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Top 5 Facts About Young Sheldon Which Every Fan Should Know

Everyone who is a fan of the famous sitcom Big Bang theory must have either heard about the show Young Sheldon or have watched it. Today we are bringing you our top 10 picks for the best facts about Young Sheldon. We include the facts which are unranked from best to worst. Along with that, we will try to bring you some really great and unknown facts.

Young Sheldon is an American period sitcom television series. The was created by Chuck Lorre and Stevan Molaro for the channel CBS. Young Sheldon, as we have said before, is a period sitcom and a spin-off prequel to the hit series The Big Bang Theory. The show is based on the character Sheldon Cooper at his age of nine, a high schooler who is living with his family in East Texas.

It was Jim Parsons, who played as the adult Sheldon Cooper in the Big Bang theory, who gives the voice as the narrator throughout the shoe. Jim is also the executive producer of the sitcom. Jim Parson was also responsible for pitching the idea of developing a prequel to the show. He gave the idea of developing the prequel to the show Big Bang Theory to the producers of the show.

Thus the development of the prequel series began in November 2016, and in the following March, the series was ordered by CBS. and later on September 25th, 2017, the series began the premiere. Looking at the good responses regarding the special preview, CBS decided to go with a complete season consisting of 22 episodes.

On each week, a new episode was aired. The show was continued to its third and fourth seasons following its success. The latest season of the show, Season 4, begun premiering on November 5th,  2020. The story of the series takes place in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Centered around Sheldon Cooper, who is a young boy attending his high school in the fictional town of Medford, Texas.

The nine-year-old Sheldon tries to fit into the world full of people, which includes his own family and friends. All of them have problems in not knowing how to deal with Sheldon’s unique intellectual capabilities and his inability to socialize.

1. Single Camera to shoot the series

We all have seen that the Big Bang theory has been shot using more than one camera. But this is not the case when it comes to the prequel of the show. Young Sheldon is shot on a single camera, unlike the Big Bang Theory. The main reason to drop multiple cameras is that the pacing of the show is different from Big Bang Theory.

Also, unlike the Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon includes a lot of Children as the cast. So using a single camera to shoot the show will be much better for them, in order to get the best from them. And while watching the show, we also agree to that. It is better to go with the single-camera to shoot the show, as the cast only needs to look in one direction and can concentrate more on their performances.

2. An episode was directed by Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart, the actress famous for her roles in the sitcoms such as Clarissa Explains It AllSabrina the Teenage Witch, and Melissa & Joey. Has actually directed an episode of Young Sheldon.

If you are a follower of Melissa on her Instagram, you may know this already as the star had posted on Instagram, where she gives a hint to her fans that she will be directing an episode of Young Sheldon. The snap she posted included Melissa and alongside Iain Armitage.

3. Young Sheldon is actually an Origin Story

We all know that Young Sheldon is the prequel to the hit sitcom Big Bang Theory. This is the origin story of Sheldon in Big Bang Theory. This show discusses what all were the events that played a key role in forming the Sheldon we know. This show will discuss what made Sheldon so obsessed with the comics.

This show discusses why Sheldon likes comics so much. Even though Sheldon doesn’t share the same views as his mother, why he still loves to go to church. Together with the creators, the viewers are also getting a chance to explore more about Sheldon.  Along with knowing more about Sheldon, The show also discusses how his family sees him. As he is intelligent than his peer’s what all are the differences in looking after Young Sheldon when compared to other kids his same age. All of that topics are covered in this show.

4. Sheldon have Germaphobe

Being Intelligent comes at a cost. Sheldon has a phobia of germs. For those who don’t know. Phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Here Sheldon is afraid of germs. Phobia is not something that a person can control. While watching the show, we know how much fear he has towards the germs.

As he wears gloves every night as he has to hold hands with his family members while the dinnertime prayer. Even though some may find it funny, it isn’t in reality. We only know that feeling when someone makes fun of us on something which we are extremely afraid of.

5. Even Young Sheldon doesn’t understand Sarcasm

If you have watched the Big Bang Theory, you will remember this. Sheldon doesn’t understand sarcasm. And you may now know why. Even Sheldon, in his younger ages, was also not been able to understand Sarcasm. Be it Young or Adult Sheldon, he was never been able to understand when someone was speaking sarcastically or not. Even after both were different in their tones. Similar is the case for him understanding Jokes. Not properly understanding jokes has always ended Sheldon in weird times.

The Cast Of the Show

  • Iain Armitage plays Sheldon Cooper, a child prodigy who has a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science. Sheldon is exceptionally well in subjects like Maths, science, and even theoretical physics. Even though Sheldon performs greatly in academics, he is not that great at socializing. Sheldon loves his family. He is at the age of 9 in the first season and 10 in the second and third. In season 4, he will be 11 and starting college.
  • Zoe Perry plays Mary Cooper. She is the mother of Sheldon, Missy, and Georgie. She is very protective and patient with her intelligent son Sheldon. Even though she tries her best to be a good mother, she also struggles to understand Seldon at times. She is a believer in Christianity and always objects to Sheldon’s atheism and mockery towards Christianity.
  • Lance Barber plays the role of  George Cooper Sr. George is the father of Sheldon, Missy, and Georgie. He is also the head football coach at Medford High. George is not as intelligent as Sheldon, which made people like Meemaw even doubt his genetic relationship to Sheldon. Though he is not that great at understanding his intellectually gifted son, he is still a great loving father and has always defended Sheldon on multiple occasions.
  • Montana Jordan playing as George, Georgie, Cooper Jr. Georgie is Sheldon and Missy’s older brother. He is not very intelligent as Sheldon and thus is always mocked and teased by the rest of his family. He attends Medford High with Sheldon and is a part of the school football team. George Jr. eventually discovers his talent in sales and thus becomes wealthy from it.
  • Raegan Revord plays Melissa Cooper, also known as Missy. Missy is Sheldon’s fraternal twin sister. She always teases Sheldon along with Georgie. She is also not as intelligent as Sheldon but is very perceptive.
  • Annie Potts as Constance Tucker, also known as Connie. She is the mother of  Mary Cooper, along with the grandmother of Sheldon, Missy, and Georgie. She is often called Meemaw. Constance is always sarcastic and uses her opportunity every time to mock others who are around her. She is the most patient and understanding of Sheldon’s quirks. She is the one who gave Mary the confidence to trust that Sheldon and he will find his way eventually.
  • Matt Hobby as Pastor Jeff, Pastor Jeff is the upbeat pastor at the Cooper family’s church. He is also not that great with Sheldon’s atheism.

Where to Watch the show?

Young Sheldon

For those who want to watch the previous episodes of the show, they can go to Amazon Prime Video, where all of the previous episode and seasons of the show is available to watch. We always suggest watching shows through genuine platforms rather than going with pirated copies as it always helps creators.

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