It’s one of the most hyped weddings in television history. The world may be going wild over the upcoming royal wedding, but many people are more interested in the Cooper wedding. The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler are set to tie the knot May 10 during the show’s season 11 finale. Their relationship hasn’t been cheesy or even easy, but it’s been fun for viewers. Let’s take a peak in to what we can expect and look back at these crazy characters’ love story.
Sheldon’s a unique guy that didn’t date much, if at all. He’s too interested in his work to even think about women because they’ll just get in the way. Enter Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler whom only met Sheldon on a blind date through a dating website because her mother made her. She’s a neurobiologist with her own accolades and doesn’t need Sheldon to make her any more successful. They do end up going on a real date, but Sheldon won’t admit she’s his girlfriend. Finally after Amy decides to go on a date with Stuart does Sheldon get jealous and step in. Their relationship progressed slowly over eight years to their eventual wedding date.
If you’ve waited years and years for a proposal, you understand the issues that arise. You wonder why they won’t ask and what’s going to happen in your future. Amy decided at one point it was time to just call everything off because the waiting was too tough. Everyone’s significant other has quirks and their own issues, but Sheldon seems to be the icing on that cake. In the middle of their relationship they saw two of their best friends, Leonard and Penny tie the knot which just opened the wound for Amy. Leonard and Penny have been on their own rollercoaster, so how can they make it down the aisle before them? Many women can totally understand forcing that fake smile at the weddings of their friends as “another one bites the dust.” When is it my turn? Howard and Bernadette had two kids while we waited for this wedding. Time keeps ticking. At least Raj kept dating, trying to find the right one. The good news is that Sheldon does finally realize he is in love with Amy. This doesn’t mean he’s going to be popping the question, but it does mean they can move in together. He’s known as a tough roommate that requires an extensive roommate contract. That is exactly what a future wife wants to hear.
There has to be something that pushes a guy like Sheldon over the edge to take the plunge. He’s too analytic to do it on his own. It takes another scientist kissing Sheldon for him to decide it’s time to make this official. He got down on one knee, giving hope to women everywhere that their significant other will do the same no matter how stubborn.
This season it’s been all about the fun planning of the wedding. Sheldon can’t figure out the perfect date or the perfect location. He’s Sheldon so it has to be a certain way. Everything needs to line up scientifically. Of course, in real life it just doesn’t work that way. Eventually, he realized this and gave in. Onscreen life seems to bleed over into real life in many ways. These characters are fictional, but they’re real to viewers. Sometimes we see ourselves in aspects of the character’s lives. Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy, wasn’t so sure about the crazy wedding dress episode. Amy is going to wear what many brides would call an “ugly” or “questionable” dress, but Amy loves it. Isn’t that all that matters? The episode showed her trying on many different dresses. In real life, Bialik had been married and porced so she wondered if people would ask her if she wanted to get married again. She admitted it did bring many feelings to the surface. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, is a happily married gay man. He and Bialik are good friends so they fit together onscreen like peanut butter and jelly.
One of the best things about the Big Bang Theory‘s upcoming wedding episode is the star lineup. Bringing back Laurie Metcalf as Sheldon’s mother, Courtney Henggeler as Sheldon’s twin, Missy, and Jerry O’Connell as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie. Amy’s parents will be played by Kathy Bates and world-famous magician Raymond Joseph Teller (of Penn and Teller fame). Wil Wheaton and Mark Hamill will also be huge guest stars.
Whether fictional or real life, relationships all have their ups and downs. Sheldon and Amy prove to the world there is someone out there for everyone. Sometimes love isn’t all about this perfect romance between two beautiful, seemingly perfect people. Love is all about flaws and pushing through each obstacle. These characters are two of the smartest people in the room, yet it took them almost a decade to reach the altar. There’s hope for everyone, and there’s a little comedy found in all relationships. Check out Sheldon and Amy’s iconic wedding on CBS May 10 at 8/7c.