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There’s one joke on The Big Bang Theory that I never, ever got. I have watched the episode at least 25 times and it never made any sense to me. Sheldon says to Penny in a Valentine’s Day episode ‘at least I got you to say Valentine.’

I was stumped.

Jason was stumped. I polled several people and they all said they didn’t get it. No one seemed to understand the joke.

Then all of a sudden, there was a breakthrough moment. I was watching Blackish and the married couple were arguing about whether it was Valentine’s or Valentimes day. Like it was time for a Valen. The character used the example of Christmastime and Hammertime (hello, 90’s pop culture!). I googled this to see if there were a significant amount of people who thought the word was Valentime.

And there are! There are thousands of people all over the country who say Valentime.

Have they never seen the cards and noticed the spelling?!

The mystery of Sheldon’s joke to Penny has been solved. This was like my own personal Area 51, I had no idea what was happening or how to make sense out of it. I mean, I even emailed the show to ask.

I didn’t get a response.

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