Big Bang Theory and how Leonard ‘just’ replicates work

bb-headThere’s a funny scene in Big Bang Theory’s Episode 15 (Season 2). Leonard’s mother Dr Beverley Hofstadter is visiting him at his lab, and she’s not impressed by his replication work.

Beverley: Leonard, it’s one o’clock, weren’t you going to show me your laboratory at one o’clock?

Leonard: There’s no hurry, Mother, tell them more about their secret love for each other.

Beverley: But it’s one o’clock, you were going to show me your laboratory at one o’clock.

Sheldon: Her reasoning is unassailable. It is one o’clock.

leonardLeonard: Fine. Let’s go. I think you’ll find my work pretty interesting. I’m attempting to replicate the dark matter signal found in sodium iodide crystals by the Italians.

Beverley: So, no original research?

Leonard: No.

Beverley: Well, what’s the point of my seeing it? I could just read the paper the Italians wrote.

Here’s the video

The scene is towards the end, at 3min.

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  1. […] it hard to take the proposal seriously. Disussions here on reproducibility, which are sometimes not strictly professional, led to two accepted panels on the ISA convention in Toronto on replication. This blog has, as many […]

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