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The Big Bang Theory (TV Series 2007– ) Poster

(2007– )

Goofs

Character error 

In one of the episodes when Sheldon moves in with Raj, Raj is watching an Indian movie. The actress of that movie is referred to as 'Aishvarya Rai', but it's actually 'Amisha Patel'.

Factual errors 

The opening titles are based on a time line of human history. A picture of Abraham Lincoln is followed by a picture of George Washington.
A line of the opening song states 'Neanderthals developed tools'. Homo habilis actually developed tools long before the Neanderthals.
There are several chronological errors in the pictorial time-line shown during the musical title sequence. For example, the Moai of Easter Island are shown as "BC" and the Giza Pyramids follow the Chichen Itza 'El Castillo'.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In one episode, Sheldon states that pets are banned under the roommate agreement, but in another he adopts 25 cats. But it's regularly shown that Sheldon uses the roommate agreement to his own advantage, sometimes unaware, but more often completely ignoring, how it affects Leonard.

Plot holes 

Howard states many times that he has a Masters degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, it is also stated often that Howard never left his mother's home before he married. While MIT does have distance learning programs, Howard's degree program would have had required him to attend classes on campus, which would have required him to have moved out of his mother's house prior to the start of the series.
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Revealing mistakes 

Whenever anyone is using the stairs in the apartment building, it is obvious that each floor is the same set, slightly redecorated. This can be most easily seen in the distinctive marks on the lamps that are next to each apartment doors (especially the one on the left.)
The front doors of the apartment building are even with Penny's apartment door, meaning her apartment - and those above and below - hangs out in space over the front sidewalk.

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