Meet a child genius named Sheldon Cooper; (already seen as an adult in The Big Bang Theory (2007)) and his family. Some unique challenges face Sheldon who seems socially impaired.
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Series cast summary:
Iain Armitage ...  Sheldon Cooper 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Zoe Perry ...  Mary Cooper 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Lance Barber ...  George Cooper Sr. 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Montana Jordan ...  Georgie Cooper 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Raegan Revord ...  Missy Cooper 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon Cooper 83 episodes, 2017-2021
Annie Potts ...  Connie 'Meemaw' Tucker 81 episodes, 2017-2021
Wallace Shawn ...  Dr. John Sturgis 34 episodes, 2018-2021


It's 1989 and 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper has skipped four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother. As he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbours, his mother arms him with the best tool she can come up with: reminding bullies his dad is the football coach and his brother is on the team. His twin sister doesn't share his exceptional mind, but she has a much clearer vision of what life has in store for the young genius. Jim Parsons, who plays the adult version of Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory (2007)," narrates.

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Iain Armatage (Young Sheldon) is the real life son of actor Euan Morton. Euan Morton plays the voice of the Sith Inquisitor in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic. In the Big Bang Theory season 5, episode 19; The Weekend Vortex Sheldon and the others all stay in Sheldon and Leonard's apartment to play Star Wars "the online game" which can later be seen to be The Old Republic. Sheldon in the show is also an avid Star Wars fan. See more »


Connie (aka Meemaw) often went to a casino across the border in Louisiana throughout the series. The series takes place starting in 1989. Casino gambling wasn't made legal in Louisiana until 1991, and the first casino wasn't opened there until 1993. Furthermore, the casinos that opened around that time were all riverboats that initially had to be moving up and down the river before any gambling could commence, but the casino Connie often went to was land-based. The first (and as of 2021, only) land-based non-tribal casino with table games in Louisiana is Harrah's New Orleans, which didn't even open until 1999. See more »


Mighty Little Man
Written by Steve Burns
Performed by Steve Burns
Produced by Rob Cavallo
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2 February 2018 | by munchere-260-598799See all my reviews

I have a problem with the reviewers complaining about how Sheldon is such a brat and at the same time say they watch TBBT. If they watch that show then they must know Sheldon is a brat. In this show, though, we have a 9 year old version of a bratty Sheldon. In both cases he isn't bratty because he's spoiled or mean hearted. He's bratty because he's a genius and a social simpleton. That's the point. I Iiked the show right off but I can also say that it has improved as these brief, less than 30 minute, episodes are able to develop the characters and relationships more. One reviewer complained about the lack of character development after only watching the first show! I also think the actor playing young Sheldon is doing a great job. As with the adult Sheldon the young Sheldon is sincere, wants to be good, knows his own mind but also knows that he doesn't understand social norms and so listens to those close to him although he reserves the right to not accept those norms. I enjoy the family dynamic and the situations that arise because he's special. This family is much more realistic than the Malcom in the Middle family, a show one reviewer touted as being at a level this show couldn't come up to. The characters in MITM were ridiculously stupid. The characters in Young Sheldon each ha ve a unique personality and do things that you have seen others do or can imagine others doing, like Sheldon's brother trying chewing tobacco, repeatedly spitting it out in disgust then saying "I must be doing something wrong". The writing warms the heart as we watch a family moving past disagreements and difficulties caused by their special Sheldon - all realizing that they love him and he's family which is more important than those disagreements and difficulties.

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