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Actually what YS does for me is it just proves that there is nothing wrong with adult Sheldon, he was an asshat when he was young and he is an asshat as an adult, who doesn’t deserve the friends he has.  

1 hour ago, Mario D. said:

I am sympathetic to yr comment. It is one thing to hear condescenion. insults, and obnoxiousness from an adult but to hear it from a nine yr old borders on criminal.

I agree, a child being an asshat and getting away with it is criminal and sets a poor example to children who watch.

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35 minutes ago, Babar said:

YS is a single-cam family comedy

But, there are still two Sheldon Coopers and his dad and meemaw don't sound like the people Sheldon has described. As i said, I've only seen commercials.

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3 minutes ago, chucky said:

But, there are still two Sheldon Coopers and his dad and meemaw don't sound like the people Sheldon has described. As i said, I've only seen commercials.

You are correct.  George Sr. has not (yet) come across quite as awful as Sheldon remembers as an adult.  Mee-Maw, my second favorite character here to Missy, is not warm and fuzzy, but quite a hard, sarcastic woman.  She loves her grandchildren, but does not suffer fools gladly or should I say does not take b.s., including from Sheldon.

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15 minutes ago, hokie3457 said:

You are correct.  George Sr. has not (yet) come across quite as awful as Sheldon remembers as an adult.  Mee-Maw, my second favorite character here to Missy, is not warm and fuzzy, but quite a hard, sarcastic woman.  She loves her grandchildren, but does not suffer fools gladly or should I say does not take b.s., including from Sheldon.

I guess they had to dumb it down some. You can't have a drunken abusive father on a sitcom. :icon_wink:

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1 hour ago, Mario D. said:

I am sympathetic to yr comment. It is one thing to hear condescenion. insults, and obnoxiousness from an adult but to hear it from a nine yr old borders on criminal.

I'd expect that to be the other way around. My guess is that it peaks around 14. By adulthood one would hope a person has grown up.

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5 minutes ago, chucky said:

I guess they had to dumb it down some. You can't have a drunken abusive father on a sitcom. :icon_wink:

On the contrary, I absolutely believe you can portray such a person if you are so inclined.  Chuck Lorre in his television shows certainly does not shy away from showing us the dark side.  Mom, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Grace Under Fire all include or included very, very unsympathetic characters.  Some (the Harper Brothers) were downright cringe worthy......

Also, I don't find Young Sheldon dumb at all.  I actually enjoy following this version of the Cooper family.  I fear for the family if they take George, Sr. down a certain path.  As I mentioned, I adore Missy, think Mee-Maw is a hoot, I have an appreciation for the portrayal of George, Jr. and enjoy the "what the heck is going on here" views of George Sr......

Probably not the right thread for this, but an interesting conversation nevertheless....

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From Access Hollywood

'Young Sheldon's' Iain Armitage On Meeting Oprah: She Gave Me A Kiss On The Cheek!

"Young Sheldon" star Iain Armitage sits with Access Live's Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover and talks about meeting Oprah! And, he shares how he memorizes lines.
 

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Articles everywhere abut Sheldon's first crush on a girl.

What's the low-down YS watchers, are these articles exaggerating and not being entirely truthful or is bending the origin story of a well established character true?

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6 minutes ago, Jonny said:

Articles everywhere abut Sheldon's first crush on a girl.

What's the low-down YS watchers, are these articles exaggerating and not being entirely truthful or is bending the origin story of a well established character true?

Not sure if it was a "crush". It was an appreciation of someone with a similar intelligence.  She was older and that ended up being the issue (not wanting to spoil you or anyone with too many details).  I have to admit, this episode was the first time I have taken issue with Molaro/Lorre and their (at this point) retconning certain aspects of known Cooper family lore.  Some may think that I'm making a stretch here, but I think we are getting near the point where we need to take YS as an entirely unrelated entity.

