When The Big Bang Theory premiered in 2007, it was hard to imagine it gathering worldwide fame and genuinely passionate fans, let alone run for 12 seasons. And indeed, the creators could've never pictured the main character, Sheldon Cooper, to pick up such an ardent fan following, but the odd, eccentric, socially awkward, and brilliant Sheldon did.
So much so that he got his own spin-off show, Young Sheldon. The offspring series dives into the world of a young Sheldon Cooper, which every Big Bang Theory fan has been eager to explore since the nerdy genius hit the limelight of sitcom television.
Played with a fabulously believable performance by Iain Armitage, Young Sheldon perfectly captures the late 80s/early 90s Texan childhood, and even though the show might not be what 'The Originals' was to 'The Vampire Diaries', fans love it dearly for the quirky and bizarre childhood stories as they get to witness the making of a child genius and a future noble prize winner.
Just like his future self, young Sheldon is a prodigy and a man of prodigious words. In fact, young Sheldon proves it, as the pre-teen genius caused all kinds of chaos for his family and friends, just like the adult Sheldon Cooper does in The Big Bang Theory. But can you tell the difference between the two?
Can you tell the difference between the same character, set apart two decades based on their quotes alone?