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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 »




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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Did You Know?


After going shopping with Amy, Sheldon is seen in a Superman-themed button-down 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 »


Howard puts his plate back on the table twice when he and Bernadette are having dinner with Leonard and Penny talking about babies. See more »


Leonard Hofstadter: So, how are you guys doing with all the new events in your... womb?
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Good, you know? Obviously, it was a surprise. There was some crying and some yelling.
Howard Wolowitz: Some suggestion of make-up sex that did not go over well, even though it's not like we can get more pregnant.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: But then we realized that it's a gift, in the sense that we didn't ask for it, and we may not have chosen it...
Howard Wolowitz: And we already have one.
Penny: You know, whenever I find a top I like, I always go back and get a second one in a different color.
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Crazy Credits

Chuck Lorre Vanity Card # 561: Ten years ago........

Sheldon had no interest in romantic relationships of any kind. The only people he cared about were Professor Hawking, Mister Spock, and Doctor Doom.

Leonard was hopelessly in love with Penny, with the emphasis on hopeless.

Penny waited tables, and only dated big, handsome, dumb guys.

Wolowitz thought he was god's gift to women, when in fact he was more of a divine punishment.

Raj was so neurotic, he could not speak if there was a woman in the room. Unless he drank alcohol, at which point he would've been better off keeping his mouth shut.

And Amy and Bernadette were an answer to prayers we didn't know we had.

All of which makes you wonder about the next ten years.


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References The Transformers (1984) 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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The show that ages superbly along with its long standing talented cast.
10 October 2017 | by steveprior61See all my reviews

The show has lost none of it's sparkle, Enjoyed watching the 1st episode of season 11 as much as any previous episode, The material reflects the age cycle that we all must endure, Still has the enthralling humour that captivated me in season 1. Long may the show keep developing rather than stay stuck in a 2006/7 time loop. The only aspect of the show that is unaltered since 2006 is the awesome comedy.

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25 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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