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George Marshall Cooper Sr. is the late father of Sheldon Cooper, George Cooper Jr., and Missy Cooper and late husband of Mary Cooper. He has been described by Sheldon through most of The Big Bang Theory as an almost-redneck, "Homer Simpson" Texan.


George Cooper was born in 1952, in Galveston, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Cooper. His parents had an unhappy marriage. He played for the football team in high school, where he claimed to not be a good player but was still bigger than the other kids. He got injured in his senior year and thus never got to achieve his dreams of playing in the national leagues. After high school, George enlisted in the army, a move which led to him fighting in the Vietnam War. During his time in the military, he met Mary Tucker and had gone to a bar. Later that night, the pair had sexual intercourse while intoxicated, resulting in Mary getting pregnant with Georgie. To avoid a scandal, the pair got married shortly after. George eventually got a job working as a football coach to help support the family. The family were later joined by twins, Sheldon and Missy, who were born in 1980. Previously, George had coached at another high school in Galveston, before being forced to move after reporting a recruiting scandal, leading to him being fired and forcing the family to move. The family settled in Medford, where he got a job coaching at the local high school.

Series Overview

The Big Bang Theory

When Sheldon was 12, he did a series of experiments involving the height of stairs. He increased the height of some stairs by 2 millimeters and as a result George tripped and broke his clavicle ("Pilot").

Mary claims that he wasn't so wise and once tried to fight a bobcat for some licorice. Sheldon claims that his father used to make him watch and play football, since it was popular in Texas, despite Sheldon's lack of interest in it; however, the learning of the sport gave Sheldon something to know about other than science. His father was a high-school football coach.


His twin daughter and son: Missy and Sheldon Cooper

George also taught Sheldon how to cook meat as if it were chicken, and archery (which gives Sheldon a smell of K-Mart bourbon whenever he plays it, implying his father was drinking while teaching) and how to shoot close enough to a raccoon that it "craps itself."


His son George Cooper Jr., who was named after him

He also claimed that his father and mother had an imploding marriage as they fought almost all the time, which traumatized him a lot when he was a child. It turns out that he hated the name Sheldon and only named him that for his wife.

Sheldon once mentioned Missy gave their father a "World's Greatest Dad" coffee mug, suggesting that his sister got along with their father better than he did. Sheldon went on to describe George's parenting skills as "coasting 'til the day he died" where as now that we've seen George in Young Sheldon, that may not be fully the case even though you can see why he said that.

Old Mary Cooper

His widow Mary Cooper

In "The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification," Sheldon created a simple family tree that indicated George had died at the age of 42 and that his cause of death was "S.B.L." Sheldon provided no explanation as to what that acronym stood for.

In "The Rhinitis Revelation," Mary said to Penny, "You take notes, darlin'. The real way to get a man is with melted cheese and cream of mushroom soup. He'll die at 50, but his love will be true." It is unclear if this was a reference to George and/or George's cause of death.

In "The Weekend Vortex", Sheldon claims that his dad told him, "Shelly, women are nothing, but flipping pains in the bottom"; however, Sheldon said he lightened it up and it's possible that what he really said was "Shelly, women are nothing but frickin pains in the ass".

In "The Fish Guts Displacement", Sheldon tells Amy that his brother would sneak into George's truck and drink his driving whiskey.

In "The Egg Salad Equivalency", while dealing with Alex Jensen asking Leonard out he quote his father: "My father used to say that a woman is like an egg-salad sandwich on a warm Texas day." Using his father's philosophy about women, he gets in trouble with Alex and the Caltech Human Resources Department.

In "The Raiders Minimization", Sheldon says that his mother would put hamster poop in his father's tobacco when he used to drink.

In "The Thanksgiving Decoupling", Sheldon told Bernadette's father that his father died when he was 14. He also admitted his father made him watch football games before he let him do his homework and during the 1993 Thanksgiving game in Dallas, he was so angry with the results he shot his television. Sheldon also admits he never got to share a beer with his father, though his father did try when he graduated high school, but his mother wouldn't let him because he was eleven. Also, when he died the man who owned the local liquor store cried for a long time, suggesting he was a regular customer.

