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"An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo" is the tenth episode of the first season of the American sitcom Young Sheldon. The episode aired on January 4, 2018.


When Sheldon moves to Dallas to attend a school for gifted children, the family struggles to cope with his absence.[1]

Extended Plot[]

Sheldon's principal asks Mary and George to consider sending Sheldon to a school for the gifted in Dallas. Sheldon and his teachers are delighted by the idea, but his family (except for Georgie) quickly begins to miss him. Sheldon enjoys the intellectual stimulation, but dislikes the folk rock-singing family that he lives with. When George impulsively drives to Dallas to bring him home, Sheldon is happy to go back home, but Missy is even happier.




  • This episode was watched by 17.40 million people.
  • This episode aired in Canada in December 2017.


To be entered.


  • Sheldon will be out of high school two more years in the Fall of 1991 when he is 11 years old.
  • "An Eskimo" in the title refers to the song 'The Mighty Quinn' which Bob Dylan originally titled 'Quinn the Eskimo'.
  • Sheldon did his signature knock at his Meemaw's house, but he only did it twice. Meemaw answered the door before he did his third one.


Principal Petersen: First of all, I want to thank you both for coming.
Mary: Yeah, yeah, what'd he do?
Principal Petersen: Uh, he didn't do anything.
George Sr.: Gosh, Tom, I want to believe you.
Principal Petersen: Okay, the problem is the curriculum here is not challenging enough for Sheldon. Now, he gets bored and maybe doesn't express himself in the most productive way.

Sheldon: [seeing how well-behaved and studious the Wilmont students are] What's wrong with them?
Mary: What are you talking about?
Sheldon: They're so quiet. Are they on medication?
Mary: No. They're just smart like you.
Sheldon: I've been going to school in a zoo.
George Sr.: [quietly to Mary] Not too sure about these uniforms. Kinda froufrou.

Dr. Flora Douglas: I must tell you, in all I've been here, I have never seen such glowing letters of recommendation from a student's teachers.
George Sr.: Well, that's real nice to hear.
Dr. Flora Douglas: Now, listen to this: "Putting aside his superior intellect, Sheldon is a delight to have in the class. He's fun-loving, easy to get along with, and always ready to help another student."
Sheldon: That doesn't sound like me at all.
Mary: Sure it does, sweetie.