Young Sheldon (2017) s04e11 Episode Script

A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles

[adult Sheldon.]
Previously on Young Sheldon Hi, June.
Connie, Dale, this is Justin.
You must be a friend of my son's.
Actually, he's my date.
Really? She brought him here on purpose.
- What purpose? - To upset me.
Can you believe that Dale thinks the only reason you brought him here, is just to piss him off.
That's exactly why I brought him.
Why would you go out of your way to upset Dale at your own son's wedding? He's my ex-husband.
Well, he's my boyfriend.
Hey, that's your problem.
You're starting to be my problem.
Linkletter, what can I do for you? I just want to let you know, with Dr.
Sturgis away, I'll be available should Sheldon need anything.
Thank you so much.
His well-being is important to me, as was made abundantly clear by my boss.
[adult Sheldon.]
After a few short weeks as a full-time college student, I'm proud to say, the transition had gone quite nicely.
My classes were going well, I knew my way around campus.
And I had an active and vibrant social life.
There you are.
Why're you here? Lunch.
Don't worry, I didn't start without you.
How did you get in? Janitor Jim.
And why would Janitor Jim do that? You're not my only friend around here.
[theme song playing.]
I'll trade you my apple slices for your pudding cup.
Aren't you a little old for a pudding cup? Sheldon, surely, there's somebody else you could have lunch with? There is.
But the lunch rush is a busy time for the janitors.
Perhaps you could work on widening your social circles here.
I'm already at two, that's double where I was at high school.
- [Georgie.]
Hey! - Hey! How was school? Fine, work? Fine.
Mom says we never talk.
What's that on your belt there? This is my new beeper.
Why in the world would you need a beeper? So people can get in touch with me.
Trust me, when you're not around, no one's thinking, "I must speak with Georgie this minute.
" Hey, lots of people have these.
Yeah, doctors and drug dealers, and you're not smart enough to be either.
[pager beeps.]
Excuse me, I'm being beeped.
I was paged from this number? No, I'm not Bruce.
Sounds like you got a real emergency there, Bruce.
[June over voicemail.]
Hey, Connie.
It's June.
You know, I don't feel good about what happened the other night.
And I just wanna say I'm sorry.
Could you give me a call back? - Thanks.
- [answering machine beeps.]
That's nice.
I don't know why you get an apology, I'm the one she was trying to piss off.
Looks like she's still doin' it.
All the years we were married, I never once got an apology.
You're not exactly the apologizing kind yourself, you know? Well, that's not true.
For years after we broke up, I was tellin' people I was sorry I married her.
Thanks, Jim.
Where could he be? [knocking at door.]
Linkletter? [man.]
No! [Sheldon.]
You and he have the same loafers.
Carry on.
The Moho lies between the mantle and the crust, and Excuse me, I'm looking for Dr.
He's not here.
Sorry for wasting your time.
Oh, this is geology, you're already wasting your time.
[slow violin music playing on stereo.]
What? I've been looking for you.
I was just trying to have a little privacy.
No one will bother us out here.
What is that, ham? [pager beeps.]
Hello, you paged me? [woman.]
Bruce? Sorry, you have the wrong number.
Oh, I was trying to reach my grandson.
Well, when you do, can you have him tell people this ain't his pager no more? I was hopin' he could give me a ride to the drug store.
I need to pick up my prescription.
Bye, good luck.
I took my last heart pill this mornin'.
Sorry to hear that.
I suppose I could walk if I take it slow.
You are just the little lifesaver.
No problem, ma'am.
You know, we are gonna drive right by that farmer's market.
Have you ever had their peaches? I don't think so.
Oh, well, then we have to stop.
I'm gonna buy you a peach.
You really don't have to.
I insist.
And then we'll swing by Braum's, so I can pick up some whipped cream.
That goes great with peaches.
Thank you for lettin' us know.
I will speak to him.
Sorry for the trouble.
What's goin' on? That was Dr.
Linkletter, he says that Sheldon is spending too much time with him.
Better him than us, right? [sighs.]
He suggested that Sheldon try and find some friends on campus.
Makes sense.
I'm just worried that he's gonna be hangin' out with people who are drinkin' and goin' to parties.
Like he's gonna make friends with the cool kids.
You still datin' that young guy? Justin? Oh, yeah.
It wasn't just to bug Dale, he's hot.
