In the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory, there are two references to Sheldon Cooper having a fear of dogs. Based on the Young Sheldon pilot, it would appear the writers are trying to connect the shows in as many ways as possible.
When Young Sheldon premiered, the boy’s mother made him go out and play on the last day of summer. We saw her point-of-view, which showed a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Young Sheldon saw something completely different.
Among the many dangers, he watched a Chihuahua bark at him.
Big Bang Theory Connects With Young Sheldon
In the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon learns that the network is rebooting his childhood series, Professor Proton. When Sheldon creates an audition tape, his friends realize it’s both “dangerous” and “confusing.”
At this point, Penny encourages Sheldon to at least pretend to like children, since the job involves acting. “It’s not lying,” said Penny, “It’s acting.” This makes sense to Sheldon as he stands to announce how it’s like his D&D character.
“It’s similar to how I’m afraid of dogs, but my D&D character likes dogs. But he’s allergic, so he can’t be around them,” confirmed Sheldon.
Sheldon Cooper Fear Of Dogs…
Later in the episode, Sheldon Cooper goes to visit his old friend Wil Wheaton. At the door, he announces that he needs an acting coach. When Wheaton won’t give up Patrick Stewart’s number, Sheldon settles for Wheaton himself.
Not long after this moment, however, Sheldon Cooper learns that Wil Wheton actually got the role over him. This, of course, ignite the frenemy relationship between the two and sends our hero into a fit of rage.
This time, at Wheaton’s door, the actor soon tells his friend he’s about to sick a dog on him. Sheldon can’t tell if he’s lying or not (since he’s such a good actor), so he decides not to take a chance. Again, this relates to Young Sheldon’s fear of dogs.
Did you notice other connections between the two shows?