In "The Proton Transmogrification", when Sheldon is talking to the recently deceased Arthur Jeffries (a.k.a Professor Proton) in his dream, he brings up the past 11 Doctor Who's, Pop-Pop, as well as his father, as the most important men in his life (aside from Arthur himself) who are now gone forever.

In "The Comic Book Store Regeneration", after the gang receives the bad news that Howard's mother died in her sleep, Sheldon surprisingly gives Howard some words of comfort: by stating "When I lost my own father, I didn't have any friends to help me through it. You do." These words caused Howard to smile as Sheldon could relate to his grief while surprising the others with his understanding.

In "The Maternal Combustion", Mary says that one time when she was going to church while pregnant with Sheldon, she prayed that her son was smarter than his dumb-ass daddy and she saw a bobble-head of Jesus in the next car nodding yes.

According to a story that Sheldon told Penny in The Hot Tub Contamination, when Sheldon was 13-years old and on spring break from college, he came home early because the school had run "out of math to teach me." He said his mother was at bible study, and he walked into the house, expecting to find it empty. He heard a sound coming from his parents' bedroom and opened the door to find George "having relations with another woman." Sheldon offered this story as the reason for his signature knock (he described the first knock as a courtesy. while the second and third knocks were to give folks a chance to "put their pants on"). However, it was revealed on Ants on a Log and a Cheating Winker that Mary was cosplaying a German woman named "Helga” to which Sheldon mistook for another woman.

In "The Brain Bowl Incubation", Leonard revealed that Sheldon's father once picked a fight with a cactus.

In "The Sibling Realignment", Sheldon's brother Georgie told him that, after their father died, Georgie was the one who had to take care of everything and look after Mary and Missy. After learning the truth, Sheldon apologized to his brother - one of the few times where Sheldon expressed empathy for others.

Just before Sheldon's wedding, he said he was missing his father. Mary also said she wished George could see Sheldon and that he would have been proud of Sheldon. (The Bow Tie Asymmetry)

In "The VCR Illumination", after Leonard found the Russian paper that said Super-Asymmetry was not worth pursuing, both he and Amy got very depressed. Leonard located an emergency VHS tape made by Sheldon when he was eleven. His character from "Young Sheldon" tried to give him a pep talk, but it was recorded over by his father with one of his football games. Amy kept watching it and found his father's halftime pep talk, which helped Sheldon. His father told the team that they wouldn't win that game, but that that did not make them losers. They could learn from failure as much as they could learn from success. This encouraged Sheldon, and he even thanked his dead father in the end. His father's wise words gave him and Amy inspiration beyond the grave, leading them to a Nobel Prize.

Young Sheldon

In Young Sheldon George is the head football coach at Medford High School. George does not share Sheldon's intellect, sometimes leading others, especially Meemaw, to doubt him being Sheldon's father. However, he is often the voice of reason for Sheldon. Though he may struggle with understanding his intellectually-gifted son, he is a loving father and has defended Sheldon on multiple occasions, earning Sheldon's love and appreciation.

Contrary to Sheldon's memories in adult time, he is no alcohol-abusing Texas redneck, but he does drink a lot. He teaches Sheldon everything about football and supporting Missy playing baseball in the boys' league. When he was younger, he went on a date with Mary, afterwards having sexual intercourse. She got pregnant, forcing both of them to marry. He is often teased by Meemaw because she feels he is not good enough for her daughter.

