Guest Star: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is a noted theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and professor. His research into general relativity and quantum gravity achieved popularity with his book, A Brief History of Time.

You are viewing a list of Stephen Hawking's 7 appearances on The Big Bang Theory.

  • The Hawking Excitation

    Season 5, Episode 21 - The Hawking Excitation
    Aired April 5, 2012

    When Howard works with Stephen Hawking, Sheldon is thrilled to get the opportunity to meet the great man - although Howard makes him pay for it.

    Appeared as Himself

  • The Extract Obliteration

    Season 6, Episode 6 - The Extract Obliteration
    Aired November 1, 2012

    Sheldon's excitement at beating Stephen Hawking in a game of Words with Friends fades when Howard informs Sheldon that Hawking is a sore loser.

    Appeared as Himself (V.O.)

  • The Relationship Diremption

    Season 7, Episode 20 - The Relationship Diremption
    Aired April 10, 2014

    After drowning his sorrows over his lack of progress in his field, Sheldon drunk dials Stephen Hawking.

    Appeared as Himself

  • The Troll Manifestation

    Season 8, Episode 14 - The Troll Manifestation
    Aired February 5, 2015

    The guys are surprised to learn the identity of the anonymous Internet commenter who criticized Sheldon and Leonard's paper.

    Appeared as Himself

  • The Celebration Experimentation

    Season 9, Episode 17 - The Celebration Experimentation
    Aired February 25, 2016

    Amy surprises Sheldon with a video chat from his idol, Stephen Hawking, who leads the party in a round of Happy Birthday.

    Appeared as Himself

  • The Geology Elevation

    Season 10, Episode 9 - The Geology Elevation
    Aired November 17, 2016

    Stephen Hawking video chats with Sheldon to help him overcome his feelings of jealousy for Bert.

    Appeared as Himself

  • The Proposal Proposal

    Season 11, Episode 1 - The Proposal Proposal
    Aired September 25, 2017

    Before proposing to Amy, Sheldon called Stephen Hawking to ask for his blessing.

    Appeared as Himself (V.O.)

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