Christopher Lloyd Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory: Christopher Lloyd Set to Guest-Star in Mystery Role

Dr. Sheldon Cooper is about to meet Doc Brown.

It was announced on Wednesday that CBS’ The Big Bang Theory has tapped Back to the Future funnyman Christopher Lloyd to guest-star in the Thursday, Dec. 1, episode.

In touting the casting, the series’ executive producers said that they were “so excited” to be working with the veteran actor, whose small-screen credits include appearances on everything from Cheers to Chuck, of course his 1978-83 stint as Taxi’s Reverend Jim Ignatowski, and an upcoming visit to Syfy’s 12 Monkeys.

The EPs added that, although they weren’t revealing exactly who he’d be playing — or whether time travel would be involved — “We think we’ve created a fun part that fans will really enjoy.”

Who do you imagine Lloyd will be playing? Maybe they’ve found a way to give him a scene or two with fellow Taxi alum Judd Hirsch (aka Leonard’s father)? Hit the comments with your theories and/or hopes.

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  1. Jan says:

    Sheldons dad?

  2. GraceM says:

    I don’t care what his role is, I’ve always like the actor and I can’t wait to see him on the show!!!!

    • Larry Money says:

      Sheldon is always planning for time travel maybe they will some how succeed and meet Christopher Loyde and what would really be great Michael J. Fox in the future together. Then they could have a sequel on how they get back.

  3. Andy D. says:

    Future Sheldon … he is always talking about inventing time travel.

  4. Mommaknowsbest says:

    Sheldon’s grandad in a dream sequence?

  5. Fan says:

    Please be Doc Brown! Please be Doc Brown! Please be Doc Brown!!!

  6. Piers says:

    IMO Judd Hirsch should be playing Howard’s dad, not Leonard’s. That being said, Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox as Doc Brown and Marty McFly in a dream sequence would be epic.

    • Tom says:

      Judd Hirsch would be good as Howard’s dad you’re right. If Lloyd’s character turns out to be real and not a dream sequence or something, imagine the two them meeting, could be fun to have Lloyd pull out a bit of Reverend Jim

      • Bella says:

        Yes, and if they have Marilu Henner play Bernadette’s mother, and Danny DiVito and Tony Danza as other characters’ uncles, that would be even more fun.

    • Amy says:

      IMO Judd Hirsch would be good as Howard’s dad, but Henry Winkler would be much better.

  7. jp says:

    Whatever it is I think it will be good! Chris Lloyd is a gem.

  8. Alice says:

    Howard’s father would be perfect casting!