Annie Potts watched 3 minutes of the pilot and knew it was a perfect fit

What’s easy to forget is that Annie Potts is actually the second actor to play the role of Meemaw. The first time viewers encountered the character was on “The Big Bang Theory” in a Season 9 episode, aptly titled “The Meemaw Materialization.” June Squibb portrayed Meemaw for the one and only time in this episode, which takes place decades after the events of “Young Sheldon,” and she did a great job. At the same time, it couldn’t be clearer that Potts’ take is by far the fan favorite of both shows.

“MeeMaw on YS has her sassy moments but she’s never downright mean like her previous version. She’s funnier and sleazy. Obviously Annie Potts does a lot of heavy lifting but even the script is better,” wrote Redditor u/Nerdy_Yet_Cool1997 in a thread, they started declaring Potts’ version as their favorite Meemaw. Many fans flocked to the comments section to agree that his take is the definitive of the two. They attribute this to Potts’ performance , the quality of the writing and the time “Young Sheldon” gives him and his bond with his grandchildren.

Annie Potts has had an incredible career over the past few decades, and it’s not over yet. There are still plenty of Meemaw stories to tell on “Young Sheldon,” and obviously many can’t wait to see her.

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