If you’ve been watching “The Big Bang Theory” for some time, then you are probably already a little bit familiar with the mythology that surrounds Leonard Nimoy. Dr. Sheldon Cooper loves “Star Trek” more than even his fondness for hot beverages and his spot on the couch, and the moment during season 2 involving Penny and the actor’s DNA on a napkin may go down as the funniest single moment in the show’s history.
If Sheldon was actually alive, he would probably be screaming hysterically with the following bit of news. According to TVLine, Nimoy is going to be making a verbal cameo on the show during a dream sequence for Jim Parsons’ signature role. This is a technique that producers have used in the past (see Tricia Helfer and Howard), and for Nimoy it especially makes sense — after all, the actor has really retired from the acting world, and this casting is probably coming as a result of extensive begging from executive producer Bill Prady and the entire “Big Bang” staff. (The show has been after Nimoy for some time, and referenced him earlier this season when a cut-out of Dr. Spock arrived at Sheldon’s apartment — even if it was Zachary Quinto’s version.)
Nimoy’s brief cameo will occur during the March 29 episode — as for the next new installment of the show, there is sadly no new “Big Bang” this week after having a stretch of six new episodes in a row. The show will return on March 8 with some more laughs.
Are you excited to see what Nimoy brings to the show?