'The Big Bang Theory' guest star Bob Newhart: 'I work with fools'

Bob Newhart is so pleased to be included in "The Big Bang Theory," he wants to make sure it happens more than once.The Peabody- and Grammy Award-winning comedy legend guest-stars on the hit CBS sitcom Thursday, May 2, as "Professor Proton" ... a veteran TV-show host recruited by Sheldon and Leonard (Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki) to make a personal appearance. Long an acquaintance of "Big Bang" mentor Chuck Lorre, Newhart told him he'd do the role if it was for more than one shot, so the plan is for at least three.Though he says he's been approached to do other shows -- as he ultimately did with "NCIS" and "Desperate Housewives" in the recent past -- the famously low-key Newhart isn't a fan of canned, or pre-recorded, laughter. "Those shows, I don't even consider," he confirms to Zap2it, "but it's also about the quality of the writing. And obviously, the quality on 'The Big Bang...



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