Young Sheldon (2017–…): Season 2, Episode 6 - Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan - full transcript

Mary clashes with Sheldon's drama teacher over plans for a Halloween fundraiser for the church. Also, Georgie falls for a rebellious teenage girl that Sheldon is tutoring.

With us tonight is
Pastor Jeff Difford

from the First Baptist Church
of Medford.

Thank you
for being here, Pastor.

My pleasure.
So it would appear

that your church's

Halloween Hell House
has stirred up

quite a bit
of controversy this year.

Oh, I wouldn't call it


What would you call it?

As you know,
the purpose of a Hell House

is to demonstrate
the wages of sin,

so as to lead people
back to God.

That's wonderful.

But doesn't it
concern you that a lot

of parents were alarmed

at the gruesome scenes
you portrayed?

Once again,
our intentions were pure.

Why don't we take a look
atjust how pure they were?

Let's roll the clip.

Oh, boy.

I need another beer.

Oh, darling, don't you
think you've had enough?

I'll tell you when I had enough!

Whoa! Hey, cowboy,

why don't you put that
down and call it a night?

Don't you tell me
what to do.

That's enough, Peg.

Dear Lord.

As you can see,
our last attempt at a Hell House

may have been a tad...

I thought it was a hoot.

Some of the little ones
peed their pants.

But that wasn't the goal.

A nine-year-old crapped

Why are you showing me this?

Well, Mary, this year,
we'd like to go

with a more family-friendly

And I thought you'd be the
perfect person to head that up.

Really? Me?

Yes, you. Absolutely.

Gosh, I don't know.

I always felt I had a flair
for the creative arts,

but putting on a
big show like that...

You'll have a sizable budget
and all the help you'll need

constructing sets,
building props,

special effects, makeup.

It does sound tempting.

But, most importantly,

you'll have an opportunity
to bring people to God

by vividly demonstrating
the perils of sin.

Be careful
if you touch on adultery.

Last year,
one of the actors got pregnant.

Thanks, Peg.

So, what do you say?

I already know the first change
I'm gonna make.

Instead of calling it
"Hell House,"

which is a little off-putting,

I'm gonna call it...

"Heck House."

Isn't that great?

That is great.

You don't
really mean that.

Yes, I do.

Oh, I get it.

Happy wife, happy life.

You need to stop talking.

So it's not
gonna be scary?

It will, but without
all the blood and gore.

But I like blood and gore.

Hang on. Y'all are trying
to scare people

into joining the church?

Yeah. But people like

getting scared
on Halloween anyway.

Why not make 'em jump
in the right direction?

Actually, fear has been
a recruiting tactic

used by organized religion

for centuries.

When you add guilt
to keep people in line,

it's an extremely efficient form
of crowd control.

Our religion is based on love,
Sheldon, not fear.

So what happens when people
don't follow the rules?

They burn in hell.

Because God loves 'em.

♪♪ 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 ♪♪

♪♪ I am a mighty little man ♪♪


Oh. Hi, Georgie.

Why was Veronica
Duncan hugging you?

I'm tutoring her
in trigonometry.

And that gets you hugs?

Thanks to me,
she got her first C-minus.

Just between us,
she's a little slow.

That's not what I heard.

What did you hear?

Is she secretly clever?

Because if she is,
I completely missed it.

It doesn't matter.

You just need to
introduce me to her.


I want to be her friend.

Well, you better take a number.

She's friends with a lot of boys
around here.

Let me worry about that.
You just need to introduce us.

All right.

You know, she pays me
two dollars for every one

of our tutoring lessons.

How much did it cost
her to get a C-minus?


That's a good deal.

Now, remember,
next week, we start our work

on Streetcar Named Desire.

So please prepare a monologue

for either Blanche
or Stanley.

Usually, the girls do Blanche
and the boys do Stanley,

but no judgment...
you follow your heart.

Thank you again for letting me
come by to pick your brain.

Oh, please.
Anything for the church.

Are you a religious man?

I'm an actor.

I'm whatever
you need me to be.

All right.

As I told you on the phone,

I have been tasked

with mounting this year's
Halloween production.

Oh, is that a haunted house
kind of deal?

Yes, but with the goal
of bringing people to God.

I do know something
about that.

When I played Puck
in Midsummer,

the Tulsa Herald called
my performance "heavenly".

Wow! Good for you.

Thank you, thank you.

Okay. Um, I was hoping

to put on a little play
in each of the rooms

that portrays one
of the seven deadly sins.

Pride, envy, gluttony, lust,
sloth, wrath and greed!

Wow, you know your sins!

Well, again, I'm an actor.

They are the tools in my box.

