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―Meemaw to Sheldon, The Meemaw Materialization

Constance "Connie" Tucker, better known as "Meemaw" is the mother of Mary Cooper and the maternal grandmother of Sheldon Cooper, George Cooper Jr. and Missy Cooper, as well as the great-grandmother of Missy Cooper's son, Constance Cooper and Leonard Cooper. She is Sheldon's favorite of all his living family members, as he shows her no resentment at all, unlike his resentment toward his other family members, except his mother. She was widowed in 1985 when her husband, Sheldon's grandfather "Pop-Pop", passed away. She had only been mentioned and had not appeared in the series, until "The Meemaw Materialization" during which she made her first appearance, in February 2016. She is played by Academy Award nominee June Squibb. In Young Sheldon, she is portrayed by actress Annie Potts.

Like Sheldon has explained, Meemaw is a wonderful, warm, loving, sweet and wise grandmother who's protective and caring for Sheldon. She calls him "Moon-pie" because he's so "nummy-nummy, she could just eat him up!"


Young Sheldon[]

Meemaw is a primary character on Young Sheldon. She occasionally helped her daughter Mary look after the latter's children (Sheldon, Missy and Georgie) but when Mary offered to take a job at the church, Meemaw declined to take care of her grandchildren full-time perhaps because she's gotten old and lacks the energy to do so. (Pilot (Young Sheldon))

Meemaw was considered by her children and grandchildren to be an excellent cook, especially when she made her homemade brisket. George Sr. loved the brisket deeply and always acted on his best behavior to get Meemaw to give him the brisket recipe, though Meemaw refused because she didn't want George Sr. to marry Mary in the first place. She's the only one to comfort Sheldon after Stephanie Hanson's death, which is part of the reason Sheldon regards her so fondly.

Season 1[]

She is introduced in Young Sheldon as a caring grandma. (Pilot (Young Sheldon))

While Meemaw babysits the kids, She and Sheldon play poker and teaches him about what’s on a person’s face is not always what's in their heart. When George gets a heart attack, She finds out George had been taken the emergency room at the hospital, so she had to watch the grand kids. The trio, however, stole Meemaw's car while she was sleeping and with Georgie driving, they had hit a few trash cans but they made it to the hospital at roughly the same time as her, and Meemaw plays it cool in front of Mary when asked why the kids are there. (Poker, Faith, and Eggs)

Meemaw tries to date both John Sturgis and Ira, but is convinced by Sheldon to set ground rules. She thinks he is trying to interfere with her relationships; he offers to draw up a friendship agreement. She later was not happy when Ira and John came to an agreement. (Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, and a Dinette Set)

Meemaw didn't totally accept George as the right son-in-law to her daughter Mary. Her resentment came to a head when he confronted her about it, an act she wants him to cook the perfect brisket. She gives a fake recipe, to which 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, but fails. They talk and 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)

Meemaw is forced to babysit Georgie and Missy after a choking scare, and comforts them as Sheldon gets most of the parent's attention. (A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage)

Meemaw was surprised at Sheldon's usage of statistics to win games. Feeling greedy, she asks Sheldon for information to help with gambling winnings. Her daughter Mary does not appreciate her actions. After Mary scolds everyone for bringing down Sheldon’s grades, Meemaw asks Sheldon who’s gonna win the football game, Sheldon tells her that the Oilers are gonna win, but the Oilers lose and Meemaw never asked Sheldon for advice again. (A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom)

At the dinner table, Meemaw reveals she created a last will and testament. Next day, Meemaw comes to the door and asks Sheldon what does he want. She closes the door upon the inquiry on the amount of inheritance will be given to Sheldon after she dies. Sheldon knocks again and she answers, and has only $9 and a peso, closing the door. The next morning, she tells Mary and George that he calmed down Sheldon's temper tantrum by giving him a hug and a bit of cough syrup. She talked to Mary and had told her that Mary was a pain. Later on, she accompanies the family in a trip to Houston to NASA facilities to spite a scientist. (A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac)

Meemaw takes her daughter and granddaughter to the hair salon. She argues a bit with Mary. Afterwards, she is satisfied with the day. (Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair)