Season 1

The series starts out with the family eating dinner and having a good time but is still not happy that Sheldon has to put on gloves for grace. George has a football meeting the next day and is unable to attend church. The next day, he goes to work and has his son Georgie play for the football team. He meets the principal Peterman and several teachers; they want to send him to private school but they cannot afford it and he does not want to get involved with anything. He goes to the locker room and sees Georgie not happy and gives him a prep talk. Afterwards, he tells Sheldon to be better. (Pilot (Young Sheldon))

He is in the school and sees Sheldon sit alone. At home, he is not bothered by Sheldon as he reads the newspaper. Sheldon tells him about Rockets, but he says its is ok when he talks about not and it is not fine when he decides to launch one. The next day, he is surprised when Mary tells him that Sheldon made a friend named Tam Nguyen. They have him over for dinner, and he seems happy about it. Later on, he is surprised when FBI agents show up at his door asking to see Sheldon regarding desire to purchase uranium; he leads them to the garage. (Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System)

George had a heart problem, which required a visit to the hospital. His absence at church made Pastor Jeff notice. (Poker, Faith, and Eggs)

George felt that he and Meemaw never got along well. George later complains that Mary always takes her mother's side, to which he replies he should try making her Brisket recipe. He asks for the recipe, to which Meemaw gives him one, which secretly was fake. He goes on multiple places to get them, including a drive to Louisiana to a Madame Laveau to get spices. He spends 14 hours to cook in vain, he wants her gone. Later on, he coohe talks to her, he states that he is more bothered by the fact that she never thought he was good enough for her daughter. He acknowledges that he was a disappointment when they first met, but he believes he has grown since then. Meemaw seemingly accepts him as a worthy son-in-law, only for George to get the recipe from Sheldon as soon as she leaves. (A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run)

He had to help Sheldon cough and not choke on his food. Later on, he brings Sheldon to see a psychiatrist. (A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage)

Sheldon advises him about statistics and usage of certain plays to win games. George takes he advice and implements the stats and plays. This ends up leading to victory, making the team victorious. This made him very happy and he gives a solar calculator to Sheldon as a reward. Later on, he is not happy wi th Sheldon as a snitch and talks to Georgie. (A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom)

George is at the dinner table and tells Meemaw that they will miss her upon her reveal of creation of a Last will and Testament. At night, he sees Sheldon busy working and asks if he can help but says he can't do what he wanted. The next morning, he had humorously suggested that the family do not let Sheldon go to Radio Shack for putting up with his tantrum behaviour. AT night, he is waken up by Missy who says Heldon has a problem, to which he told is an ulcer. They attend to a doctor, who tells them it is an ulcer. Later on, they go to Houston and talk to the NASA scientist. At Nasa, the scientist has his secretary Janice stall them so much, and he barges in to force them to do so. (A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac)

George and Mary have a sexual intercourse in some free time. Later on, George talks to Sheldon if he want Sheldon wants to do something, with a suggestion to a fishing trip; He tells Sheldon to think about it. However, Sheldon wants to go to Cape Canaveral in Florida to watch a space shuttle launch.

At the dinner table, George says he, Georgie, and Sheldon will go to on a trip. At night, he helps pack up things, and gets reminded by Mary of his bathroom schedule and food demands. The next day, he goes to the room, and sees Shedlon ready. They get ready and leave. On the road trip there, he learns about Shrodinger's Cat experiment. At a motel in the way there, he rests, and denies Georgie's request to go to Reptile World. At night, Sheldon is disturbed by the pending rain and thunderstorm. As a result of the rain storm, the space shuttle launch is scrapped and they go home instead. Sheldon didn't like the rain and wanted to stay until; the rain passes but George carries him to the car. (Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair)

George comes into the living room and asks Sheldon to help his brother Georgie study for his math test or Georgie cannot meet the requirements for the football team. He negotiates the requirements, such as going to the train store to buy whatever he wants, under $20, a deal negotiated by Meemaw. At the dinner table the day after the test, he tells Georgie that if he does not pass, he is off the football team. As a result of the B, George bought him a train. George at work was asked about Sheldon's Hernia and realized Sheldon did not have it. At home, he shows6 Mary the note, and they realize that Sheldon wrote it under the influence of Georgie; they confront him about it. (Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia)

