With the way that ‘Young Sheldon’ is going, fans are sure only a TBBT reboot can save Sheldon Cooper’s legacy!
‘Young Sheldon‘, starring the brilliant Iain Armitage, is a prequel spin-off of ‘The Big Bang Theory‘. Created by Chuck Lorre for CBS, the show is narrated and executive produced by Jim Parsons who played the adult version of the character. The prequel spin-off focuses on young Sheldon before he goes to college.
- Sheldon claims to be bullied and friendless, but he has friends
- The loophole within the marriage of Sheldon’s parents
- What’s going on with Sheldon’s grandfather?
The sitcom first premiered in 2017 and has spanned four seasons since, with a fifth arriving in 2021. ‘Young Sheldon’ begins with Sheldon Cooper’s character at the age of 9, when he is living with his family in Texas and going to high school.
His genius has helped him skip four grades, and Sheldon finds it difficult to live with his unintellectual family. The series stars Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, and Annie Potts along with Raegan Revord. Originally, ‘Young Sheldon’ was constructed from an idea shared by Parsons to the producers of ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
TBBT has ended, but its prequel series has kept fans busy with the story of Sheldon Cooper’s hilarious childhood. The sitcom is super enjoyable and a treat to TBBT fans, but there are a few discrepancies that have worried them. Fans have decided that after watching ‘Young Sheldon’, they need a TBBT reboot to answer their many questions!
Keep reading as we give you three big reasons for the TBBT reboot!
Sheldon claims to be bullied and friendless, but he has friends
We know a bully when we see one! In TBBT, Sheldon Cooper claimed to have been bullied back in school and often mentioned not having any friends. Viewers never questioned this since Sheldon isn’t the kind of friend everyone dreams about.
Sheldon isn’t reliable, can’t keep a single secret, and is a big bully. Seeing him treat Howard and Penny as if he was superior to them was one of his worst character traits. Just because Howard doesn’t have a PhD and Penny is a waitress, Sheldon repeatedly called them out for their inefficiencies.
When ‘Young Sheldon’ came out, friends expected to see Sheldon bullied and alone in school as shared in TBBT. But we can’t deny that his friend Tam Nguyen played a significant role and influence in his life. Tam is precisely why Sheldon even likes comic books and games in the first place! Seeing how much of an escape pop-culture was for Sheldon in TBBT, you’d think he would’ve told his friends about Tam.
We need a TBBT reboot where Sheldon acknowledges his wrongdoings and is a good friend for once. Tam definitely deserved more screen time than the one cameo he got in TBBT and only a reboot can change that.
The loophole within the marriage of Sheldon’s parents
Adult Sheldon Cooper’s stories about his parents’ imploding marriage, thanks to his raging alcoholic father, appeared on TBBT many times. The character has often mentioned that his father cheated on his mother and stayed out all night.
In ‘Young Sheldon’, it’s made clear that his character enjoys a beer every now and then but that’s about it. This is one of the biggest inconsistencies between the shows because it changes so much about Sheldon’s childhood.
A tough marriage between parents can make or break a house but Sheldon’s father George seems unlike anything his son had said about him! Maybe we’re yet to see that happen in the fifth season, but the sudden change would surely be a surprise. Seeing the Cooper family lead a seemingly normal life in ‘Young Sheldon’ has convinced viewers that a TBBT reboot is more important than ever now.
What’s going on with Sheldon’s grandfather?
Here’s something even stranger than the case of Sheldon’s parents’ marriage. In TBBT, Sheldon spoke highly of his grandfather for bringing him into science before he passed away. Although his grandmother Meemaw plays a driving force in his life in the prequel series, his grandfather never made an appearance.
On ‘Young Sheldon’, it has been about three-four odd years since his grandfather died which means little Sheldon was five. How exactly did he attract the science bug at five years old? He’s headstrong and committed and everything, but this is a loophole only a TBBT reboot can clear.
Even Meemaw transformed into an entirely different person when she aged, between the two shows. The producers at CBS have surely taken creative liberties but it is disappointing for TBBT fans to experience these inconsistencies. ‘Young Sheldon’ provides more information about the theoretical physicist’s familiar background and it would’ve been nice if a TBBT reboot could do the same.
Don’t you agree that these differences between the prequel show and the latter warrant a TBBT reboot? Let us know in the comments.