"Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza" is the twenty-first and penultimate episode of the first season of the American sitcom Young Sheldon. The episode aired on May 3, 2018.


While Sheldon is busy keeping tabs on Meemaw’s budding relationship with Dr. Sturgis, George Sr. and Mary attempt to bond with their other children.[1]

Extended Plot

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. George takes Missy, who is dressed as a princess, to dinner at Red Lobster. That leaves Mary and Georgie to have dinner together, where he quizzes her about the chronology of his conception.



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  • This episode was watched by xx.x million people with a rating of xx.xx (adults 18-49).
  • Total viewers including DVR users xx.x million.
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  • This episode aired in Canada on May 2018.


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  • This is the first episode of the series where Sheldon does not have a leading role, instead it shifts focus onto Meemaw, Sturgis, George Sr. and Missy.
  • Missy's real first name is revealed to be Melissa.


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