Damnit, every time someething or someone like “Game of Thrones,” “Community,” “Doctor Who,” or Rosario Dawson comes along to give NEEEEEEERDs a leg up in pop culture’s cool department, a show like “The Big Bang Theory” or someone like Olivia Munn sets us back again. WHEN WILL WE BREAK THIS GLASS CEILING? For every sexy cosplay gallery or ultra-violent nerd flick like Kick-Ass, there’s a Poindexter stereotype to mess with our momentum.
Now comes word that TBS is looking to set us all the way back to the 1980s.
Looking to ride the coattails of syndie hit “The Big Bang Theory,” TBS is giving a greenlight to reality series “King of the Nerds.” Hosted by “Revenge of the Nerds” thesps Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, series will test competitors intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop culture prowess. Cabler has ordered eight episodes, set for an early 2013 debut.
Booger? I thought we got rid of that guy in the early ’90s. Why does he keep haunting us? Nerds have come a long way since Revenge of the Nerds. We don’t wear protect protectors anymore and we have designer inhalers, damnit. Oh, screw you. I’m going to my mom’s basement WHERE I TOUCHED A REAL GIRLS BOOB ONCE.