1106 - The Proton Regeneration Aired November 2, 2017

The Proton Regeneration

When Sheldon learns that Professor Proton's show is being redeveloped, he decides to audition and ends up competing with Wil Wheaton for the role. Meanwhile, Penny takes care of Halley when Bernadette and Howard are put on bed rest.

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Guest Stars: Bob Newhart as Professor Proton - Arthur Jeffries, Wil Wheaton as Himself, Pamela Adlon as Halley (O.S.), Cat Hammons as Nurse

Writers: Steven Molaro (Story), Dave Goetsch (Story), Alex Yonks (Story), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Andy Gordon (Teleplay), Jeremy Howe (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 14.14 million Households Rating: 8.8/16 Adults 18-49 Rating: 2.7/11

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to the casting of a new Professor Proton for a redevelopment of the show. Regeneration is the term used to describe when a new character is made The Doctor in Doctor Who.

Episode Quotes

Penny: Uh, no. No, baby. I'm not your mama. Your mama's the nice lady we're gonna go see right now so I can rub this in her face. Do you hear that, suckers? She called me Mama!

Raj: You know who'd make a great Professor Proton? Meryl Streep.
Howard: She's not a scientist.
Raj: Uh, then explain to me why she has chemistry with literally everyone.

Penny: Hey, hey, hey, I can watch your stupid baby, okay? If she cries, I will pick her up. If she's hungry, I'll give her a bottle. And if she poops, I'll light some incense.

Professor Proton: Hello, Arthur. What-what part of "rest in peace" don't you understand?

Sheldon: I suppose you're here because you heard the news?
Professor Proton: Sheldon, I'm a figment of your imagination. I don't hear news.