Everyone’s (Not So) Shocked By This Recurring Plot Twist On The Big Bang Theory


Ever since his first appearance, Wil Wheaton and Sheldon have fought on The Big Bang Theory. Whether he’s lying about his grandmother or stealing work from Sheldon, Wil Wheaton just can’t hang on to this friendship.

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In the latest episode, the story revolves around Professor Proton. Apparently, the series is getting a reboot, and they’re looking for a new Professor Proton. Sheldon Cooper, of course, believes he is the man for the job.

As if turns out, he might be too smart (or too egotistic) for the kid’s show.

Sheldon And Wil Wheaton Apply For Role

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Sheldon makes the announcement at the beginning of the episode and then concludes he should apply for the job. Amy, Sheldon’s fiancé, offers to help and then we see the duo filming an audition tape.

After they show the tape to Leonard and Penny, the truth comes out that Sheldon’s Professor Proton persona is “confusing” and “dangerous.” Despite not liking children, Sheldon still wants the job.

Luckily, Penny is there to help.

Can These Two Ever Be Friends?

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Penny encourages Sheldon Cooper to seek out acting lessons and bring something beyond himself to the role. That’s where Wil Wheaton comes in. Sheldon visits his old friend and asks for Patrick Stewart’s phone number as a jab to Wheaton.

Later, we find out that Wil Wheaton did help Sheldon, but he also auditioned for the role behind his back. As a professional actor, Wil Wheaton gets the job, and this enrages Sheldon once again.

At Wil Wheaton’s door, Sheldon tells him they’re better off as friends than enemies, but does so in an ultimatum. Regardless, Wheaton tricks Sheldon into leaving by using his acting skills (about having a dog), and he returns home.

In the end, Leonard and the gang tell Sheldon the important thing is that someone is going to keep inspiring kids to pursue science. Hopefully, he also understands that Wheaton is better for the job.

Perhaps one day Sheldon and Amy will have a child that watches the new series.

Do you think Wil Wheaton and Sheldon Cooper will stay friends?