'The Big Bang Theory': Emmy winner Bob Newhart makes 'totally different' return in 'The Proton Displacement'

Bob Newhart is returning to one of TV's top shows with an even bigger bang.Soon after scoring his first-ever Emmy Award for his appearance last season on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" as former science-show host "Professor Proton," the comedy icon reprises the role Thursday (Nov. 7) in the new episode "The Proton Displacement." The character unwittingly causes a problem by asking Leonard (Johnny Galecki) for help instead of Sheldon (fellow Emmy winner Jim Parsons) ... prompting the jealous Sheldon to bring rival"Science Guy" Bill Nye (playing himself) into the picture.'This episode is so totally different from the one I was in before," the ever-pleasant, low-key Newhart tells Zap2it. "You really get insight into Sheldon and Leonard's relationship, which I felt was very tender."I have one scene where I ask Leonard, 'Why do you put up with Sheldon?' He says, 'Well, he's a friend of mine.' And I say, 'Why?' In other words, what does he have...



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