Young Sheldon

TV Show • 2017 • Comedy  

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The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.
This tv show contains 54 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Does a woman get slapped?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Are there bedbugs?
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Is there farting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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oreoicecrem
Bullying.

Also the show is set in the 80s when physical punishments at school had just been outlawed, Sheldon's dad mentions how his teacher used to hit him with a paddle, the teacher then pulls out his old paddle he used to hit children with.

One night, Sheldon is sent to bed without dinner as a punishment.

S3E3 Sheldon is "swatted on the bottom" offscreen
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EmilyThomas
S1
I’m the bathroom when Sheldon is trying to make friends he talks to 2 teenage boys who are smoking “a weird smelling cigarette” and the 2 boys run out of the bathroom
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Is there addiction?
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LilyyAnnee
Id say quite a mild alcohol addiction is shown with George (Sheldons father) made as a joke a lot of the time.
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GD86
Memaw and Sheldon's dad regularly drink alcohol. Veronica's dad abuses alcohol in one of the episodes so she has to spend time living with Sheldon's family.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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BrianWurtz
S5 E15 An armadillo is hit by a car. It doesn't show it actually happen but it shows it laying in the road and they are upset about it. They try to find help. Later the armadillo doesn't make it. The animal is not shown dying or dead. They talk about how they had a funeral for it.
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Are animals abused?
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CassetteMeower
Sheldon’s fish is kept in a bowl, and fishbowls are very harmful for fish. This bowl was also very tiny. Later on in the episode his father puts his finger in the fishbowl, the fish bites him, and he freaks out and accidentally throws the fish on the ground. He puts the fish back into the bowl and it just falls down, implying it died. Afterwards there’s a zoom out of the house and a flushing sound can be heard as they’re flushing the fish down the toilet. This show takes place many years ago before it was known that fishbowls are harmful, but it is still worth mentioning as fishbowls are abusive. The scene was really funny though
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LilyyAnnee
Sheldons fish dies,
Also there is multiple jokes about killing the Sparks’ chickens to eat, this is a bit sad.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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GD86
Sheldon's pet fish dies
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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ejscanlan
Small spider on the wall at the start of S2E5, but no detail.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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chocobun
no BUT georgie lies about his age while he's a minor and impregnates a 29 year old woman which might be triggering
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AKWoman
S2
A double baptism. It's brief and not done to harm anyone.
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Is rape mentioned?
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malinn
people get punched like 3-4 times or something? mostly by Missy but she’s not a bully tho
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alexphobic
In S6E5, Sheldon is taped up on the wall by the dorm residents and you see someone put tape over his mouth. [All in a comedic way]
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Nickcadaver
S2
 E6
It is never explicitly stated, however there is a troubled young teen girl who is implied to engage in risky sexual behaviors, she has a "rough family situation", and in this episode she witnesses a religious display of "the sin of lust" in which an actor playing a sex worker is said to have "lost her youth for a few dollars". The girls reaction to this is so intense that, to me, it was very reminiscent of someone who has been sexually abused. However it is up for interpretation and the show mostly makes a joke out of the entire situation, but it left me with a much heavier feeling than the show seemed to be going for.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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oreoicecrem
Sheldon chokes on a sausage
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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CassetteMeower
Sheldon gets his appendix removed in one episode. I’m not sure if that counts as amputation or not
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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chloebeacham18
S4
 E3
Main focus of the episode is that Sheldon fractures his arm. We don't see or hear it happen though
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Does someone have a seizure?
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GD86
I haven't noticed any
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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AliceBell
Mary gets a call and she finds out that a 16 year old girl she knows died in a car accident.
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chocobun
georgie is sexually active and has a pregnancy scare with a girl his age, in later seasons he impregnates a 29 year old woman
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does someone die?
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malinn
It’s told George dies later in the series
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Does a non-human character die?
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starsong
george, sheldon’s father, is supposed to die later in the show, as mentioned in the big bang theory
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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LilyyAnnee
Kind of, as part of a science experiment, Sheldon cuts the pigtails off of his twin sister missy’s cabbage patch doll,
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Does a family member die?
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Does a parent die?
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oreoicecrem
Parent is in hospital because of a heart attack, young boy gets upset seeing his dad hooked up to machines
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Is someone kidnapped?
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Does someone cheat?
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oreoicecrem
Meemaw cheats on dr surgis
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Fear
Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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oreoicecrem
S3E2 Georgie and Missy get an ouja board, they don't go through with it
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Are there clowns?
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ElliwHughes
(Without major spoilers) Series 2 episode 12 one of the kids end up in hospital and someone dressed up comes to try and cheer them up. I had to look away cause I'm absolutely terrified of them. Only lasted a couple seconds apparently, it happens right after the nurse brings the patient jello!
Also shows up briefly at the end when they get in the elevator to go home.
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Are there jumpscares?
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Are there mannequins?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Is someone eaten?
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Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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castilies
In all 3 seasons, there are only a couple scenes with sounds but no visuals at all. If you find sounds triggering, here's a pretty detailed list: Sheldon gets carsick in S1E7 around 14min into the episode. It happens offscreen but you can hear it for a moment. Also in S1E13, Georgie chews tobacco and gags around 4min into the episode and then again about one minute later. He's holding a mug and spits into it but nothing happens otherwise. Season 2 was safe although there was one episode where Sheldon was swinging and he apparently was sick but we don't see or hear anything, Missy only mentions it later - but I can't remember which episode it was. In S3E6 around 11min when the grandma is talking with Georgie, she is sick but we can't see anything again - just the sounds for a quick moment. Also S3E17, around 2min Sheldon gets carsick and we can hear him but can't see anything.
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Does someone spit?
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LilyyAnnee
Georgie burps
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
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alexphobic
This is based in late 1980s - Early 1990s so years before 9/11
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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AKWoman
A girl says several times that her older sister is in prison, and she prays for her to stop drugs. The sister and prison are not shown.
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Medical
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personsurename
A pretty big topic in the early season 3 but no visuals of any hospital just mentions
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Is electro-therapy used?
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Does someone have cancer?
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10
Are needles/syringes used?
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Livvireeeeeeee11
Missy has to go to the bathroom on a long road trip and comes back saying she “got it” implying she got her period.
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oreoicecrem
Sheldon's dad goes to hospital due to a heart attack, he is seen hooked up to all the machines
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Mental Health
Is there body dysphoria?
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5
Is autism misrepresented?
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9
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0
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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3
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7
Is there body dysmorphia?
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9
Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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12
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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3
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Livvireeeeeeee11
S3
A main plot point in season three is that dr sturgis is insane and has to go to a mental institution.
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1
7
oreoicecrem
Autistic boy is played by neurotypical actor, many people think this portrayal of autism is inaccurate or offensive.

