November 26, 2022
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10 Nerdiest Cameos From ‘The Large Bang Concept,’ Now 15

Hit CBS sitcom The Large Bang Concept light from the printed TV universe in Could 2019, however lives on in followers’ hearts and minds (and in prequel collection Younger Sheldon). It made stars out of Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayar and added to Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki’s sitcom résumés, however simply as imporant, the present — which premiered 15 years in the past, on September 24, 2007 — gave dozens extra stars an opportunity to play themselves.

As an example, Ellen DeGeneres, Nathan Fillion, and Sarah Michelle Gellar had cameos on The Large Bang Concept. And loads of sci-fi stars teleported onto set, together with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, Katee Sackhoff, William Shatner, and George Takei.

However we’re right here to speak concerning the nerdiest of the guest-stars — much less science fiction, and extra science nonfiction, if you’ll. Scroll all the way down to see our picks in motion.

Buzz Aldrin

In Season 6, Episode 5, “The Holographic Excitation,” the second individual to stroll on the Moon performed a boastful model of himself, bragging about his accomplishments to uninterested trick-or-treaters. (“I walked on the moon,” he tells one child. “What have you performed?”)

Invoice Gates

For Season 11, Episode 18 — the aptly-named episode “The Gates Excitation” — the Microsoft co-founder did his finest to beat back Leonard’s (Galecki) emotional fanboying.

Stephen Hawking

Hawking, who died in 2018, boasted seven Large Bang Concept episodes on his filmography — beginning with Season 5, Episode 21, “The Hawking Excitation,” by which Sheldon (Parsons) is shocked to appreciate he gave the theoretical physicist an inaccurate paper concerning the Higgs boson particle.

Mike Massimino

This NASA astronaut-turned-Columbia mechanical engineering professor — who holds the excellence of being the primary individual to tweet from area — guest-starred in six Large Bang Concept episodes. Within the first of these appearances — Season 5, Episode 15, “The Friendship Contraction” — he provides Howard (Helberg) the astronaut nickname “Froot Loops.”

Elon Musk

In Season 9, Episode 9, “The Platonic Permutation,” Howard is shocked to find that the Tesla CEO is his fellow dishwasher in a Thanksgiving soup kitchen. (And naturally, Howard instantly begins angling for a SpaceX job.)

George Smoot, Kip Thorne, and Francis Arnold

In Season 12, Episode 18, “The Laureate Accumulation,” Sheldon tries to curry favor with these Nobel-winning scientists — two physicists and a chemical engineer, respectively — however all three reject the cookies he despatched them. (The cookies nearly win over Arnold, after which she realizes that they’re oatmeal-raisin.)

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Raj (Nayyar) begins a Twitter feud with this astrophysicist in “The Conjugal Configuration,” the sitcom’s twelfth season premiere and the second of Tyson’s appearances on the present. (The Cosmos host finally calls Raj up for a “deGrasse-kicking,” telling him, “The following time you choose up your cellphone, bear in mind, I’m the man who kicked Pluto out of the Photo voltaic System.”)

Steve Wozniak

Wozniak — or “the Nice and Highly effective Woz,” as Sheldon calls him — has a cameo in Season 4, Episode 2, “The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification.” When Leonard begins to clarify that Wozniak is among the co-founders of Apple, Penny (Cuoco) says, “Yeah, I do know who he’s — I watch Dancing With the Stars.” ({The electrical} engineer competed in DWTS Season 8.)