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Glossary: Y
First Air Date: September 25th, 2017
Last Air Date: April 15th, 2021
Created By: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro
Star Casts: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Annie Potts, Matt Hobby, Jim Parsons
Aired On: CBS
Episode Runtime: 22 minutes
Total Seasons: 4 Seasons
Total Episodes: 81 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: CBS - Young Sheldon

Last Updated: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:19:57 +0000

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Young Sheldon


The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (1 Episode)

1: Season 3 Extra - The Coopers, East Texas and the 80's - Aired: 2020-08-25

No overview available.

Season 1 (22 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2017-09-25

9-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king.

2: Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System - Aired: 2017-11-02

To appease his worried mother, Sheldon employs the techniques of a self-help book to try and make a friend.

3: Poker, Faith, and Eggs - Aired: 2017-11-09

When George Sr. is rushed to the emergency room, Connie comes to babysit, and the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own.

4: A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage - Aired: 2017-11-16

After choking on a breakfast sausage, Sheldon wrestles with his fear of solid foods and discovers comic books for the first time.

5: A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom - Aired: 2017-11-23

Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

6: A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac - Aired: 2017-11-30

When a NASA representative visits Sheldon’s school and dismisses his science, Sheldon is set on a mission to prove him wrong.

7: A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run - Aired: 2017-12-07

The kids brainstorm ways to resolve a family feud when Connie refuses to give George Sr. her brisket recipe.

8: Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat and Cyndi Lauper's Hair - Aired: 2017-12-14

While Mary, Connie and Missy have their girls night at the salon, the three Cooper men plan their road trip to see the space launcher, but it doesn't go as well as they plan.

9: Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia - Aired: 2017-12-21

George Sr. strikes a deal with Sheldon to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten to keep him from playing football

10: An Eagle Feather, A String Bean, And An Eskimo - Aired: 2018-01-04

When Sheldon moves to Dallas to attend a school for gifted children, the family struggles to cope with his absence.

11: Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers - Aired: 2018-01-11

A worried Mary sends Sheldon to Sunday school after she finds him playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends, Tam and Billy.

12: A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer - Aired: 2018-01-18

Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

13: A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek - Aired: 2018-02-01

When flu season hits Medford, Sheldon takes extreme measures to remain healthy.

14: Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey - Aired: 2018-03-01

When Mary takes a job as church secretary, she finds herself becoming Pastor Jeff's marriage counselor. Also, Sheldon and Missy spend their first afternoon home alone.

15: Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman - Aired: 2018-03-08

Sheldon makes friends with an upperclassman who introduces him to a new field of science. Also, Mary and George disagree on how to handle Sheldon's blossoming social life.

16: Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine - Aired: 2018-03-29

A disappointing loss at the science fair sends Sheldon’s life in a new direction.

17: Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo - Aired: 2018-04-05

Sheldon is bullied by an unlikely character, and Mary and George disagree on how to handle the situation.

18: A Mother, A Child, and a Blue Man's Backside - Aired: 2018-04-12

Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book. Sheldon decides it's time to stop living under Mary's thumb.

19: Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple - Aired: 2018-04-19

When Sheldon is no longer academically challenged at Medford High, he audits a college class taught by Dr. John Sturgis.

20: A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish - Aired: 2018-04-26

A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks' new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

21: Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza - Aired: 2018-05-03

While Sheldon is busy keeping tabs on Connie’s budding relationship with Dr. Sturgis, George Sr. and Mary attempt to bond with their other children.

22: Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and A Dinette Set - Aired: 2018-05-10

When Connie is pursued by two gentlemen callers, Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

Season 2 (22 Episodes)

1: A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels - Aired: 2018-09-24

After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs.

2: A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron - Aired: 2018-09-27

When Dr. Sturgis bonds with Paige, another 10-year-old genius, Sheldon’s jealousy leads Connie to intervene. Mary invites Paige’s family over for a play date.

3: A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens - Aired: 2018-10-04

When Mary’s faith is shaken by a tragedy in the community, Sheldon becomes an unlikely ally.

4: A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce - Aired: 2018-10-11

When George Sr. asks Sheldon to keep a secret from Mary, the stress of not being honest drives Sheldon to hideout at Tam’s for his first sleepover.

5: A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries - Aired: 2018-10-18

When Dr. Sturgis recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon's head.

6: Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan - Aired: 2018-10-25

Mary clashes with Sheldon's drama teacher over plans for a Halloween fundraiser for the church. Georgie falls for a rebellious teenage girl whom Sheldon is tutoring.

7: Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon - Aired: 2018-11-01

Sheldon gets into trouble with fellow child genius, Paige at the science museum. George is forced to play therapist to Paige’s bickering parents. Mary, Georgie and Missy help Connie with a garage sale.

8: An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius - Aired: 2018-11-08

A video game takes over Sheldon and Connie’s life. George Sr. is jealous when Georgie bonds with Herschel at the auto shop.

9: Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero - Aired: 2018-11-15

Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project. Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma.

