‘The Big Bang Theory’: Billy Bob Thornton Guest Stars

'The Big Bang Theory' may be a comedy, but that certainly doesn't stop the show from taking on some serious topics -- such as feminism. On the Oct. 30, episode, Penny, Amy and Bernadette discuss female sexuality in the workplace -- and of course they have very different viewpoints on the subject! The Big Bang Theory returned to Thursday nights on Oct. 30, with a new episode, "The Misinterpretation Agitation." Billy Bob Thornton, 59, guest starred as creepy Dr. Lorvis who professed his love to Penny (Kaley Cuoco) while Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Brenadette (Melissa Rauch) clash over if women can be both sexy and smart.

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Billy Bob Thornton ‘Big Bang Theory’ — Guest Stars As Dr. Lorvin

The Oct. 30, episode was a perfect combination of mixing in serious topics with a hilarious twist — something the show is known for and part of what makes it so wildly popular.

According to the AVClub, the topic of female sexuality began early in the episode when our three favorite ladies were chatting in Penny’s apartment. Bernadette revealed that she had some big and exciting news — that she had been asked to be photographed for a spread about sexy scientists.

Clearly Bernadette is excited about the news and great opportunity as was Penny, but Amy was definitely less than thrilled the site reports — she wants her friend to be featured not just because she is beautiful because she is smart. She feels that all female scientists should be given the same opportunity — great point, Amy!

Penny then reveals that she flirts with doctors to help her sales pitch — cue Billy! Billy, who plays Dr. Lorvis then comes to Penny’s apartment — with flowers in hand — and reveals his love for her.

Leonard (John Galecki) then needs to explain that he and Penny are actually engaged — awkward alert! We applaud the show for taking on a risky subject and tackling it in an effective way that stays true to the shows roots.

‘Big Bang Theory’ Cast Signs $1M Per Episode Deal

As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, back in Aug. 2014, Kaley, John and Jim Parsons sealed a deal for three more seasons where they will each make almost $1M per episode!

Prior to negotiations they were making a reported $350,000 per episode and now, with three more seasons set to air they could each earn $90 million over the next few years!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you think Billy Bob Thornton was a good guest star? Let us know your thoughts below!

— Caitlin Beck

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