Meemaw is somewhat supportive of Sheldon's planned attendance of Wilmot Academy in Houston, and gives a sassy response to any unease shown by Mary. She had bought A Native American charm and pretends it is some historical amulet given to an ancestor. However, Sheldon sees the price tag, proving it to be a fake. At the dinner table after Sheldon leaves, she notices the table is tense because Mary misses him. Meemaw mentions that she, George, and Missy had watched football that day and talked about the sport for an hour. (An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo)

At the table with George, he and she trade sarcastic pointy sentences at each other. Meemaw takes Sheldon to her friend, Arti, who Sheldon wants to ask about Judaism and the Jewish experience. Soon enough, she laughs when Sheldon says he wants to explore and learn about other religions. (Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers)

At the dinner table, she found out from Georgie that Sheldon supposedly has a girlfriend, but it's just someone he liked. She was a bit sassy in telling people about it. She was later impressed when Sheldon decided to clean the house. (Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman)

Meemaw accompanied Sheldon to the high school fair. When he is outraged over getting second place, she goes out with him. At home, she is washing dishes when Mary prompts that Sheldon should see a professional, and tells George way to be a dad. At a BBQ, she is keeping Missy company while telling her about her role in Oklahoma in her youth, but Mary tells Missy that she ate her veggies instead of not saying no from “drugs”. At night, she provides company to Missy and Sheldon when he is studying acting via the film “Singing in the Rain”. She accompanied Sheldon to a therapist; after the session, she is told that Sheldon will engage in acting. Three weeks later, she goings to the school to see Sheldon participate in the play; she was puzzled why he was not in the play for the certain time. (Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine)

At breakfast, Meemaw reveals she had bowled a great job at the bowling alley the night before. Sheldon comes into the dining room, prompting to wonder what happened. After Georgie tells her that Bobbi Sparks does to Sheldon, she, Mary, and George peep through the fence to see Bobbi as innocent girl, something that she found hard to be a bully. (Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo)

Meemaw is preparing a salad when Georgie comes in asking where is Mary. Meemaw explains she found Sheldon’s inappropriate comic book and went ballistic. Meemaw points out to Georgie that it might be sensible to find a better hiding place for anything his mother might dislike. Sheldon decides he would try to cook and have some pans clatter, While she helped Sheldon, Mary tells them both to come home due to tornado watch. She is not too worried, but when the siren starts blaring, she rushes home. (A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside)

Meemaw has dinner with family. She asked everyone how is everyone doing, nad is surprised when Sheldon mentions he wants to drop out of high school and subsequently attend East Texas Tech so he can attend a professor’s class. He suggests Meemaw drives him to and from the campus. As she drives him to college, she hopes Sheldon can earn so much money that he can take care of her. At the university, she meets Dr. Sturgis and later hears that he enjoyed the class. Dr. Sturgis tells her that she should meet him for dinner one day. She is excited and gets ready. They meet up and she takes her car and goes to eat at a restaurant. They talk and have a good time, but realizes that Sheldon had filled Dr. Sturgis on information about her after he mentioned he likes to take a gamble like her. (Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple) Meemaw forms a budding relationship with John Sturgis, to the excitement of Sheldon. When he comes over once. She likes the food he made but feels the heat as he made it spicy. While they clean up, she wonders why he turned down the opportunity to spend the night. He later asks to if she wanted to spend the night, so she did, and Sheldon later notices that he spent the night. (Summer Sausage, A Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza)

Meemaw is dating Dr. Sturgis and asks him why he eats only vanilla ice cream. He offers to cook something else, but is refused. Later on, she tells Mary that she is playing the field, and that there is nothing wrong. Later that night, she walks with Ira to her home, while being watched by Sheldon. Ira tells her of a trip to New York they can go, and it would be nice. But also suggested a cruise to New Orleans. Meemaw is suggested to break up with the other person, while she is driven home. Feeling the heat between dating two men at one time, she gets frustrated. Given a contract on behaviour by Sheldon, all of them sign it, including Meemaw. (Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, and a Dinette Set)

Season 2[]

One day, the refrigerator causes a small noise that annoys Sheldon. Sheldon decides to sleep over at Meemaw’s place, scaring her. Meemaw encourages him to go go back to his home, and threatens to call his mother, convincing him to leave. She later talks to him about the newspaper delivery job. (A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels)

