Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Free-for-All: Stephen Hawking

Well, November sweeps are upon us in television and we all know what that means - gratuitous "Special Guest Stars" as every show tries to boost its ratings. Frankly, this practice disgusts me, especially when the same actors continue to whore themselves out by making cheap cameo appearances as themselves.

But there's one gratuitous guest star who is the very definition of "fame whore" - one Professor Stephen Hawking, a man apparently not smart enough to feel shame for all the gratuitous guest spots he's done over the years. You couldn't get a more apt example of producer pandering to a low brow audience than the series that have hosted Dr. Hawking over the years.

Here's Hawking appearing as himself on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

And here's a clip of Dr. Hawking discussing his work on The Simpsons. (Sorry, I couldn't find an unedited clip of his cameo.)

What's next? A shot on Entourage where he and Vince go after the same chick? Or perhaps he could get into a fight with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm after Larry parks in a handicapped spot.

Ever notice how this guy always plays himself? What an ego. He needs to get over himself fast.

1 comment:

  1. LMAO. I feel you. Where I come from we don't like smarty-pants bragging about their quantum theories and their high-falootin' space-time singularities. The Lord Sayeth and that's good enough for us.

    Mr. Hawking needs to eat a little humble pie (maybe we could tip him over into it?)