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Premise

For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. His father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn't understand. Sheldon's mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn’t fit in. Sheldon's older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it's tough to be cool when you're in the same classes with your odd 9-year-old brother. Finally, there's Sheldon's twin sister, Missy, who sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth.

For 10 years on The Big Bang Theory, audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.[1]

Season 1 of Young Sheldon had premiered on September 25, 2017.

Cast

Episodes

These are the first few episodes of Young Sheldon.[2][3]

Episode (Season/Ep#) Title Original Air Date Directed By Description
101 Pilot September 25, 2017 Jon Favreau A 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper learns that being smarter does not always help him growing up in Texas.
102 Rockets, Communist, and the Dewey Decimal System November 2, 2017 Michael Zinberg To appease his mother, Sheldon tries to make his first friend by following techniques in a self-help book.
103 Poker, Faith, and Eggs November 9, 2017 Michael Zinberg George Sr. is rushed to the emergency room; Meemaw comes to baby-sit; the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own.
104 A Therapist, a Comic Book and a Breakfast Sausage November 16, 2017 Jaffar Mahmood After choking on a breakfast sausage, Sheldon refuses to eat solid foods; he discovers comic books for the first time.
105 A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom November 23, 2017 Chris Koch Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.
106 A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac November 30, 2017 Don Scardino Sheldon goes on a mission to disprove a NASA representative who dismisses his science.
107 A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run December 7, 2017 Mark Cendrowski The kids brainstorm ways to resolve a family feud when Meemaw refuses to give George Sr. her brisket recipe.
108 Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair December 14, 2017 Howie Deutch George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see a space shuttle launch; Mary, Missy, and Meemaw have a girls weekend at the salon.
109 Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia December 21, 2017 Peter Lauer Sheldon is forced to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten his brother's future on the football team.
110 An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo January 4, 2018 Rebecca Asher When Sheldon moves to Dallas to attend a school for gifted children, the family struggles to cope with his absence.
111 Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers January 11, 2018 Howie Deutch A trip to Sunday school inspires Sheldon to study a variety of religions.
112 A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer January 18, 2018 Richie Keen Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.
113 A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek February 1, 2018 Howie Deutch When flu season hits Medford, Sheldon takes extreme measures to remain healthy.
114 Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey March 1, 2018 Howie Deutch 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.
115 Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman March 8, 2018 Mark Cendrowski Sheldon and Tam befriend Libby, an 11th-grade girl with an interest in geology. During one of their lunches at the library, Libby offers to drive the three of them to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see an IMAX film. However, Sheldon is devastated to learn that Libby thinks of him as a child during her talk with Mary.
116 Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine March 29, 2018 Howie Deutch At the school science fair, Sheldon is devastated when his asteroid impact avoidance project loses to another student's Van de Graaf generator, and vows to quit science.
117 Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo April 5, 2018 Jaffar Mahmood Sheldon is being bullied by Bobbi Sparks, the six-year-old neighbor girl. His parents have different ideas about how to handle the situation, neither of which is effective.
118 A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside April 12, 2018 Jaffar Mahmood After Mary confiscates Sheldon's comic books, due to the rather explicit content in an issue of Watchmen, Sheldon demands to be treated like an adult and fails his every attempt to live like one, but a tornado warning reminds Sheldon of family values.
119 Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple April 19, 2018 Alex Reid Meemaw drives Sheldon to a nearby college so that he can audit a weekly class on quantum chromodynamics. 
120 A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish April 26, 2018 Jaffar Mahmood Sheldon's cynophobia surfaces when the Sparks family begins taking care of a relative's dog, which shows a strange attraction to Sheldon.
121 Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza May 3, 2018 Alex Reid Sheldon invites John to dinner without telling anyone. The next evening, John comes to Meemaw's house to cook her some Sichuan cuisine, after which she invites him to stay for the night. Sheldon monitors the event through binoculars.
122 Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, and a Dinette Set May 10, 2018 Jaffar Mahmood

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