Meemaw drops off Sheldon at university but refrains from actually talking to Sturgis. During the ride home from the university, Meemaw tells Sheldon that he may have jealousy over Paige. At home, she makes a quick dash for the odor to her home after Mary mentions Paige will come over the next day. As Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis eat dinner in her kitchen, he’s busy talking about the disgusting, corporeal origins of a vanilla flavoring. Meemaw changes the topic to Sheldon and the hard time he’s having in his class. Meemaw explains that Sheldon is feeling jealous of the attention he’s giving to Paige, something he takes to heart. The next time in class, he remembers Meemaw’s advice and does not heap advice on others. (A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron)

Meemaw and Georgie had alcohol at a bar at the dog track and could not drive. When he drove her home a cop pulled them over so they switched places, she was given a ticket and arrested, with George posting a bail worth $300. She was later ratted out by Sheldon's habit of doing the taxes. Mary came over and wanted answers. She had George stay over because Mary didn't want him for a bit of time. She later calls Mary saying George one time had urinated in the Church garden and laughed, hanging up to Mary's consternation. (A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce)

Meemaw is told that Mary is tasked to create a family friendly verison fo Hell House at church. She wonders why the people should be scared into foollowng hir religion.They eventually explore an empty house that Gene Lundy had for sale, and they concince him to let them use it for Heck House. They get it ready for Halloween, and Mary complains no one came. (Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan)

In the kitchen, Meemaw and Mary are preparing dinner. Sheldon comes in and asks if anyone can drive him to a lecture on carbon dating this upcoming Saturday at the Natural Science Museum. When George volunteered, she was offended because shehe promised ot help out with the On saturday, Meemaw sets up the tables on the font lanw with Mary and Georgie. She had set up prices, and allows room for haggling. John Sturgis comes over and talks to Meemaw, and tries on a jacket. She gets a bit sensitive and tells him that it was a jacket worn by her late husband. (Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon) Meemaw presents Sheldon with a video game console. They go through the steps of learning to to play a game. After a long day’s play og games, she wakes up tired. She goes to get he paper, coffee, and comes to the living room, and is tempted to play more games. She pulls Sheldon out of class early so they can play more. They finally go to the boss and let Sheldon play it. (An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius) Back inside, as they set the table for Thanksgiving dinner, Mary asks Meemaw to help her out. Mary wants her mother to express during dinner how bad she would feel if the family moved away and she couldn’t see so much of her grandkids. At dinner, she says she is thankful for her family and that she got to watch her grandchildren grow up. She had to cut off John Sturgis as he started to recount his unhappy childhood.Later, Meemaw comforts Mary in her bedroom, while Mary sobs. Later on, she is told by George that he declined a job offer by the University of Tulsa, so he will not be uprooting the family. In her kitchen, Meemaw asks John if they could do it one more time. He doesn’t want her to get tired of it, but she assures him that won’t happen. Meemaw throws a biscuit to John and is giddy at his unbelievable catch. (Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero)

Meemaw is at a mall shopping for shoes. Mary asks her if it is ok to wear shoes even though John Sturgis is already shorter; she is fine with it, since he mind during the date with him. Later, in Meemaw’s car, John thanks her for agreeing to the Early Bird dinner. She finds out that he is learning to drive, and she later strikes a deal with him; he teaches science to Sheldon owhile she can teach him how to drive a car, but only if she is in charge. Later on in her house, as John and Meemaw kiss on her couch, her machine answers a call from Sheldon. (A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts)

Season 3[]

In Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit, she congratulates her daughter and son-in-law on their 'divorce' thinking that they're splitting up when Mary comes in with displeasure that Paige's parents are splitting up and that Paige's having a hard time, evidenced by her mentioning in tears that her grandma torments her dad with insults and that she's living in 2 houses while her dad acts childishly and her sister's frequently crying, etc.

In the season finale, she calls Dale, hoping to have him forgive Georgie for making up for the robbery that happened in Dale's store. He doesn't and she helps Georgie egg his store in return for his unforgiving nature.