Sheldon also faces ableism at school and in his daily life.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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2
That’s not an eating disorder. That’s a sensory issue or phobia.
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malinn
S6
 E6
Wayne says that he’s gonna kill himself because he got divorced bc his wife was cheating.
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Is there misophonia?
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GD86
S2
 E1
S2E1 - Lots of loud chewing at the start of the episode.
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LilyyAnnee
Don’t know who votes yes, NO suicide mentions or happenings in this show.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Anonymous
When? Is it graphic?
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oreoicecrem
S2E14 Sheldon is locked in a locker overnight
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Noxious
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there screaming?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Anonymous
Season 1 episode 18 there is a tornado with lighting flashing
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Paranoia
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PeppaPigLuvr69
adult sheldon speaks to us directly as the narrator
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AKWoman
Sheldon spies on his grandmother with binoculars. She does figure it out and has him sign a contract to stop. He does it again for a different reason, and he tells her that he did it.
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Pregnancy
Are there babies or unborn children?
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1
Are there abortions?
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Yes
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S2
I don‘t know about the definition, but Mary looses her unborn child in the first few days
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Is there childbirth?
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Yes
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oreoicecrem
S2E17
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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2
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AliceBell
Meemaw makes jokes about George's weight
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LilyyAnnee
There is one comment in s1 episode 2 where Meemaw calls a Jewish person “Hebrew” Mary responds wirh “you mean Jewish” it’s not a joke as such but may be offensive
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Is there aphobia?
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AliceBell
Nasty girls at school call Missy a boy for playing baseball
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Is there hate speech?
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2
Does an LGBT person die?
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10
Are there homophobic slurs?
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2
There is an episode about mental illness and they're very ableist at times, but at one point it gets explained by the narrator, that this was how people would handle it in the old days and how it isn't accepted anymore nowadays.
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oreoicecrem
S2E6
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CassetteMeower
As of writing this review nobody has died, but Sheldon’s dad dies before the events of Big Bang Theory so his death will likely appear in the show, however he’s not black,
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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1
Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Yes
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BeeGhost
(Spoilers) There's a major plot point where a 17 year old gets a 28 year old pregnant. It's important to note that the 17 year old lied about his age, and absolutely nobody is happy about this situation.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
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Sex
Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Is there bestiality?
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LilyyAnnee
So mild
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Is there BDSM?
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2
Are there nude scenes?
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5
Does someone lose their virginity?
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1
Sexism
Yes
10
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Sickness
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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4
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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DominickCaton
S2
 E15
A neighbor that Mary meets during a shut-in dies in some way, it’s not guranteed a stroke, but it does look like a possibility.
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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2
Is existentialism debated?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Are there end credit scenes?
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malinn
MAJOR SPOILER !!
Till now the ending is sad. Not done yet but the mewmaws house is ruined and it was a massive hurricane. Mary and Sheldon was on their way to some other country I can’t remember
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mkrebs
S5
 E8
They discuss lies people tell, but Santa does not come up.
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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Does a car crash?
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alexphobic
S4E13 Meemaw crashes car so she doesn't hit a cat.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Does someone drown?
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9
Is there blood/gore?
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9
Is there gun violence?
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