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Give. Share. Love. After the year we've had, it's more important than ever to treat yourself and those you love.

Here's some of the season's most wanted that would be perfect for Zoe Perry of Young Sheldon.

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Originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2020.

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Everyone's favorite pint-size future theoretical physicist, Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), is taking a break from primetime television until at least the fall. Since we can't wait that long to get more of Young Sheldon, we're looking back at a few things that made Season 3 the best yet.

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Sneaky Sheldon

Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon

Sheldon skips class.

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We love seeing Sheldon's character grow, but he's still a kid at heart. His silly antics like skipping class to read more advanced material—"the applications of gravitational lensing, Faraday's law of magnetic induction, and how to whistle"—keep the show lighthearted and funny.


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Sheldon with his briefcase.

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Catching The Big Bang Theory references is part of the fun of watching this show. This season we got to see Sheldon visit Caltech (and its cafeteria) for the first time, setting the stage for his future in Pasadena. The occasion, BTW, was a lecture by the man Sheldon considers his "hero," Stephen Hawking. As Sheldon tells his mom, "Imagine if you got a chance to see Jesus or Dad got to meet the man who invented beer."

More Meemaw!

Montana Jordan and Annie Potts in Young Sheldon

Georgie and Meemaw get revenge.

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Her hobbies, she says proudly, are "smoking, drinking, and gambling." Meemaw (played by sitcom vet Annie Potts) starts playing an even more important role on Young Sheldon during the show's third season. From helping Sheldon take college classes to teaching Mary (Zoe Perry) a thing or two about being a mother—when she's not stealing Mary's beer, that is—the wisecracking Meemaw continues to be a beloved character.

Quirky, Quippy Sheldon

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Sheldon takes college classes.

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In the third season, we start to see more of young Sheldon's eccentric personality emerge, especially in his interactions with his twin sister, Missy (Raegan Revord). "Ooh. What if we list all the spices in Mom's rack alphabetically?" Sheldon asks, attempting to engage in a bit of sibling rivalry. "I'll go first. Adobo. Black pepper. Coriander. Cumin."

Parental Conflicts

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George Sr. and Mary make up.

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This season includes a lot of parenting conflict between Mary and George Sr. (Lance Barber): disagreeing about punishments, keeping secrets, even bickering about everyday mundanities like taking out the trash—we get to see all the challenges of being a parent. Fortunately, Mary and George always find a way to work through it together.

Georgie and Missy

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Georgie and Missy help Sheldon.

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We get to know the Cooper family better and explore aspects of childhood through Sheldon's siblings that we don't get from Sheldon himself. Georgie (Montana Jordan) starts dating and gets a job, while Missy gets caught up in romances and athletics. Yet they still manage to find time to torment their boy-genius brother—e.g., when Missy makes Sheldon dress up as a princess rodeo clown.

The Secret Letter

Iain Armitage and Lance Barber in Young Sheldon

Sheldon and George Sr. find the letter.

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Mary Cooper hiding Sheldon's Caltech letter not only from him but also from her husband threw us all for a loop! This kind of unexpected twist in the finale helped Season 3 surpass its predecessors. And just think—Sheldon would never have found the letter had it not been for a hidden chunk of hot dog.

Father-Son Relationship

Lance Barber and Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon

George Sr. and Sheldon plan for college.

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Seeing more of George and Sheldon's relationship as they tried to persuade Mary to let him go to college was a special moment. We hope to see the father/son dynamic—and more of their video presentations!—in the next season.

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The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper may have his PhD in physics, but his true talent seems to be in alchemy—because as this season's hit comedy Young Sheldon proves, everything the guy touches turns to gold. The show, depicting the fussbudget scientist in his formative years, was an immediate hit when it launched last Fall, and has earned Sheldon's young alter-ego, 10-year-old actor Iain Armitage, a nomination for a 2018 Teen Choice Award.

Recently, Watch! caught up with some of the cast of Young Sheldon at Paley Fest at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. If you loved the Cooper clan before, you're going to heart them even more. Scroll through to see what makes these CBS stars so special.

Iain Armitage enjoys a special sibling bond.

Iain Armitage, who plays Sheldon, sits on a bench whil wearing a suite and red leather sneakers.

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Like Sheldon Cooper, Iain Armitage is a prodigy at merely age 10. But unlike the character, Iain himself is an only child. That's one of the biggest reasons why, he says, doing Young Sheldon has been so much fun.

Working with his on-screen twin sister Raegan Revord, also 10, "Now we really are just like siblings," Iain explains. In the show's downtime, "We like to monkey around, jumping and climbing on things."

Raegan Revord has Southern roots.

Raegan Revord wears a floral print dress and smiles.

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Missy Cooper may be from the South, but actress Raegan Revord is actually from Southern California. So how does she nail Missy's perfect Texas twang? "My parents are from Mississippi and Tennessee, so they coached me a lot," Missy says. "And my Meemaw has a very big accent. Sometimes my mother actually has to translate for us, which is really funny."

Zoe Perry adores her TV family.

Zoe Perry and Raegan Revord poses as mother and daughter.

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Right away in Young Sheldon's first season, Zoe Perry says, the actors playing the Coopers "started having pool parties, and definitely became a family. It would be hard not to." Herself the daughter of two TV veterans—The Big Bang Theory's Laurie Metcalf and Scandal's Jeff Perry—Zoe knows what it's like to grow up around Hollywood sound stages.

But she hasn't really felt the need to offer her TV kids any advice on career do's and don't's. There's no need, she says, because "They've got some really great parents who keep them grounded."

