16 Moments From The Big Bang Theory Season 9 That Made Us Laugh—And Cry!

What an emotional year for the gang from The Big Bang Theory!

What an emotional year for the gang from The Big Bang Theory!

This season of The Big Bang Theory was full of incredible moments. For example, fans watched Leonard and Penny say their "I do's," Sheldon and Amy took their relationship to the next level, and Bernadette revealed some special news about a new addition to the circle of friends.

But, life wasn't always so sweet and between the laughs and good times, there were moments of heartbreak and tears. 

Click through to relive all the times that made us smile, laugh, and cry from Season 9 of The Big Bang Theory!

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1. We cried when Penny and Leonard celebrated their impromptu elopement

1. We cried when Penny and Leonard celebrated their impromptu elopement

This highly anticipated occasion stirred up a number of emotions. For example, while it was beautiful to finally see the loving couple exchange their vows, it was heartbreaking to see their wedding night strained by past mistakes and present mistrust. 

Leonard's confession to kissing another woman obviously irked Penny and sparked feelings of rage, thus tainting what could have been a perfect and magical evening. Thankfully, the couple worked through their issues and went on to have a happy marriage built on love, support, and trust. 
2. We laughed when Leonard and Penny tried to move across the hall

2. We laughed when Leonard and Penny tried to move across the hall

It's relatively normal for married couples to live together... alone... without the presence of a roommate. However, when Leonard and Penny voiced interest in cohabitating after tying the knot, this was not a move Sheldon accepted easily. 

Instead, the theoretical physicist was understandably afraid to be alone and lose his friends, which is why his sad and snarky protests pulled at our heartstrings. But, we weren't the only ones impacted. After much duress, both Leonard and Penny struck a deal with Sheldon, agreeing to take turns staying the night at his apartment until he could handle living on his own.

Now, that's true friendship.
3. We cried when Amy and Sheldon broke up

3. We cried when Amy and Sheldon broke up

Our hearts were crushed when Amy and Sheldon called it quits at the end of Season 8. Then, when they didn't immediately rekindle their relationship at the start of Season 9, we were utterly heartbroken. 

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when you're powerless to mend the broken hearts involved.
4. We laughed when the guys tried to prove their athleticism by taking fencing lessons

4. We laughed when the guys tried to prove their athleticism by taking fencing lessons

Watching this gifted yet uncoordinated gaggle of friends try to prove their athletic prowess wasn't just funny; it was hysterical. What's better than Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, and Raj donning tight leotards and busting out some awkward footwork? Not a whole lot. 
5. We laughed when Howard and Raj thought the government was out to get them

5. We laughed when Howard and Raj thought the government was out to get them

Can someone say, "Delusions?" Leave it to Howard and Raj to believe the government is observing all of their research—and that agents are actually following them. The threat of constant surveillance isn't something to laugh about, but watching Howard take a sobriety test for "driving while extremely paranoid" was definitely one of the silliest moments from this season.
6. We laughed when the guys blew up their rental van

6. We laughed when the guys blew up their rental van

When four geniuses travel in an oddly marked white van to Mexico, what could possibly go wrong? It turns out, quite a bit. 

Leave it to Howard, Raj, Leonard, and Sheldon to transform a simple tire-change into a massive engine explosion. Maybe stick to beakers and complicated algorithms, boys.
7. We cried when Sheldon and Amy decided to be more intimate with each other

7. We cried when Sheldon and Amy decided to be more intimate with each other

After years of dating—and a failed breakup that left both parties lonely and miserable—Sheldon and Amy made the adult decision to finally have intercourse. (Or, "coitus," as Sheldon preferred to call it.)

