Episode 2x17 of The Big Bang Theory:
The success of the show is documented by the fact that Summer Glau is starring as herself, and so is George Smoot, a 2006 physics Nobel prize co-winner. Even though Smoot has taught string theory at some moment, he wasn't impressed by Sheldon and his work on astrophysical probes of M-theory effects in the early Universe - and he didn't even hear what the work was: Sheldon's plans how to receive another Nobel prize were enough. ;-)
If you want Jim Parsons (being Sheldon, possibly based on a certain European physicist) to be nominated for Emmy, try to help Alynda Wheat.