Cool cameo!!

Big Bang Theory Lands Stephen Hawking Cameo

Stephen Hawking will appear on The Big Bang Theory later this season, which means the show will have trumped American Idol both in ratings and in theoretical physicists.

The Big Bang Theory has had big-name science stars before — national hero Neil deGrasse Tyson, George F. Smoot — but Hawking is more or less the holy grail of scientist cameos.

He’s appeared on Futurama and The Simpsons a bunch of times, and cameoed as a hologram on Star Trek: TNG, but this is his first sitcom role.

Finally, the man has achieved something.