The BEST Episodes of Young Sheldon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2019
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.
#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.
#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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek
Season 1 - Episode 13
When flu season hits Medford, Sheldon takes extreme measures to remain healthy.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#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.
#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
#23 - 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.
#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.
#25 - A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish
Season 1 - Episode 20
A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.