The Big Bang Theory: Bob Newhart Returning to Aid Sheldon Next Month

The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper has a “very important decision” to make next month, one that’ll require the use of the Force — and some help from a familiar face.

Emmy winner Bob Newhart will reprise the role of Arthur Jeffries in the CBS sitcom’s Dec. 17 episode, TVLine has learned. Naturally, Newhart’s character will once again appear as a ghostly Jedi, this time to help Shelton “sort out his feelings” and reach a crucial conclusion.

This marks Newhart’s fourth trip to Big Bang, having played Arthur once in Season 6 and twice in Season 7. His first episode, 2013’s “The Proton Resurgence,” clinched the legendary comedian’s first-ever Primetime Emmy Award.

Coincidentally (or not), Newhart’s appearance as a Jedi spirit also comes just one day before the national theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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