The Big Bang Theory: Season 4, Episode 23

The Engagement Reaction (12 May 2011)

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Howard believes that his mom suffered a heart attack because he told her that he's marrying Bernadette, and Sheldon freaks out over germs after he accidentally drinks Leonard's water.

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Howard and Bernadette have started planning their wedding, but they have failed either to tell Bernadette's parents or Mrs. Wolowitz that they are even engaged. To ingratiate Bernadette to Mrs. Wolowitz, Howard thinks that the two primary women in his life need to have some quality alone time at a deli lunch. After the fact, Bernadette believes the lunch went well, and that her future mother-in-law actually likes her. So Howard, in a moment of bravery - while Mrs. Wolowitz is behind a locked bathroom door doing nature's business - tells his mother about being engaged to Bernadette. Immediately after the announcement, Howard hears a thud on the bathroom floor. Howard believes his mother has had a heart attack over the news. After getting her to the hospital, Howard has to decide if he will tell Bernadette that Mrs. Wolowitz's hospitalization is due to her. Meanwhile, Penny and Priya come to a somewhat new understanding in their non-relationship all based on their common knowledge of ... Written by Huggo

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Title reference: Mrs. Wolowitz fainted right after Howard told her that he is getting married to Bernadette. See more »

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In this episode, Sheldon is afraid of being in hospitals, yet in "The Vartabedian Conundrum" (season 2 episode 10) Sheldon had no problem being in the hospital to see Dr. Stephanie Barnett. See more »

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Howard Wolowitz: Bernadette and my mother are having a get-to-know-you lunch at the Old Town Deli.
Raj Koothrappali: Oh, that sounds lovely.
Howard Wolowitz: Hope so. Course, if history is any indication my mother will swallow her whole and spit out her bones like an owl.
Leonard Hofstadter: Have you met Bernadette's parents?
Howard Wolowitz: You mean Adolph and Eva? Not yet, one goose-step at a time.
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Plenty of surprises abound in "The Engagement Reaction" ep of "The Big Bang Theory"
16 November 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In a nutshell about this last season ep of "The Big Bang Theory": Howard tells his mother about his engagement to Bernadette. She faints. Her son takes her to the hospital. Everyone else is there, including Sheldon despite his fear of germs that could kill him, and Penny who now considers Howard a friend despite his once trying to French-kiss her. And it's Priya-remember the one who told Leonard to stay away from Penny-she's telling this to so it seems everything's fine socially. Well, except for Bernadette who gets unnerved by what's told to her and Sheldon who gets something he was afraid of...Another hilarious episode of "The Big Bang Theory" that gets it on all cylinders especially concerning Sheldon and Howard along with great assist from Bernadette. I really don't feel like revealing anything else so on that note, "The Engagement Reaction" is highly recommended.


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