Young Sheldon – A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels Review

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“A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels” – Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage) and George Sr. (Lance Barber).  Photo: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2018 WBEI. All rights reserved.

Young Sheldon Season 2 started again without skipping a beat on September 24th.  As most people know, it’s parent series, The Big Bang Theory, premiered its final season on the same day.  The Big Bang Theory is continuing to use Young Sheldon characters like Adult Georgie and newcomer this season, Young Tam, to connect the two series.   In “A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels”, Sheldon discovers the refrigerator is making a high pitched buzz that only he can hear. After it drives him near mad, he heads to the school’s library to find a book on how to diagnosis the refrigerator problem. Sheldon successfully figures out what is causing that buzzing noise only to realize he has no idea how to put it back together. It ends up costing his parents $200 to fix the fridge. His Dad scolds him about how disappointed he is and informs Sheldon that he will pay him back every penny of the $200. At this moment, we see Sheldon for what he really was a 10-Year-Old boy who got in trouble with his father. Young Sheldon may be set as a comedy, but it has these defining moments that hit you in the gut like this one.  I absolutely loved the moment when Missy’s conscious gets the best of her and gets up to give Sheldon a hug when he starts crying. I now get why adult Sheldon has a soft spot for Missy more than Georgie! It’s also so relatable to any sibling pair who has comforted each other after royally screwing up with their parents.

 

“A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels” – Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Sheldon declares the next day he will be getting a paper route. Regardless of the fact that he can’t ride a bike nor knows how a paper route works. Dad forces Georgie to his dismay to show Sheldon the ropes. He learns the hard way about the workforce. He has to fold the papers, deliver them, pick up payment, and deal with life. After a few weeks of working early and being exhausted, he starts becoming resentful towards his dad. Sheldon ends up exploding in a fit of rage and is sent to his room. When his dad comes to speak to him, the audience gets another one of these magical honest moments. Sheldon explains he is exhausted, frustrated, in pain, and no matter what he does it doesn’t get easier. Sheldon sits back and waits for his punishment for being so brazen. Instead, his father explains that he’s had just as bad of a day, but he doesn’t take it out on the rest of the family like Sheldon did at the table. Logically Sheldon agrees and apologizes to his family and father. The episode ends with Adult Sheldon telling the audience, “My father’s wisdom touched me deeply. Which is why, to this day, no matter what I’m going through, I am never irritating or abusive to any of my friends or loved ones. Ask them. They’ll tell you.” Once again, another way the two shows overlap giving us one last amazing fall tv season with the both of them.

I thought this episode of Young Sheldon was perfect for the season two premiere. It was enough of Sheldon quirks mixed with a great life lesson that was touching. What was your favorite part of the episode? Let me know below in the comment sections! Don’t forget to keep checking back at The Game of Nerds for all our Young Sheldon coverage.

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Author: Shannon Parola

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