Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Heading to 'The Big Bang Theory'
He piloted Apollo 11.
He was the second human being to ever set foot on the moon.
He has a moon crater and an asteroid named after him.
And soon he'll be meeting Dr. Sheldon Cooper.
Buzz Aldrin, astronaut, American hero, living legend, will be appearing as himself on the Halloween episode of CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' come October 25th. Aldrin has previously portrayed himself on 'The Simpsons,' '30 Rock,' 'Futurama,' and feature films such as 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon.' Hey, he even appeared as a contestant on the tenth season of 'Dancing with the Stars!'
The episode of 'Big Bang' is titled "The Holographic Excitation" and it features the lovable cadre of nerds assembling for a costume party at Stuart's comic book shop. No word yet on how Aldrin will be written into the fabric of the series, but you've gotta believe that Sheldon, Howard, Leonard and Raj are all huge fans.
I can say one thing: none of the characters had better call him names. Seen below is a famous incident wherein Aldrin was confronted by an arrogant, crackpot conspiracy theorist--one which Aldrin deals with in the way we'd all like to:
The episode will air on October 25 on CBS at 8:00pm EST.