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The Best Episodes of 'Young Sheldon'

Updated November 19, 2020 497 votes 45 voters 1.3k views61 items

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There are so many fun episodes of Young Sheldon, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo" the best, or is "A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek" your favorite episode of Young Sheldon? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Young Sheldon are, let's rank every Young Sheldon episode from best to worst.

Young Sheldon is a comedy television series and a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory, telling the story of Sheldon Cooper’s childhood in East Texas. Young Sheldon premiered on CBS as a special preview on September 25, 2017, and was swiftly renewed. The initial idea for developing the series came from Jim Parsons (Big Bang’s adult Sheldon himself), who passed along the idea to producers in November 2016.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Young Sheldon, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be tough to put one Young Sheldon episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.
 

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  • 1
    A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries

    Season 2, Episode 5

    When Dr. Sturgis recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon's head.

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  • 2
    A Race of Superhumans and a Letter to Alf

    Season 2, Episode 11

    Sheldon experiments on Missy, and Georgie joins Mary’s bible study to spend more time with his crush, Veronica.

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  • 3
    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.

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  • 4
    Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon

    Season 2, Episode 7

    Sheldon gets into trouble with fellow child genius, Paige at the science museum. George Sr. is forced to play therapist to Paige’s bickering parents. Mary, Georgie and Missy help Meemaw with a garage sale.

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    A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor

    Season 2, Episode 12

    When Sheldon has to spend a few days in the hospital, he turns into the world’s worst patient. Also, Missy gets a taste of what life would be like without her twin.

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  • 6
    A Math Emergency and Perky Palms

    Season 2, Episode 15

    Sheldon and Dr. Sturgis have their first fight when Dr. Sturgis marks a question wrong on Sheldon's test. Also, Mary takes over for Pastor Jeff when he's out sick.

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  • 7
    Poker, Faith, and Eggs
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    Poker, Faith, and Eggs

    November 9, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 3

    When George Sr. is rushed to the emergency room, Meemaw comes to babysit, and the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own.

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  • 8
    A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag

    Season 2, Episode 16

    Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she's dumped by her boyfriend.

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  • 9
    A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater

    Season 2, Episode 19

    Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

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  • 10
    Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes

    Season 3, Episode 1

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

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  • 11
    Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System

    Season 1, Episode 2

    To appease his worried mother, Sheldon employs the techniques of a self-help book to try and make a friend.

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  • 12
    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.

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  • 13
    A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely

    Season 2, Episode 13

    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.

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  • 14
    A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster

    Season 2, Episode 21

    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.

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  • 15
    A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage

    Season 1, Episode 4

    After choking on a breakfast sausage, Sheldon wrestles with his fear of solid foods and discovers comic books for the first time.

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  • 16
    A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast

    Season 2, Episode 22

    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.

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  • 17
    Pilot
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    September 25, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 1

    9-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.

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  • 18
    A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom

    Season 1, Episode 5

    Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

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  • 19
    A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow

    Season 2, Episode 18

    Sheldon moves in with Dr. Sturgis for the weekend to see what his life will be like in college. Also, a lonely Mary tries to bond with the other Coopers during Sheldon's absence.

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  • 20
    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. Georgie falls for a rebellious teenage girl whom Sheldon is tutoring.

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  • 21
    A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm

    Season 3, Episode 6

    A church carnival leads Missy to try out for the baseball team. Also, Meemaw struggles after her breakup with Dr. Sturgis.

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  • 22
    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. Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis' relationship is tested when she teaches him how to drive.

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  • 23
    A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board

    Season 3, Episode 2

    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.

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  • 24
    Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

    Season 1, Episode 9

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

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  • 25
    The Sin Of Greed And A Chimichanga From Chi-chi's

    Season 3, Episode 8

    The University makes George Sr. a lucrative job offer in the hopes of recruiting Sheldon. Also, Georgie gets a job working for Meemaw's new boyfriend, and Mary is determined to rid her home of greed.

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