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Happy 66th Birthday to Annie Potts...

 

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The Young Sheldon version of Sheldon appears to have a lot more maturity than the version of Sheldon in The Transporter Malfunction (just saw the rerun again last night). Apparently Sheldon regresses a lot after leaving home.

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14 hours ago, djsurrey said:

The Young Sheldon version of Sheldon appears to have a lot more maturity than the version of Sheldon in The Transporter Malfunction (just saw the rerun again last night). Apparently Sheldon regresses a lot after leaving home.

Occam's Razor? You simply can't have a kid act like early seasons TBBT Sheldon because people won't find a character likeable or endearing enough to stick watching it.  So they softened the character a lot, gave him a friend and made him more aware on an emotional level.

I watched almost 3 episodes of the show and the contrast was stark, I talk to friends regularly who watch both shows and the difference is still night and day between the two portrayals of the character, the young version and the one we know from say Seasons 1-3 of TBBT.

I don't believe any traumatic event (a more broken home, the death of his father included) will make the transformation of the character that believable.  I think people will watch the last episode of YS, already seen how TBBT plays out and will not find it all that believable.  For some that doesn't matter as long as they are entertained.

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On 10/29/2018 at 2:46 AM, Jonny said:

Occam's Razor?

What is the alternative? An alternate universe?

 

On 10/29/2018 at 2:46 AM, Jonny said:

I think people will watch the last episode of YS, already seen how TBBT plays out and will not find it all that believable.  For some that doesn't matter as long as they are entertained.

Yes entertained. These are just sitcoms. TBBT is closer to the Muppet Show than it is to This is Us. If I was worried about being believable I would have stopped watching after The Luminous Fish Effect.

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YOUNG SHELDON
Air Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time Slot: 8:31 PM-9:01 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: "Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero"

SHELDON STUDIES HIS FAMILY FOR A PSYCHOLOGY PROJECT OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, ON "YOUNG SHELDON," THURSDAY, NOV. 15

"Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero" - Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project, and Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Nov. 15 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Iain Armitage (Sheldon)
Zoe Perry (Mary)
Lance Barber (George Sr.) Annie Potts (Meemaw)
Montana Jordan (Georgie)
Raegan Revord (Missy)
Jim Parsons (Voice of Sheldon)

RECURRING CAST:

Wallace Shawn (Dr. John Sturgis)
Ryan Phuong (Tam)
Brian Stepanek (Mr. Givens)
Chris Ellis (Marty Steinbecker)

STORY BY: Steven Molaro, Maria Ferrari, Tara Hernandez

TELEPLAY BY: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Jeremy Howe

DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid

 

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Annie Potts is a guest on The Talk this Thursday, November 15th.

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