Um, have you

a narrator, you know, um,

like, a tour guide
kind of thing?

Oh, that's interesting.

But who would that be?

Well, I'd have to think
the big man himself.

- God?
- Satan.

Oh! That's spooky.

And he's trying
to lure people toward sin.


That's a pretty big role.

I wonder who could do it.


Well, it would
have to be someone

with enough range
to convey sincerity and charm,

all the while, hiding
a dark and corrupt soul!

Good golly.

If you were just a little
taller, you'd be perfect.

I have lifts.

What are we doing here?

Waiting for Veronica.

How do you know she's in there?

It's kind of her homeroom.

Oh, hello again.


Hey. What's up?

This is my brother Georgie.
He wanted to meet you.

- Really?
- Really.

I like your hair.

Uh, me, too.

What do you think?

Pretty great, huh?

Realtor's letting us
use it for free.

Wow. How'd you swing that?

Well, I promised

Fred Murphy a lead role
in the lust room.


Look at you,
just wheeling and dealing

like a big-time
Hollywood producer.

Maybe you're
in the wrong business.

Being a mother?

- Being a Christian.
- Ah.


Oh, good! Mr. Lundy, you made it.

Oh, we're gonna be working
together. You can call me Gene.

All right, Gene, this
is my mother, Connie.

- Hi.
- Hello.

Now, I would've bet
she was your big sister.

I thought you said
he was a good actor.

Oh, now.

So, what do you think?

Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

- Spiderwebs.
- What?

We're gonna need some spiderwebs,
and I think

maybe some fire effects
on the left

and right side
of the portal.

- Portal?
- Portal to hell.

Sure, sure.

Now, the script calls for me
to appear

from beneath the house
in a cloud of smoke.

But I think
that's gonna be ambitious.

Script? What script?

Oh, I wrote a script.
Don't worry about it.

I was gonna write the script.

Well, now you don't have to.

Do you believe this?

Believe it, love it,

glad I didn't wait
in the car.

I can't believe this.

- No good?
- It's awful.

It makes sin
seem like a good thing.

Well, that's the problem,
isn't it?

I mean, if sin didn't seem
like a good thing,

nobody would do it.

George, please, I'm in no mood.

Hey. Wrath.

That's one of the seven sins,

Pastor Jeff gave me this project

because he knew
I'd be best at it.

Now Gene... Lundy
is taking over.

Oh, look, pride. And envy.

Don't stop. Four sins to go.

I'm guessing lust
ain't happening tonight.

You see a large red button.

What do you do?

I press it.

The floor opens up
and you plunge into a 60-foot pit.

I fly out.

Up, up, and away!

Again, you're not Superman
in this game.

You're Superman for Halloween.

Which isn't till next week.

So I'm in a pit.

You're in a pit.

Then I blast my way out
with my super breath!

Just let him do it.

Dinner's ready.

- Five more minutes.
- Hey, Georgie.

I saw you talking
to Veronica Duncan.

- Yeah. So?
- How well do you know her?

Not as well as I'm gonna.

I introduced them.

He math skills are dreadful.

Did you know Superman
has a dog?

His name is Krypto.

He plays fetch in space.

♪♪ Please allow me
to introduce myself ♪♪

Cut. Cut. Cut.
Cut. Cut.

This is supposed to be wrath.

♪♪ I've been around
for a long, long time ♪♪


♪♪ Stole many a man's soul ♪♪

Give him a little kick
now that's he's down.

Give him a little kick.

♪♪ I was 'round ♪♪

That's right,
that's good.

Yes. Yeah.

No, go for it.


♪♪ Pleased to meet you ♪♪

♪♪ Hope you guess my name ♪♪

♪♪ Woo-woo ♪♪

♪♪ Yeah, woo-woo ♪♪

♪♪ Ah, what's puzzling you... ♪♪

Kind of stomp down on him,
stomp down on him.

Yes. That's the way. Good.

Now, Fred, remember,

you are the
personification of lust.

Your sole reason for being
is to try to satisfy

this unquenchable thirst
for physical pleasure.

Great. Will there be
kissing and touching?

- Oh, you bet.
- Mm. Mm.

Now what?

Pretend kissing.
Pretend touching.


Fred, would you just
give me a moment?

Mary, I... I've tried
to be patient,

but if I'm gonna do this,

put my reputation
on the line,

I'm gonna need you
to back off just a little bit.

Do I need to remind you
that the purpose of Heck House

is to show how sins
destroy our lives?

Yeah, so?

You are making them
into a good thing.

Have you read the script?

He's gonna get syphilis.

He goes home,
he gives it to his wife.

She goes crazy.

She kills him
and her entire family.

What am I missing?

