Stephen Hawking gravitates towards Sheldon on an all-new ‘Big Bang Theory’

Stephen Hawking gravitates towards Sheldon on an all-new ‘Big Bang Theory’
by: Michael Jodha
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Last time Sheldon Cooper met his idol Stephen Hawking, the whole thing turned out to be a prank played by his friend Howard Wolowitz.  Sheldon fell for a fake Hawking impression and falsely waited for his famed hero to arrive at a donut shop in the middle of the night.

But this time, it’s going to be for real.

The creators of 'The Big Bang Theory' have announced that the theoretical physicist will indeed be making an appearance on the show in the April 5 episode. Hawking will make his debut at the university where Sheldon works and will “share his mind” with the younger physicist, according to CBS.

Fans of the show understand how important Hawking is to Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons); the legendary 70-year-old’s work and personality have been referenced on the show since the pilot. 

"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,” said ‘BBT’ executive producer Bill Prady. “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."

Hawking proved those astronomical odds were in line with his schedule when he accepted the offer to guest star.  He is the second “dream” guest star the creators have announced will be appearing on the show this season.  On the March 29 episode, ‘BBT’ will feature the voice of “Star Trek’s” Leonard Nimoy in a dream sequence with Jim.

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