Season 4[]

Meemaw is convinced to attend a wedding with Dale and June. She goes there and sits with them and June's date, Justin. They have a good time, drinking wine. (Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey)

One day, Meemaw was driving Sheldon when she accidentally hit a tree, damaging the tree. Later, she asked Dale if she can use her truck, a request that was denied. She hated getting on the Church Shuttle to get around. She met Vern, Doris, and Hortense. There they got along and went to a Nail Salon. (The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education)

Later on, Meemaw and Sturgis break up.

Meemaw drives Sheldon home from school one day. She is quite likes seeing her kid home. Everyone at dinner is having a good time. They explore alternate universes where members of the family are different. She imagines herself as a better person. (A Black Hole)

Meemaw sees Missy come home one day unhappy. She thinks it's boy trouble and knocks on her door. She is rebuffed by Missy. She chooses to sit and knit while Missy drowns in music. When George comes home, she tells him that Missy is having boy trouble and his efforts to comfort her fail as a fight eventually ensues with her and Sheldon. That night, she dishes out some advice for Sheldon and says that it's his responsibility as an older brother (despite being only born 2 minutes earlier) to be caring for his younger sibling. (The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics)

Season 5[]

Meemaw purchased Medford Wash laundromat from Chet, who retired. She decided to use the backroom casino to earn some extra money. However, it got shut down by Jake from the Medford Police Department, who is a friend of Dale and did it to boost his campaign for Sheriff. Later she talks to Georgie about it, and shows him the backroom. He tries to talk to her about making a business in a legal grey area, so it would technically fall outside the illegal parts of the law. He tries to negotiate with her, but is told to take a small penitence.

Meemaw is convinced by Georgie to not give out money. Instead, she and Georgie decide to make the casino to give out teddy bears and other merchandise as rewards. Then they buy back the bears and merchandise at a set price. That way, they still earn some money. They are quite happy. After Georgie left, she is paid a visit to Jake; he shakes her down for 10% of earnings on promises of not sending her to prison.

Season 6[]

Meemaw along with Georgie are ordered by Leon Delgado to appear in Judge Landry's office. There, she is told of two options; first is to plea guilty and take a punishment of fine or pay bail of $2500 and go to trial. She tries to haggle, but is denied. She chooses bail. She sleeps and when Dale comes, she is woken up by his photography. She travels home with Dale in his truck, and said she will pay him back every penny he spent. Then, She suggests paying him back with a sexual favor, but refuses to offer it anymore after Dale suggests five times. She is offended by this comment. (Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo)

Meemaw gives Mary a book called Passion's Harvest. She had read it and marked certain pages to read; she tells Mary to not judge it by the cover. (Passion's Harvest and a Sheldocracy)

One morning, Meemaw makes breakfast for Mandy. She tells Georgie that he's not pregnant so he can make some food for himself, and tells him on the count of three; Georgie leaves. Later in the day, Missy asks Meemaw for advice about dealing with boys but realizes Missy already tried everything. Meemaw agrees with the plan that she can be mean to this guy until he notices. Later on, she gets food and is joined by Mary, who wants to know what Missy wanted to talk about. Meemaw just says boys stuff and could be handled. At home, Meemaw is washing dishes when Mandy comes in with a tub of tuna salad; Missy comes in and talks to her about boy trouble; Meemaw lets Mandy take care of it. She talks to Mary about Mandy and Georgie comes in and talk a bit, wanting Meemaw to “put in a good word” for her. Meemaw refuses. Later that night, Missy comes to her due to her hair fiasco and both go to home, shocking the entire family. (Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero)

Meemaw calls Dale to come to her place. She has the money but decides to expand her operation by wanting to take over the next door video store and add video poker machines. They travel to Biloxi, Mississippi to meet up with a man named Dennis who has the machines; she buys it from them and later met him at a local store. When Dennis tries to shake them down, she slashes his tires. (A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy')

Meemaw takes Mandy to Medford Community Hospital to get Mandy checked out for her health. The nurses asks about insurance, but she pulls out money. Later on, at the video store, Mandy is curious what happens. Officer Jake comes in and asks about the arrangement. She talks him, convincing them to leave. She and Georgie reveals the existence of the casino to Mandy. (An Ugly Car, an Affair and Some Kickass Football)

