Young Sheldon (2017–…): Season 2, Episode 16 - A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag - full transcript

Sheldon's boycott of his favourite bread company goes out of control. Meanwhile, Georgie tries to console Veronica after breaking up with her boyfriend.

I'd like to tell you a story

about a time I was right.

Now, I'm sure you're thinking,

"But, Sheldon, you're never wrong."

And you'd be right.

But it's worth taking a closer look

at this particular incident.

Because it began with a loaf of bread,

and ended with me and my family

almost being kicked out of
the United States of America.


What's the matter?

Something's wrong with my sandwich.

Did it go bad?

No. It just tastes... different.

If you don't want it, I'll
trade you for my dumplings.

I'm already unhappy.

Do you really think dumplings
will fix the problem?

It'll fix my problem.
I'm sick of dumplings.


Mary Cooper, how may I bless you?

SHELDON: Hello, Mom?

Sheldon? Everything okay?

- No.
- What's wrong?

- What happened?
- My sandwich tastes different.

[SIGHS] You know you're
not supposed to call

unless it's an emergency.

I'm well aware. So what did you change?

I didn't change anything.

Same bread, same peanut
butter, same jelly.

Did you use one knife
for the PB and the J?

- No.
- Are you sure?

That was one time two years ago,

and all the other knives were dirty.

It was 14 months and 11 days ago.

When we made the big
switch from Wonder Bread.

Oh, how could I forget?

Sheldon, I didn't change anything.

Can I get back to work now?

I suppose so.

Thank you. Bye.

Don't I get an "I love you"?

I love you.

One more time, with
a little more energy.


Must've been disconnected.

Well, my mother didn't
do anything differently.

Are you gonna eat it?

Better. I'm going to do science on it.

[SIGHS] I would eat it.

Are the goggles necessary?

No, but they really set the mood.

Okay, subject "A," jelly.

That's definitely strawberry
and definitely Smuckers.

Subject "B."

That's Jif all right.
Creamy and delicious.

It must be the bread.

Hold on. This is a
scientific experiment.

We can't make assumptions.

Subject "C."

It's the bread.

♪ Nobody else is stronger than I am ♪

♪ Yesterday I moved a mountain ♪

♪ I bet I could be your hero ♪

♪ I am a mighty little man ♪

Welcome to the family, Hacksaw.



Oh. Hey, Georgie.

You okay?


You sure?

Not really.

Um... Dustin broke up with me.


He said I was immature. [SNIFFS]

Is he crazy?

Everything about you screams womanhood.


Happy Hearth Home
Bakeries, just like always.

Well, something is rotten

- in the state of Denmark.
- What?

- That's Shakespeare, Mom.
- Great.

Missy, did your sandwich
taste different today?

Couldn't tell you. I
traded it for a Ding Dong.

Your sandwich is exactly
the same, Sheldon.

What's going on?

This bread is different.

Let me see.

You know, he might be right.


Shelly, it's probably
just your taste buds

changing as you get older.

But I don't like change.

Then you're gonna hate puberty.

Got me with your ring.

She wasn't wrong.

Studies do support
that your sense of taste

changes over time.

So the bread's the same
and you're different?

Apparently so.

Nope, it's the bread.




I was wondering if you
wanted to grab a bite to eat

at the Waffle House?

Not like a date.

But as someone who recently
had his heart broke,

I think I could help.

Who broke your heart?

I love you.

- Ooh!

You did.

Oh. Yeah.

I'm just saying,

I know what you're going through.

So if you need a friend with
a pocket full of waffle money...



TAM: Look at these prices.

No wonder supermarkets
are running my parents

out of business.

Your parents own a convenience store.

They charge extra for the convenience.

How is this not convenient?

Excuse me, sir.

Has anything changed with the bread

from the Happy Hearth Home Bakeries?

I have no idea.

How can you not know? You work here.

What do you want from me?

I get $3.35 an hour to stock shelves.

Are you kidding?

My father pays me five dollars a week.

I bet they're violating
child labor laws.

Look. This loaf says

"A subsidiary of the
Domestic Food Corporation."

This older loaf doesn't.

I wonder if I can take
my parents to court?

[SNIFFS] It smells like my bread.

Or I could start a labor
union with my sisters.

This is it! This is my bread!

We could go on strike.

Bring them to their knees.

SHELDON: Vindication!


