Watch: ‘Big Bang Theory’s’ Sheldon Gets Humbled by Hawking

Stephen Hawking (By: Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment)

Sheldon finally met his match in Thursday night’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” when renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking made a guest appearance on the show.

The show featured Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons, finally meeting his hero, presenting him with a theory that he feels would impress Hawking. The only problem, Hawking tells him that his numbers are wrong.

When Hawking’s involvement was announced, executive producer Bill Prady told Reuters that having Hawking on the show had seemed like an unattainable goal.

“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,” Prady said. “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.”

Anyway, here’s the clip…

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