13 Dumbest Decisions By 'The Big Bang Theory' Characters
Making mistakes shouldn't be a big deal in general, but the characters from The Big Bang Theory are supposed to be geniuses, which makes their mistakes stand out in particular. The characters have goofed up plenty of times, usually through making decisions that are clearly not the smartest moves to make. These resulted in the characters suffering from the consequences, such as embarrassment, humiliation, and all-around bad luck.
Here are what may just be The Big Bang Theory's dumbest moments.
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Sheldon Changes The Address Of The Building To Hide From Amy Even Though She's Already Been There Before
In Season 4, episode 5, "The Desperation Emanation," Sheldon thinks Amy wants him to be her boyfriend and goes to great lengths to avoid her. He changes the address of his building and even asks the delivery man to go along with it.
However, Amy shows up at his place, anyway, which Leonard points out is due to the fact that she's been there before, and changing the address won't make a difference.
- 2105 VOTES
Howard Allows A Girl He Wants To Impress To Drive The Mars Rover
In Season 2, episode 8, "The Lizard-Spock Expansion," Howard finally manages to impress a girl to have her leave with him. However, he then calls his friends at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in an emergency to tell them he convinced her to come through the promise of letting her drive the Mars Rover, which ends up getting stuck in a ditch.
His attempt to hit it off with a date nearly caused him to not only lose his job but also destroy technology that is worth billions of dollars.
- 373 VOTES
Raj Thinks It's A Good Idea To Drink Excessively During A Job Interview
In Season 3, episode 4, "The Pirate Solution," Raj's research is a failure and he has to resort to finding a new job within the university or risk being deported to India. He manages to get an interview and manages to impress his prospective boss, only to find out he has another superior who's an attractive woman.
Since drinking is his counter to his selective mutism, Raj takes a sip of the alcohol present in the room to communicate with her. However, he then decides to keep on drinking to the point where he becomes inebriated and ends up hitting on the woman. Later on, he reveals that a complaint has been filed against him for harassment, which wouldn't have happened if he wasn't stupid enough to keep drinking when he didn't need to.
- 486 VOTES
Penny Gets Married To Zach On A Whim And Doesn't Think It's Serious For Years
In Season 7, episode 9, "The Thanksgiving Decoupling," Penny reveals she had once gone to Las Vegas with Zach and gotten married in a "fake" ceremony. Her friends then make her realize that she'd ended up deciding to get married for real since those ceremonies are legally binding.
Penny then has to summon Zach and get divorced after realizing they'd been married for years.
- 583 VOTES
Howard Tries To Use A Robotic Hand To Pleasure HimselfPhoto: Jacinda Rose / Pinterest
In the Season 4 premiere, Howard builds a robotic arm for work but misuses it by using it in his daily life.
He then has the dumb idea to use the arm on his privates as a creative way to pleasure himself, which ends up getting the arm stuck on his genitals and he has to suffer the embarrassment of being seen in public in this predicament.
- 659 VOTES
Raj Tries To Kiss Bernadette In Front Of Howard
In Season 4, episode 9, "The Boyfriend Complexity," Raj bemoans the fact he's lonely and wonders if there's something wrong with him. Bernadette assures him he's a very eligible man and any girl would be happy to kiss him if he wants to.
Raj is overwhelmed by her sentiment and decides to kiss Bernadette despite the fact that Howard is right there. Howard tries to break Raj's kiss attempt and ends up kissing Raj himself as the two then awkwardly realize what just happened.