Happy Hearth Home Bakeries,

this is Pete. How can I help you?

Hello, Pete. My name is Sheldon Cooper,

and I would like to know what changed

in your white sandwich loaf
to make it taste different?

Sheldon, hang up the
phone. It's dinner time.

Be right there, Mom. I'm doing
battle with corporate America.

I'm sorry, Pete.

You were saying?

Any chance your bread was
past the expiration date?

No, it was brand-new. But
I did a taste comparison

after it was bought out by
the Domestic Food Corporation,

and they are definitely not the same.

Well, I can assure you
that, "the recent acquisition

by the Domestic Food
Corporation has not affected

the quality of our products in any way.

Every single bread,
baked good, and pastry

is made with love. From
our hearth to your home."

Then why does it taste
different, Pete? Why?

Well, because now we make everything

really cheap and fast. Bye.

I thought Dustin was different.

I thought he wanted to live
a Christian life like me.

But... all he wanted
is what every guy wants.

[SCOFFS] Guys.

Oh, please, you're all the same.

Hey. You rejected me, you
punched me in the face,

and I'm still here.

Happy eating waffles with you.

Georgie, do you really
think you're capable

of just being my friend?

That's a good question.

My brain says yes.

What about the rest of you?

Honestly, I wouldn't trust it.


Excuse me. Would you
like to sign my petition

against Happy Hearth Home Bakeries?

Maybe on the way out.

Excuse me. Would you
like to sign my petition

against Happy Hearth Home Bakeries?

Oh. Maybe on the way out.

I hate to say it.

But everybody's way out

is at the other set of doors.

I have noticed. Why
do you think that is?

Cowards. The whole bunch of 'em.

Mr. Givens!

[SIGHS] Hello, Sheldon.

Meemaw, this is my science
teacher, Mr. Givens.

- Nice to meet ya.
- Hi.

This is strange, I never think of you

as existing outside of school.

Well, it turns out I do.

And you're here buying food.

I am.


All right.

- Well, I'll see you on Monday.
- Wait.

Would you like to sign my petition

against Happy Hearth Home Bakeries?

Well, what have they done?

They're making their
bread faster and cheaper

to save money.

That's terrible.

It is. Would you like to sign?

- I would.
- Excellent.

- I'll get you on the way out.
- Thank you.

Well, that's one.


GEORGE JR.: I know it's
tough, but you gotta be strong.

And remember, you're not alone.


Kinda busy.

Well, there's only one
bathroom in the house, Georgie,

and it's not for phone calls.

I got to call you back.


Who you talking to?

That Veronica girl?


What's going on with that?

Nothing. We're just friends.

Okay. You ever want to run
any of this stuff by me,

I'm here for you.

Why would I want to run it by you?

Well, I was once a 15-year-old boy.

I know what it's like to have
strong feelings for a girl.

Gross. I'm not gonna
talk to you about this.

I-I saw that kid on Who's the Boss

talk to Tony Danza about his problems.

They're not related.
This is totally different.

Damn it, Georgie, you
could flush once in a while.

On behalf of sandwich-loving children

everywhere, I thank you.

- How many is that?
- 13.

A baker's dozen. What do you say we

pack up and head outta here?

No, we have to wait for Channel 7 news.

Channel 7?

Yes. I called them this morning

and told them there was
a human interest story

at the supermarket.

What story?

Classic Americana.

Little guy versus corporate greed.

Honey, Channel 7 is not coming.


You Sheldon Cooper?

Yes, ma'am.

You got to be kidding me.

How's my hair look?

Hey, how'd it go?

Great. Turn to Channel 7.

But I'm watching the game.

But I'm going to be on Channel 7.

What's he talking about?

He's gonna be on Channel 7.

SHELDON [ON TV]: I was shocked to learn

that the Happy Hearth Home
Bakeries had been bought out

by the Domestic Food Corporation,

and they started making their
bread faster and cheaper.

- And you don't like that, do you?
- No.

REPORTER: And you're
collecting signatures

- to make them stop.
- I am.

Corporations shouldn't
be allowed to make

these decisions on their own.

REPORTER: Well, who should?

The people who eat the bread.

This wouldn't happen if
there were centralized control

over all these big corporations.

REPORTER: Are you suggesting

a communist form of government in Texas?

- I suppose I am.
- MEEMAW: Hang on a sec...

There you have it.
Local boy Sheldon Cooper

says communism is what Texas needs.

