Sheldon Cooper Has Always Loved Trains

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It’s hard to imagine Sheldon Cooper as anything but a physicist, but there was a point when he had other plans. In the premiere of Young Sheldon, Jim Parsons narrates while Iain Armitage plays with a train set.

“I’ve always loved trains,” said present-day Sheldon Cooper. “In fact, if my career in theoretical physics hadn’t worked out, my back-up plan was to become a professional ticket taker or a hobo.”

Luckily, the former occupation did work out with great success.

Young Sheldon’s 1980s Storyline

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The series Young Sheldon is unlike The Big Bang Theory in many ways. Most fans will quickly appreciate Jim Parsons as the narrator, but that’s about it. Everything else is shot differently and exists in another universe all-together.

Jon Favreau directed the first episode and the show is more like The Wonder Years or A Christmas Story than a sitcom. There’s the older brother (like Wayne / Butthead), a distant sister, a stoic father, and an over-protective mother.

The difference, of course, is young Sheldon Cooper.

What’s Next For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper?

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The show plays like a dramedy, but there’s one element that will be missing from the show. Based on Sheldon Cooper slow-play with Amy Farrah Fowler, it’s unlikely the young boy will ever have a love interest.

This isn’t necessary, but Winnie Cooper certainly helped Kevin Arnold in his many adventures. For Young Sheldon, the focus will likely be academic in nature. The story really gets going on Sheldon’s first day of high school.

As a ninth-grader at the age of 9, poor Sheldon thinks he’s going to a place for higher education. High school in 1980s Texas is no place for a young boy to survive. Even the teachers are upset with the boy’s rule-following methods.

Currently, the show is getting mixed reviews. Perhaps too many people were expecting something similar to The Big Bang Theory. If nothing else, fans are getting a closer look inside the backstory of Sheldon Cooper.

Have you seen the premiere of Young Sheldon yet?

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