10: A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts - Aired: 2018-12-06

When Sheldon learns that people with stunted childhoods can turn into social outcasts, he tries to act. Connie and Dr. Sturgis' relationship is tested when she teaches him how to drive.

11: A Race of Superhumans and a Letter to Alf - Aired: 2019-01-03

Sheldon experiments on Missy, and Georgie joins Mary’s bible study to spend more time with his crush, Veronica.

12: A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor - Aired: 2019-01-10

When Sheldon has to spend a few days in the hospital, he turns into the world’s worst patient. Also, Missy gets a taste of what life would be like without her twin.

13: A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely - Aired: 2019-01-17

Sheldon attempts to build a nuclear reactor. Also, a university cocktail party gets heated when Dr. Sturgis’ colleague, Dr. Linkletter, flirts with Connie, and Georgie is heartbroken when he learns Veronica has a boyfriend.

14: David, Goliath and a Yoo-hoo from the Back - Aired: 2019-01-31

Sheldon uses his new friendship with the school bully to boss Georgie around. Also, Missy steals Connie's makeup for picture day.

15: A Math Emergency and Perky Palms - Aired: 2019-02-07

Sheldon and Dr. Sturgis have their first fight when Dr. Sturgis marks a question wrong on Sheldon's test. Also, Mary takes over for Pastor Jeff when he's out sick.

16: A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag - Aired: 2019-02-21

Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she's dumped by her boyfriend.

17: Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary - Aired: 2019-03-07

Inspired by his hero, Albert Einstein, Sheldon tries his hand at the violin. Also, Mary and Connie secretly buy a pregnancy test when Mary thinks she's pregnant

18: A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow - Aired: 2019-04-04

Sheldon moves in with Dr. Sturgis for the weekend to see what his life will be like in college. Also, a lonely Mary tries to bond with the other Coopers during Sheldon's absence.

19: A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater - Aired: 2019-04-25

Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

20: A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross - Aired: 2019-05-02

Georgie is thrilled when Veronica stays at the Coopers' house for a few days. Also, Connie and Dr. Sturgis celebrate their one-year anniversary.

21: A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster - Aired: 2019-05-09

The Coopers help Pastor Jeff through a rough patch in his marriage. Also, Sheldon pressures church members for donations when Mary takes him to work for a day.

22: A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast - Aired: 2019-05-16

Sheldon invites the entire school to a party for the Nobel Prize announcements. Also, Connie learns more about Dr. Sturgis' past, and Georgie's desire for cable TV leads to a standoff between him and George Sr.

Season 3 (21 Episodes)

1: Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes - Aired: 2019-09-26

After Dr. Sturgis experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales.

2: A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board - Aired: 2019-10-03

Without Dr. Sturgis’ university class, Sheldon must find a new way to stay academically challenged. Also, Mary helps Pastor Jeff avoid temptation with his girlfriend.

3: An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom - Aired: 2019-10-10

Sheldon takes matters into his own hands when Connie refuses to drive him to a lecture with Dr. Linkletter. Also, Georgie tries to impress Veronica with his new business venture

4: Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball with Zip - Aired: 2019-10-17

Sheldon is forced to take a break from science when his new obsession with "The Lord of the Rings" leads to an unhealthy habit. Also, Missy asks George Sr. to teach her how to play catch.

5: A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship - Aired: 2019-10-24

After being released from the mental hospital, Dr. Sturgis unexpectedly breaks up with Connie.

6: A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm - Aired: 2019-11-07

A church carnival leads Missy to try out for the baseball team. Also, Connie struggles after her breakup with Dr. Sturgis.

7: Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting - Aired: 2019-11-14

Sheldon starts an internet flame war, and Missy stands up to the boys on her baseball team. Also, Connie is unhappy when George Sr. spends time with her new boyfriend.

8: The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-chi's - Aired: 2019-11-21

The University makes George Sr. a lucrative job offer in the hopes of recruiting Sheldon. Also, Georgie gets a job working for Connie's new boyfriend, and Mary is determined to rid her home of greed.

9: A Party Invitation, Football Grapes And An Earth Chicken - Aired: 2019-12-05

Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn't invited to Billy's birthday party. Also, George Sr. has "male-bonding time" with Dr. Sturgis.

10: Teenager Soup And A Little Ball Of Fib - Aired: 2019-12-12

Sheldon fakes being sick to avoid a swim test at school. Also, Dr. Sturgis spies on Connie's new boyfriend.

11: A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony - Aired: 2020-01-09

George Sr. and Connie struggle to manage the Cooper household while Mary plans Pastor Jeff’s wedding.

12: Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit - Aired: 2020-01-16

Sheldon learns to listen when an emotional Paige struggles with her parents’ divorce. George Sr. is furious when Georgie tries to buy his way out of chores.

13: Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains - Aired: 2020-01-30

George Sr. and Georgie go camping with Connie's new boyfriend, Dale, but things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend, Dr. Sturgis, tags along. Also, Sheldon and Missy invent a super-game.

