In The Big Bang Theory there are these atomic model animations between changing of scenes. There are many combinations of them. Am listing few below.

String of atomis.

Single atom.

Two atoms.

Do these in-between animations have any significance? Like they might be indication of characters or any hidden themes?


I have noticed a general correlation between the number of atoms in the animation and the number of characters (or main characters) in the following scene.

I've also noticed that in some cases, the actions of the atoms in the animations may foreshadow something about the following scene. For example, if there are two atoms that move apart and then collide, the following scene may center on two characters who separate from each other and then come together for a passionate kiss.

  • Can you support your answer with some occurrences ? – Rahul Jan 14 at 16:19
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    The video linked here starts with 4 parts of the atom, and there are 4 people in it. And this video starts with 3 atoms, and is followed by a scene with 3 people. – BrettFromLA Jan 14 at 18:29
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    I do remember once a quarrel was about to happen between two persons and the atom scene was that two atoms collide. Can't remember which part was it though. – Sunil Chauhan Jul 6 at 16:30
  • True or not but your observation is indeed interesting.. – CCCC Aug 24 at 17:23

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