You Probably Didn’t Notice That This Short Scene Is A “Copy” Of A Famous Movie Scene

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-10-26

Due to a new friendship and work relationship between Howard and Amy, Leonard is forced to drive Sheldon to work again. In the newest episode, however, it looks like the duo is paying homage to the comedy classic, Dumb and Dumber.

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The scene begins with Sheldon Cooper making siren sounds. Leonard guesses “French police,” but Sheldon responds, “Belgium Ambulance.” Soon, Sheldon begins the next one, but warns that it is a “little annoying.”

The scene is quite similar to “the most annoying sound in the world…”

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In the 1990s film, Harry and Lloyd pick up a hitchhiker who is, in reality, a hit man. The duo is kind enough to pick up the hitchhiker. In the vehicle, the boys are playing tag over the man, who quickly becomes annoyed.

Later, Jim Carrey’s character Lloyd Christmas asked if the man wants to hear “the most annoying sound in the world.” Based on the fact that the “annoying” person is in the passenger seat, this looks a lot like the new scene on The Big Bang Theory.

More than likely, the writers had this in mind while creating the episode, based on the comedic stylings of Jim Parsons and Jim Carrey.

Penny And Leonard Outsmart Sheldon

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Aside from Sheldon Cooper’s siren game, Leonard and his friend finally found a way to work things out. After Penny found Bernadette’s book on parenting, she and her husband found out they could use the techniques on Sheldon.

When Sheldon first arrived with his problems about Howard and Amy’s new friendship, she listened to his feelings, provided value, and then told him to wash up for dinner.

Later, she showed Leonard how to give Sheldon two acceptable choices. Surprisingly, Sheldon listened to Leonard and made a decision that was good for each person individually and for their overall friendship.

For Harry and Lloyd, however, there’s likely no helping those two. Harry and Lloyd are probably still out there annoying one another and everyone around them.

Do you think this scene was meant to pay homage to Dumb and Dumber?

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Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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