She accompanied Mandy to see Dr. Nicholson. The doctor gives advice with a week of bed rest, and tells them that she knew about the gambling den. She brings some food to Mandy at home. Attempting to get a remote control for a TV, she strains her back and had to lie on the floor. Mary helps her get to her room and overheard any conversation Mary had with Mandy. (Ruthless, Toothless and a Week of Bed Rest)

She helped Mandy plan a baby shower, and hosted it at her house. (A Baby Shower and a Testoterone-Rich Banter)

Meemaw is at Medford Community Hospital being treated for hemorrhoids, and is seen by Mandy. They chat for a little while, she accompanies her to the delivery room. (A Launch Party and a Whole Human Being)

Meemaw is quite happy with Mary sleeping over at her place. At night, she talks to Mary and she gets sassy with her. (Teen Angst and a Smart-Boy Walk of Shame)

She was concerned when Missy ran away in George's truck. (A Stolen Truck and Going on the Lam)

Meemaw is told of Georgie's conversation with Mandy and tells him that it's really not great. At the gambling room, she is not happy that the baby is held by Wade while he gambles and another women rubbing her head. (A New Weather Girl and a Stay-at-Home Coddler)

Meemaw hears and talks to Georgie about his desire to propose to Mandy, and agrees to watch over Constance for the weekend. She was in the kitchen and talks to Mary about the trip. At home, she is making Tuna Salad when dale comes over and asks him to help change a diaper; she is shocked that he as a father and grandfather has never changed a diaper. He leaves. (A Romantic Getaway and a Germanic Meat-Based Diet)

Meemaw is taking care of the gambling room when Dale tells her that the Pastor Jeff is there. She is nervous about that fact. As the Tornado suddenly appears and damages the window sot he laundromat, she brings everyone into the gambling room, and says the room has been there for years. They sit in a circle and they pray about it. (A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight and a Darn Fine Ring)

Season 7[]

Meemaw calls the insurance company and gets furious when she finds out that there are separate insurance for different events. Later, while Meemaw and Dale are in bed, Dale jokes about her not getting tornado insurance, Meemaw takes it personally as an insult and goes to the Coopers house, which she ends up getting George and Mary's room. After spending the night, Meemaw comes back from strolling CeeCee, she comes home to Dale apologizing. (A Wiener Schnitzel and Underwear in a Tree)

Meemaw talks about getting table games and a roulette wheel for the gambling room, which concerns Georgie. Later, Meemaw does get the gambling room, after telling Georgie that the roulette wheel makes $1,000 on a good night, Georgie calms down a little bit. (A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog)

While Meemaw is writing a letter to Mary, she gets annoyed by Dale's singing and his guitar. Later, Dale asks Meemaw where she hid the guitar, Meemaw acts as if she doesn't know anything about it but confesses that she hid it, Meemaw only agrees to give it back but on the condition that if Meemaw is out of the house, he can play it all day long but he can't keep playing the same song over and over again and that he can only play for 10 minutes when she's around, they both agree to the deal and Meemaw tells Dale where she hid the guitar. (A Strudel and a Hot American Boy Toy)

Mandy goes to Dale's house to talk to Meemaw about Mary and Audrey getting CeeCee baptized behind her back. (Baptists, Catholics and an Attempted Drowning)

The Big Bang Theory[]

Meemaw is first mentioned in "The Terminator Decoupling", when Sheldon asks Penny by the phone to email him a paper in a flash-drive he forgot to take with him during a trip. Penny locates a wrong box which holds the letters from Sheldon's grandmother. Penny calls Sheldon "Moonpie", as she has read from a letter. Sheldon is agitated and tells Penny, "No one calls [him] Moonpie, but Meemaw." He also explains that Meemaw calls him Moonpie because "[he's] nummy nummy and she could just eat [him] up".

His Meemaw is effectively Sheldon's weakness in several episodes. He generally refuses to consider any ill will or imperfection she has, including the thought that Meemaw needed to have sex in order to conceive his mother. Wil Wheaton also uses Sheldon's adoration for Meemaw against him, stating that his own grandmother passed away, which caused him to miss a convention of which Sheldon had attended to meet Wil Wheaton in his childhood. This story forces Sheldon to back down in a Mystic Warlords of Ka'a card tournament, relinquishing the championship title to Wheaton in the episode "The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary". This story was only a ruse in order for Wheaton to win against Sheldon, of whom he couldn't beat through gameplay.

