It didn't take long for Potts to realize that "Young Sheldon" is a perfect fit for her. During a chat with Glamour, the big and small screen icon shared that when she was approached to play Meemaw, the pilot of the show was already completed. She sat down to watch it, and it only took her about three minutes of viewing to know that she had found her next TV gig (despite having never seen "The Big Bang Theory" before that). "It turned out to be a pretty good decision," she nonchalantly told the publication of the career move.
As Potts has put her own spin on Meemaw throughout "Young Sheldon," and in the eyes of many, she has become the definitive version of the character.
What's easy to forget is that Annie Potts is actually the second actor to play the role of Meemaw. 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. "MeeMaw on YS has her sassy moments but she's never straight up mean like her previous version. She's more funny and shady.
There's plenty of Meemaw's story yet to be told on "Young Sheldon," and evidently, many can't wait to see it.