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Our Friend Bill Nye and His Friend Bob Newhart Will Guest Star on The Big Bang Theory [Updated]

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Whether you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory or not, you might want to tune in to a very special episode next month. Our friend Bill Nye just announced on Twitter that he’ll be guest starring on an episode with comedy legend Bob Newhart.

Here’s the tweet:

No word on the context in which they’ll be appearing, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Nye is playing himself. As for Newhart, we don’t know– maybe somebody’s grandfather? We don’t care who he plays. Bob Newhart is tops.

[Update] We were informed by a reader that Bob Newhart appeared last season on the show as a character named Professor Proton, who seems very Nye-like from what we’ve seen. Perhaps he and Nye face off as feuding children’s science show hosts?

Bob Newhart is still tops.

(via Twitter, image via Adam Fagen)

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