“What part of rest-in-peace don’t you understand?” asked Arthur Jefferies on latest Big Bang Theory. In the latest episode, Sheldon Cooper is dreaming about his personal Obi-Wan Kenobi, the deceased Professor Proton.
“Sheldon, I’m a figment of your imagination. I don’t hear news,” said the grumpy old man. He doesn’t appreciate Sheldon Cooper’s imagination, nor does he want to be sitting in a robe on a “moist log.”
Regardless, Sheldon believes they need to work together to protect his legacy.
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This version of Professor Proton doesn’t particularly care about his so-called “legacy.” In fact, since the show was on Sunday mornings at 5:30 am for the last two seasons, he assumes no one cared about the show as it faded out.
“We were beat by Davie and Goliath,” said Arthur Jefferies. At this point, it’s clear that Sheldon cares more about the show than he does. But, this is because the show is why Sheldon (and Leonard) got involved in science in the first place.
In the end, Sheldon returns to see his old friend once again.
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“You know, we could also meet in a deli,” said Arthur Jefferies upon Sheldon’s second return. This time, Sheldon tells his mentor that he failed him. He reveals that Wil Wheaton got the job, so he can’t protect his legacy.
“That’s the kind of thing you could tell a fella over a pastrami sandwich,” said the mentor. At this point, Sheldon tells Professor Proton that Wil Wheaton is now on his enemies list, to be cut off forever.
“Interesting. Can anyone sign up for that list?” asked the mentor who also wants to be cut off forever. There are lots of jokes at Sheldon’s expense, but we hope to see more of Bob Newhart in Season 11 of The Big Bang Theory.
As for Wil Wheaton, he’ll likely make a great Professor Proton. In fact, there is always a possibility that Sheldon and Amy will have children who watch the show. This is also true for Baby Halley and any children Penny and Leonard may have.
Do you think we’ll see Professor Proton again this season?