“The Big Bang Theory” is getting a visit from Stephen Hawking.
The renowned theoretical physicist will guest-star on the April 5 episode, CBS said. In the cameo, Hawking visits Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) at work “to share his beautiful mind with his most ardent admirer,” according to CBS.
Executive producer Bill Prady said that having Hawking on the show had long been a goal, though it seemed unattainable.
Hawking, known for his book “A Brief History of Time,” has appeared on television comedies before, albeit in voice work. Hawking has done a guest spot on “Futurama” and appeared as himself on several episodes of “The Simpsons.”
Hawking has also appeared on Star Trek The Next Generation when Lt. Commander Data plays a game of poker with holographic representations of Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking (played by himself) in the episode Descent Part 1.