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On 9/26/2020 at 2:26 AM, Molecules said:

In essence, this episodic error shows Sheldon trying to turn water into wine, or turning the Nile red, or getting blood from a stone (cold fox). In the episode where Penny dislocates her shoulder, Sheldon tries to help dress her. Penny does not want underwear, just shorts and a top. Sheldon complies. Later, while Sheldon is filling out the ER medical forms, he comments, due to Penny's reaction, that her menses is in progress. Now, from other episodes, we know that Sheldon has calculated Penny's cycle, even though Amy hoped they would all sync. Also, Penny would likely need more than shorts, if that were true, especially just coming from the shower. So, why did Sheldon wisely make that assumption? We know Sheldon knows a lot about medicine . Perhaps, typically, he is unaware of his caustic nature to others that would promote such responses, as Penny's. Regardless , Sheldon would evaluate factually, and not emotionally. As Leslie Winkle might comment, 'PMS, it's a little early.'?

Sheldon's insightfulness and ability to recognise or use sarcasm comes and goes. Whether or not Sheldon really thought Penny was 'made cranky by the shedding of her uterine lining' as he once called it, doesn't matter. If she had taken care of matters before getting into the shower then she'd be OK with shorts for a few hours.

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1 hour ago, joyceraye said:

Sheldon's insightfulness and ability to recognise or use sarcasm comes and goes. Whether or not Sheldon really thought Penny was 'made cranky by the shedding of her uterine lining' as he once called ir, doesn't matter. If she had taken care of matters before getting into the shower then she'd be OK with shorts for a few hours.

Totally agree. I do believe Leonard warned her about not having non-slip patches on her bath tub floor. She should have listened. I'm surprised Leonard didn't install them when he first started taking a shower there.

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4 hours ago, Molecules said:

we know Penny used the guy's shower on the first episode. Penny should have felt the difference that adhesive ducks can make.

She should have realized she needed something to prevent slipping. I'm sure Leonard would have gotten some and installed them if asked.

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On 10/1/2020 at 7:14 PM, Molecules said:

This entry will be a work in progress. In an episode, Sheldon answers Penny's question as to whether Amy dresses up in costumes. Sheldon states, Amy does not believe in dressing in costumes. She is not a free spirit, like me. Yet, there are multiple examples of Amy dressing up: 'Little House on The Prairie 'look from her fantasy novel, as Bernadette, Raggedy Ann for Halloween, traditional colonial dress for her Christmas party. 

Not to mention, Clara from Back to the Future from the Season 12 Halloween Episode.

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On 10/2/2020 at 1:14 AM, Molecules said:

This entry will be a work in progress. In an episode, Sheldon answers Penny's question as to whether Amy dresses up in costumes. Sheldon states, Amy does not believe in dressing in costumes. She is not a free spirit, like me. Yet, there are multiple examples of Amy dressing up: 'Little House on The Prairie 'look from her fantasy novel, as Bernadette, Raggedy Ann for Halloween, traditional colonial dress for her Christmas party. 

Sheldon gets things wrong. He's not a great rememberer of what other people think or say unless it suits his own ends.

 

1 hour ago, Molecules said:

In the Todd Zarnecki episode, Penny brings day old cheesecake to show compassion to Sheldon, and Sheldon states, "stale pastry is hollow succor to a man who is bereft of ostrich". Penn replies, "Just say thank you". Sheldon replies, "I thought I just did". After looking up the words, it seems that Sheldon actually commented that the stale cheesecake was inadequate support in his time of distress to someone who was grieving due to the loss of his ostrich, Glenn. That is not an apology to me, but, perhaps to Sheldon, it is as close as he would come. I enjoy this forum, but it is hollow succor to a fan bereft of new Big Bang episodes. Any comments?

There's plenty of fan fictionto keep you going. The writers did make a point of saying we should think of their lives continuing, which is why they didn't  write an ending.

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1 hour ago, joyceraye said:

Sheldon gets things wrong. He's not a great rememberer of what other people think or say unless it suits his own ends.

So very true!

1 hour ago, joyceraye said:

There's plenty of fan fictionto keep you going.

Yeah there is plenty.

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47 minutes ago, Molecules said:

Let me try to hang my hat on this one. In a 5th season episode, the guys are playing the 'Billy the Kid' vs the 'White Wizard of the North' version of the Mystic Warlords of Ka'a card game. Howard comments how ridiculous it is to wear a Cowboy hat. Yoo-hoo, Howard wore his own Toy Story cowboy hat when visiting Mrs Cooper to bring Sheldon back. Do I get a  tip of the hat, or a Yippie Ki-yay MoFo? If the hat fits, wear it.

Two different things. Sheldon wore a cowboy hat playing a game. Howard was trying to fit in out there in Texas. It was a ridiculous Toy Story hat. Mary was so right telling him to get rid of the hat.

