From comic legend Stan Lee to real-life theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking to Star Trek and Star Wars alums Leonard Nimoy and Carrie Fisher, The Big Bang Theory has seen its fair share of nerd heroes drop by and now one more can be added to that special list: Bill Gates.

TV Guide has learned that the Microsoft founder will appear as himself in an upcoming episode of the CBS sitcom. When Penny's (Kaley Cuoco) work hosts Gates, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and the rest of the crew will stop at nothing to meet him in person. But as we've seen in the past whenever they try to meet one of their idols, things never go according to plan so expect plenty of hijinks during this latest quest.

The episode is expected to air sometime in March.

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The Big Bang Theory returns with new episodes starting Thursday, March 1 at 8/7c on CBS.

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