“You’re exhausting and short,” exclaimed Sheldon Cooper as he left the room. In the latest The Big Bang Theory, we’re reminded that Sheldon and Leonard trade blows, but these two are closer than most BFFs.
“What is that a picture of?” asked Penny, while looking at Leonard’s phone. “That’s a mole on my back,” said Leonard Hofstadter, hoping to end the conversation. “I wanted to make sure it wasn’t growing.”
“Sheldon took it,” he added. “We’re kind of mole buddies…”
Sheldon Cooper, Mole Buddy For Life
Not many friends are willing to pull out a camera and check a friend for cancerous moles. In fact, it’s a little strange that Leonard didn’t ask his wife to check this growth, but then again, he didn’t have to. He’s got his “mole buddy.”
It’s obvious that Raj and Howard are a little too close, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook Sheldon and Leonard. After all, Leonard survived being Sheldon Cooper’s roommate, even when The Walking Dead’s Glenn Rhee could not (read more on Sheldon’s previous roommate here).
So what does it take to be a proper “mole buddy?”
The Roommate Agreement And Beyond
If you’re willing to live with Sheldon Cooper, you must be up for almost anything. First of all, this included signing the Roommate Agreement. Within the hefty document, Leonard had to agree to some pretty ridiculous standards.
Not only did Leonard have to check his roomie for moles, but he also had to stop whistling or singing in the house. In addition to the things he couldn’t do, there were a ton of things he was contractually obligated to do.
Leonard had to live under Sheldon’s schedule, which included everything from Chinese food days, specific theaters, brushing his teeth a certain distance away from the mirror and staying out of his spot.
In the end, stopping all of that just to end up as a mole buddy seems like a fair deal. Maybe one day Penny will be in charge of these tasks, but for now, it’s Sheldon.
Do you have any friends that you are this close with?