George is invited by Principal Tom Petersen to his office to talk about something. He is told that Sheldon is not challenged by the curriculum, gets bored, and is sometimes rude to the teachers. The principal wanted to him to send Sheldon to Wilmot Academy, a school for gifted children, but refused a raise. He leaves for some consideration. He drops Sheldon off there; a few days later, he picks up Sheldon because he wanted to come home early. (An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo)

George is at the table when Mary comes in and reveals that Sheldon was playing Dungeons and Dragons, which she thinks is against the teachings of the church. He is not bothered by it, and trades a few pointed comments with Meemaw. Later on, Jeff comes by and he is not bothered as well. (Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers)

George and Mary talk about finances and he is not happy that Meemaw talks about their finances. He thinks they do not need a computer because they can't afford it. He watches football and listens to Georgie talk his own stuff. He makes a $1,000 bet with Georgie that he gets married before the age of 25. Because Mary decided to spend some time at Meemaw's house, he had to sort the clothes and with Georgie fix the washer and dryer. (A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer)

George is told by the principal that Sheldon ran from class because he thought he would be sick. (A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek)

At a church event, George eats food at a table with his family. He meets Jeff and his wife Selena. At home, he is supportive of Mary getting a full-time job. While at school in his office, he calls home to check up on the kids; Missy picks up and tells him that Sheldon is just adapting fine. (Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey)

At the dinner table, George is told that he finds out from Georgie that Sheldon has a girlfriend. Sheldon says it is Libby, someone he met in the library. At school, he sees Sheldon talk to Tam and Libby in the library, and is confronted by Georgie about it. At night, he talks with Mary and Meemaw about it, and doesn't say much. He is asked by Sheldon about going to Houston to visit NASA Museum, of which he approves. When Sheldon decides to throw a fit by cleaning the house, he is impressed. (Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman)

George accompanied Sheldon to the science fair. Sheldon gets outraged at getting second place, so he was forced to carry him out and home. At home he comforts Sheldon, saying that winning is not everything; he draws comparison to the football team where they do not win every single game. At school, he hears Sheldon use the intercom. At night, he won't let Sheldon eat food at the dinner table unless there isn't an apology; Sheldon reveals that he is leaving science. The next day, as Mary and Meemaw washes dishes, he refuses to send them to get professional help. Three weeks later, he drives the family to the school to see Sheldon participate in the play; he was puzzled why he was not in the play for the certain time. (Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine)

George is at breakfast when he notices Sheldon is wearing pads and bubble wrap. He sends Sheldon back to his room to change. Then he asked what is going on but get no information. He tries to tlak to tHersehel Walker abuot it, but the little Sparks child proves nothing wrong. They later talk about Herschel's love for chickens. He admits that he knew about Bibbi, his daughter, being mean, so he will talk to her. They decide to make up a story about how they fought befor Brenda screams for Herschel. (Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo)

George was working on his playbook when Georgie wants to show him something. He sees Georgie having made his bedroom to be clean. After a tornado warning, He Georgie, and Meemaw go check on Meemaw's house. (A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside)

George eats with family at dinner. Later on, whether Missy understands anything in class, but is told no. Next day, he asks if Meemaw met anyone like Sturgis, but is told no; he remakrs there is Sheldon similar like him. (Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple)

George and Mary are setting plates on the table and they eat. George asks Dr Sturgis about his job adis told that Sturgis is at the university on a temporary basis. Afterwards, he offers to give Sturgis a ride home, but is declined. Mary later asks if they should tell Georgie about being conceived prematurely before wedding bu the did not care. After Sturgis stays the night at Meemaw's house, Sheldon sees them having stayed over, so he tells his parents. (Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza)

Season 2

One morning, George is sitting in the kitchen reading a newspaper when Sheldon comes into the kitchen screaming; asking if he is ok, he says “sure sure”. Later, he is not happy to see that Sheldon has taken apart the refrigerator to get rid of a sound that he didn't like. He called for a mechanic, but can't afford the $200 fee. He tells recommends that Sheldon gets a job; Sheldon gets a job as a delivery boy for newspapers. George watches on as Sheldon delivers newspaper on his route. (A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels)

