Young Sheldon cameo detail erases Sheldon’s signature quirk

Kayla Harrington
Jim Parsons and Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper

Young Sheldon’s cameo appearances allowed viewers to see how the titular character was doing in the future, but one detail actually erased one of his signature quirks: his style.

Sheldon Cooper and his wife, Amy Farrah Fowler, appeared in a few segments throughout the series finale, and while some Young Sheldon fans were divided about their inclusion, it mostly went over well.

However, a key detail about Sheldon’s appearance in the future seemed to reveal that his signature quirk of only wearing superhero t-shirts was erased since the end of The Big Bang Theory.

The decision to ditch Sheldon’s identifiable wardrobe was actually made on purpose, as series creator Steve Molaro explained to Glamour, “I remember us thinking we didn’t want Sheldon in the typical comic book store shirts. He’s a dad now, and we wanted him to be a little more mature.

“We figured Amy might have encouraged him to no longer wear that, or hidden them all. It was nice that he has on a long-sleeve sweater that he pushed up the sleeves a little bit to sort of evoke the old Sheldon vibes from Big Bang. That was intentional.”

Jim Parsons in Young Sheldon

The adult Sheldon viewers saw in the finale did seem more mature than his days in The Big Bang Theory, but he did display some of his old dramatic tendencies when attending a sporting event for his son.

Young Sheldon’s finale highlighted other things that showed how much has changed since the end of Big Bang Theory, such as Leonard maybe dying.

However, despite some regressing between Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon has come a long way as a character, and his new wardrobe reflects that.

Make sure you check out our breakdown of the Young Sheldon ending, what we know about Young Sheldon Season 8 and Georgie and Mandy’s First Marriage, and other new TV shows to stream this month.

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