Guest Starring On The Big Bang Theory: Prof. Stephen Hawking

BAZINGA!! The ultimate nerd show just got nerdier! The most famous physicist of our generation, Stephen Hawking, is to make an appearance on the Big Bang Theory, come Thursday, April 5th. The great mind of Sheldon Cooper will meet the great mind of Stephen Hawking, when the latter comes to visit the University.

However, a mystery remains. How did the production team get Stephen Hawking? That’s a mystery best left unsolved, say Bill Prady, Executive Producer of the show. It’s really a dream come true for many on the show, both on and off screen.  Says Bill Prady on the behind-the-sets page of the Big Bang theory webpage (link):

When people would ask us who a ‘dream guest star’ for the show would be, we would always joke and say Stephen Hawking – knowing that it was a long shot of astronomical proportions.

He goes on to say:

In fact, we’re not exactly sure how we got him. It’s the kind of mystery that could only be understood by, say, a Stephen Hawking.

So, the genius is coming to the sets of one of my favorite shows. Just hope Howard doesn’t do his Hawking impression, with the real person on the sets.

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Debjyoti Bardhan

Is a science geek, currently pursuing some sort of a degree (called a PhD) in Physics at TIFR, Mumbai. An enthusiastic but useless amateur photographer, his most favourite activity is simply lazing around. He is interested in all things interesting and scientific.