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14th Jan '18 4:11:45 PM WildKatGirl
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14th Jan '18 4:10:58 PM WildKatGirl
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: At one point, Sheldon tries to drive Raj out of his office by filling it with ammonia and hydrogen sulphide. In response, Raj lights an aromatherapy candle, which causes the hydrogen sulphide to explode. Now, hydrogen sulphide ignites at concentrations between 4.3% and 46%, meaning that the air in Sheldon's office must have contained at least 4.3% hydrogen sulphide. The problem is, hydrogen sulphide is highly toxic, and concentrations above 0.1% cause instant collapse with loss of breathing. So really, Raj, Leonard and probably everyone in the same corridor of Sheldon's office should be dead.

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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: At one point, Sheldon tries to drive Raj out of his office by filling it with ammonia and hydrogen sulphide. In response, Raj lights an aromatherapy candle, which causes the hydrogen sulphide to explode. Now, hydrogen sulphide H[[subscript:2]]S ignites at concentrations between 4.3% and 46%, meaning that the air in Sheldon's office must have contained at least 4.3% hydrogen sulphide.H[[subscript:2]]S. The problem is, hydrogen sulphide is highly toxic, and concentrations above 0.1% cause instant collapse with loss of breathing. So really, Raj, Leonard and probably everyone in the same corridor of Sheldon's office should be dead. And even ignoring its toxicity, high levels of H[[subscript:2]]S can paralyse the olfactory nerve and deaden the sense of smell, rendering Sheldon's plan completely pointless.
14th Jan '18 3:58:03 PM WildKatGirl
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: At one point, Sheldon tries to drive Raj out of his office by filling it with ammonia and hydrogen sulphide. In response, Raj lights an aromatherapy candle, which causes the hydrogen sulphide to explode. Now, hydrogen sulphide ignites at concentrations between 4.3% and 46%, meaning that the air in Sheldon's office must have contained at least 4.3% hydrogen sulphide. The problem is, hydrogen sulphide is highly toxic, and concentrations above 0.1% cause instant collapse with loss of breathing. So really, Raj, Leonard and probably everyone in the same corridor of Sheldon's office should be dead.
14th Jan '18 3:02:09 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: In the episode where Raj gets in ''People'' Magazine's "Top 30 under 30", he brags about it to some guy sitting nearby. This turns out to be Charlie from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', who tells him to call when he's on the cover. (This is a direct reference to the fact that Creator/CharlieSheen has indeed been on the cover of ''People'' many, ''many'' times.)
** In Season 3, LewisBlack plays an entomologist who settles a dispute between Sheldon and Howard.

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In the episode where Raj gets in ''People'' Magazine's "Top 30 under 30", he brags about it to some guy sitting nearby. This turns out to be Charlie from ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', who tells him to call when he's on the cover. (This is a direct reference to the fact that Creator/CharlieSheen has indeed been on the cover of ''People'' many, ''many'' times.)
** In Season 3, LewisBlack Creator/LewisBlack plays an entomologist who settles a dispute between Sheldon and Howard.
23rd Dec '17 4:14:29 PM nombretomado
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** Howard's exclamations of "I'm Batman!" while in full costume, which are hilarious both due to his pint-sized stature and overall imitation of Christian Bale's deep and gravelly voice in ''TheDarkKnightSaga''.

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** Howard's exclamations of "I'm Batman!" while in full costume, which are hilarious both due to his pint-sized stature and overall imitation of Christian Bale's deep and gravelly voice in ''TheDarkKnightSaga''.''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
18th Dec '17 2:29:11 PM KJMackley
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* TheEndingChangesEverything: The [[MilestoneCelebration 100th Episode]] starts with Leonard and Sheldon climbing the stairs, and Leonard glances Penny with Amy and Bernadette in her apartment. He impulsively asks her out, which she accepts, and the rest of the episode is them exploring if they can be together again, which devolves into keeping their new relationship a secret,
[[PoorCommunicationKills arguments over miscommunication]] and defaulting to having sex to distract them from their problems. Leonard confesses that all scenarios that go through his head about them end badly, and she tells him he is always overthinking things. [[spoiler: We then jump back into the original stairwell scene, as the entire episode was a daydream that happened in an instant the moment he saw Penny. He impulsively asks her out again,]] but this time she asks if he has thought this through and he replies "Yes, and [[ScrewFate I think we should go anyway]]."

