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07:41  14 march  2018
07:41  14 march  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Stephen Hawking ’ s legendary career as a theoretical physicist made him a minor celebrity — even in Hollywood. The best-selling author, who died Tuesday at 76, found himself in front of the camera several times over his lifetime in sitcoms that hit on just the perfect amount of nerdiness.

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Stephen Hawking played himself in multiple episodes of © SONJA FLEMMING Stephen Hawking played himself in multiple episodes of "The Big Bang Theory."

Stephen Hawking’s legendary career as a theoretical physicist made him a minor celebrity — even in Hollywood.

The best-selling author, who died Tuesday at 76, found himself in front of the camera several times over his lifetime in sitcoms that hit on just the perfect amount of nerdiness.

“The Big Bang Theory”

The CBS sitcom has managed to collect an impressive list of celebrity guest actors over its lifetime, but Hawking may be among the most influential.

Playing himself, Hawking was the hero of Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard (Simon), down to some inappropriate impressions of his “creepy computer voice.”

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Think for a moment what Stephen Hawking ' s sounds like. Almost anyone I know can easily recognize his distinct, software-controlled voice. This consistency which spans many decades is exactly what has helped keep him such a prolific and recognizable figure in pop culture .

The great Stephen Hawking , 74, doesn’t feel like he’ s truly made it as a pop culture icon unless he snags a guest Stephen Hawking , 73, has never let his motor neuron disease stop him from sharing his brilliant ideas with the world, but 8. Let’ s take a look back at some of Stephen ’ s finest moments .

The scientist appeared in seven episodes, including the 200th episode to sing “Happy Birthday” to Sheldon over Skype.


“The Simpsons”

The theoretical physicist appeared in four episodes of © New York Daily News The theoretical physicist appeared in four episodes of "The Simpsons." ( YOUTUBE)

The British physicist lent his voice to four episodes of “The Simpsons.” In one, “They Saved Lisa’s Brain,” he even came to Springfield to tell the residents that their utopia will never succeed.

He also attempted to kidnap Fry on © New York Daily News He also attempted to kidnap Fry on "Futurama."

“Futurama”

In a season two episode of “Futurama,” Hawking joins the Vice Presidential Action Rangers, led by Al Gore, who aim to protect the space-time continuum.


“Star Trek: The Next Generation”

The season six finale of “Next Generation”found Hawking, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton as holograms playing poker with Lt. Commander Data.

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Though vastly more intelligent than the equally vast majority of us can ever hope to me, Professor Stephen Hawking is also hip and with it: the Oxford-based cosmologist clocks quite a few pop culture accomplishments

Other than some cursory moments about Hawking ’ s marriage and the professor’s sense of humor, Hawking is a Hawking ’ s place in pop culture shows he has a sense of humor about himself, but If Stephen Hawking wasn’t one of the most brilliant minds in human history, you would look at him

Hawking, a self-proclaimed “Star Trek” fan, was introduced at a screening for the 1991 documentary film “A Brief History of Time,” based on his book, by Leonard Nimoy.

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