Not just a brilliant scientist, Stephen Hawking was a pop culture juggernaut
Stephen Hawking got plenty right about the universe, and that even extended to his thoughts on pop culture.
“The Simpsons is the best thing on American television,” the late astrophysicist said on BBC’s The Culture Show, reflecting on his appearance on the hit animated series back in 1999.
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The cameo was so prolific that it led to people thinking he was merely a character on the TV show, rather than recognising him for his work in science.
In 1999, Hawking appeared at the end of Season 10, in the episode “They Saved Lisa’s Brain,” saving the day when Springfield’s utopian meritocracy crumbled. Read more…More about Entertainment, Television, Movies, Stephen Hawking, and The Simpsons
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