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On 8/20/2020 at 12:52 AM, Molecules said:

In the episode where the Penny and Amy are deciding where to go and force their men to attend, Penny suggests horse back riding, but Amy states she can not. Amy claims she has a 22 degree angle of thigh separation.

Amy also states she can't go Ice Skating, because she has unusually brittle ankles.

However, in the Separation Oscillation, Amy says "You mean the night that I went ice-skating, and you stood at the rail Googling the symptoms of hypothermia?"

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On 10/4/2020 at 2:36 AM, chucky said:

Not to mention, Clara from Back to the Future from the Season 12 Halloween Episode.

Loved that outfit.

On 10/6/2020 at 12:55 AM, Molecules said:

Do I get a  tip of the hat, or a Yippie Ki-yay MoFo?

No, but you might get a Yeehaw. 😁

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On 10/1/2020 at 8:14 PM, Molecules said:

This entry will be a work in progress. In an episode, Sheldon answers Penny's question as to whether Amy dresses up in costumes. Sheldon states, Amy does not believe in dressing in costumes. She is not a free spirit, like me. Yet, there are multiple examples of Amy dressing up: 'Little House on The Prairie 'look from her fantasy novel, as Bernadette, Raggedy Ann for Halloween, traditional colonial dress for her Christmas party. 

This was before Amy's transformation.  At this point in time (mid season four), she was still mostly the original Amy.  She didn't drink either, nor was she interested in sex, among other things.  Those came about in the second half of season four, as she spent more and more time with Bernadette, and especially Penny.   So, I don't see this as an episodic error, more as the before of the Before and After Amy. 

And now back to writing fan fic.  

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43 minutes ago, Tensor said:

This was before Amy's transformation.  At this point in time (mid season four), she was still mostly the original Amy.  She didn't drink either, nor was she interested in sex, among other things.  Those came about in the second half of season four, as she spent more and more time with Bernadette, and especially Penny.   So, I don't see this as an episodic error, more as the before of the Before and After Amy. 

And now back to writing fan fic.  

So true

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3 hours ago, Molecules said:

In a season 5 episode, Leonard is demonstrating how to barter scientific demonstrations for sex with Penny. One demonstration was prefaced by asking Penny if she had any piercings, and related some guy who had his nipple ring ripped off by the magnet strength. Leonard added that now he is on a list for a donor nipple. Yes, this is for comedic effect, but to be clear you do not go on a nipple donor list. This is frivolous. You would need to take anti-rejection meds for life. Nipple transplants do not happen. Primary repair, suturing would treat most. Otherwise, among other corrections, donor tissue from within the inner check can be fashioned into a replacement, or in the female, tissue can be harvested from 'between the legs'. Otherwise, skin can be fashioned and tattooed to color match. Either way, ironically,  the nipples 'suck'

You're overeacting. It was for comedy only. He was showing Penny the equipment in the lab and how they worked. Penny got aroused by his voice and his smarts. She visited his office to learn what he did at work. That she got sexually aroused was on Penny not Leonard. What red-blooded man would turn down sex with his aroused girlfriend?

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On 10/13/2020 at 4:54 AM, Stephen Hawking said:

Mayim doesn't have a dowager's hump. It's just something she invented for Amy.

I know you are an Amy devotee. It appears she does have early upper spine deformity. I could be wrong. Time will tell. No offense intended. Res ipsa loquitur.

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1 hour ago, Molecules said:

Respectfully, I beg to differ. On Amy, Sheldon's, Penny's first date, Amy confessed to a number of lab produced orgasms tolling 128. Penny said it counted, and Penny is the sex savant. 

 

This just demonstrates my point.   Amy and Sheldon met in (3.23  The Lunar Excitation) .  Where she specifically stated all forms of physical contact were "off the table".     Shamy's first date,  (4.01  The Robotic Manipulation) ) was only one show after that, and if Amy had to ask if it counted, she obviously didn't think it counted.  Four episodes later (4.05, The Desperation Emanation),  Amy eschews the idea of sex and Sheldon specifically, as a joke, says they should have sex, then adds bazinga, and Amy didn't object to not having sex.  

 

1 hour ago, Molecules said:

 Lest we forget the other 'man' in Amy's life...Gerard (her CVS electric tooth brush).  Even while dating Sheldon, she needed to 'brush her teeth' with Sheldon in the next room.  All to state that Amy was always interested in 'Pon Farr', without going too farr. Otherwise, Amy's mom would declare her a whore, and lock her i the closet, for a time.

She mentioned Gerard, in the second half of season four (episode 4.17 The Toast Derivation), just like I said, where her transformation was beginning.   The time with Sheldon sitting in the next room, was in season five (5-18 The Werewolf Transformation), again after the start of her transformation in the  second half of season four.  And, a desire to masturbate, is not the equivalent of a desire to have sex with another person.

