Big Bang Theory: Did you spot glaring Howard plot hole?
Young Sheldon is a prequel to the The Big Bang Theory and it proved popular with fans. Throughout the series Sheldon’s childhood friends we all know and love from The Big Bang Theory feature throughout. The two series link well but fans have spotted a slip-up in the prequel – have you seen it?
In the second season of Young Sheldon there is an episode which references something Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg in The Big Bang Theory) says.
According to fans from the Reddit site, Howard had sad he still used bed rails until he was 17 years old.
However video evidence from Young Sheldon shows Howard’s bed without rails at the age of 10.
The error which was missed by most was picked up in the media after it was spotted.
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The Reddit fan had said: “‘In season two, episode 23 [of the Big Bang Theory] Howard tells Raj’s parents that his mother kept safety rails on his bed until he was 17.
“However, in the Season 2 finale of Young Sheldon, we see a glimpse of Howard’s room, in which there appear to be no safety rails [and] Howard is approximately 10 years old.”
From video footage it does seem the fan is correct as there are no safety rails on the bed.
A number of other fans also jumped on the plot hole.
The continuity error could have been a genuine oversight but the writing team behind The Big Bang Theory have not spoken out about it.
Fans are now expecting to see more potential slip-ups and are keeping their eyes peeled while re-watching the series.
The issue has split fans as some have been defending Howard’s character, saying he is known for being over-dramatic.
This plot hole could also be his memory is not serving him as well as it used to when he was younger.
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Still, despite the error the ratings for Young Sheldon are not to be sniffed at.
Fans may have appreciated the little details could have been overlooked in order to focus on Sheldon’s progression as the lead character.
There have been worse slip-ups in other series, including the glaring error where a Starbucks cup was left in the foreground of a Game of Thrones set.
In the grand scheme of things fans have forgiven the writers for the oversight.
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The US comedy series which is airing on Channel 4 is about the gifted but awkward nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper.
He does not find it easy growing up in East Texas with his mother.
Young Sheldon is played by Ian Armitage, who is an acclaimed theatre actor at 11-years-old.
The rising star was reportedly he was named after Lord of the Rings hero Sir Ian McKellen.
The Big Bang Theory is available to stream on Netflix now
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