The new promo spot for Young Sheldon season 5, episode 7 reveals why Sheldon really hates engineers like Howard in The Big Bang Theory.
The reason behind Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) hatred of engineers like Howard (Simon Helberg) is revealed in the new Young Sheldon season 5 trailer. Sheldon is known for being the textbook definition of a genius in The Big Bang Theory. Fully aware of this, he never misses any chance to impose on his intellectual superiority on others, including his friends, despite them being successful in their own right. Specifically, Sheldon always mocks Howard because he’s an engineer and doesn’t have a PhD.
In The Big Bang Theory, all of Sheldon’s male friends have their doctorates and specialize in the study of physics, making it easy for Sheldon to single out Howard. This is despite him being the only one from the Pasadena gang to be sent to space after creating the Wolowitz Zero-Gravity Waste Disposal System, which was deployed on the International Space Station. Howard also created the telescope used in the same space station, as well as the components for satellites and space probes. Sheldon’s digs at Howard can be hurtful at times, and there were instances across The Big Bang Theory in which the pair ended up fighting. Over the years, however, Howard learned to simply scoff at Sheldon’s comments to keep the peace in their group.