The BEST Episodes of Young Sheldon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021

Network: CBS

Meet a child genius named Sheldon Cooper and his family. Some unique challenges face Sheldon who seems socially impaired.

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A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast

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

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2019

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 8.08
1,495 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 - Aired Nov 8, 2018

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 7.90
1,781 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, David Bickel, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat

#3 - A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 30, 2020

Sheldon discovers that Mary's been keeping a secret about his future. Also, Meemaw is furious when she learns Dale fired Georgie.

star 7.87
1,050 votes
A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross

#4 - A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 2, 2019

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 7.87
1,545 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Steve Holland
A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac

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

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 30, 2017

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

star 7.86
3,201 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Anthony Gioe, Chuck Lorre, Nick Mandernach, Steven Molaro
A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens

#6 - A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 2018

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

star 7.85
1,869 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Maria Ferrari, Steven Molaro
An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo

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

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 4, 2018

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

star 7.85
2,900 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Rob Ulin, Steven Molaro
A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer

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

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2018

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

star 7.82
2,806 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set

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

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2018

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

star 7.82
2,053 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro
A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely

#10 - A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 17, 2019

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 7.81
1,668 votes
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

#11 - Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 21, 2017

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

star 7.81
2,868 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers:
A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run

#12 - A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 7, 2017

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

star 7.80
3,039 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Steven Molaro
Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey

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

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 1, 2018

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
2,626 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Graduation

#14 - Graduation

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 5, 2020

After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw.

star 7.79
973 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Connor Kilpatrick, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Steve Holland, Tara Hernandez
Pasadena

#15 - Pasadena

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 20, 2020

Sheldon visits CalTech for the very first time. Georgie is furious when Mary listens in on a phone call with his girlfriend. Meemaw tries to cheer up a jealous Missy.

star 7.78
1,158 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Maria Ferrari
Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting

#16 - Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

Sheldon starts an internet flame war. Missy stands up to the boys on her baseball team. Meemaw is unhappy when George Sr. spends time with her new boyfriend.

star 7.77
1,186 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Jeremy Howe, Maria Ferrari, Steve Holland, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes

#17 - Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2019

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

star 7.76
1,500 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers:
A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster

#18 - A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 9, 2019

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
1,415 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero

#19 - Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 15, 2018

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
1,727 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Maria Ferrari, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon

#20 - Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

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 7.75
1,775 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Eric Kaplan, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts

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

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2018

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 7.75
1,678 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza

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

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 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.

star 7.75
2,218 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Connor Kilpatrick, Eric Kaplan, Stacey Pulwer, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek

#23 - A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 2018

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

star 7.74
2,738 votes
Directors: Howie Deutch
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro
Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple

#24 - Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 19, 2018

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

star 7.74
2,304 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics

#25 - The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired May 13, 2021

Missy’s first heartbreak triggers a series of events that lead the Cooper family to the brink.

star 7.74
697 votes