 

 

 

 

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On 10/18/2020 at 11:45 PM, Molecules said:

See if this fits. This is not an episodic error, but similar to not knowing Penny's last name, or seeing Mrs  Wolowitz (Yes, there was a fleeting scurry across the kitchen doorway),I believe we have never seen Bernadette wearing a pair of pants. Yes, we have seen her wearing pajama bottoms, and we know she owns pants, because she commented that Howard wore her pants by mistake (and they were too tight on him). Ironic, since Bernadette clearly 'wears the pants' in that family. Any comments? Correct me if I am wrong. 

Oh it's 'pants'  in the American meaning of the word ie trousers ? Of course, it must be ! Silly me. I was picturing him wearing her pants as in what the Americans call 'underwear ' and we call pants, briefs, or knickers. After all these years I am enlightened.

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On 10/22/2020 at 4:37 PM, Molecules said:

No worries. All the proper English I learned came from British comedies, such as: Monty Python, Goodies, Are You Being Served, Marty Feldman, and Faulty Towers. Correct me if I am wrong, but ' 'smoking a fag' has a different meaning for the British. Other examples: quim, John Thomas, bum, and arse. Therefore, John Thomas may be an arse, but you will likely find him in quim. The song lyric 'Come on without, come on within, you'll not see nothing like the mighty quim' has new meaning. Likewise, bumming a fag. 

I don't know what quim is. John Thomas is a term from a bygone age, we say 'willie' or 'dangly bits' now. I think the Mighty Quinn was an Eskimo or as they say in the US  Inuit. Yes, bum aka backside the noun is a bottom, and bum the verb is to borrow  something in  lowly way, also known as to scrounge. A fag is a cigarette and a faggot is a piece of minced ( ground ) meat with onion or a bunch of twigs for lighting a fire. Underwear is all the garments worn under the outer clothing, such as slip or petticoat, bra, pants, singlet and vest.

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1 hour ago, joyceraye said:

I don't know what quim is. John Thomas is a term from a bygone age, we say 'willie' or 'dangly bits' now. I think the Mighty Quinn was an Eskimo or as they say in the US  Inuit. Yes, bum aka backside the noun is a bottom, and bum the verb is to borrow  something in  lowly way, also known as to scrounge. A fag is a cigarette and a faggot is a piece of minced ( ground ) meat with onion or a bunch of twigs for lighting a fire. Underwear is all the garments worn under the outer clothing, such as slip or petticoat, bra, pants, singlet and vest.

Thank you for that information. Some I knew, others I was questionable about. Now I have a better understanding when reading. Again thank you for the insightful post.

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4 hours ago, Molecules said:

Therefore, a Brit can proudly proclaim to all that they often 'eat a faggot', and do so  whenever  possible, without raising an eyebrow.

Probably not in England. I've never heard that phrase before and I'll be 65 next month. I'm betting it's not said too often here in the states. 

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3 hours ago, Molecules said:

Okay, you may not have heard this one before, and it may raise some hairs, and be painful. I know this is not technically an episodic error, but I have longed to have you hear about this one. In the same way Sheldon has enlightened us about such random topics, as the Capybara, the baby hippo sized rodent, and Spiderman doing whatever a spider can. Sheldon should have told us of the murder of Ludwig von Beethoven. The book and documentary, 'Beethoven's Hair', goes into great detail, and the amazing path of ownership of a lock of Beethoven's hair. Beethoven was known to have a very difficult personality, he wrote many classical music pieces while being deaf, he claimed to be in constant great pain, but claimed to never take the pain killer of the day, opium, to have a clear head for his musical composing. He literally suffered for his art. He died. Why? A lock of his hair, taken while on his death bed, was eventually tested. The test results showed that he had lead poisoning, and no traces of opium use. Lead poisoning causes altered personalities, deafness, extreme pain, and death. If the lead was rampant, then many would have suffered and died. Therefore Beethoven was intentionally murdered. Remember the film "Arsenic and Old Lace"? Heavy. Similarly, the Mad hatter, of "Alice in Wonderland" was mad, as all hatters of the day, due to Mercury poisoning. Mercury was used in the production of top hats. Sheldon repeatedly brought up Marie Curie, why not Beethoven? Also, please be aware that Beethoven would have never wanted Nazis to use his music, as he actively denounced the use of his music by another dictator  of his day, Napoleon. Rings true today where contemporary musicians have demanded 'cease and desist' orders of current 'would be' giant dick-tators. See how I added the 'tator'.

Very interesting facts

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On 10/23/2020 at 6:44 PM, joyceraye said:

I think the Mighty Quinn was an Eskimo or as they say in the US  Inuit.

To me, the Mighty Quinn (not Quim) is a song by Manfred Mann.

On 10/23/2020 at 6:44 PM, joyceraye said:

John Thomas is a term from a bygone age, we say 'willie' or 'dangly bits' now.

I actually knew someone called John Thomas, and I've also met someone called Michael Hunt.

Parents can be so cruel. 🙂

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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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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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