THIS Comedy Icon Joins Young Sheldon And Exposes The Origins Of…


“I sent Georgie on a beer run and tipped him with firecrackers,” said Meemaw on the latest episode of Young Sheldon. Meanwhile, she’s also given the kids too much candy and seems to be teaching Sheldon Cooper how to play poker.

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The episode, “Poker, Faith and Eggs,” features a new character known as Meemaw. The actress playing Sheldon’s grandmother is Annie Potts. Many people will recognize her voice from a Pixar movie while other fans will recognize her from a sitcom.

Then, of course, there’s her role in the iconic Ghostbusters film.

Comedy Icon As Meemaw On Young Sheldon

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Annie Potts starred as Mary Jo Shively on Designing Women, but she also played Janine Melnitz in Ghostbusters. More recently, she’s been in every Toy Story film, where she voiced the character Bo Peep.

In addition to all of these roles, Annie Potts also has credits for Royal Pains, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men, Joan of Arcadia, Any Day Now, Who’s Harry Crumb?, and Pretty in Pink.

All in all, she has 98 credits on IMDB so far and there’s already another credit for Pixar’s Toy Story 4 in the works.

The Origin Of Sheldon Cooper

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According to TV Line:

“In “Poker, Faith and Eggs,” Mary escorts George Sr. to the emergency room, leaving Meemaw in charge of Sheldon, Georgie and Missy. The ‘rents return home later that night to discover a house in utter chaos, with Missy on a sugar high and Georgie about two seconds away from blowing his fingers off.”

For fans of The Big Bang Theory, there are tons of details on Young Sheldon that show just how Sheldon Cooper became Sheldon Cooper. In addition to his Texas parents, his Meemaw has also influenced him.

More than likely, we’re going to one-day see the origin of “Soft Kitty,” the song that Meemaw used to sing to him. This is also a reference to the first time we met Wil Wheaton, who also told Sheldon a story about his Meemaw.

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