Also, the actress playing young Sheldon's mom looks just like Laurie Metcalf.
Ha, ha, got you! You missed my winkie so yeah, I already knew they were mother and daughter as I've been a fan of Laurie since seeing her in Internal Affairs with Richard Gere and Andy Garcia.There's a reason for that. That's Laurie's daughter with Jeff Perry, most prominently known a Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene on Scandal and a regular in Shondaland [ie, also Merideth's Grey's father].
It is a fascinating wrinkle for the show. I can't recall if anyone has ever played their mother's role as a younger person in a spinoff before.
He was, or was close to being an alcoholic. He also died. Didn’t remember him deserting they family.It is strange how the Dad in Young Sheldon is actually a likable guy, but in BBT Sheldon refers to his dad differently. Didn't he skip out on the mom (in BBT cannon)?
This doesn't seem as bad as I thought it would be. I think the actor who plays his father played the old bully to Leonard on TBBT.
Here a trailer...
The last couple episodes seem to be building toward that. The previous episode heavily foreshadowed the fact that Sheldon's father is going to die within the next few years. And the finale strongly hinted at Sheldon's father's infidelity. It'll be interesting to see how much they lean into that in future seasons; I don't know that I've ever seen a sitcom centered around a bad marriage before, except maybe "Married With Children".It is strange how the Dad in Young Sheldon is actually a likable guy, but in BBT Sheldon refers to his dad differently. Didn't he skip out on the mom (in BBT cannon)?