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18 minutes ago, Jonny said:

Articles everywhere abut Sheldon's first crush on a girl.

What's the low-down YS watchers, are these articles exaggerating and not being entirely truthful or is bending the origin story of a well established character true?

 

 

have they ever said Sheldon can't or didn't   have a crush on someone before season 1 of tbbt (2007) ? There is no reason to assume he didn't.   I mean ...he isnt asexual or aromantic, is he ?Also he is 9 years in YS so it seemed like a platonic one sided  'crush' on an older girl who was intelligent and introduce him to geology . I think they  just wanted to explain why Sheldon is so dismissive of geology.  I feel they will soon run out of jokes if they start coming up with  explanations for all his quirks !

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10 minutes ago, hokie3457 said:

Not sure if it was a "crush". It was an appreciation of someone with a similar intelligence.  She was older and that ended up being the issue (not wanting to spoil you or anyone with too many details).  I have to admit, this episode was the first time I have taken issue with Molaro/Lorre and their (at this point) retconning certain aspects of known Cooper family lore.  Some may think that I'm making a stretch here, but I think we are getting near the point where we need to take YS as an entirely unrelated entity.

Thanks for that hokie :)

7 minutes ago, serena_1995 said:

 

 

have they ever said Sheldon can't or didn't   have a crush on someone before season 1 of tbbt (2007) ? There is no reason to assume he didn't.   I mean ...he isnt asexual or aromantic, is he ?Also he is 9 years in YS so it seemed like a platonic one sided  'crush' on an older girl who was intelligent and introduce him to geology . I think they  just wanted to explain why Sheldon is so dismissive of geology.  I feel they will soon run out of jokes if they start coming up with  explanations for all his quirks !

I think it was pretty clear he didn't, especially with some of the things he said to Amy in key moments.

It's not unheard of for a young boy to develop a crush on a girl even an older girl at that age, not sure it fits with what I know about Adult Sheldon and his journey in this show.

I'll be honest one my main fears, you can check my posts at the first or second page of this thread was the subject of girls and feelings for girls. Because it was so well established on the show in my view what the deal was with Sheldon.

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7 hours ago, hokie3457 said:

Not sure if it was a "crush". It was an appreciation of someone with a similar intelligence.  She was older and that ended up being the issue (not wanting to spoil you or anyone with too many details).

I agree with this. It was not a crush as I saw it in the episode. He met a friend who he saw as an equal who he could learn something from. He was crushed in a different way. As I saw it this episode explains much about Sheldon Cooper and his fragile ego,  his need to be superior...

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How realistic  was the eating of a packed lunch in the school library ? Is it allowed in American schools ?  I know I left school a long time before 1989, but even then books were still made out of  paper and susceptible to finger marks and spilled juice. In my schooldays the library was definitely not a permitted picnic area !

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Montana Jordan's first film "The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter" is premiering at The South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX  The festival runs 3/9-3/18.

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (World Premiere)
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The great hunter Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin) and his trusted cameraman Don (Danny McBride) set out for an epic weekend adventure to reconnect with Buck’s young son (Montana Jordan). Cast: Josh Brolin, Danny McBride, Scoot McNairy, Montana Jordan.

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16 hours ago, joyceraye said:

How realistic  was the eating of a packed lunch in the school library ? Is it allowed in American schools ?  I know I left school a long time before 1989, but even then books were still made out of  paper and susceptible to finger marks and spilled juice. In my schooldays the library was definitely not a permitted picnic area !

I was thinking the same thing but don't see it as that big a deal.

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24 minutes ago, djsurrey said:

I was more focused on the nifty geology. A subject I missed when I moved from one city to another.

Yes, that equipment they had was great ! I left school before anything like that was available. I'd have loved it. Although having said that, there was something in the Rural Science department that shone a light through an egg to see if it had been fertilised. We also had a beehive you could see into on (not in) the Biology lab,which I found not exciting at all.

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