly.

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I'll lay some skin on you. Skin on skin is always best. In the first episode of the 12th (last) season, Raj has a twitter war with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Raj remarks that "much like epithelial tissue, it appears I've gotten under your skin." , and Tyson remarks" Nice try, genius. The skin is epithelial tissue.". Not to get under anyone's skin, but  though this is true, it is also true that you can get your skin under your skin. It is called an epidermoid cyst. It is a pocket of outer skin growing beneath your skin outer covering. Skin is not designed to grow below the normal skin layer. As we shed our outer layers of skin they become the primary component of dust. In an epidermoid cyst, the sphere inner lining constantly sheds skin (Stratum Corneum), but has nowhere to go, so the ball can grow in size, under your outer skin. It is just one of the possible lumps underneath it all (as Gwen Stefani might sing). So that is the skinny. I hope it did not irritate you. I must admit it gives me some pleasure to give deGrasse a deGrasse kicking. Fun fact: a physical deGrasse kicking could traumatically cause a microscopic bit of epidermis to become implanted under the victim's outer skin, and cause an epidermoid cyst. So, a deGrasse kicking could cause epithelial tissue under his skin. A deGrasse kicking resulting in kicking his own deGrasse. QED

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On 11/28/2020 at 10:43 AM, Stephen Hawking said:

And a permit to dispose of hazardous waste.

And he was also a notary public.

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I will have to find the episode. Here is one to grow on. (on which to grow.) Leonard is quizzing Penny on the usage cautions of a new drug, using the mnemonic 'GRAVY". She states the drug should never be taken by any child, until they have stopped growing. In general, no child stops growing, while still a child. Bones grows by growth plates. Interestingly, the way bones grow (and heal during fractures) is by briefly laying down cartilage by specific cells (Chondroblasts). Next the cartilage frame work is eaten by  Osteoclasts, and replaced by bone deposition by Osteocytes. Growth Plates are areas of constant cartilage growth, and constantly being replaced by bone. In females these plates stop production by age 13-15 in females, and 15-17 in males. So, in general,  there is that awkward time when the girls are taller than the boys, but the boys eventually catch up, and surpass, except for Leonard, Howard, Raj, Bernadette, Penny and Cinnamon. This may be part of the reason why younger girls go for  the older boys, at least for a time. The point is that, in general,  all children are still growing. Teenagers are still growing. Although, as Bernadette said, 'Thanks for the prenatal cigarettes, mom'. Hey, between this entry and the last one- It is just skin and bones.

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Season 1, Episode 1, Penny asks to use the shower, and meets Howard and Raj for the first time wearing butt a towel. Yet, somehow, soon after the 'bonne douche', Penny is wearing a different outfit, sitting on the sofa with the guys. Was that an error in continuity? Did Penny borrow the towel, and go back to her apartment to change, and then come back for Howard, and Raj?  Did the Great Howdini perform his greatest trick of all time? As Raj uttered, 'Smooth".

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Mire than likely she took the shower then went to her apartment to change. Not every thing is an error. I watch to enjoy the show, not to look for errors. The so called errors don't bother me. I consider them meaningless.

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