Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Should Never Have Doubted Sheldon

He's not much of a joker to begin with, and there was no "Bazinga!"

Himself and I are major fans of the TV show The Big Bang Theory, not a shock given that we are a matched pair of overeducated dorks.  We watch reruns of several episodes on most evenings.  One of last night's included the following lines of dialogue (and yes, I looked it up, I'm not that bad!!):

Leonard: You want to hear something weird?
Penny: Sure.
Sheldon: In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
Leonard: What are you talking about?
Sheldon: You asked Penny if she wanted to hear something weird.
Leonard: Yeah, because I have something weird to tell her.
Sheldon: Oh. I thought it was a game.
Penny: What’s yours?
Leonard: There’s this guy, Jimmy Speckerman, who used to torment me in high school. He sent me a message through Facebook. He’s in town and wants to have drinks.
Sheldon: Okay, Penny, if it were a game, here are your choices. An e-mail from an old acquaintance, or the head of one of the largest religious institutions in the world slam dunking to Sweet Georgia Brown. Pick.

I actually had to look it up today, because I simply couldn't envision any scenario in which Pope JPII would be formally associated with the Globetrotters!  Nevertheless, it appears to be true.

And THAT, my friends, definitely qualifies as the weird fact of the day.


  1. I wonder if we would like that series - we're always looking for new ones to watch. We're dorks, but not necessarily overeducated. :-)

  2. It's written well and really funny, Jennie. I'm a scientist and my husband is an engineer, and both of us went to grad school with people like the ones in this series (!) but the humor isn't science-dependent...it's more like a regular sitcom with scientists as characters. Let me know if you like it! Another good one that's newer is called Sullivan & Son...check that one out too. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_%26_Son.)


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