After five seasons, Young Sheldon finally shows The Big Bang Theory's version of George. Sheldon's father didn't physically appear in The Big Bang Theory

Most of Sheldon's anecdotes about the Cooper patriarch were unflattering, painting him as a bad father — something that Young Sheldon has been contradicting for years but is now correcting.

Despite existing in the same reality, there are several plot inconsistencies between The Big Bang Theory and its prequel.

Amidst all of this, it seems like the prequel is finally ready to tackle the bad side of George and reconcile its version with The Big Bang Theory's take on the character.

In Young Sheldon season 5, episode 22, "A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future," the Coopers' problems continue.

So, while Mary scours for a new means of income, George decides to stay at home, lounge around, watch TV, and drink — exactly how his son and wife described him in The Big Bang Theory.

For years, Young Sheldon attempted to dance around this storytelling issue to preserve the show's lighthearted nature.

it doesn't really have that much choice but to finally tackle this dark side of George. Otherwise, it will be too late to do something about this clear plot hole.