It’s not a dream…Dick Loudon…er…Dr. Robert Hartley…er…Papa Elf Gets an Emmy!  After more than five decades on screens big and small (and now smaller), 84-year-old Bob Newhart won an Emmy over the weekend for his one episode appearance on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton.

Bob Newhart, among TV’s most enduring stars with shows stretching back more than five decades, wept as he finally captured his first Emmy Award.

“This is my seventh shot at this. … I just love this very much,” he said, gazing tearfully at the trophy in his hand as the audience gave him a standing ovation.