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The Best Episodes of Young Sheldon

Every episode of Young Sheldon ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Young Sheldon!

The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.

Genres:ComedyFamily
Network:CBS

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The best episode of "Young Sheldon" is "A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast", rated 8.6/10 from 1954 user votes. It was directed by Jaffar Mahmood and written by N/A. "A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast" aired on 5/16/2019 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight and a Darn Fine Ring".

  • A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast
    8.6/10 1,954 votes

    #1 - A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-05-16

    Sheldon invites the entire school to a party for the Nobel Prize announcements. Also, Connie learns more about Dr. Sturgis' past, and Georgie's desire for cable TV leads to a standoff between him and George Sr.

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight and a Darn Fine Ring
    8.4/10 1,010 votes

    #2 - A Tornado, a 10-Hour Flight and a Darn Fine Ring

    Season 6 Episode 22 - Aired 2023-05-18

    Sheldon and Mary head to Germany while the rest of the Cooper family braves a tornado that is heading straight for Medford.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat
    8.2/10 1,149 votes

    #3 - A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2020-04-30

    Sheldon discovers that Mary's been keeping a secret about his future. Also, Connie is furious when she learns Dale fired Georgie.

    Director: Alex Reid

    Writer: N/A

  • A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries
    8.0/10 1,372 votes

    #4 - A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-10-18

    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.

    Director: Jude Weng

    Writer: N/A

  • An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius
    8.0/10 1,340 votes

    #5 - An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-11-08

    A video game takes over Sheldon and Connie’s life. George Sr. is jealous when Georgie bonds with Herschel at the auto shop.

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting
    8.0/10 1,191 votes

    #6 - Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-11-14

    Sheldon starts an internet flame war, and Missy stands up to the boys on her baseball team. Also, Connie is unhappy when George Sr. spends time with her new boyfriend.

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • Pasadena
    8.0/10 1,155 votes

    #7 - Pasadena

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2020-02-20

    Sheldon visits CalTech for the very first time. Also, Georgie is furious when Mary listens in on a phone call with his girlfriend, and Connie tries to cheer up a jealous Missy.

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • Graduation
    8.0/10 1,255 votes

    #8 - Graduation

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-11-05

    After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Dale tries to make amends with Connie.

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth
    8.0/10 960 votes

    #9 - A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth

    Season 5 Episode 17 - Aired 2022-03-31

    Sheldon gets an odd request from an old friend, Paige. Also, George Sr. and Mary are caught in the middle of Connie and Dale's breakup, and Georgie comes clean to Mandy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A God-Fearin' Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband
    8.0/10 903 votes

    #10 - A God-Fearin' Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 2022-04-21

    George and Mary insist on meeting the new woman in Georgie's life. Also, Sheldon and Missy have suspicions about what's going on with their family.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Launch Party and a Whole Human Being
    8.0/10 805 votes

    #11 - A Launch Party and a Whole Human Being

    Season 6 Episode 14 - Aired 2023-03-02

    The Coopers can't be found as Mandy goes into labor. Also, Sheldon is excited about the launch of his database.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac
    7.9/10 1,855 votes

    #12 - A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-11-30

    When a NASA representative visits Sheldon’s school and dismisses his science, Sheldon is set on a mission to prove him wrong.

    Director: Don Scardino

    Writer: N/A

  • A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens
    7.9/10 1,465 votes

    #13 - A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-10-04

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

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross
    7.9/10 1,192 votes

    #14 - A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2019-05-02

    Georgie is thrilled when Veronica stays at the Coopers' house for a few days. Also, Connie and Dr. Sturgis celebrate their one-year anniversary.

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball with Zip
    7.9/10 1,168 votes

    #15 - Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball with Zip

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-10-17

    Sheldon is forced to take a break from science when his new obsession with "The Lord of the Rings" leads to an unhealthy habit. Also, Missy asks George Sr. to teach her how to play catch.

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • A Black Hole
    7.9/10 1,091 votes

    #16 - A Black Hole

    Season 4 Episode 17 - Aired 2021-05-06

    The Coopers discuss the possibilities of black holes and alternate universes when Dr. Sturgis comes over for dinner.

    Director: Jaffar Mahmood

    Writer: N/A

  • White Trash, Holy Rollers and Punching People
    7.9/10 870 votes

    #17 - White Trash, Holy Rollers and Punching People

    Season 5 Episode 21 - Aired 2022-05-12

    As the church congregation gossips about Georgie, Missy stands up for her brother, and Sheldon is distracted by the family drama.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Teen Angst and a Smart-Boy Walk of Shame
    7.9/10 789 votes

    #18 - Teen Angst and a Smart-Boy Walk of Shame

    Season 6 Episode 15 - Aired 2023-03-09

    Sheldon confronts the failure of his database. Also, Georgie and Mandy struggle as new parents and Missy feels forgotten.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Proper Wedding and Skeletons in the Closet
    7.9/10 193 votes

    #19 - A Proper Wedding and Skeletons in the Closet

    Season 7 Episode 7 - Aired 2024-04-11

    Georgie and Mandy get married! Meanwhile, Meemaw's gambling room gets raided.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely
    7.8/10 1,210 votes

    #20 - A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2019-01-17

    Sheldon attempts to build a nuclear reactor. Also, a university cocktail party gets heated when Dr. Sturgis’ colleague, Dr. Linkletter, flirts with Connie, and Georgie is heartbroken when he learns Veronica has a boyfriend.

    Director: Chris Koch

    Writer: N/A

  • A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm
    7.8/10 1,143 votes

    #21 - A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-11-07

    A church carnival leads Missy to try out for the baseball team. Also, Connie struggles after her breakup with Dr. Sturgis.

    Director: Chris Koch

    Writer: N/A

  • Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit
    7.8/10 1,152 votes

    #22 - Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2020-01-16

    Sheldon learns to listen when an emotional Paige struggles with her parents’ divorce. George Sr. is furious when Georgie tries to buy his way out of chores.

    Director: Lea Thompson

    Writer: N/A

  • The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics
    7.8/10 1,035 votes

    #23 - The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 2021-05-13

    Missy's first heartbreak triggers a series of events that lead the Cooper family to the brink.

    Director: Alex Reid

    Writer: N/A

  • Ants on a Log and a Cheating Winker
    7.8/10 443 votes

    #24 - Ants on a Log and a Cheating Winker

    Season 7 Episode 4 - Aired 2024-03-07

    Missy steps up, Mary has a surprise for George, and Sheldon finds his dorm occupied.

    Director: Michael Judd

    Writer: N/A

  • Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia
    7.7/10 1,636 votes

    #25 - Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-12-21

    George Sr. strikes a deal with Sheldon to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten to keep him from playing football

    Director: Peter Lauer

    Writer: Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro