Hawking, who died at the age of 76, was a big Simpsons fan, calling it “the best show on American television.” His most famous cameo saw him arrive in Springfield to rescue Lisa from a baying mob, using the helicopter blades concealed in his wheelchair.
He later shares a beer with Homer Simpson, who enjoys hanging out with “Lisa’s robot buddy”.
“His true legacy of meaning and understanding is a little bit coloured by having been in Simpsons colours,” Selman told the BBC.
“I’m immensely proud, he’s a beautiful man and to share in anyway his legacy and to have propagated it is tremendously satisfying.”
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