When Sheldon realizes that there is another prodigy, George meets Paige's parents and ask about their experience in raising a prodigy. They invite them over, and they talk. Drinking beer, they connect over how intense their kids are with respect to academics. He gives beer to Paige's parents and makes them talk about their thoughts on Paige, who has better social skills. (A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron)

One Sunday morning, he is sitting at the table when Sheldon wants to go to the local Radio Shack. Mary receives a call that says Stephanie Hanson's daughter died in a crash. He and Mary attend the funeral at Church. He drives Georgie in a car and is convinced to let him to get a learner's permit. The following Saturday, he tucks the kids in; later he opens the door to see Mary drunk and put her to bed. (A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens)

George is asked about a missing check in the family documents. She tells him it is because Meemaw got a DWI and they hid it from Mary. He convinces him to do things to keep it a secret, but later realizes that Sheldon has to revela it to his mothr. George come clean to him, and Mary gets the full story. Shje forces George to stay at Meemaw's house for a night. Meemaw later calls Mary to reveal that he had urinated on the begetable garden in the church and she had eaten then. (A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce)

George in the kichen talking to Mary and Meemaw about how Ira wanted to win over Meemaw. He thinks Meemaw is somewhat falling in love. He also tears up a bit as Meemaw (Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, and a Dinette Set)

George is told by Mary that Jeff wants her to set up haloween activities this years. After seeing how Heck House is going, Mary tells him that no one has come. He then leaves.(Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan)

In the kitchen, George was in the kitchen enjoying a drink. Sheldon came into the kitchen to ask kif anyone can drive him to attend a lecture this upcoming Saturday at the Natural Science Museum. He offered to do so, but at the same time offended Meemaw because he had promised to attend Meemaw’s yard sale that same day. He joked about learning about carbon dating, so they can figure out how old Meemaw really is. When Saturday comes, George drives Sheldon from Medford to Houston; When Sheldon asks his father whether he believes that fossils are millions of years old, George answers that he does. After Sheldon points out that this contradicts Mary’s religious beliefs, George tells him the key to a good marriage is not discussing subjects on which they disagree. In Houston, he goes to a diner and is met with Linda, Paige’s mother. They talk about their two kids and the struggles of raising a special child. Later, he meets Barry, and they go the museum. He finds out that Sheldon ended up sitting inside a glass panel with a security guard disappointed; he was angry at him and takes him home. At home, he cuddles his wife and says he appreciates her; and tells her that he is proud of Sheldon of what he did at the museum. (Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon)

At night, as George and Mary climb into bed, George says there’s something they need to talk about. After George explains that he has been offered a much better coaching job in Oklahoma, he argues with Mary that she should support his efforts to improve their lives. They are overheard by Sheldon. Next day, as George and Georgie toss a football around, George asks his son if he has any sentimental attachment to the town. Georgie suggests he’d be more than happy to move to Hawaii, because of Magnum, P.I., or Miami, because of the Golden Girls. John comes out to ask if he can join the throw about. John impresses them with his ability to catch, but he’s unfortunately terrible at returning the ball. At the dinner table for thanksgiving, Mary has everyone say what they are thankful for. When they finally get to George, he alludes to his job opportunity. After Mary ends the conversation and says they should just have a quiet dinner, George asks she’s just going to make the decision for him. When Mary says she’s doing it for all of them, George storms off. George pulls up in a red fiero with REO Speedwagon’s “Take it on the Run” blaring. He arguies with Mary about having the car, but drives away. He does not get far because the engine blows. Eventually, he arrives at the University of Tulsa, and is interviewed for the job, and gets a campus tour by the interviewer Marty Steinecker. Upon his return home, he reveals he declined the offer, and goes to the bedroom. (Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero)

At dinner, George asks Dr. Sturgis how his first driving lesson went. John describes the drama of the intersection incident. He eats while listening on. (A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts)