Oh, dear God.

I just... You...

Why... I-I-I-I-I...

Why would you...

What were you th...

- Oh, God.
- MARY: Calm down.

It was just the 4:00 news.
I'm sure no one saw it.

I hope a lot of people saw it

and Happy Hearth is forced

to give our country good bread again.

No! No more bread.

No more country. No more talking.

Excuse me.

Where are you going?

I'm gonna go put up an American
flag in front of my house.

That's a great idea.
Mare, where's our flag?

Uh, uh, it's in the garage.

Is something wrong?

Yes, Sheldon, something is wrong.

- Oh, now what?

Is anybody going to fill me in?

Not a good time, Brenda.

I don't want your boy
playing with my boy anymore.

- Excuse me?

Someone get that!

I just saw Sheldon on the news.

He doesn't need to be filling

Billy's head with crazy commie ideas.

Crazier than sitting on an
egg and trying to hatch it?

'Cause I saw your precious
son do that the other day.

Oh, so you're spying on us.

Good to know.


Yes, I do understand we're
in the middle of a cold war.

But have you seen

how many people wait in
line for bread in Moscow?

It stands to reason
their bread must be great.

Who you talking to?

- A reporter from Time magazine.
- No!

He didn't mean it.

God bless America.


- Traitors.
- Yeah, go back to Russia.

Go back?

I've never been there
in the first place.

Well, have a great day, Georgie.

A great day? Are you out of your mind?

Our lives are over.

Well, you'll never have a
great day with that attitude.

♪ You're a grand old flag ♪

♪ You're a high-flying flag ♪

♪ And forever in peace may you wave ♪

♪ You're the emblem of the land I love ♪

♪ The home of the free and the... ♪

Look, you made my mom's note.

"Don't talk to Sheldon. Mom."

That's fine. I usually
do most of the talking.

Yes, you do.

♪ My country, 'tis of thee ♪

♪ Sweet land of liberty ♪

♪ Of thee I sing ♪

♪ Land where our fathers died, la... ♪

Sing along.

♪ Land of the pilgrims' pride... ♪


Mind if I sit?

Y-You sure you want to be seen with me?

Oh, please. You're not a commie.

Everyone else seems to think I am.

Do you even know what a communist is?

Yeah. It's the big blond
guy Rocky fights in Rocky IV.

And he also fights them when he's Rambo.

[CHUCKLES] That's it?

Well, I know in every movie it looks
like the commies are gonna win,

but they don't.


You ever seen any Rocky movies?

Um, I saw Rocky II.

That's the second one.

♪ Oh, say, does that
star-spangled banner ♪

♪ Yet wave... ♪

Hey, you wanted to see me?

Have a seat.


Guess what I've been getting
a lot of calls about today.

I know it looks bad,
but we're handling it.

It-It'll all blow over.

I'm sorry, George, but I can't have

a suspected communist coaching our boys.

[CHUCKLES]: Whoa, Tom. I'm not...

I love my country.

This is just Sheldon
getting bent out of shape

over a loaf of bread.

Well, this bread better be
worth you losing your job.

Now, hang on. G-Give
me a chance to fix it.



All right, George.

But if I hear from one
more angry parent...

Thank you. Thank you.


He's not here.

Mary, you understand
these people are atheists.

I get it. They're not my people.

You're my people.

Then what's this all about?

My son just wanted a better sandwich.

Why is this so hard for
y'all to understand?!

♪ From the mountains ♪

♪ To the prairies ♪

♪ To the oceans white with foam ♪

♪ God bless America ♪

♪ Our home sweet home... ♪

- Pinko!
- Screw you!

♪ God bless America... ♪

MAN: Three, two...

Thanks for having me on.

You're welcome. Now, I understand

you wanted to set the record straight

regarding your son's communism.

Yes. N-No!

He's not a communist.
He's ten years old.

Listen, I fought for this country.

I love this country.

My kids love this country.

Isn't that right, Sheldon?


Although, in all fairness,

the Social Security
system is a form of...

- You love this country!
- I love this country.

I have something important
that I'd like to say.

These last few days,

I've been giving the new
Happy Hearth bread

another chance, and I've decided

it's not so bad.

Also, it toasts well.

So, I'm going to say

that's a sign of personal
growth on my part.

In fact, let's call it maturity.

Still not talking to me, huh?

Well... I'll check back in tomorrow.