Aside from using scientific phrases to describe such a personal encounter, we couldn't help but tear up as we watched the couple share such a tender, sweet milestone.
8. We cried when Bernadette told Howard she's pregnant

8. We cried when Bernadette told Howard she's pregnant

When Bernie told Howard they're going to be parents, our tear ducts went into overdrive. If we were this overjoyed about the pregnancy reveal, imagine all the blubbering that's sure to ensue once the adorable duo actually have the baby. 
9. We cried when Sheldon got overwhelmed at his own birthday party

9. We cried when Sheldon got overwhelmed at his own birthday party

Surprise parties are supposed to be fun; however, the self-imposed pressure of spontaneously entertaining friends and family on-the-fly can be overwhelming. So, when a sentimental Sheldon opened up to Penny about his insecurities and fears, we couldn't help but reach for the tissues. 
10. We laughed when Raj bragged about having two girlfriends

10. We laughed when Raj bragged about having two girlfriends

Who knew Raj was such a ladies' man—and in real life, no less! This season, he juggled not one, but two relationships with smart and beautiful women.

Of course, that's where the fairytale started and ended, because Raj might be a master of multitasking, but not when it comes to balancing two paramours.
11. We laughed when Penny quizzed Sheldon on his pop-culture knowledge

11. We laughed when Penny quizzed Sheldon on his pop-culture knowledge

As much as we love watching when Sheldon explains his scientific theories, it's even more enjoyable to observe him try to identify stars from the contemporary world of reality TV and pop music. It just goes to show, no matter how smart you are, you're never really done learning!
12. We laughed when Howard and Raj started a rock band

12. We laughed when Howard and Raj started a rock band

If you were to dissect the gang from The Big Bang Theory and pick two people who would join forces to start a band called Footprints On The Moon, it'd be Howard and Raj. Sadly, while together, they weren't able to tour the country or have a song reach the top of the charts, but the group's sheer existence managed to make an impression that won't soon be forgotten. 

Come on, admit it. You still have "Thor And Dr. Jones" (full title "Hammer And Whip: The Untold Story Of Thor Versus Indiana Jones") stuck in your heads, too.
13. We laughed when Sheldon hired Stuart to make amends with Amy

13. We laughed when Sheldon hired Stuart to make amends with Amy

Sheldon is definitely an expert at many things, but we're not sure whether we'd include "love guru" on his résumé. For example, if you're looking for some relationship advice, might we suggest the following, which are the exact opposite of how Sheldon behaved after having a spat with Amy.

Relationship rule #1: Never hire someone else to spend time with your significant other so you can spend the day waiting in line for a movie with your friends. 
Relationship rule #2: If you violated rule #1, apologize in-person. 
Relationship rule #3: When in doubt about rules #1 and #2, send flowers. The bigger the bouquet, the better.

 
14. We laughed and cried when Raj thought he could co-parent with Bernadette and Howard

14. We laughed and cried when Raj thought he could co-parent with Bernadette and Howard

This was both a humorous and humble moment. On one hand, Raj's eagerness to help raise the upcoming addition to Team Wolowitz was sweet. On the other hand, it also demonstrated that the astrophysicist was also afraid of losing his best friend after the new baby arrived. 

But, fear not, dear Raj. Howard and Bernadette may be welcoming in a child, but they're always happy to help raise you, too. 
15. We laughed when Sheldon went on an apology tour

15. We laughed when Sheldon went on an apology tour

After annoying his friends more than anyone thought was humanly possible, Sheldon was banished from the group camping trip. Obviously, this didn't sit well with Mr. Cooper, so out of his unwavering determination to be included, Sheldon pulled out all the stops to "prove" how sorry he was for getting on their bad sides. 

Honestly, we don't know what was funnier: Sheldon thinking that a personalized T-shirt is enough to say sorry, or the look on his pals' faces when he handed over their silk-screened consolation prizes!
16. We laughed when Leonard's parents came face-to-face for the first time in ages

16. We laughed when Leonard's parents came face-to-face for the first time in ages

There's nothing quite like a family get-together to bring everyone's repressed feelings to the surface—and, man, can it be hilarious to watch when it's not happening to your own family.

When Leonard invited both of his parents to a celebratory (and belated) wedding dinner, he didn't expect them to roast each other all night. Though uncomfortable for everyone around the table, we couldn't help but laugh as we watched the drama unfold.

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