“The Big Bang Theory” is full of hilarious jokes, but what`s not bazinga is Sheldon Cooper`s chord. The roommate contract can be shaken anyway, as Leonard and Penny are getting married for the start of the season, which means Leonard is likely to move. To be on time, Greg. Yet only parts of the space agreement between Sheldon and Leonard are known. In order to give you all a little insight into the details of the current known roommate agreement, we strive to gather them here. The big joke about The Big Bang Theory is that Sheldon can be crazy – that his brilliance is overshadowed only by his “weirdness,” and that his friends must constantly find ways to handle all the bonkers Sheldon asks of the people around him. The one who really does is of course his roommate leonard. He has to deal with Sheldon`s demands on a daily basis, as they live together (until the end of the series, of course) and Sheldon (as Sheldon) makes him sign a very complicated “Roommate Agreement”. One of the best parts of The Big Bang Theory is to observe the relationship between Sheldon Cooper and all those with whom he interacts. You might think he`s relatively “normal” around his roommate, Leonard, but it couldn`t be further from the truth. Even after living and working together for years, Sheldon has always treated him as a tenant sharing the room.
A quick check of the rents available on Zillow tells me that throughout Pasadena, CA, there are only four two-room units for less than $2000 a month. It`s a fairly narrow (and more expensive) market, and if Sheldon had known, he could use the reality of the rental market to get Leonard to rent with him, because Leonard`s other rental options were slim. Leonard would have no choice but to sign the roommate contract, even if he did not want to. Admittedly, it is one of those clauses that, in The Big Bang Theory, really only works to Sheldon`s advantage – but if it worked both ways, it would make a lot of sense. According to their agreement, they have once a year a roommate “audit” where they talk (probably) about issues, and if each roommate follows the agreement. When he knew Sheldon, he refused to admit a fault, but he spent a regular time recording with the roommates and talking about problems before they became important subjects, seems to be a smart maneuver. The Big Bang theory gets a lot of hate, and I have to admit I don`t really understand why. Admittedly, it`s not Mad Men (what is?), and it too often relies on stupid blonde and fat jokes, but I can`t imagine that I feel strong about it one way or another. My wife and I were watching, but I couldn`t stop at enough of a foot to stay with him. Despite my ambivalence, one thing has scratched me in the last few years, so I would like to speak tonight, in honor of TBBT`s return for its ninth season, about whether Leonard`s roommate contract is valid. It goes on, and so on.