The WORST episodes of Young Sheldon

Every episode of Young Sheldon ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Young Sheldon!

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

Last Updated: 1/23/2023Network:CBS
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A Suitcase Full of Cash and a Yellow Clown Car
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7.43
753 votes

#1 - A Suitcase Full of Cash and a Yellow Clown Car

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/10/2022

Meemaw's gambling room is a success, and Sheldon dips his toe in the stock market. Also, Missy starts a business.

Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Watch Now:iTunes
Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts
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7.46
955 votes

#2 - Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/4/2021

Sheldon campaigns to become Dr. Linkletter’s lab assistant. Georgie enlists the help of his drama teacher for a surprising business venture.

Watch Now:iTunes
Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha
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7.47
447 votes

#3 - Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/8/2022

Sheldon’s database invention puts him at odds with the university. Also, the church takes issue with Meemaw’s video store.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:iTunes
A Lobster, an Armadillo, and a Way Bigger Number
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7.48
769 votes

#4 - A Lobster, an Armadillo, and a Way Bigger Number

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/3/2022

Sheldon joins Dr. Linkletter and Dr. Sturgis on a science road trip. Also, Georgie continues to lie about his age.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:iTunes
A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles
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7.49
785 votes

#5 - A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/24/2022

Sheldon butts heads with Dr. Lee, a new scientist in the lab. Also, Mary is given a lotto ticket.

Directors: Michael Judd
Watch Now:iTunes
Future Worf and the Margarita of the South Pacific
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7.49
613 votes

#6 - Future Worf and the Margarita of the South Pacific

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2022

Sheldon and Missy try to help the family’s finances. Also, Mary struggles to find her footing without the church.

Watch Now:iTunes
A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance
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7.50
794 votes

#7 - A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/20/2022

Sheldon attends his first comic book convention. Also, Mary tries selling make-up.

Watch Now:iTunes
A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy'
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7.52
593 votes

#8 - A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy'

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2022

At college, Sheldon decides to expand his responsibilities and become a dorm resident advisor. Also, Meemaw and Dale make a sketchy business deal and Mary and George Sr. rekindle their romance.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:iTunes
Pilot
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7.53
4794 votes

#9 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/2017

Nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king.

Directors: Jon Favreau
Watch Now:iTunes
The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin
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7.53
825 votes

#10 - The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/2021

Sheldon battles President Hagemeyer’s mysterious boss over the university’s science requirements. Mary discovers that Georgie is working at Meemaw’s illegal gambling room.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:iTunes
A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On
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7.54
1036 votes

#11 - A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/17/2020

Dale and Meemaw work out relationship issues while playing Dungeons and Dragons with Sheldon and Missy. Mary and George take a trip with Coach Wilkins and his wife. Georgie freaks out when his girlfriend thinks she’s pregnant.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:iTunes
A Lock-In, a Weather Girl, and a Disgusting Habit
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7.54
832 votes

#12 - A Lock-In, a Weather Girl, and a Disgusting Habit

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/13/2022

Sheldon acts as Mary's spy during a youth lock-in at church. Also, Georgie is attracted to an older woman, Mandy.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:iTunes
A Pager, a Club, and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles
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7.55
964 votes

#13 - A Pager, a Club, and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/11/2021

Dr. Linkletter pushes Sheldon to make friends with his fellow students at college. Georgie gets a pager.

Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Watch Now:iTunes
Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room
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7.56
859 votes

#14 - Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2021

Sheldon, Missy and Georgie adapt to new living arrangements. Meemaw opens a gambling room.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:iTunes
Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo
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7.56
663 votes

#15 - Four Hundred Cartons of Undeclared Cigarettes and a Niblingo

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2022

George Sr. bails Meemaw and Georgie out of jail. Sheldon and Missy meet Mandy, and Mary feels unwelcome at church.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:iTunes
An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room
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7.57
840 votes

#16 - An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/6/2022

Sheldon gets a dorm room all to himself. Also, Meemaw gains an unwanted business partner.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
White Trash, Holy Rollers, and Punching People
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7.57
716 votes

#17 - White Trash, Holy Rollers, and Punching People

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/12/2022

As the church congregation gossips about Georgie, Missy stands up for her brother, and Sheldon is distracted by the family drama.

Directors: Jeremy Howe
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian
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7.57
821 votes

#18 - The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/2021

Sheldon gets the science yips and has to learn how to not think. George plays handyman at Brenda Sparks’ house.

Directors: Kabir Akhtar
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Pancake Sunday and Textbook Flirting
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7.57
364 votes

#19 - Pancake Sunday and Textbook Flirting

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/12/2023

Mary struggles to make new friends while Mandy pushes Georgie to date another woman.

Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship
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7.57
1386 votes

#20 - A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2019

After being released from the mental hospital, Dr. Sturgis unexpectedly breaks up with Meemaw.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub
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7.58
1277 votes

#21 - A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/13/2020

Meemaw meets Dale’s ex-wife, June. Sheldon is forced to work on a group project with reluctant college students.

Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Babies, Lies, and a Resplendent Cannoli
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7.59
756 votes

#22 - Babies, Lies, and a Resplendent Cannoli

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/14/2022

Sheldon copes with the death of a hero. Also, Missy wants to babysit, and Georgie struggles with his big secret.

Directors: Shiri Appleby
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench
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7.59
858 votes

#23 - Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2021

Sheldon tries to convince Dr. Sturgis to return to the university. Also, Georgie upsets the family when he makes a life-changing decision.

Directors: Nikki Lorre
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science
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7.59
948 votes

#24 - A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/1/2021

Sheldon, Dr. Linkletter and Meemaw team up on a science experiment. Mary is jealous that Pastor Jeff and Brenda are spending time together. Georgie has a new side hustle.

Directors: Alex Reid
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones
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7.59
800 votes

#25 - Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2021

Missy asks some uncomfortable questions at church. Meemaw and Georgie go into business together.

Directors: Nikki Lorre
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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