Season 3

George is watching football and teaching Missy about football. Then Georgie comes into the room and asks him about a possible way to earn money. He thinks it is a way for Georgie to ask for money and proposes a plan about buying snow globes for $1 each from the closing store Medford Cards and Stationery on Magnolia street to sell for $5 each. He is impressed when Georgie comes back and showers everyone with earned money. (Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes)

Season 4

He had to help convince Mary that Sheldon is ready to go to college. In fact, he helped record a video, and made Mary watch it. (Graduation)

When the IRS sends a letter saying the family owes an additional $4, Sheldon is not pleased as he insists he has done all the taxes correctly. George wants to pay it. Sheldon gets ahead of him and calls the IRS agent Malcolm Green, and wants to explain. Now, he has a letter about audits. He takes Sheldon to meet with Agent Green and there, Sheldon corrects everything. In a mental imagination as Sheldon talks to the agent, he was the one moving pieces of a chess board and claps when Sheldon wins. (Mitch's Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency)

John Sturgis comes for dinner and everyone is having a good time. They explore alternate universes where members of the family are different. He imagines himself as an upright person who is a preacher and is well respected. (A Black Hole)

Season 5

George had came to get away from his family when he was met with Brenda Sparks. They talk a bit and discuss their own personal problems. He has problems with his heart and end up in the hospital. He was diagnosed by Doctor Kwok as suffered Angina Pectoris. He goes home later on and rests.

As a result of the meeting, Meemaw thinks she is cheating on Mary and tries to get information but to no avail. When Georgie wants to move out and drop out of school, he wants George out. He is not happy with Dale for encouraging him to focus only work. He allows Georgie to live in the garage.

George reveals he had served in the United States Army. During this time, he met and began dating Mary Tucker. He got her pregnant, so he had to marry her. He later left the army to support the family.

Season 6

George got the call that Georgie and Meemaw were in jail. He proceeds to tell Mary about the situation. Because the financial situation results in no money, and he has a mortgage, he goes to Dale to ask for Bail money set at $2500. AS a result, they have Dale go along as well, as he wants to get a picture. They ride Dale's truck and travel for 8 hours to the border. There, he sees his son lying asleep. He yells at his son to wake up and get into the truck. In the ride home, he says he is disappointed; when Georgie tries to mention a compliment, he mentions to not butter him up. (Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo)

George enters the kitchen and grabs a beer. He is curious what Mary is doing at the table. She gets up, entices him with time in the bedroom; slightly confused, he follows. Afterwards at work, he is woken up by Dale, who asks if it was a lot going on his life. George doesn't say too much but mentioned their sexual act. (Passion's Harvest and a Sheldocracy)

George is sitting out side in the backyard when he hears Brenda tell Billy to not feed the chickens with human food. He asks Brenda if everything is going alright there; Brenda is concerned for Billy's math skills and could result in him getting held back so she asks him to ask Sheldon to help Billy with an upcoming math test. George says Sheldon may not like it but goes to Sheldon's room and asks for his help for Billy. Sheldon caves and decides to tutor Billy. At home, he wants to use the bathroom, but Missy is using it. She later comes home via the front door and he is shocked. (Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero)

George one night is perplexed when Mary wants to have sex. However, he does not refuse and engages in intercourse in their room. The next morning, he kisses Mary, to the disgust of Missy. He later tells Mary that they cannot deal with the prospect of another child. (A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy')

George is at home when Jim McAllister comes to their house and they talk about the relationship. They seem to get along over the situation. (A Tougher Nut and a Note on File).

