Season 5 of “Young Sheldon” ended with Sheldon getting his first sign of puberty: a pimple. While he spent half the episode in denial and trying to convince everyone that it must be a hive or something, the pimple confirms that the character — and Iain Armitage — is growing up. Viewers have taken to social media since the Season 6 premiere to talk about how distracting Sheldon’s deeper voice is. “Puberty while acting must suck,” u/JazzFan619 wrote on a “Young Sheldon” subreddit. “Younger Sheldon’s voice is now deeper than older Sheldon.” User u/hay_bales_feed_us was more blunt, writing, “Holy cow his voice!”
With Armitage and Raegan Revord both now 14 years old, we’ve been waiting for some adjustments in the storyline to reflect the growing pains each sibling is going through. TV Insider shared some upcoming Season 6 plot points, noting that “Sophomore Sheldon spends more nights in his East Texas Tech dorm room. Also, he and twin Missy hit their teens!” Even so, Sheldon’s deeper voice is a jolt to viewers. “Sheldon’s voice is going to take awhile to adjust to,” u/Motormouth1995 wrote on the subreddit. We agree.