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The Best Episodes of 'Young Sheldon'

Updated May 13, 2021 785 votes 75 voters 2k views76 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

    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.

  • 2

    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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    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.

  • 4

    Season 2, Episode 11

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

  • 5

    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.

  • 6

    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.

  • 7

    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.

  • 8

    Season 2, Episode 19

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

  • 9

    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.

  • 10

    Season 1, Episode 2

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

  • 11

    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.

  • 12

    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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    Graduation

    November 5, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 1

    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.

  • 14

    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.

  • 15

    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.

  • 16

    Season 2, Episode 3

    When Mary’s faith is shaken by a tragedy in the community, Sheldon becomes an unlikely ally.

  • 17

    Season 1, Episode 13

    When flu season hits Medford, Sheldon takes extreme measures to remain healthy.

  • 18

    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.

  • 19

    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.

  • 20

    Season 1, Episode 5

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

  • 21

    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.

  • 22

    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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    Pilot

    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.

  • 24

    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.

  • 25

    Season 4, Episode 3

    With college in sight, Sheldon is determined to ride his bike without training wheels. Also, Mary and George Sr. argue over parenting styles.