While some of the clauses in the roommate agreement were a bit crazy, some were absolutely not necessary. There was absolutely no need for a clause on what we saw on Friday night. In Season 3, Sheldon mentions that the Roommate Agreement said Friday nights were reserved to watch Firefly. The clause was included in the agreement assuming that the show would be open for years. At the end of the day, I am inclined to believe that the roommate agreement is unenforceable and invalid, but the lawyers will not agree. In fact, we are often paid. How do you feel about that? Is that happening? Does Leonard have any recourse to go out under his pre-boarded roommate? I am interested in the debate. When Leonard and Stephanie get serious, Sheldon talks about the “Cohabitation Rider,” part of the deal about a romantic partner moving in. It`s actually an area where Sheldon is incredibly reasonable, because he has no problem with Stephanie, who is part of the house – and it`s Leonard who is upset by the time she spends there. Sheldon just wanted to see how their shelving would change! Whatever happens, having a plan for what happens when someone wants to move in with a romantic partner is just a smart way to plan.
“If Sheldon turns into a zombie, Leonard can`t kill him.” It`s right there in the roommates agreement, but this one makes absolutely no sense. Even if you ignore the fact that a zombie apocalypse isn`t really very likely, not to let Leonard kill Sheldon Zombie, he essentially condemns Leonard to become a zombie himself – which is just a terrible wait for every roommate! According to the roommate`s agreement, Sheldon insists on having different types of foods different on weeknights. Especially Thursday was pizza-night – jet pizzas, nothing less. If Sheldon or Leonard wanted to change and try somewhere, they should have a public hearing with a 60-day comment period. Who doesn`t know? The chamber contract was signed by Sheldon Cooper and signed by Leonard Hofstadter. But perhaps these clauses are insignificant without affecting the agreement in general, or perhaps the rest of the contract is in place because Sheldon had the foresight to include a separation clause. There are still ways to defeat the treaty. 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”.
Sheldon`s peculiarities were part of his charm, and they were visible every time the roommate agreement was withdrawn as a reference. While Sheldon had listed many wild scenarios in the agreement, the most basic rules were perhaps the most depressing for Leonard. Finally, the ground rules were about things that could actually happen. Good news for Leonard, then… Courts tend to invalidate contracts in this unilateral way. From a legal point of view, we say that the content of the treaty is unacceptable. In other words, the terms of the agreement are so unfair that they insult consciences. Beyond the unfair terms, a contract is unacceptable if: when Sheldon Leonard is formally accused of violating the roommate`s agreement by taking a shower with Priya in the bathroom of the apartment, that Sheldon had a “nature call” (which Sheldon considers an emergency), Priya, a lawyer, decides to intervene on Leonard`s behalf in the case.