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Entertainment Stephen Hawking’s brilliant pop culture TV moments

19:41  14 march  2018
19:41  14 march  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Stephen Hawking’s legendary career as a theoretical physicist made him a 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”

  Stephen Hawking’s brilliant pop culture TV moments © CBS 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 Helberg), down to some inappropriate impressions of his “creepy computer voice.” 

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

“The Simpsons”

  Stephen Hawking’s brilliant pop culture TV moments © Fox 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.

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  Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead at 76: The Big Bang Theory Cast Pays Tribute Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist who authored A Brief History of Time, died on Wednesday morning after a decades-long battle with ALS. He was 76. Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, announced their father’s passing in the following statement: We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, announced their father’s passing in the following statement:

“Futurama”

  Stephen Hawking’s brilliant pop culture TV moments © Fox 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. He also appeared as a detached head in the movie "The Beast with a Billion Backs."

“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.

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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Stephen Hawking's ashes to be placed beside Newton and Darwin .
<p>The ashes of world famous physicist Steven Hawking will be interred in London's Westminster Abbey near the graves of ground-breaking scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin</p>In a statement released by the Abbey on Tuesday, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, said it was a "fitting" tribute to the British scientist who passed away last week at the age of 76.

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