Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Stephen Hawking was one of the most respected and famous scientists in the world and he has made appearances in several television series such as The Simpsons, Futurama, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Big Bang Theory (a show that Ghost particularly hates) as himself. Hawking suffered from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which made him paralyzed. Because of this, he was forced to use a speech-generating device which has since become synonymous with him.
Since the Return of True Capitalist Radio, Ghost has begun regularly ranting on conspiracy theories and criticizing intellectuals. Due to his persistent and incessant hatred and distrust for NASA, Ghost frequently accuses all astronomers and scientists of lying, including Stephen Hawking. Out of all the members of the scientific community, Ghost has particularly high amount of hatred towards Hawking because of Hawking's criticism of Donald Trump and the constant media attention he gets. Ghost doesn't believe that Stephen Hawking was an intellectual at all, instead he believed that Hawking was an unthinking mouthpiece for NASA and other conspiratorial groups with his Speech-Generating device under the control of these groups. Ghost often plays an audio clip from before Stephen Hawking had his voice-box installed and spends the entire clip mocking him and claiming that the interpreter was just making up what Hawking was saying. Ghost often likes to point out the irony of how the man who supposedly knows the most about space and universe is the least likely to actually test these theories (though quite hilariously Hawking had recently stated that he will travel to space).
On the day of Episode 556, Stephen Hawking passed away. This led to various Hawking-related shoutout names. Ghost didn't rage at these names (although he still found them quite harsh), and one name even caused him to laugh to the point where he would cans.wav. On the next broadcast, Ghost uploaded onto Gab a Lego sculpture of Stephen Hawking, but it was quickly revealed to be a pre-existing image that Ghost flipped horizontally. Twilie Atkins would troll Ghost on this subject by posting a Lego sculpture of a cripple Ghost.
Stephen Hawking voices
Occasionally, Ghost gets calls from someone using a Text-To-Speech Voice (usually Microsoft Sam or Microsoft Mike) to try and either have a serious discussion or troll him. There can be a variety of reasons why people use these voices to troll Ghost, including being too afraid to call him up with their real voice or simply not having a mic.
Ghost usually responds by wobbling his face to imitate the voice and make fun of the person with the voice.
The name comes from how the real Stephen Hawking spoke, due to his motor neuron disease, and the similarity the other electronic voices have.