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Bob Newhart to Make Sitcom Return on The Big Bang Theory

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The Big Bang Theory will soon welcome a television legend.

Six-time Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart has signed on to portray Professor Proteon, the former host of Sheldon's favorite science series from many years ago.

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Show sources tell TV Line that Sheldon will track down Newhart's character online and learn that he's available for parties and events. Naturally, he therefore invites to "professor" over to his home.

The Big Bang Theory Season 6 is off for the next two weeks, while this episode will air on May 2.

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Sue ann

It was ER, not Emergency. Getting them confused, but they both start with "E" and deal with hospitals. His character committed suicide, I believe.

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so can not wait!!!!!!!!! so like bob newhart

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Mr. Newhart is a clean comedian and a good actor. Looking forward to seeing him return to television.

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Never heard of him.

Sue ann

Any appearance by Bob Newhart is a good thing, but this sounds like it could be especially cute. That man is just adorable. His appearance as a man going blind on Emergency a few years back shows that he's actually also a good actor. Playing a Mr. Wizard-type? Gold.

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Penny: Here's a question-- as an alien pretending to be human, are you planning to engage in any post-prom mating rituals with Amy?
Sheldon: There are post-prom mating rituals?
Penny: Not always. Unless your date drives a van with an air mattress, then always.
Sheldon: Well, if it's part of the prom experience, then I'm open to it.
Penny: You're kidding.
Sheldon: I may be an alien, but I have urges.If Amy wants to copulate by firing her eggs into space, well, then, I will happily catch them with the reproductive sac on my upper flermin. I'm not the best at reading facial cues, but I can see that you're a little turned on.

Sheldon: Ugh! English pudding. Y-You get yourself all excited for pudding, and here comes a cake with raisins in it. I'm not going.
Amy: You're going.
Sheldon: Why do you hate me?
Amy: I don't hate you. I love you.
Sheldon: Well, you call it love, but it has a lot of raisins in it.