TV marriage proposals come in many shapes and forms, but they all have one thing in common - they’re memorable. Iconic TV couples usually spend multiple seasons falling in love and getting over the whole will-they-won’t-they drama. When they finally take the leap, it’s a big deal for the TV couple and for fans alike. Viewers become invested in these fictional relationships, especially the sweetest wedding proposals on television. So when an engagement finally happens, it can be as exciting as your closest friends deciding to wed.
Simple, silly, or elaborate, the best marriage proposal TV scenes usually have the audience reaching for the tissues. Whether we’re talking about funny marriage proposals from sitcoms or romantic proposals from more dramatic TV shows, it doesn’t even really matter if these couples lived happily ever after. All that matters is that our hearts skipped a beat when one of the characters decided to drop on one knee and propose.
With so many great shows to choose from, it can be hard to pick the best of the best. Here are the most swoon-worthy marriage proposal scenes from TV shows. Vote up the best moments when a character proposed to their onscreen love interest.
Monica And Chandler On Friends
“The One With The Proposal,” Season 6, Episode 24/25
After weeks of preparation, Chandler blows his big restaurant proposal after an unexpected encounter with Monica’s ex, Richard. But a little bump in the road can’t prevent these two from getting their happy ending. Eventually, Chandler ends up being the surprised one when he gets home to find Monica kneeling, ready to pop the question. What follows is one of the most romantic moments in Friends history.
Sheldon And Amy On The Big Bang Theory
“The Long Distance Dissonance,” Season 10, Episode 24
After another woman kisses him, Sheldon realizes he wants to spend the rest of his life with Amy. So he flies to Princeton, knocks on Amy’s door, and pops the question. While he does take the time to answer a call from Leonard, this is probably as romantic as Sheldon will ever get.
Meredith And Derek On Grey’s Anatomy
“Elevator Love Letter,” Season 5, Episode 19
Although Derek was initially planning to surprise Meredith with a bedroom full of roses, his plans fell through. We’re not complaining. The actual proposal stays true to the couple’s history. It involves an elevator and multiple patient scans marking their rocky relationship. For two surgeons, it couldn’t have been more perfect.
Leonard And Penny On The Big Bang Theory
“The Gorilla Dissolution,” Season 7, Episode 23
After a bunch of failed proposals from each of them, Penny and Leonard finally get engaged towards the end of Season 7. Leonard isn’t extremely enthusiastic at first, believing that Penny only wants to get married because she got fired from a movie. Yet, the moment shifts from awkward to sweet when Leonard reveals he carried a ring with him for the last couple of years, just in case. Aww!