The BEST Episodes of Young Sheldon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 25, 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 - 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 8.11
1,257 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 7.94
1,573 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, David Bickel, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens

#3 - 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 7.89
1,657 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Maria Ferrari, Steven Molaro
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 7.89
1,302 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 7.87
2,989 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Anthony Gioe, Chuck Lorre, Nick Mandernach, Steven Molaro
An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo

#6 - 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 7.86
2,707 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, David Bickel, Rob Ulin, Steven Molaro
A Nuclear Reactor And a Boy Called Lovey

#7 - A Nuclear Reactor And a Boy Called Lovey

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 7.85
1,449 votes
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set

#8 - 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 7.83
1,890 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro
A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer

#9 - 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 7.83
2,619 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run

#10 - 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 7.82
2,830 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Steven Molaro
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 7.82
2,671 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers:
Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey

#12 - 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 7.81
2,440 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon

#13 - 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 7.79
1,561 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, Eric Kaplan, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster

#14 - 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 7.78
1,181 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers:
Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting

#15 - 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 7.78
695 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Jeremy Howe, Maria Ferrari, Steve Holland, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes

#16 - 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 7.78
1,075 votes
Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero

#17 - 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 7.77
1,538 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Maria Ferrari, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts

#18 - 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 7.77
1,474 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, Tara Hernandez
Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple

#19 - 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 7.76
2,128 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek

#20 - 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 7.76
2,549 votes
Directors: Howie Deutch
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro
Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza

#21 - 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 7.76
2,047 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Connor Kilpatrick, Eric Kaplan, Stacey Pulwer, 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 - Aired Jan 10, 2019

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 like if she didn’t have a twin

star 7.76
1,468 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Connor Kilpatrick, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro, Tara Hernandez
A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board

#23 - A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2019

Without Dr. Sturgis’ university class, Sheldon must find a new way to stay academically challenged. Also, Mary helps Pastor Jeff avoid temptation with his girlfriend.

star 7.75
954 votes
Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan

#24 - Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 25, 2018

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 7.74
1,597 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Connor Kilpatrick, David Bickel, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe, Steven Molaro
A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries

#25 - A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2018

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 7.74
1,671 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Chuck Lorre, Damir Konjicija, Dario Konjicija, David Bickel, Eric Kaplan, Steven Molaro