Stephen Hawking leads 'Big Bang Theory' to ratings win over 'American Idol'

Stephen Hawking has done several guest appearances on television shows over the years, but perhaps none of them felt quite as right as when he appeared as himself on "The Big Bang Theory" (Thu., 8 p.m. ET on CBS).

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Anticipation has been building in all of geekdom since The Big Bang Theory producers announced in March that nerd icon Stephen Hawking would make a cameo.

I haven't had a chance to check it out, but everyone I know who watches it enjoys it. Stephen Hawking had a much-hyped cameo in the latest episode. If you're a fan of either 'The Big Bang Theory' or Stephen Hawking, then

By David Hinckley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, author of 'A Brief History of Time,' will appear on CBS' sitcom about neurotic science geeks. We knew if we waited long enough, Stephen Hawking would eventually apply his