The Best Episodes of Young Sheldon
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2018
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 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels
Season 2 - Episode 1
After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron
Season 2 - Episode 2
When Dr. Sturgis bonds with Paige, another 10-year-old genius, Sheldon’s jealousy leads Meemaw to intervene. Mary invites Paige’s family over for a play date.
#22 - Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair
Season 1 - Episode 8
In an attempt to bond with Sheldon, George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see a space shuttle launch. Mary, Missy and Meemaw have a girls’ weekend at the salon.
#23 - Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman
Season 1 - Episode 15
Sheldon makes friends with an upperclassman who introduces him to a new field of science. Mary and George disagree on how to handle Sheldon’s blossoming social life.
#24 - 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.
#25 - Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers
Season 1 - Episode 11
A worried Mary sends Sheldon to Sunday school after she finds him playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends Tam and Billy.