Posted: May 20, 2008 in TV, WTF

(The next installment of the saga is below this, FYI…)

And another thing… (readers: “What was the first thing?” Laura: “Hush, you.”) So last night Calvin and I were watching Must See TV (the series of shows on Monday night that we plant ourselves in front of each week). On The Big Bang Theory, a series of laughable events culminated in Sheldon explaining Schrödinger’s cat in detail to Penny. It was used as a comedic device throughout the rest of the episode.

After Must See TV was over, I went to the DVR list and pulled up the episode of Bones that had been recorded while we were watching Big Bang, since they’re on at the same time but on different stations. In the episode Angela was trying to explain a social paradigm that Zack just wasn’t getting. So he says, “I don’t get it.” Hodgins says, “Think Schrödinger’s cat.” And Zack says, “Now THAT makes sense to me.”

Is it me, or is it completely random and strange that such an obscure reference should be used in two shows – one a comedy, one a drama – on two separate stations, in the exact same time slot?

Insert Twilight Zone theme here.

  1. Kim says:

    Different but sort of the same: the last two books I’ve read, The Bright Forever and Household Words, both described the names of the stars that make up Orion’s Belt and Palmer Script, the old-fashioned style of handwriting they used to teach in elementary school. The books are by different authors, were totally different in subject matter and were just randomly picked out of my book pile. Again with the Twilight Zone music.

  2. Taoist Biker says:

    I always wanted one of those geeky t-shirts that said “Wanted: Schrodinger’s cat. Dead and alive.”

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