And he doesn't eat dinner at 5:00.
Dale and I once ate dinner at 3:30.
I still think it was lunch.
You got any plans this weekend? I don't think so, why? I happen to have a coupon for a free room at the Royale Casino.
Now you're talkin'.
How'd ya swing that? You lose enough, they give you all kinds of crap.
I'm in.
If you really feel like gambling, they got an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.
Put enough drinks in me, I'll eat anything.
Wil Wheaton's cute.
If you like him, then you should watch Star Trek with me.
He is not that cute.
Shelly, I was lookin' at your college catalogue and there are a lot of fun clubs.
Might be a nice way to make some new friends.
I don't need friends, I have Dr.
And he's fun, but did you know that there's a Science Fiction club? You like science fiction.
I prefer science fact.
Then maybe you might enjoy the Astronomy club? Outer space and such.
Ooh, you can meet other people from your planet.
Read your magazine.
Why are you so interested in me joining a club? I just want to make sure that you get the full college experience.
I suppose my so-called peers could benefit from my presence.
And you might benefit, too.
A nice thought, but I don't spread my sunshine for selfish reasons.
Give me the catalog.
You tried, and that's what counts.
Hello, lunch friend.
Hi, Sheldon.
Egg salad, stinky.
What do you want? I have some bad news.
I'm going to join a club on campus, which means we won't be able to have lunch together.
Wonderful for you.
Sad for me.
Happy trails.
Oh, no.
We're still having lunch today.
You get to help me decide which club I should join.
[adult Sheldon.]
For some reason, Dr.
Linkletter felt it was important that I start my quest to join a club immediately.
The interview process was tougher than you'd expect.
So, why exactly should I join your club? Well, cool people, good chess players.
And when the weather's nice, we meet in the quad.
Outside? - Yes.
- Under trees? Yes.
Where birds live? - Yes.
- I think we're done here.
So, what kind of activities does the Science-Fiction club engage in? This Friday, we're having a screening of Star Wars on LaserDisc.
I thought this was the science fiction club.
It is.
Star Wars is science fantasy.
The Force is basically magic.
At that point, you might as well be watching The Hobbit.
That's next week.
This is madness.
The newest member of the debate club should be Sheldon Cooper.
You're the affirmative.
Who's Sheldon Cooper? Me, and I believe I should not join the debate team because there are far more valuable uses of my time.
Do you want to join or not? That's the debate, isn't it? I don't know what's happening.
If you're thrown for a loop, wait until you hear my rebuttal.
Sheldon Cooper should not join the debate team because your leadership is clearly questionable.
Okay? You're not in the club.
Ha! I win.
[TV playing indistinctly.]
[pager beeping.]
Aren't you get to call 'em back? No, it's this old lady.
She keeps getting me to run her errands and do her chores.
You don't even do that here.
- I know! - [pager beeps.]
She's not your grandma, just call her back and say no.
You're right.
Thanks again.
What are you gonna do with all these plants? Put 'em in my garden.
Sounds like a lot of work.
Oh, man.
So, why are you taking me instead of Dale? Well, last time he and I went casino hopping, it didn't work out too hot.
'Cause he proposed and you said no? Why would he tell you that? Don't feel bad.
I'm the dummy that said yes to him.
Well, I guess you got a point there.
- [chuckles.]
- [slow country song playing on radio.]
Oh, turn it up.
I love that song.
Crazy I'm crazy for feelin' So lonely You know, they got karaoke at the lounge.
I'm crazy Crazy for feelin' so blue Wow, that's some voice you got.
Thank you.
[keyboard clacking.]
Sheldon, why are you at my desk? I like your keyboard.
The ones at the library are too clacky.
I thought you're going to join a club.
I tried, but they each had their own problems.
By chance, were any of those problems you? You're so funny.
I missed this.
Would you like your seat back? Yes.
I'd also like my office back.
What do you mean? Son, you can't just hang out here whenever you want.
Why not? We're friends.
No, I'm a professor.
You're a student.
I'm 68, you're 11.
Do you see where I'm headed here? Nope.
Sheldon, I've tried to be nice about this, but you're just not taking the hint.
If you have questions about class, I'm here.
Otherwise, please leave me alone.
- Uh, I understand.
- Thank you.
I'm hurt Dr.
Linkletter doesn't want me as a friend.
I'm also angry.
