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'The Simpsons' paid tribute to the late Stephen Hawking

'The Simpsons' paid tribute to the late Stephen Hawking
From Mashable - March 18, 2018

Stephen Hawking has been honored by The Simpsons.

The astrophysicist had a number of cameos on the show in its now 29-season run, perhaps most notably in 1999 when he appeared at the end of the episode "They Saved Lisa's Brain."

The show ended Sunday's episode with an image of Hawking in his now iconic helicopter and jet-powered wheelchair, complete with Lisa Simpson sitting on his lap.

The Simpsons' executive producer Matt Selman, who called Hawking the show's "most intelligent guest star," posted the image on Twitter.

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