Hold On To Your Mittens: CBS Releases First Trailer for ‘Young Sheldon’

Posted Friday, May 19th, 2017 02:00 pm GMT -4 by

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We knew it was coming, and now, CBS has finally released a trailer for ‘Young Sheldon,’ and surprisingly… it looks, pretty great. Aside from the fact that young Iain Armitage is channeling a perfect Jim Parsons (same for Zoe Perry doing a pretty fantastic Laurie Metcalf), the show somehow still feels fresh and unique despite the fact that it is a spin-off from ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ which has been running on the network for over a decade now. Most likely this is due to the fact that the show’s format is completely different than what they do over on ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Gone are the laugh tracks, the multiple cameras, and the sitcom-y feels from the flagship show. ‘Young Sheldon’ is shot single camera, relying on the strength of its jokes to pull the laughs from its audience, and it manages to pull at the heartstrings even in just the first trailer with a deftness that is not always found on the original show.

The trailer does an excellent job of not only showing off young Sheldon and Mary Cooper, but the rest of the Cooper clan as well, from Sheldon’s twin sister and brother (who he will be joining in the 9th grade) to his oft-spoken of but never before seen father, who we see Sheldon bonding with in the trailer. And yes, more than anything else, we see why this show was green lit, because a precocious child with Sheldon’s social eccentricities is indeed hilarious, especially as he tackles a high school of students and teachers completely unprepared for his brash honesty and intelligence, and some of the teacher reactions are amazing.

Check out the trailer for yourself below and share your thoughts on ‘Young Sheldon’ in the comments section!

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  • Crangis McBasketball

    The Purell joke was funny but inaccurate. Purell was introduced to the market in 1996, but Sheldon was born in 1980, so the show takes place in 1989-1990 based on his age, a mere 6-7 years before you could buy it as a consumer (it’s industrial use dates even further back).

    • st381183

      Thanks Sheldon.

    • Nico C.

      Hmmmm. If the show takes place in 1989 and Purell was introduced to the market in 1996, then Sheldon finally touching his brothers hand 17 years later, as stated, would place him in 2006. Completely plausible considering this event takes place 10 years after Purell’s introduction to consumers.