He was in a meeting with President Hagemeyer about the contract for Sheldon's new system. He was surprised about the ownership limit of 90% of the university and 10% for Sheldon. He leaves the meeting and talks to lawyer Leslie Gance, who is more of a trip and fall lawyer rather than a contract specialist. He goes back to the meeting with the lawyer. (Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha)

The McAllister family came for a baby shower and he met Jim McAllister over barbecue. (A Baby Shower and a Testoterone-Rich Banter)

George is at home when he hears Mary picks up a phone; it was the mother of Heather, a friend of Missy. Missy and Heather are missing and he goes out a bit to drive around to see if they can find the pair. Georgie joins him. He comes home, and sits on the porch with Mary. In the next morning, Missy comes home, and he confronts her. (A Frat Party, a Sleepover and the Mother of All Blisters)

George gets to the hospital, and sees Sheldon and Brenda, and asks what is going on with the two and why are they not in the room; he is told a doctor is there. Mary comes and the pair have an argument, about suspected infidelity and dating, which included Pastor Rob and Brenda. He later is seen in the delivery room, and leave when Georgie arrives to give them privacy. (A Launch Party and a Whole Human Being)

George is home one day when Mary asks him why his truck is gone. He was incredulous at first but looks outside and is mad that the truck is gone. He explains his truck is a Tan colored 1984 Ford F-250 and been useful or years. He later realizes it is Missy who owned it, and hides the fact that he taught her how to drive. He receives a call that Missy and Paige are in Louisiana and had wanted to go to Florida. He sit sin the back of Linda Swanson's car and admits he taught Missy how to drive; After he picks Missy up, he says he will never let her out of his sight and grounds her. (A Stolen Truck and Going on the Lam)

George makes dinner and goes on with his life. (A New Weather Girl and a Stay-at-Home Coddler)

George Sr. comes home and is given by Mary a list to buy things form the store. Sheldon wants tinfoil, prompting him to ask about making a hat. He gets it. Later on, he discusses with Mary about whether to go to Germany, but eventually decides that Mary goes to Germany while he stays home to deal with Missy. He is told that Missy was walking outside at night but is convinced that they did not do any wrongdoing. (A Romantic Getaway and a Germanic Meat-Based Diet)

George Sr. drives the family to the airport and walk Missy to the gates. Afterwards, he drives Missy home. However, a tornado occurs nearby during their drive home. He has to protect her, so he stops the truck and gets in a nearby ditch as so to avoid the risk of the wind force pulling them into the air. Afterwards, he gets up and then gets home. (A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight and a Darn Fine Ring)

Season 7

George is surprised when Missy is appointed by everybody to be leader of the household. (A Wiener Schnitzel and Underwear in a Tree)

Jim visits the Cooper household, he and George drink beer but gets a chore from Missy. Later, they eat dinner but Mandy's mom calls and makes Jim go home. In the morning, George realizes there's no breakfast and there's a chore list, Missy tells George that she stopped being an adult, George calms down after seeing Georgie be responsible for the toilets. Later, George gets a knock on the door and it's Jim again with a pack of beer, Jim wants to do something fun but George makes him join the chore list and they end up folding a bunch of laundries. (A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog)

George and Mary write each other a bunch of letters, informing each other about their lives, in one of those letters, George took a polaroid of himself. (A Strudel and a Hot American Boy Toy)

George and the Coopers (except Meemaw) are all waiting for Mary and Sheldon at the airport, they arrive and eventually they come home, George makes Sheldon sleep in the couch as Georgie, Mandy, and the baby are using Sheldon's room. Later, in the bedroom, Mary reveals to George that she has a surprise for him. In the morning, Mary goes to George's football practice and says that she wants to be the "team mom", George gives her a pep talk about the team and immediately sprints away while grabbing her stuff to the car. Later, in the bedroom, Mary reveals the surprise to him and it's her roleplaying as a German woman names "Helga", something that delights him. While they're having coitus, Sheldon comes home and overhears the sounds and walks in on them, thinking that his father has cheated on his mother and leaving without being noticed. This would cause him to take to knocking three times. (Ants on a Log and a Cheating Winker)

