Young Sheldon (2017– )
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A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts 

Sheldon tries to act like a kid after learning that people with stunted childhoods can become social outcasts; Meemaw teaches Dr. Sturgis how to drive, putting their relationship to the test.


Rebecca Asher


Chuck Lorre (created by), Steven Molaro (created by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Armitage ... Sheldon Cooper
Zoe Perry ... Mary Cooper
Lance Barber ... George Cooper Sr.
Montana Jordan ... Georgie Cooper
Raegan Revord ... Missy Cooper
Annie Potts ... Connie 'Meemaw' Tucker
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper (voice)
Wallace Shawn ... Dr. John Sturgis
Mckenna Grace ... Paige
Andrea Anders ... Linda
Ryan Phuong ... Tam
Wyatt McClure ... Billy Sparks
Chris Wylde ... Glenn
Alex Staggs ... Stan
Kevin D'Arcy ... DMV Employee


Sheldon tries to act like a kid after learning that people with stunted childhoods can become social outcasts; Meemaw teaches Dr. Sturgis how to drive, putting their relationship to the test.

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6 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts See more »

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16:9 HD
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The origin of Sheldon's catchphrase "Bazinga!" is established. See more »


In this episode they show the outside of the Department of Motor Vehicles State of Texas. In reality it is the Texas Department of Public Safety NOT the DMV which does not exist in Texas. See more »


References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Prelude (Thus Spake Zarathustra)
Written by Richard Strauss
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker
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i was the good child..
7 December 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon; a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, that was created for the fans of Sheldon Cooper is on the contrary, more disappointing for the viewers to watch their beloved character being ripped off by dull writing. Its primary objective from the first episode wasn't set off to create a humorous environment which would have been suffice but as it started aging on screen the target started to blur out and is now shooting arrows in the dark confusing and disappointing the viewers from the offered thin material.

Ian Hermitage at the center of it is palpable for this tone of the series and is appreciative in its role. The relationship between MeeMaw and Sheldon isn't coming off as anticipated even though the genuine effort is clearly visible and admirable. The narrative often attempts to weave out a morale out of the daily conflicts that usually goes around in one's house, but at the compromise of the integrity and the quality of the product, it surely isn't adequate enough to be appreciated.

Focusing on the adult socialization and conversations has always worked and came off in a bit mature sense and addition to that, just to spice it up, the younger characters meddling on their business works like a charm and offers enough laugh especially from Sheldon's perspective. The sibling relationship too, is aptly constructed if not executed, but amidst all these hokum, it still comes out in the limelight shining bright and wise.

Season 02

After a disappointing start from the previous season, the expectation might have gone lower but the necessity is still of quite larger margin and if doesn't evolve any characters more than their offered one-dimension, it still ought to project gripping and enthralling acts.

A Stunted Childhood And A Can Of Fancy Mixed Nuts

Two elder people without any mutual interest connecting like never before works on all levels and is probably the best asset of the show right now and on the other hand to find someone who can get into the protagonist's skin is pretty fascinating.

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