Sorry I'm late.

I couldn't find my keys,

and then my car
wouldn't start.

Then I got lost.

Holy smokes.

Hi. Are you
my makeout partner?

No. No. No one's making out.

This all stops right now.

You have got to calm down.

I will not have innocent
children walk through this house

on Halloween
and see a half-naked woman.

A half-naked woman
chock-full of syphilis.

- What?
- It's pretend syphilis.

Mary, I am a trained
theater professional.

Why don't you just let me
do what I do, while you,

you know, go home and make
a nice tuna casserole.


All right, Fred...

I know what you're thinking:

She's going to tear
his throat out.

But what in fact happened
is she did

what she thought Jesus
would do.

She went home and made
that tuna casserole.

It was a little salty

but I ate it
because she was in a mood.

Trick or treat!

Pleased to meet you.

I go by many names:
Satan, Lucifer,


Of course, when I make
a dinner reservation,

I... I go by "Eric."

It's easier to spell.

Before we begin
tonight's descent into Heck,

I'd like to tell you
a little about myself.

'Cause it's all about you,
isn't it?

I was God's chosen angel.

I was his favorite.

We used to go camping together.

But then, because I wanted
to have a little bit of fun,

I was cast from heaven.

Tonight, you will bear witness
to that fun.

You will decide
whether it is sinful...

or just another Saturday night.

Come with me... if you dare.

Just watch your step
right over here,

'cause there's some
electrical wires.

Trick or treat.

Oh, look how cute y'all are.

Now, I know you are Superman.

What about the rest of you?

- I'm Cyndi Lauper.
- I'm a wizard.


And I'm Carl Sagan.


Carl Sagan.

He's the host of Cosmos.

Well, isn't that something.

Now, y'all be safe
and have a fun night.

I'm Super...

Do you like Guns N' Roses?

They're all right.

Yeah, they're all right.

You as smart
as your brother?

Nobody is.

I got an older sister
that's kind of a genius.

Oh, yeah?

Why didn't she tutor you?

She's in jail.

What'd she do?

She sold a piñata
full of weed

to an undercover cop.

Doesn't sound like
much of a genius.

Oh, I don't know,
she graduated high school.

Ooh, peanut butter cups!

Superman loves
peanut butter cups!

So you see, the sin of greed.

A very wealthy man,
a beautiful house,

swimming pool,
several German cars,

and a young wife
who worshipped him.

Excuse me, Mr. Satan.


You kind of left out

how greed is the root
of all evil,

and how it corrupts
the soul.

It's in there.
It's called subtext.

Why don't we take a gander
at the eternal torment

that is sloth.

I can't believe
no one in this town knows

who Carl Sagan is.

Why even have a TV?

Stupid Mrs. Gifford
gave me a banana.

Where's Billy?

He had to go
to the bathroom.

- So he went home?
- No.

He's right behind
that tree.

Wait up, guys.

Oh, I got a little on my cape.


There's nobody at my house.
You want to come over?


Okay, let's go.

Look at this.

We threw a party for heaven
and nobody came.

Not one person
chose to be saved.

Well, did you tell 'em
about the cupcakes?

Where I think you went wrong

is in your timing.

If you'd done this deal
during a war or a plague,

then you'd have
a boatload of converts.

Famine would bring 'em in.

What do you know about famine?

Hola, amigos.

Hey, Pastor Jeff.

Why so glum?
This is going great.

Donations are through the roof.

Nobody wants to be saved.

Yeah, but donations
are through the roof.

Is that all this means to you,
raising money?

Hey, that money
is gonna do a lot of good

for a lot of people.

Now, quit being
such a fun sponge.

Here, have some grapes.

What's that?

Some stupid haunted house
my mother's doing for the church.

Let's check it out.

But I... I thought we were
going to your house.

We are.
Let's just do this first.

Come on.
It'll be fun.

Pleased to meet you.

I go by many names:

My mother's fears that
no one would be saved

that Halloween night
were proven incorrect.

As they kissed,
she thought about the choices

that led her to this moment.

Mr. Lundy's scene about
lust made a deep impact

- on my brother's date.
- Her youth was gone.

She had traded her
beauty for a few

tawdry dollars, and now she had
nothing left but shame...

...and venereal disease.

She asked to be saved by Jesus.

I don't want to live
like this anymore.

Oh, just repeat after me...

And as it turns out, she was.

She went on to live a life
devoted to God,

feeding the poor,
even helping her sister

start a literacy program
for female prisoners.

My brother, on the other hand,
became a devout atheist

after that night.

We got one!

Trick or treat.

Aren't y'all precious.

And you look like
a little Carl Sagan.

the sweetest candy of all.