‘Big Bang Theory': Watch Sheldon Meet Stephen Hawking (Video)

Jim Parson's uber-nerd Sheldon Cooper gets schooled by his hero Stephen Hawking in "Big Bang Theory" guest appearance

"The Big Bang Theory" got a big guest star Thursday night, in the form of renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

In the episode — dubbed "The Hawking Excitation" — uber-nerd Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) gets to meet his hero Hawking and attempts to dazzle Hawking with his scientific brilliance. Unfortunately, the theory he presents Hawking with doesn't exactly create a big bang — in fact, it falls rather flat.

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Watch Sheldon get a reality check from a giant of the scientific world.