Top 3 Big Bang Theory Episodes With The Late Stephen Hawking


Stephen Hawking passed away early Wednesday. The late scientist was one of the greatest physicists of all time. He also happened to be a great guest star on The Big Bang Theory. Here are some of our favorite episodes involving this wonderful man.

Stephen Hawking Passes Away

Stephen Hawking passed away early Wednesday, March 14th. The Big Bang Theory cast mourned the loss of a friend and took to social media to pay their respects. Kaley Cuoco wrote, “It was truly such an honor getting to work with the incredible Stephen Hawking.. He made us laugh and we made him laugh. His life and career workings have been many a subject matter on @thebigbangtheory__ and we are all better for it. You will be missed but the world is grateful for the knowledge and courage you leave in your path. Thank you for being an inspiration to everyone.”

Kaley first met the physicist while filming The Hawking Excitation back in season 5 of The Big Bang Theory. Stephen Hawking comes to speak at the University, and Howard is assigned to his care. Sheldon is incredibly jealous and willing to do anything to meet one of his great idols. Howard takes advantage of the situation, forcing Sheldon to do Cinderella-like tasks to meet the great man.

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Hawking had a great moment in this episode. He got to put Sheldon in his place after reading a proposal of his. Hawking said,

Hawking: Your thesis that the Higgs boson is a black hole accelerating backwards through time is fascinating.

Sheldon Cooper: Thank you. It just… it came to me one morning in the shower

Hawking: That’s nice. Too bad it’s wrong.

You have to love that the only person who can really put Sheldon Cooper in his place is Stephen Hawking.

Words With Friends

Stephen Hawking also appeared (voice-over only), on The Extract Obliteration. Sheldon invited the physicist to play words with friends with him online. This leads Sheldon to believe that he and Stephen are in fact friends, meaning his life has peaked. 

Hawking also appeared on skype for the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory. The episode brought in many former guest stars to Sheldon’s birthday party. The Big Bang cast loves their guest stars, and bonded with Hawking in particular. Mayim Bialik wrote of his passing, “As we near Pi day (3.14) I join the global community in mourning the loss of the greatest physicist of our era. Stephen Hawking is free from the physical constraints of this earthly condition we all exist in and he is soaring above us now marveling at it all. Thank you Dr. Hawking for enlightening us and blessing us with your wisdom and courage.”