Annie Potts and Her Young Sheldon ‘Family’ Gather at Her Home for Finale Watch Party: ‘Grateful’

Annie Potts and Her Young Sheldon ‘Family’ Gather at Her Home for Finale Watch Party: ‘Grateful’

Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper, Montana Jordan as Georgie Cooper, Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper, Lance Barber as George Sr., and Annie Potts as Connie 'Meemaw' Tucker in 'Young Sheldon'.
The CBS sitcom ended with a two-part series finale on May 16, and Potts gave a look into the cast’s celebratory festivities

The Young Sheldon cast is commemorating the end of the series at Meemaw’s house!

Annie Potts, who plays Connie Tucker — affectionately referred to as “Meemaw” — in the CBS series, hosted a finale watch party at her house for several crew members and actors from the show, including leads Lance Barber, Zoe Perry and Raegan Revord.

In a video posted on Instagram, Potts, 71, surveyed the room asking people’s opinions on the final two episodes, which aired on May 16.

“I feel amazing. I think it was a beautiful story and it was well-told, and I am grateful for it,” said Matt Hobby, who played Pastor Jeff Difford in the show. He sat by his wife in the show and real life, Mary Grill.

“Thank you for calling me Robin,” Grill, 43, said to Potts referring to her by her character’s name. “What a pleasure it was to appear on Young Sheldon, but really to be married to a man who I am so proud of. And to all of you! You did it.”
Of his thoughts on the finale, the episode’s director Alex Reid quipped to laughter, “Very well-directed.”

The camera panned to Revord, 16, waving to the camera with her arms wrapped around her on-screen father Barber, 50. Finally, Potts arrived at Perry, 40, who told her, “I thought you were genius.”

“Not as genius as you,” the Designing Women star responded, to which Perry — who played Connie’s daughter Mary — said, “Come on, Mom!”

Under the video, Potts wrote, “The #YoungSheldon family gathered at Meemaw’s to watch the finale. Great job, EVERYONE, and THANK YOU to all of you who tuned in.”
Iain Armitage and Montana Jordan were noticeably absent from the festivities. Armitage, 15, recently posted a snap from New York City, where he saw a Broadway show starring Jim Parsons, who played the older counterpart to his Sheldon Cooper. Meanwhile, Jordan, 21, welcomed his first child with girlfriend Jenna Weeks on May 21.

For Potts, the show holds emotional and professional significance. During a May 10 appearance on The Talk, the Golden Globe-nominated actress admitted that Young Sheldon could be her “last rodeo.”

“I mean, I thought about that though, panicked me a little bit. These things are hard to come by, I’ve had a couple, but they were all tough, so yeah,” she said.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE ahead of the last season’s premiere, Potts became teary-eyed while speaking about Armitage and Raevord.

“I love the children, and it’s been a privilege to watch them grow up. [Iain is] so grown up, and when we started, he and Reagan would get on my lap and kiss me and play with my fingernails and my ears. They were tiny, and all day long, they just say, he would say — and they still do — ‘I love you. I love you, Miss Annie,’” she recalled.

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The sitcom, which ran from 2017 to 2024, concluded with a two-part finale that saw Armitage’s Sheldon stand on Caltech’s campus, looking at the school sign. When a faculty member asked if he was lost, Sheldon replied, “No, I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.”

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