Let us be clear – there are A LOT of cameos, and they’re all great, but some must come on top. In case you’ve forgotten, here are of the best.
Our favorite sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, finished its twelfth and final season this year. We will always love this cast and this hilarious show. And we’re probably going to re-watch it over and over again until the end of time. While there have been many episodes, it goes without saying that there have been a lot of characters; that have come and gone from the series. Some characters have been recurring, and others have been hilarious and wonderful cameos by some of your favorite celebrities.
Let us be clear – there are A LOT of cameos, and they’re all great, but some must come out on top. In case you’ve forgotten, here are the best 5 cameos throughout the series of the show. For all geeks and nerds everywhere, prepare to get way too excited all over again.
In season 3, “The Excelsior Acquisition”, this comic-book legend makes a cameo when Sheldon and Penny show up at his house. Remember, they were uninvited and definitely unannounced. Stan Lee is wearing a Fantastic Four robe, and he eventually gets a restraining order against Sheldon, and that’s really all that matters about this encounter.
This was definitely one of our all-time favorite cameos on the show, and nerds everywhere definitely lost their minds. RIP, Stan, we love you forever.
James Earl Jones
Yes, you probably saw this coming. This is one of our favorite cameos, and it’s probably because this man is a legend and his role on the show is so lovable and over-the-top that it stole all of our hearts. Sheldon and James Earl Jones do karaoke, ride a Ferris wheel, and even do doorbell ditching (where they meet the wonderful Carrie Fisher).
While he may play Darth Vader, this man is literally a giant teddy bear, and this was definitely one of the most hilarious cameos of the series. “Hey Los Angeles, I’m on a Ferris wheel with Darth Vader, and he’s nicer than you think!”
This genius actually appears in a handful of episodes, starting in 2013 and ending in 2017. And, honestly, we actually love that he was given this role on the show. Not only is it incredibly fitting, but it’s also super awesome to see him participating in a popular sitcom and cracking a bunch of jokes, while still being an absolute genius.
We’ll never forget Sheldon and him playing Words with Friends, or when he totally fooled Sheldon and Leonard by cyber-bullying them. We like that he messes with Sheldon, to say the least. RIP to this brilliant and wholesome man, and we’re glad this show allowed you to shine.
In season 9, episode 9, Howard reluctantly joins the gang at a soup kitchen to serve meals to the homeless. He gets stuck in the dish pit by himself, but his spirits are lifted when he meets Tesla’s founder, Elon Musk. And yes, these two share a piece of pumpkin pie while Elon talks about how much he loves volunteering, and while Howard lies that he does, too.
All in all, this cameo was definitely golden, and totally perfect for the show. Also, let’s be honest, it was totally adorable that Elon Musk (any engineer’s idol) asked Howard to hit him up if he needed a job. Our hearts are melting, okay?
Sarah Michelle Gellar
On the series finale, just when we thought this show was done with cameos, they threw in one last one. Raj ends up sitting next to this brilliant actress on the plane to the award ceremony, and she ends up attending with him as his guest. All Buffy fans were probably losing their minds, and we’re more than happy she got to help close off the show.
It’s about time those boys got to meet one of their all-time favs, and we were happy to watch it happen, in all of its absurdity. Plus, we’re happy that Raj got some love this episode.