Comedy legend Bob Newhart to guest star Posted March 22, 2013

Comedy legend Bob Newhart to guest star

Bob Newhart, the legendary stand-up comedian and actor known for his sitcoms The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart in the 1970s and '80s, is set to guest star on The Big Bang Theory.

Newhart will play a professor of great importance to Sheldon and also to Leonard, too. His character, Professor Proton, is the former host of Sheldon's favorite science TV show as a kid. In the episode, which is set to air on Thursday, May 2, Sheldon sets out to meet his idol when he finds out Professor Proton can now be hired for parties and events.

In recent years, the six-time Emmy nominated actor has made guest appearances in shows including ER, Desperate Housewives and NCIS. His guest spot on The Big Bang Theory marks his first half-hour sitcom apperance since 2005.

Comments (10)

the man United Kingdom, 10:08 Apr 28 2013.
this is not a comment it is an idea for Sheldon to get laid get leonard to flick through the channels and come across the film 40 year old virgin we realy do need to get this man laid lol
Jane United States, 08:36 Apr 28 2013.
The funniest show my husband and I have seen in years. We only wished we would of knew about it in 2007 when the show started. I am glad we found it and it was not canceled.
Cleo777 Canada, 18:28 Apr 4 2013.
I have loved this show since it started, and couldn't believe it took so long to catch on. Yay Bob Newhart! Loved him in Elf also!
clay United States, 14:17 Mar 31 2013.
I love Bob Newhart.i grew up watching all his tv shows on re-runs and still do.Bob is one of the nicest funniest guys in show biz.I cant wait to see this episode and hope that the show has him as a regular.
BBT Addict Canada, 19:33 Mar 28 2013.
Perfect actor choice! I can so see & hear Newhart in this role. He'll be just as dorky as the rest of them! Hope he becomes a regular. Set him up with Leonard's mom!
jinki United States, 15:47 Mar 25 2013.
oh a dream come true. Bob Newhart is one favorite of mine and for him to be in my latest fav tv show is. . . heaven. Can you also have Monk-Tony Shalhoub as aguest someday soon?
United States, 19:43 Mar 23 2013.
For some reason his character description reminds me of Bill Nye The Science Guy. Lol.
Jan Haskell United States, 19:05 Mar 22 2013.
I love Bob Newhart and Sheldon .... can't wait to see them interacting :)
Penny Blosoms United States, 15:56 Mar 22 2013.
I would love to be a guest star on this show as Amy's sister. I know this is just a dream. I love this show. I would love to see Eddie Murphy or Chris Tucker. Their choice of bob Newhart is an interesting choice.
Captain Sweatpants United States, 12:46 Mar 22 2013.
Interesting choice for guest star. I am hoping that Robert Downey Jnr. or Hugh Jackman or Mark Hammil or Dirk Benedict or Adam West or William Shatner can guest star some day.

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