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The Proposal Proposal 

Amy has trouble deciding whether or not she should marry Sheldon. Meanwhile, Bernadette confides in Penny when she finds out some huge news.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 7 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Laurie Metcalf ... Mary Cooper
Riki Lindhome ... Ramona Nowitzki
Susan Chuang ... Dr. Harris
George Wyner ... Dr. Zane
Stephen Hawking ... Stephen Hawking


Following Ramona kissing him, Sheldon has flown to New Jersey to ask Amy to marry him in the realization that he wants Amy to be the only woman ever to kiss him. Before doing so, he believes he has asked the advice and permission from the appropriate person. What happens with the proposal may depend on how Sheldon acts around Amy's Princeton colleagues, who only know of her brilliance and not his idiosyncrasies. Meanwhile, Bernadette and Howard learn of another upcoming change to their personal situation. In trying to deal with the surprising turn of events, Bernadette and Howard look to Leonard and Penny not so much for advice but rather to ask them for a favor in dealing with the news a bit easier. And in light of Sheldon's marriage proposal, the two singletons, Raj and Stuart, continue to commiserate with each other. Their want to do so may change with a turn of fortunes. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

25 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


After going shopping with Amy, Sheldon is seen in a superhero themed shirt worn over a long-sleeved t-shirt for the first time instead of his signature style of a short-sleeved t-shirt worn over a long-sleeved t-shirt. See more »


When Bernie shows Howard the pregnancy test stick it is pointing to the center of the table. In the next shot it is facing towards Bernie. See more »


Leonard Hofstadter: I know you guys are freaked out, but you're great parents, and if you ever need help, we are here for you.
Penny: Yeah. Anything at all, just ask.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Ooh, you know what you could do? You could have a baby, too.
Penny: I'm sorry, what?
Howard Wolowitz: No, that's a great idea. We could go through it together. Wouldn't that be fun?
Leonard Hofstadter: You guys were just saying how freaked out and miserable you are.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: I say a lot of crazy things. I'm pregnant and hormonal. Do it! Have a baby, do it!
Howard Wolowitz: Come on, it'd be so cute, our kids playing together? ...
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References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »


History of Everything (Instrumental version)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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I am just disappointed
29 September 2017 | by b_bahramiSee all my reviews

One of the worst episodes of TBBT, it was a total disaster for a lovely show. I mean it could not make you laugh, not a simple one. They should have finished it when they were on top. Peny and Leonard are acting very cold and artificial, seems they hate each other but have to come along. I loved Sheldon and Amy when they were both nerds, the writers made a huge mistake changing Amy's personality from a nerd girl to an emotional one. I personally hate Bernadette's character because she has ruined Howard as we knew him, a funny nerd with his idiotic actions. Raj's character evolved to the worst way possible, now he is completely stuck to other characters and basically is not funny anymore. I cannot believe this show with such brilliant ideas till its 5th season is now like this. It is just too painful to see there is no new story and no interesting event in their storyline. You can say the best character of this show is Stuart now since he is the same as he was before.

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