The BEST Episodes of Young Sheldon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2020
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 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#19 - Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 16, 2020
Sheldon learns to listen when an emotional Paige struggles with her parents’ divorce. George Sr. is furious when Georgie tries to buy his way out of chores.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.