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Zoe Perry Finds These Young Sheldon Scenes Most Fun To Film

By the time the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory" aired in 2019, the series had already become hugely popular in syndication, earning off-net accolades and becoming a staple of all-day marathon TV viewing (via Broadcasting & Cable). So popular was "The Big Bang Theory" that Chuck Lorre and company were confident in a risky gambit: a prequel series that would air concurrently with its source material.

That gambit paid off when "Young Sheldon" premiered on CBS in 2017. Now in its sixth season and set to continue through 2024, "Young Sheldon" is, per Deadline, the most-watched comedy on TV. Iain Armitage stars as the titular character initially played by Jim Parsons on "The Big Bang Theory," with Parsons acting as narrator and executive producer of the spin-off. The series follows the budding genius growing up in East Texas with his parents, siblings, and Meemaw. Zoe Perry — playing the role that her mother, Laurie Metcalf, originated on "The Big Bang Theory" — co-stars as Sheldon's mom, Mary Cooper. Here are the scenes that Perry loves to film.

Zoe Perry loves it when Mary acts giddy

As Mary Cooper on "Young Sheldon," Zoe Perry typically has to act like one of the more buttoned-up members of the Cooper household. Mary is a strict Southern Baptist, and sometimes she can be overbearing and judgmental — a tendency that doesn't always make her a fan favorite among "Young Sheldon" viewers.

Perry has the most fun when she gets to play against type. "I find it very fun when Mary gets excited because it's a rare occurrence where she's particularly gleeful," Perry said behind the scenes with TBS. "And she gets a little manic. It's fun to play."

Mary's giddy side comes out when she can take a break from being a wife and mother. In the Season 4 episode "A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton," Mary gets a precious few hours alone at home. It's just enough time to indulge in her favorite guilty pleasure: snacking on popcorn and watching 1989's "Road House" starring Patrick Swayze. Indeed, Mary doesn't act like her usual church-going housewife, and she watches the fight scenes with relish while talking to the TV. When Georgie (Montana Jordan) discovers her watching the rough-and-tumble flick, she's initially embarrassed, but the pair ends up bonding over the movie.