Montana Jordan is a Texas native.

Motana Jordan wears a black suit and flashes two thumbs up.

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As the only Young Sheldon actor who actually hails from the Lone Star State, 15-year-old Montana Jordan can vouch for the authenticity of the show's setting. The show's production designers "have put everything together really well," he says, and as a result, "my favorite scenes are the ones at the dinner table, because they feel so much like real life. I think that's why so many fans tell me they like them, too."

Zoe Perry learned her craft from the best.

Actress Zoe Perry smiles broadly.

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Playing a late 1980s Mary Cooper, Zoe Perry is in the unique position of portraying the younger version of a character already established by an Emmy-winning actress—her own real-life mother, Laurie Metcalf.

"I definitely revisited all her scenes prior to auditioning for Young Sheldon," Zoe remembers. "But then once we started filming, I felt some freedom to explore the character on my own, only because the scripts are so rich, and all the material is right there for the taking. Also, this Mary Cooper is at a different stage of life, so her priorities might be a little different, as well as her sensibility."

Photography by David Needleman.

Watch the Season 2 premiere of Young Sheldon on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

No matter what the time period, Young Sheldon's cast reminds us family is always in style

When The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons proposed a show about nerdy genius Sheldon Cooper's early years with his average Texas family, producers couldn't resist—and as it turned out, audiences couldn't either.

A big-hearted and genuinely funny script doesn't hurt, but it's the obvious love among Young Sheldon's carefully assembled cast that's sealed the hit-making deal.

Get to know the cast and check out our exclusive photos captured by Miller Mobley.

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Cool genes

Young Sheldon actor Iain Armitage stands in a spacesuit with an American flag.

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Iain Armitage—who has no siblings, but does have a dog, three fish, and an ant farm—is the son of theater producer Lee Armitage and Tony-nominated actor Euan Morton (Taboo).

Science guy

The whole cast of Young Sheldon poses in space suits without helmets.

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Although he shares a love of science and toy locomotives with his TV alter ego, Armitage draws the line at math: "I'm terrible at it and I don't like it—all the more reason not to do it!"

All in the family

The whole cast of Young Sheldon poses in period garb as well as period wigs.

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Zoe Perry, who plays Sheldon's mom Mary, is the daughter of Roseanne's Laurie Metcalf and Scandal's Jeff Perry.

Mama Mia!

Young Sheldon cast members Lance Barber, Zoe Perry, and Iain Armitage pose in period clothing.

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Perry's mother Laurie Metcalf has guest-starred on The Big Bang Theory as the older, present-day version of the character Perry now plays; while Perry once starred on Roseanne as a younger version of Metcalf's character Jackie.

Role models

Zoe Perry and Annie Potts of Young Sheldon pose in ersatz hippie clothing.

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Best known for her role on Designing Women, Annie Potts, who plays Sheldon's spirited grandmother Meemaw, draws inspiration from lots of Southern women she's known—"like my own mother and sister."

Child prodigy

Young Sheldon cast sits in front of a televison in a 50's setting while wearing era-appropriate 3D glasses.

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"I love that this show really reveals how [a child's] uniqueness is something parents must learn to adapt to every day." — Zoe Perry

WATCH: The Cast Of Young Sheldon Try On Some Amazing Historical Looks

Lone star love

The cast of Young Sheldon poses in space suits without helmets.

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Fourteen-year-old Montana Jordan, Sheldon's athletic older brother Georgie, hails from Ore City, Texas.

In his free time, Jordan is known to prowl L.A.'s flea markets with TV sis Raegan Revord—often in search of cowboy clothes.

Dazzled and confused

Young Sheldon actor Iain Armitage stands in a spacesuit.

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"I don't think he's a great dad but he's really trying hard with Sheldon. George is lacking the tools to deal with someone so exceptional."— Lance Barber

One-man brand

Young Sheldon actor Iain Armitage jumps around in a spacesuit.

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Armitage has his own YouTube channel, IainLovesTheatre, on which he reviews Vegas shows and Broadway plays.

Sister act

The whole cast of Young Sheldon poses in period garb as well as period wigs.

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San Diego-born Raegan Revord, who plays Sheldon's twin sister Missy, describes Armitage as "the best kid ever," noting, "he's so kind."

Perennial parent

Young Sheldon cast members Lance Barber, Zoe Perry, and Iain Armitage pose in period clothing.

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The real-life dad of a six-year-old and a nine-year-old, improv-trained Lance Barber, who plays Sheldon Cooper's dad George on Young Sheldon, says he falls easily into a parenting role on set.

Golden girl

Young Sheldon cast sits in front of a televison in a 50's setting.

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Nearly as ambitious as her small-screen twin, Raegan Revord is already at work on her first book—"about a gold nugget named Goldie"—and hopes to someday write and direct, as well as act.

Odd ones in

The cast of Young Sheldon wears space suits and stands on a rocky moonscape.

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Young Sheldon's mass appeal, Annie Potts theorizes, lies in the fact that "everybody feels like an outsider—like they don't belong or that they should be living another existence."

And of course, there's also the fact that "Iain is spectacular."

Reality check

Young Sheldon actor Iain Armitage stands in a spacesuit with an American flag.

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If success ever went to his head, says Armitage, his mom would be having none of it: "If I ever get bratty, we won't do this. And I like doing this!"

PHOTOS: The Young Sheldon Cast Looking Cuter Than Ever

Photography by Miller Mobley. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, January-February 2018.

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