Young Sheldon (2017– )
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Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System 

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


Michael Zinberg


Chuck Lorre (created by), Steven Molaro (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Armitage ... Sheldon
Zoe Perry ... Mary
Lance Barber ... George Sr.
Montana Jordan ... Georgie
Raegan Revord ... Missy
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon (voice)
Valerie Mahaffey ... Ms. MacElroy
Sarah Baker ... Ms. Hutchins
Ryan Phuong ... Tam
Brian Stepanek ... Mr. Givens
Danielle Pinnock ... Ms. Ingram
Wyatt McClure ... Billy Sparks
Murray Wyatt Rundus Murray Wyatt Rundus ... Clint
Tate Berney ... Dexter
Cait Pool ... Lisa May


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

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Release Date:

2 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In The Big Bang Theory (2007), episode 4.18, The Big Bang Theory: The Prestidigitation Approximation (2011) Sheldon (Jim Parsons) makes reference to when he was a child and got into trouble with Homeland Security after purchasing uranium to use it to charge electricity. We see what happened in this episode. See more »


In this episode (as well as others from this show and The Big Bang Theory), Sheldon referenced the Dewey Decimal Classification System. However, by the 1980s, most US libraries had converted to the Library of Congress classification system. See more »


Tam: [telling the story of his family's escape from Viet Nam] After the war, my father was sent to a re-education camp... When he was released, we escaped on a small boat and spent many weeks at sea, dodging Cambodian pirates, until we reached Thailand.
Mary: Oh, that's supposed to be a beautiful country. Lovely beaches.
Tam: I wouldn't know. We were forced to live in a refugee camp where the only thing we had to eat were pigeons and rats.
Georgie: Hahhh, that's a job for hot sauce.
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References Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) See more »

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Rockets, racism and terrible greenscreens
3 November 2017 | by Dooley011See all my reviews

I cannot believe this garbage has above a 3/10, this episode is full of racist lines and extremely unfunny jokes. In "The Big Bang Theory" I at least know when I'm supposed to laugh, I don't but that is beside the point. In this depressing and terribly written piece of garbage I cannot tell what the hell the writers are going for with each scene. Is it supposed to be depressing? Is the depressing section supposed to be funny?

I would give it a 0/10 but IMDb doesn't offer anything under a 1.

If you enjoy this show, hit me up on twitter and tell me why @Dooley_011

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