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Sheldon Cooper’s family and career
Sheldon Lee Cooper was born in 1980 in Galveston, Texas. His mother Mary, herself very religious, raised the young prodigy in a highly conservative and Christian environment. His father George dies early, Sheldon grows up with a twin sister Missy and his older brother George Jr. At an early age he becomes an outsider because of his very special nature. Instead of playing games, he is occupied with scientific experiments, which only his beloved grandfather encourages him to do. Sheldon adores his grandmother, whom he calls “Meemaw. At school, he’s the intellectual high-flyer. He graduates from the University of Texas at Austin at the age of 14 – summa cum laude, of course. At the age of 15, the boy wonder was already lecturing as a visiting professor at the University of Heidelberg. One year later, he did his doctorate on twister theory and received his first doctorate. After obtaining his second doctorate, he moved to Pasadena, California, and has since worked at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). When the experimental physicist Leonard moved in with him, he met his friends Howard and Rajesh, who became an integral part of his life.
Sheldon Cooper’s Sci-Fi Preferences
Sheldon is a big science fiction and video game fan and knows the biographies of his series heroes in every detail – after all, he has a photographic memory. Of course, the main characters of the series are also his personal heroes: Spock, Batman, Spider-Man, Green Lantern, The Hulk, The Flash and Frodo. Some of his favourite series are: “Battlestar Galatica, Justice League of America, Doctor Who, Stargate, Star Trek and Firefly. It goes without saying that the “Star Wars” series is also one of his favorite movies. However, he has a strong aversion to the “Babylon 5” series, because it lacks scientific accuracy. Very Sheldon-like he never tires of pointing this out to his friends. Sheldon also owes his trademark to the sci-fi affinity: He wears a fan T-shirt almost every episode.
Sheldon Cooper’s quirks
Sheldon has a photographic memory, an IQ of 187 and massive problems in dealing with other people. And he is convinced that no one can hold a candle to him when it comes to intelligence – well, except maybe Stephen Hawking, whom he is even allowed to meet in person. His roommate Leonard becomes his closest reference person, whom he claims as his own. Little by little he opens his world to Leonard’s friends, especially Penny, who lives next door and later becomes Leonard’s fiancée. Sheldon has so much confidence in her that she soon becomes a kind of mother substitute for him: For example, when he’s sick, she has to sing him his mother’s cat dance song. Penny also helps Sheldon to get his social phobia under control and to improve the way he treats his fellow men.
On the shared couch there is a very specific, fixed place for Sheldon, which he has chosen according to various criteria. For almost all social interactions, Sheldon sets up contracts – from the roommate agreement to the relationship framework agreement with his future girlfriend Amy. The genius has a strong aversion to new people in his life. Furthermore, he can neither lie nor keep secrets. If he tries to do so anyway, it manifests itself in extreme nervousness or silliness. Sheldon is extremely pedantic and compulsively neat. He needs a lot of rules to structure his life and regularly conducts emergency drills in the shared flat – much to the chagrin of Penny and Leonard.
Sheldon and his relationship with Leonard
Sheldon has an untypical friendship with his roommate Dr. Leonard Leakey Hofstadter. Although both he and Leonard always want to break out of this tricky relationship, there is a deep connection between the two. Leonard feels responsible for his roommate and always takes touching care of him. If there is a quarrel – which is often the case – both of them get along only after the reconciliation. Sheldon’s main provocation to Leonard: that as an experimental physicist, he is not a real scientist.
Sheldon and his relationship with Amy
Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler is a neurobiologist and from season four on, Sheldon’s girlfriend: She has a distinct preference for opaque stockings and button-up floral blouses and adores neighbor Penny. Sheldon appreciates Amy for her brilliant and rational mind. However, this is gradually being eroded by her feelings for the physicist. Above all, she tries to get physically close to him, which Sheldon naturally detests. Of course, from the monthly date night to holding hands in public