I don't like having two feelings at once.
It's annoying.
Annoyed, that's three.
I thought you were going to join a club.
Too bad there isn't a Dr.
Linkletter haters club.
I would join that in a heartbeat.
Maybe I should start one.
Starting your own club is an interesting idea.
Maybe just not one based on, you know, hatin' someone? You started that group at church for parents who hate The Simpsons.
It's not about hate.
We just write letters to get it taken off the air, and it's going to happen any day now.
[adult Sheldon.]
Ironically, the only Simpson she did like was O.
Time's funny that way.
Whoever decided to put video poker in the bar is a genius.
If they change the seats out to toilets, we'd never have to leave.
[both laugh.]
So, what else has Dale told you about our relationship? You still hung up on that? Apparently.
You know, I don't think he meant to.
We were having a drink, and it just kind of slipped out.
Y'all still go out drinking together? It was our grandson's elementary school graduation.
So, yeah.
I didn't know y'all were that close.
Are you jealous? No.
- Sounds like it.
- Well You ever sleep with him after the divorce? Gross, no.
That cranky bag of wrinkles is all yours.
That's a comfort.
I guess.
Well, now that we're being honest, can I ask you a question? Sure.
Do you regret saying no to Dale? No.
There was a little pause there.
There was not! Okay, I believe you.
Thank you.
You see how I paused? That means I was lyin'.
Missy, has your social experience in middle school been going well? So good, it's nuts.
Are you a member of any clubs? Well, in the cafeteria, we call our table "Heather M.
and the Funky Lunch Bunch.
" Well, I meant school sanctioned clubs.
The FLB is a pretty big deal.
I don't get why people think that the social aspect of education is so important.
Maybe because the education aspect is so boring? But that's the whole point of school.
I'll stick with being popular.
[adult Sheldon.]
I'd like to point out that one of us has a Nobel Prize.
All the other one has is a loving family and friends, which I also have.
Boy, did I win! [exhales.]
This is it, I'm done.
Oh, hi, you must be Georgie.
Uh, yeah.
My nana says you've been taking such good care of her.
You're so sweet.
But she's the sweet one.
Isn't she? Nana, Georgie's here.
Ask him if he wants to stay for dinner.
I'm free, what are we havin'? - [June exclaims.]
- [singing.]
Tender love is blind It requires a dedication All this love we feel It needs no conversation We ride it together Uh-huh Makin' love with each other Uh-huh Islands in the stream That is what we are No one in between How can we be wrong Sail away with me To another world And we rely on each other Uh-huh From one lover to another Uh-huh [June.]
We sound good.
One of us does.
[adult Sheldon.]
The next day, I set out to start my own club.
It involved science, education, and all the glitz and glamour of show business.
All I had to do was sit back and wait for my new Proton posse to come rolling in.
Greetings, fellow Professor Proton fan.
I thought this room was empty.
Well, it's not.
This is a meeting of the Professor Proton Appreciation Club.
Would you like to fill out an application? I'm just looking for someplace quiet.
I understand.
Well, doesn't look like anyone's going to show up.
So, if you would like to read here, you're welcome to.
I was only starting this club because my mother wanted me to make some friends.
Not just her.
It started with my physics professor, Dr.
Linkletter, who I thought was my friend, but then decided Are you gonna keep talking? I've got a book.
[adult Sheldon.]
That day, the Read in Silence Club was born.
Its members were me and my new friend What's your name? Shh! [adult Sheldon.]
And my new friend that guy.
[phone ringing.]
[ringing continues.]
Make it stop.
- [ringing continues.]
- [groans.]
Who the hell is this? Hey.
Morning, sunshine.
- What time is it? - 2:00 in the afternoon.
Really? Well, I mean, you had a wild night.
Singin' and everything How do you know that? You called me at 3:00 in the morning.
Do you remember me calling Dale last night? No.
Do it! Call him! Do it! Call him! And I know exactly what I'm gonna say.
What did I say? You don't remember? And then I lost $20 at the video poker bar.
And then we sang karaoke.
Tell him about the shrimp.
We went to the all-you-can-eat buffet, you know? And they had these jumbo shrimp, and I mean, they weren't just saying, they were jumbo.
So big! You gonna tell me what I said, or not? Hell, no.
I'm having too much fun.
- I hate you.
- [chuckles.]
I can live with that.
[theme music playing.]

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