14: A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel - Aired: 2020-02-06

Sheldon and Georgie mine for platinum in roadside gravel. Mary is concerned when Missy misuses religion to help with a batting slump.

15: A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub - Aired: 2020-02-13

Connie meets Dale’s ex-wife, June. Sheldon is forced to work on a group project with reluctant college students.

16: Pasadena - Aired: 2020-02-20

Sheldon visits CalTech for the very first time. Also, Georgie is furious when Mary listens in on a phone call with his girlfriend, and Connie tries to cheer up a jealous Missy.

17: An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell - Aired: 2020-03-05

Dr. Sturgis is furious when Sheldon accuses him of plagiarism. Also, Mary sets out to find a “girl trophy” for Missy’s end-of-season baseball ceremony, and Georgie has an awkward run-in with Veronica while on a date with his new girlfriend, Jana.

18: A Couple Bruised Ribs and a Cereal Box Ghost Detector - Aired: 2020-03-12

When George Sr. accidentally lands the school librarian in the hospital, the Cooper family must nurse her back to health. Connie gives Georgie relationship advice.

19: A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff - Aired: 2020-04-02

When Sheldon learns the house next door is for sale, he takes it upon himself to find the perfect neighbors. Missy is torn when she’s forced to pitch against her boyfriend at the baseball game.

20: A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge - Aired: 2020-04-16

Sheldon has a scientific breakthrough at the dentist's office. Also, Dale and Connie go to the casino, and Georgie makes a big mistake when Dale leaves him in charge of the store

21: A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat - Aired: 2020-04-30

Sheldon discovers that Mary's been keeping a secret about his future. Also, Connie is furious when she learns Dale fired Georgie.

Season 4 (16 Episodes)

1: Graduation - Aired: 2020-11-05

After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Dale tries to make amends with Connie.

2: A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton - Aired: 2020-11-12

Sheldon gets a summer job at the local train museum. Also, George and Missy bond when Missy embarks on a new stage of womanhood, and Georgie discovers Mary's guilty pleasure.

3: Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken - Aired: 2020-11-19

With college in sight, Sheldon is determined to ride his bike without training wheels. Also, Mary and George Sr. argue over parenting styles.

4: Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love - Aired: 2020-12-03

When their mothers force them to attend Vacation Bible School. Also, George is furious after Georgie makes a questionable purchase.

5: A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On - Aired: 2020-12-17

Dale and Connie work out relationship issues while playing Dungeons and Dragons with Sheldon and Missy. Also, Mary and George take a trip with Coach Wilkins and his wife, and Georgie freaks out when his girlfriend thinks she's pregnant.

6: Freshman Orientation And The Inventor Of The Zipper - Aired: 2021-01-21

College orientation does not go as Sheldon planned. Also, Mary is invited to a party when she's mistaken for a university student, and George Sr. helps Pastor Jeff set up a children's nursery.

7: A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You - Aired: 2021-02-11

Sheldon's first day of college is derailed by his new philosophy teacher, Professor Ericson. Also, Mary and Brenda live vicariously through Missy's first day of middle school.

8: An Existential Crisis and a Bear That Makes Bubbles - Aired: 2021-02-18

Connie takes matters into her own hands when Sheldon's philosophy teacher, Professor Ericson, sends him into a tailspin. Also, George Sr. learns Georgie has been cutting class.

9: Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey - Aired: 2021-02-25

Sheldon and George Sr. dine with President Hagemeyer and a university benefactor. Also, Georgie gives Missy some brotherly advice when Mary won't let her go to the school dance, and Dale and June convince Connie to attend their son's wedding.

10: Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts - Aired: 2021-03-04

Sheldon campaigns to become Dr. Linkletter's lab assistant. Also, Georgie enlists the help of Mr. Lundy, the drama teacher, for a surprising business venture.

11: A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles - Aired: 2021-03-11

Dr. Linkletter pushes Sheldon to make friends with his fellow students at college. Also, Georgie gets a pager.

12: A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science - Aired: 2021-04-01

Sheldon, Dr. Linkletter and Meemaw team up on a science experiment. Also, Mary is jealous that Pastor Jeff and Brenda are spending time together, and Georgie has a new side hustle.

13: The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education - Aired: 2021-04-08

Sheldon refuses to ride in a car after getting into an accident with Meemaw. Also, Missy uses their trauma to her advantage at school and Meemaw is forced to take the church shuttle while her car is in the shop.

14: Mitch's Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency - Aired: 2021-04-15

When the IRS accuses Sheldon of making a mistake, he'll stop at nothing to prove them wrong. Also, Dale is forced to get a colonoscopy and tries to convince Meemaw to join him.

15: A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities - Aired: 2021-04-22

Sheldon is caught in a moral dilemma when offered a bootleg copy of a computer game he can't afford. Also, Mary and Meemaw take Brenda out for girls' night while George Sr. and the guys watch Billy, and Missy asks Georgie to take her and Marcus on a secret date.

16: A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips - Aired: 2021-04-29

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