Michael Ausiello
August 12, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Pretty much the last thing you’d expect of a cranium-straining show like The Big Bang Theory is a no-brainer, but its casting of The Daily Show smartass Lewis Black seems to be exactly that.

The Comedy Central hothead will appear in the sitcom’s second episode of the season (airing on Sept. 28) as Professor Crawley, a Caltech entomologist whose life is a shambles. Worse—for him, anyway—it’s a shambles through which Sheldon and Wolowitz are happy to rummage for the sake of settling a bet.

Whad’ya think? Is Black’s guest gig a smarter move on his part or the series’? Sound off below! And bonus points to anyone who can tell me what an entomologist actually does. (Additional reporting by Andy Patrick)

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