George was recommended as a new coach to a famous college, Rice. At dinner, he reveals to the family of this and tells them they might move. It was a mix of emotions, as his wife and daughter supported him but Sheldon was upset about the drastic change. The next day, George prepared to leave for work while his family was scrambling. He asks Missy if she would like a ride to school, but she declines to take the bus. George tells his family he'll see them later, but the only one who responds is Mary reminding him about 4pm photoshoot, as he promised to make it and leaves telling them he'll see them later. Later on, George died from a sudden heart attack at work and his boss and coworker deliever the bad news to his devastated family. Earlier on, Missy rejected to ride with him, a decision which she'd live to regret. His younger son was left in shock at the terrible news. (A New Home and a Traditional Texas Torture)

George's passing took a toll on his family, as they spent days mourning him and regretting on their last conversations with. At the church, a memorial service is held for the Cooper family patriarch with numerous people attending being: Mandy's parents, Professors Sturgis and Linkletter, their neighbor Brenda Sparks, and Hubert Givens. Every member of the family is given a moment and reminisce on good memories with him. His mother-in-law even voiced on how he took care of her daughter and that he earned her respect, and she was proud of him and would gladly call him a son. An older Sheldon states that now he's at the age at George Sr was at the time of his death, he knows that George Sr. was a simple man and did as much as he can; Sheldon says he loves his father and forever misses him.(Funeral)




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Young Sheldon Characters
Main Characters Main Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  George Cooper Sr.  ‧  George Cooper Jr.  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Meemaw  ‧  Jeff Difford  ‧  Billy Sparks  ‧  Amanda McAllister
Recurring and Minor Characters John Sturgis  ‧ Tam Nguyen  ‧  Paige Swanson  ‧  Veronica Duncan  ‧  Brenda Sparks  ‧  Herschel Sparks  ‧  Victoria McElroy  ‧  Evelyn Ingram  ‧  Wayne Wilkins  ‧  Hubert Givens  ‧  Sheryl Hutchins  ‧  Gene Lundy  ‧  Tom Petersen  ‧  Le Nguyen  ‧  Trang Nguyen  ‧  Mai Nguyen  ‧  Kim-Ly Nguyen   ‧  Barry Swanson  ‧  Linda Swanson  ‧  Erica Swanson  ‧  Dale Ballard  ‧  Selena  ‧  Robin Difford  ‧  Jana  ‧  Marcus Larson  ‧  June  ‧  Grant Linkletter  ‧ Linda Hagemeyer  ‧ Pat  ‧ Professor Boucher  ‧ Jim McAllister  ‧ Audrey McAllister  ‧ Amber
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Characters Main Leonard Hofstadter  ‧  Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Penny Hofstadter  ‧  Howard Wolowitz  ‧  Rajesh Koothrappali  ‧  Amy Farrah Fowler  ‧  Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz  ‧  Stuart Bloom  ‧ The Social Group  ‧ Emily Sweeney  ‧  Leslie Winkle
Recurring and Minor Debbie Wolowitz  ‧  Barry Kripke  ‧  Priya Koothrappali  ‧  Dr. V. M. Koothrappali  ‧  Mrs. Koothrappali  ‧  Stephanie Barnett  ‧  Lucy  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  Zack Johnson  ‧  Beverly Hofstadter  ‧  Mike Rostenkowski  ‧  Alex Jensen  ‧  Professor Proton  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Ramona Nowitzki  ‧  Dan  ‧  Josh Wolowitz  ‧  Dennis Kim  ‧  Althea Davis  ‧  Jeanie  ‧  Cinnamon  ‧  Mrs. Rostenkowski  ‧  Wyatt  ‧  Claire  ‧  Kurt  ‧  Eric Gablehauser  ‧  Dave Gibbs  ‧  Dimitri  ‧  Alfred Hofstadter   ‧  Meemaw  ‧  Jimmy Speckerman  ‧  Susan  ‧  Randall  ‧  Bert Kibbler  ‧  President Siebert  ‧  Janine Davis  ‧  Richard Williams  ‧  Halley Wolowitz  ‧  Neil Michael Wolowitz  ‧  Denise  ‧  George Cooper Jr.   ‧  Larry Fowler  ‧  Anu  ‧  George Cooper Sr.  ‧  Marissa