The Big Bang Theory painted George Cooper as a negative figure, but Young Sheldon season 6 shows a different side of him. Unlike Sheldon's portrayal of his father in TBBT, Young Sheldon depicts George as a loving and caring parent who connects with his children and teaches Missy how to drive. In TBBT, Sheldon attributes several terrible quotes to George, which are unflattering and deeply judgmental of his environment. However, George rarely says offensive things in Young Sheldon, preferring to hit back at others' comments sarcastically. Young Sheldon seems to tell an entirely different story from how Sheldon remembers it in its parent series.