Guest Star :: Melissa Peterman
Melissa Peterman is an American actress and comedian best known for her role on the sitcoms Reba and Baby Daddy.
Peterman's first major TV role came in 2001 with the role of Barbra Jean on Reba, starring country music star Reba McEntire, which ran for five years on the ABC network before moving to The CW for its final season. She went on to star on the ABC Family (now Freeform) sitcom Baby Daddy, which ran for 100 episodes between 2012 and 2017.
Peterman also had a starring role in the short-lived CMT sitcom Working Class. Peterman has had guest roles on shows including Just Shoot Me!, American Dad!, Rita Rocks, and Surviving Suburbia.
Peterman hosted three seasons of the gameshow The Singing Bee on the CMT network between 2009 and 2012 and the ABC gameshow Bet on Your Baby in 2013.
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Melissa Peterman has guest starred in 14 episodes of Young Sheldon.
117. Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo as Brenda Sparks
Aired April 5, 2018When her husband fails to put a stop to Bobbi Sparks' bullying of Sheldon, Mary takes matters into her own hands and confronts Brenda Sparks at the bowling alley.
120. A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish as Brenda Sparks
Aired April 26, 2018When Mary confronts Brenda Sparks over her family's new dog, things quickly turn bitter between the neighbors.
201. A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels as Brenda Sparks
Aired September 24, 2018When Sheldon arrives to collect the week's money for his paper route, he's disappointed by Brenda Sparks' measly tip.
216. A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag as Brenda Sparks
Aired February 21, 2019After hearing Sheldon seemingly support communism on the local news, Brenda tells Mary she doesn't want him filling Billy's head with commie ideas.
217. Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary as Brenda Sparks
Aired March 7, 2019Brenda Sparks runs into Meemaw at the drug store as she's buying a pregnancy test for Mary.
218. A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow as Brenda Sparks
Aired April 4, 2019Mary stops by with a pie to try patch things up with Brenda, but it's an inopportune time as Billy is bleeding.
307. Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting as Brenda Sparks
Aired November 14, 2019Brenda phones Mary to complain about Missy being on the boys' baseball team.
309. A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken as Brenda Sparks
Aired December 5, 2019Mary is outraged when Brenda Sparks invites Missy but not Sheldon to Billy's birthday party.
311. A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony as Brenda Sparks
Aired January 9, 2020Brenda Sparks talks to Pastor Jeff about Billy's concern for his chicken.
317. An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell as Brenda Sparks
Aired March 5, 2020Mary goes to Brenda's house for a meeting of the baseball moms.
321. A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat as Brenda Sparks
Aired April 30, 2020After Brenda notices Mary smoking in her garden, the pair bond over their struggles as mothers.
403. Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken as Brenda Sparks
Aired November 19, 2020With college in sight, Sheldon is determined to ride his bike without training wheels. Also, Mary and George Sr. argue over parenting styles.
406. Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper as Brenda Sparks
Aired January 21, 2021College orientation does not go as Sheldon planned. Also, Mary is invited to a party when she’s mistaken for a university student, and George Sr. helps Pastor Jeff set up a children’s nursery.
407. A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You as Brenda Sparks
Aired February 11, 2021Sheldon’s first day of college is derailed by his new philosophy teacher, Professor Ericson (Melanie Lynskey). Also, Mary and Brenda (Melissa Peterman) live vicariously through Missy’s first day of middle school.