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: The [[MilestoneCelebration 100th Episode]] starts with Leonard and Sheldon climbing the stairs, and Leonard glances Penny with Amy and Bernadette in her apartment. He impulsively asks her out, which she accepts, and the rest of the episode is them exploring if they can be together again, which devolves into keeping their new relationship a secret,
secret [[PoorCommunicationKills arguments over miscommunication]] and defaulting to having sex to distract them from their problems. Leonard confesses that all scenarios that go through his head about them end badly, and she tells him he is always overthinking things. [[spoiler: We then jump back into the original stairwell scene, as the entire episode was a daydream that happened in an instant the moment he saw Penny. He impulsively asks her out again,]] but this time she asks if he has thought this through and he replies "Yes, and [[ScrewFate [[ScrewDestiny I think we should go anyway]]."
18th Dec '17 2:28:14 PM KJMackley
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* TheEndingChangesEverything: The [[MilestoneCelebration 100th Episode]] starts with Leonard and Sheldon climbing the stairs, and Leonard glances Penny with Amy and Bernadette in her apartment. He impulsively asks her out, which she accepts, and the rest of the episode is them exploring if they can be together again, which devolves into keeping their new relationship a secret,
[[PoorCommunicationKills arguments over miscommunication]] and defaulting to having sex to distract them from their problems. Leonard confesses that all scenarios that go through his head about them end badly, and she tells him he is always overthinking things. [[spoiler: We then jump back into the original stairwell scene, as the entire episode was a daydream that happened in an instant the moment he saw Penny. He impulsively asks her out again,]] but this time she asks if he has thought this through and he replies "Yes, and [[ScrewFate I think we should go anyway]]."
13th Dec '17 7:17:40 PM razorrozar7
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** The theme song, performed by ''Music/BarenakedLadies'', contains the line "the autotrophs began to drool". Autotrophs are organisms that sustain themselves by refining sunlight into energy, colloquially known as "plants", which are not generally noted for their capacity to drool. The appropriate term would be "heterotrophs", which refers to any organism that does not get energy directly from sunlight.

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** The theme song, performed by ''Music/BarenakedLadies'', Music/BarenakedLadies, contains the line "the autotrophs began to drool". Autotrophs are organisms that sustain themselves by refining sunlight into energy, colloquially known as "plants", which are not generally noted for their capacity to drool. The appropriate term would be "heterotrophs", which refers to any organism that does not get energy directly from sunlight.
13th Dec '17 7:14:57 PM razorrozar7
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Sheldon. Yes, ''[[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]]''. When [[DrivesLikeCrazy he is unable to learn to drive on a driving simulation without]] crashing into a pet store or [[RefugeInAudacity ending up on the second floor of a building]], he claims that because he is the [[EvolutionaryLevels next stage in the evolution of humanity]], citing his [[WeWillNotHaveAppendixesInTheFuture small incisors]] and his massive brain, he does not need to learn how to drive, because the task is beneath him. Evolution does ''not'' work that way! Sheldon Cooper is also egotistical and occasionally delusionally convinced of his own superiority. He has been known to occasionally ignore various scientific principles in order to win arguments, particularly when it comes to superhero physics.

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Sheldon. Yes, ''[[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]]''. When [[DrivesLikeCrazy he is unable to learn to drive on a driving simulation without]] crashing into a pet store or [[RefugeInAudacity ending up on the second floor of a building]], he claims that because he is the [[EvolutionaryLevels next stage in the evolution of humanity]], citing his [[WeWillNotHaveAppendixesInTheFuture small incisors]] and his massive brain, he does not need to learn how to drive, because the task is beneath him. Evolution does ''not'' work that way! Sheldon Cooper is also egotistical and occasionally delusionally convinced of his own superiority. He has been known to occasionally ignore various scientific principles in order to win arguments, particularly when it comes to superhero physics.physics.
** The theme song, performed by ''Music/BarenakedLadies'', contains the line "the autotrophs began to drool". Autotrophs are organisms that sustain themselves by refining sunlight into energy, colloquially known as "plants", which are not generally noted for their capacity to drool. The appropriate term would be "heterotrophs", which refers to any organism that does not get energy directly from sunlight.
12th Dec '17 12:55:55 AM KJMackley
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* AltarTheSpeed:
** Leonard and Penny spend a season engaged but putting off any real plans on getting married. When Sheldon calls them out on it, Penny suggests VivaLasVegas to Leonard and they get married later that night. A season later, after realizing that [[DidYouThinkICantFeel Beverly Hofstader is actually upset]] not getting to see them get married, they hold a second wedding where their family got to attend.
** Sheldon and Amy get engaged but struggle with collaborating with wedding details (Amy wants a rustic ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' style carriage ride, Sheldon wants her to arrive at an honor guard of [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]]). They decide to do a quick marriage at the court house, but Sheldon backs off as he realizes he wants a big wedding ''because'' he never thought he would meet someone like Amy and actually want to get married.



* CannotSpitItOut: In the episode "The Monopolar Expedition", the Season 2 finale, Leonard is preparing to leave Pasadena for a three-month long expedition to the North Pole. Penny, who is not dating him at the time, realizes that she loves him. She wants to tell him to stay, but Cannot Spit It Out. So Leonard leaves anyway and Penny is left in anguish.

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* CannotSpitItOut: In the episode last few episodes of season two it becomes apparent that Penny has started to fall in love with Leonard, but was not ready to tell him (likely because of how awkward things got when they tried dating earlier). In the season finale "The Monopolar Expedition", the Season 2 finale, Leonard is and the others are preparing to leave Pasadena for a three-month long expedition to the North Pole. Penny, who is Pole and Penny starts acting oddly: upset about not dating being informed earlier, buying him at a blanket (with sleeves) and giving him an unusually long hug goodbye. Leonard catches on to the time, realizes that hints and tries confronting her about it, which she loves him. She wants to tell him to stay, but Cannot Spit It Out. So deflects and denies. Once Leonard leaves anyway and Penny she privately admits sadly she wished he wasn't going. When they return the first thing she does is left in anguish. plant a big kiss on him, seeming after having plenty of time regretting not telling him how she felt.
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