The final episode of “The Big Bang Theory” aired in 2019, although the spin-off “Young Sheldon” has continued the sitcom’s legacy. As its name implies, the prequel series follows the titular mighty little man (Iain Armitage) as he develops in a little Texas town with his family, classmates, and teachers. The selects a few individuals he chooses to accept as his friends. While some viewers have found discrepancies between “Young Sheldon” and “The Big Bang Theory” in the events, both shows feature characters who influenced Sheldon, including the scientist he grew up idolising.
Professor Proton will be well-known to everyone who has watched “The Big Bang Theory” (played by Bob Newhart). After all, Sheldon was first motivated by the TV scientist to pursue a career in theoretical particle physics, along with his puppet sidekick Gino the Neutrino. In a few old episodes of “The Big Bang Theory,” Proton also interacted with Sheldon, most notably in the role of a ghostly Jedi who offered him, counsel. The persona is also present in “Young Sheldon,” though not as a hologram of any magical nature.
Professor Proton appeared in a Season 3 episode of Young Sheldon.
In “Young Sheldon,” Professor Proton is alluded to constantly. Demonstrating how great of an impact he had on the main character’s youth. Furthermore, Sheldon frequently gets into arguments with his father over the fact. That he prefers to watch football games over instructional programmes. Because he tends to overlook the scientist’s show every afternoon. Proton was only mentioned in passing throughout “Young Sheldon.” However, according to IMDb, he did make an appearance in the 2019 episode “Teenager Soup and A Little Ball of Fib.”
Sheldon deceives his parents in the third-season episode to skip his swim test. And remain home from school. He thinks the pool is filthy. He doesn’t want to take a chance of becoming sick. One scene features a scientist telling viewers to “suck on eggs”. While the sound of Proton’s show can be heard in the background. At the time of this writing, Professor Proton has made cameos in three episodes of “Young Sheldon” (via IMDb). However, they were so fleeting that some viewers may have missed them.