Young Sheldon (2017– )
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A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside 

Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it's time to stop living under Mary's thumb.


Jaffar Mahmood


Chuck Lorre (created by), Steven Molaro (created by) | 9 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Iain Armitage ... Sheldon Cooper
Zoe Perry ... Mary Cooper
Lance Barber ... George Cooper Sr.
Montana Jordan ... Georgie Cooper
Raegan Revord ... Missy Cooper
Annie Potts ... Connie 'Meemaw' Tucker
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper (voice)
Cleo King ... Mrs. Costello
Ryan Phuong ... Tam
Charlie Hankin ... Randall
Chris Wylde ... Glenn
Corey Mendell Parker ... Customer
Jonathan Freeman ... Radio DJ (voice) (as Jonathan Brooks)
Piotr Michael ... Emergency Alert (voice)


Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it's time to stop living under Mary's thumb.

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12 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The name of the comic book featured in this episode is "Watchmen" by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons See more »


The Tornado Warning shown on TV was delivered over the Emergency Alert System, which wouldn't be created and put in use until 1997. In 1989 such a warning would have been delivered over the Emergency Broadcast System, which would break into programming with a tone, not a buzzing sound. See more »


Meemaw: Had enough? You gonna back down?
Mary: No. He's real smart, but he has to learn he doesn't know everything.
George Sr.: Woman, you are gettin' sexier by the second.
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Crazy Credits

At the end credits we can read CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS #587

If you were troubled that a Ramones cover song from 1993 was on the radio in the comic book store even though the show is set in 1989, I understand. Normally we would never do something like that, but the truth is I got excited by the lyrics "Someone told me long ago, there's a calm before the storm" and how they foreshadowed the tornado. I also liked the rebellious tone the Ramones set in a store that Mary felt inappropriate for Sheldon. ... If you're also wondering how a Joey Ramone cover from 2002 got in the end, I don't know... he's from Queens and so am I - what do you want from me? See more »


Features Rabbit Fire (1951) See more »


Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Ramones
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i don't think you're even his third favorite..
13 April 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Young Sheldon

A Mother, A Child And A Blue Man's Backside

Young Sheldon; a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, that was created for the fans of Sheldon Cooper is on the contrary, more disappointing for the viewers to watch their beloved character being ripped off by dull writing. Its primary objective from the first episode wasn't set off to create a humorous environment which would have been suffice but as it started aging on screen the target started to blur out and is now shooting arrows in the dark confusing and disappointing the viewers from the offered thin material. Ian Hermitage at the center of it is palpable for this tone of the series and is appreciative in its role.

Season 01 is supposed to be the best of all for it to pick up for further more seasons and attract viewers which unfortunately it fails to provide any of it (It won't survive for long, if it goes in such trajectory). So it would be better if they bring their A game into the equation for it is now or never; they are walking on a thread here.

It's all mushy gushy and vanilla for the most part of it with a hint of spicy humor now and then but the real game changer is Georgie's track for it is flat out hilarious and at the same time practical too.

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