The BEST Episodes of Young Sheldon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2019

Network: CBS

Set in 1989, the series follows 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he attends high school in the fictional town of Medford, Texas, and tries to fit in the world around him while his family and friends attempt to deal with his unique intellectual capabilities and social challenges.

A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast

#1 - A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast

Season 2 - Episode 22

Sheldon invites the entire school to a party for the Nobel Prize announcements. Also, Meemaw learns more about Dr. Sturgis' past, and Georgie's desire for cable TV leads to a standoff between him and George Sr.

star 8.09
1,143 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers:
An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius

#2 - An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius

Season 2 - Episode 8

A video game takes over Sheldon and Meemaw’s life. Also, George Sr. is jealous when Georgie bonds with Herschel at the auto shop.

star 7.94
1,450 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Steven Molaro, David Bickel, Tara Hernandez
Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes

#3 - Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes

Season 3 - Episode 1

After Dr. Sturgis experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales.

star 7.91
217 votes
A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens

#4 - A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens

Season 2 - Episode 3

When Mary’s faith is shaken by a tragedy in the community, Sheldon becomes an unlikely ally.

star 7.88
1,557 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Eric Kaplan, Steven Molaro, Maria Ferrari, Jeremy Howe
A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross

#5 - A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross

Season 2 - Episode 20

Georgie is thrilled when Veronica stays at the Coopers’ house for a few days. Also, Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis celebrate their one-year anniversary.

star 7.88
1,168 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Steve Holland, David Bickel, Chuck Lorre
A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac

#6 - A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac

Season 1 - Episode 6

When a NASA representative visits Sheldon's school and dismisses his science, Sheldon is set on a mission to prove him wrong.

star 7.85
2,789 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Anthony Gioe, Nick Mandernach
Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set

#7 - Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set

Season 1 - Episode 22

When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers, Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

star 7.85
1,811 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Jeremy Howe, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Eric Kaplan
An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo

#8 - An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 7.84
2,563 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Rob Ulin, David Bickel
A Nuclear Reactor And a Boy Called Lovey

#9 - A Nuclear Reactor And a Boy Called Lovey

Season 2 - Episode 13

Sheldon attempts to build a nuclear reactor. Also, a university cocktail party gets heated when Dr. Sturgis' colleague, Dr. Linkletter, flirts with Meemaw, and Georgie is heartbroken when he learns Veronica has a boyfriend.

star 7.83
1,324 votes
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez, Eric Kaplan
A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer

#10 - A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer

Season 1 - Episode 12

Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

star 7.80
2,453 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey

#11 - Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey

Season 1 - Episode 14

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.

star 7.80
2,301 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries

#12 - A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries

Season 2 - Episode 5

Dr. Sturgis recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, and Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon’s head.

star 7.79
1,528 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Steven Molaro, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Eric Kaplan
Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

#13 - Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

Season 1 - Episode 9

George Sr. strikes a deal with Sheldon to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten to keep him from playing football.

star 7.79
2,503 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers:
A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run

#14 - A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run

Season 1 - Episode 7

The kids brainstorm ways to resolve a family feud when Meemaw refuses to give George Sr. her brisket recipe.

star 7.79
2,660 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Nick Bakay, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro
Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon

#15 - Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon

Season 2 - Episode 7

Sheldon gets into trouble with fellow child genius Paige at the science museum. Also, George Sr. is forced to play therapist to Paige’s bickering parents, and Mary, Georgie and Missy help Meemaw with a garage sale.

star 7.78
1,443 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Steven Molaro, Eric Kaplan, Tara Hernandez
A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts

#16 - A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts

Season 2 - Episode 10

When Sheldon learns that people with stunted childhoods can turn into social outcasts, he tries to act like a kid. Also, Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis' relationship is tested when she teaches him how to drive.

star 7.77
1,375 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Tara Hernandez, Steve Molaro
Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza

#17 - Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza

Season 1 - Episode 21

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.

star 7.77
1,914 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Steven Molaro, Eric Kaplan, Stacey Pulwer, Chuck Lorre, Tara Hernandez, Connor Kilpatrick
A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce

#18 - A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce

Season 2 - Episode 4

When George Sr. asks Sheldon to keep a secret from Mary, the stress of not being honest drives Sheldon to hideout at Tam’s for his first sleepover.

star 7.77
1,493 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija
Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan

#19 - Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan

Season 2 - Episode 6

Mary clashes with Sheldon’s drama teacher over plans for a Halloween fundraiser for the church. Also, Georgie falls for a rebellious teenage girl that Sheldon is tutoring.

star 7.76
1,479 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro, Eric Kaplan, Connor Kilpatrick
A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek

#20 - A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek

Season 1 - Episode 13

When flu season hits Medford, Sheldon takes extreme measures to remain healthy.

star 7.76
2,416 votes
Directors: Howie Deutch
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe
Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple

#21 - Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple

Season 1 - Episode 19

When Sheldon is no longer academically challenged at Medford High, he audits a college class taught by Dr. John Sturgis.

star 7.76
1,991 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor

#22 - A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor

Season 2 - Episode 12

When Sheldon spends a few days at the hospital, he turns out to be the worlds worst paitient. Missy gets a taste of what it would be life like if she didn't have a twin

star 7.76
1,344 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Connor Kilpatrick, Jeremy Howe, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside

#23 - A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside

Season 1 - Episode 18

Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book. Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

star 7.75
2,054 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Teagan Wall, David Bickel, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija
A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster

#24 - A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster

Season 2 - Episode 21

The Coopers help Pastor Jeff through a rough patch in his marriage. Also, Sheldon pressures church members for donations when Mary takes him to work for a day.

star 7.75
1,076 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers:
Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero

#25 - Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero

Season 2 - Episode 9

Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project, and Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma.

star 7.75
1,443 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Steven Molaro, Maria Ferrari, Tara Hernandez, Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe