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.


 Melissa Peterman has guest starred in 21 episodes of Young Sheldon.

  1. Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo

    117. Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 5, 2018

    When 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.
  2. A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish

    120. A Dog, a Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 26, 2018

    When Mary confronts Brenda Sparks over her family's new dog, things quickly turn bitter between the neighbors.
  3. A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels

    201. A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels as Brenda Sparks

    Aired September 24, 2018

    When Sheldon arrives to collect the week's money for his paper route, he's disappointed by Brenda Sparks' measly tip.
  4. A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag

    216. A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag as Brenda Sparks

    Aired February 21, 2019

    After hearing Sheldon seemingly support communism on the local news, Brenda tells Mary she doesn't want him filling Billy's head with commie ideas.
  5. Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary

    217. Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary as Brenda Sparks

    Aired March 7, 2019

    Brenda Sparks runs into Meemaw at the drug store as she's buying a pregnancy test for Mary.
  6. A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow

    218. A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 4, 2019

    Mary stops by with a pie to try patch things up with Brenda, but it's an inopportune time as Billy is bleeding.
  7. Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting

    307. Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting as Brenda Sparks

    Aired November 14, 2019

    Brenda phones Mary to complain about Missy being on the boys' baseball team.
  8. : A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken

    309. A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken as Brenda Sparks

    Aired December 5, 2019

    Mary is outraged when Brenda Sparks invites Missy but not Sheldon to Billy's birthday party.
  9. : A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony

    311. A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony as Brenda Sparks

    Aired January 9, 2020

    Brenda Sparks talks to Pastor Jeff about Billy's concern for his chicken.
  10. : An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell

    317. An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell as Brenda Sparks

    Aired March 5, 2020

    Mary goes to Brenda's house for a meeting of the baseball moms.
  11. : A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat

    321. A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 30, 2020

    After Brenda notices Mary smoking in her garden, the pair bond over their struggles as mothers.
  12. : Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken

    403. Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken as Brenda Sparks

    Aired November 19, 2020

    With college in sight, Sheldon is determined to ride his bike without training wheels. Also, Mary and George Sr. argue over parenting styles.
  13. : Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper

    406. Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper as Brenda Sparks

    Aired January 21, 2021

    College 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.
  14. : A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You

    407. A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You as Brenda Sparks

    Aired February 11, 2021

    Sheldon’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.
  15. : A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science

    412. A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 1, 2021

    Sheldon, Dr. Linkletter and Meemaw team up on a science experiment. Also, Mary is jealous that Pastor Jeff and Brenda (Melissa Peterman) are spending time together, and Georgie has a new side hustle.
  16. : A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities

    415. A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 22, 2021

    Sheldon is caught in a moral dilemma when offered a bootleg copy of a computer game he can't afford. Also, Mary and Meemaw take Brenda out for girls' night while George Sr. and the guys watch Billy, and Missy asks Georgie to take her and Marcus on a secret date.
  17. : A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips

    416. A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips as Brenda Sparks

    Aired April 29, 2021

    Sheldon finds himself at odds with Paige (Mckenna Grace) once again when she considers enrolling at East Texas Tech. Also, Mary seeks June’s (Reba McEntire) advice when looking for a change.
  18. : The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics

    418. The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics as Brenda Sparks

    Aired May 13, 2021

    Missy's first heartbreak triggers a series of events that lead the Cooper family to the brink.
  19. : One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires

    501. One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires as Brenda Sparks

    Aired October 7, 2021

    Sheldon and Missy both run away from home, and Mary gets upsetting news about George Sr.
  20. : Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism

    502. Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism as Brenda Sparks

    Aired October 14, 2021

    Sheldon encourages Missy to question the Bible. Also, Meemaw is determined to catch George Sr. in a lie, and Mary helps Pastor Jeff (Matt Hobby) search for a youth pastor.
  21. : Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy

    505. Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy as Brenda Sparks

    Airs November 4, 2021

    Sheldon and Dr. Linkletter struggle to solve an equation. Also, Georgie has a solution for Meemaw's business woes, and George Sr. gives advice on Missy's love life.
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