Is Sheldon Cooper Too Smart To Be.... This?!

Is Sheldon Cooper Too Smart To Be…. This?!

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-06    2 min read

When Sheldon Cooper learns that they’re going to reboot Professor Proton, he’s thrilled. At dinner, he makes the announcement and soon realizes he should be the next star of the show.

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit CBS

Soon, we cut to Amy and Sheldon filming an audition tape. At this point, it’s clear that Sheldon Cooper may be too smart for this kid’s series. Talking about using potatoes to power a radio is simply too boring for Sheldon.

But, that could mean danger for the kids who watch the show…

Sheldon’s Professor Proton Teaches ASCII-Binary…

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit CBS

Sheldon Cooper encourages his viewers to gather items like rubbing alcohol or dry ice, which should not be in the hands of children. Unfortunately, Sheldon doesn’t understand what it means to be Professor Proton.

“So you see boys and girls,” said Sheldon, before entering a long, scientific rant next to his drawing board. Then, Sheldon’s version of Professor Proton tells the kids to make sure they’re only friends with other smart kids.

“Until next week, this is Professor Proton saying Zero-One-Zero-Zero-Zero-One… That’s bye in ASCII-binary. Or, good bi-nary!” said Sheldon on the tape.

Too “Confusing or Dangerous?”

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit CBS

About this time, Sheldon turns to his friends to ask what they think. Amy replies for him, adding “Well, I already told him that I love it, but if you found it confusing or dangerous or 3-4x too long, now is the time to share,” said Amy.

Essentially, Sheldon Cooper may be too smart to be Professor Proton. Luckily, later in the episode, we learn that Wil Wheaton gets the role. Sheldon also learns that it’s more important for the children for someone to take on the role who can connect with the kids and teach a love for science.

However, we would love to see Sheldon Cooper guest star on the series, alongside Wil Wheaton. Sheldon could be a genius scientist (or a mad scientist) who shows up to teach little geniuses like him advanced theories or experiments.

For now, it’s safer for everyone to have Wil Wheaton host.

What did you think of Sheldon’s hilarious audition tape?

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Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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