Bob Newhart’s Big Bang Theory appearance as aged kids’ TV host Professor Proton yielded him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. It was his first win after seven nominations.
“They wrote an awful good script,” Newhart said of his “Big Bang Theory” colleagues. “They gave me a lot of hanging curveballs and I kept swinging at them.”
The swinging paid off. When he was honored on Sunday with his first Emmy statue, Newhart humbly told reporters backstage that he “was totally unprepared for that.”
[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]