In "The Precious Fragmentation", Raj, Howard and Sheldon each want The Lord of the Rings movie prop ring and the last one holding it gets it. Howard's mother wants to know where he is and Raj starts making trouble for him messing up Howard's lies. ("I am so glad we came to this Gentile strip club! Howard, here's more bacon to tuck into the shiksa's g-string!!") Then they decide to talk about Sheldon's mother and grandmother. His Meemaw had to have sex to have his mother and she had sex because she liked it ("Meemaw did the nasty"). This is after Sheldon called "No Meemaw's", meaning she wasn't to be included.

By Sheldon's descriptions, Meemaw has made cookies for him and had him polish her silver.

In "The Desperation Emanation", Sheldon says that when his grandfather Pop-pop died, his mother set her up to go to a senior center to socialize with other people.

In "The Agreement Dissection", Sheldon is asked by Penny if he has ever kissed a girl and Sheldon answered other than his mother, his sister and his Meemaw, no; But once on a bus had to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to an elderly nun who passed out from heat exhaustion.

In "The Santa Simulation", Sheldon says that Meemaw and Pop-Pop were singing Christmas carols as he tried to build a high-energy particle accelerator out of Lego.

In "The Clean Room Infiltration", Amy had contacted her so she could make Sheldon his favorite cookies for Christmas from his Meemaw's recipe. Sheldon thinks that Amy's cookies taste like his Meemaw's hugs.

In "The Meemaw Materialization", she visits Pasadena to check out Amy and doesn't like that she broke Sheldon's heart when she broke up with him. Meemaw also lets the cat out of the bag telling Amy that he has an engagement ring. Eventually, after Sheldon explains himself, Meemaw agrees to not stand in the way of their relationship, and when asked about letting Sheldon give Amy the ring, she simply says, "I suppose".



  • Sheldon mentioned in "The Hawking Excitation" that his grandmother grew up in Oklahoma.
  • She once killed a prairie dog with a gravy boat.
  • "Meemaw", like "Mamaw", "Mimah" and various other Southern US expressions for grandmother or mother, ultimately derives from Acadian (Cajun) Louisiana French, in which the French maman ('mother') is pronounced more or less as "m'maw".
  • A plausible alternative is based on the Dutch/Afrikaans phrase mijn ouma (my grandmother, my granny) contracting to mi'ouma. (although the Arcadian French is more geographically plausible)
  • June Squibb portrays Meemaw in TBBT.
  • Meemaw makes her first appearance in "The Meemaw Materialization".
  • Meemaw's first name is Constance.
  • According to "The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification", Meemaw is Sheldon's last surviving grandparent.
  • Her last name, which would also be Mary Cooper's maiden name, was revealed to be Tucker in "Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo".
  • Meemaw says that the reason she calls Sheldon "Moonpie" is because "He's so nummy-nummy, [she] could just eat him up!" Which Leonard and Penny knew but Amy didn't as he never told her and she didn't "bother to ask".
  • Like Flora, Meemaw is older than Professor Proton was when he died.
  • She was similar to Amy Farrah Fowler, because she was married to Sheldon's grandfather, Pop-Pop, who was just like him. He was an arrogant and egotistical jerk. Except he didn't have Sheldon's intelligence, but he did have some form of intelligence and wisdom as he encouraged Sheldon's science dreams.
  • Annie Potts plays the younger Meemaw on Young Sheldon.
  • She did not reappear the rest of the series or at Sheldon and Amy's Wedding though a phone call was filmed voiced by Annie Potts that was not used in the final edit of the episode.
  • Her favorite color is purple.
  • Her favorite food is Mexican.
  • Her favorite ice cream flavor is mint chip.
  • Her favorite drink is whiskey and she drinks a lot of it.
  • A short scene had been filmed for "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" showing a phone call from Meemaw (voiced by Annie Potts) that explained why she wasn't at Sheldon and Amy's wedding, but it was cut for time as the episode was already too long.
  • Meemaw's car is an early-to-mid-1980's Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham sedan.
  • In “Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken” and “An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius” she tickled Sheldon once on his stomach and one under his armpit.
  • Her address is 5506 Grant Ave, Medford, Texas.



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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
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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