In the series opener, nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper, is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn't always helpful growing up in East Texas.
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.
Poker, Faith, and Eggs
When George Sr. is rushed to the emergency room, Meemaw comes to babysit, and the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own.
A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage
After choking on a breakfast sausage, Sheldon wrestles with his fear of solid foods and discovers comic books for the first time.
A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.
A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac
When a NASA representative visits Sheldon's school and dismisses his science, Sheldon is set on a mission to prove him wrong.
A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run
The kids brainstorm ways to resolve a family feud when Meemaw refuses to give George Sr. her brisket recipe.
Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair
While Mary, Memaw and Missy have their girls night at the salon, the three Cooper men plan their road trip to see the space launcher, but it doesn't go as well as they plan.
Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia
George Sr. strikes a deal with Sheldon to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten to keep him from playing football.
An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo
When Sheldon moves to Dallas to attend a school for gifted children, the family struggles to cope with his absence.
Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers
A worried Mary sends Sheldon to Sunday school after she finds him playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends.
A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.
A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek
When flu season hits Medford, Sheldon takes extreme measures to remain healthy.
Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey
When Mary takes a job as church secretary, she finds herself becoming Pastor Jeff's marriage counselor. Also, Sheldon and Missy spend their first afternoon home alone.
Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman
Sheldon makes friends with an upperclassman who introduces him to a new field of science. Mary and George disagree on how to handle Sheldon's blossoming social life.
Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine
A disappointing loss at the science fair sends Sheldon’s life in a new direction.
Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo
Sheldon is bullied by an unlikely character, and Mary and George disagree on how to handle the situation.
A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside
Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book. Sheldon decides it's time to stop living under Mary's thumb.
Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple
When Sheldon is no longer academically challenged at Medford High, he audits a college class taught by Dr. John Sturgis.
A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish
A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks' new dog terrorizes Sheldon.
Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza
While Sheldon is busy keeping tabs on Meemaw’s budding relationship with Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn), George Sr. and Mary attempt to bond with their other children.
Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set
When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers, Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.