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Post  charenton_ on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:59 pm

Maybe it's because I just watched Sixth Season, but I always had a soft spot for the Trio of nerds in Buffy, especially Jonathan Smile

Also, Lloyd Dobbler from Say Anything. From his high tops and his baggy coat to his obsession with kickboxing and Phil Collins songs, he's the perfect nerdy dreamboat.
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Post  Jakob on Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:04 pm

charenton_ wrote:and Phil Collins songs,

DUDE!!! Wrong member of Genesis!
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Post  charenton_ on Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:12 pm

Jakob wrote:
charenton_ wrote:and Phil Collins songs,

DUDE!!! Wrong member of Genesis!
Damnit. NERD FAIL.
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Post  Jakob on Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:14 pm

But you're right about Lloyd Dobbler. I modeled myself after him completely oblivious to his nerdiness. Nerd role model.
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Post  Roundapanda on Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:40 pm

Hermione from Harry potter is a Nerd Idol.
I was the same person as her till I was like 11... uptight swotty little thing I was Smile

Rimmer is sort of a nerd idol.

Tim and Daisy from Spaced are nerd idols Razz

I feel like we're hosting some kind of bizzare Nerd Reality show named Nerd Idol... (Jakob is totally Simon Cowell)
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Post  Mandi on Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:58 pm

Oooo... can I be Paula? I'll need much alcohol though, and maybe some drugs.
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Post  Roundapanda on Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:03 pm

Mandi wrote:Oooo... can I be Paula? I'll need much alcohol though, and maybe some drugs.

Only if I get to be Randy Laughing
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Post  Mandi on Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:39 pm

Bah ha! When I lived in Thunder Bay there was a reporter named Randy Toms.
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Post  Hayden_Bloom on Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:50 pm


The ultimate geek in any TV show.
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Post  yohan on Fri May 01, 2009 1:11 pm

Dr. Walter Bishop from Fringe.
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Post  Jakob on Mon May 04, 2009 9:02 am

Ultact wrote:Batman - giant nerd with his batventions.

Peter Parker, Clark Kent... You could probably go on.
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Post  Marius on Mon May 04, 2009 2:48 pm

I agree that Peter Parker is a nerd, Clark Kent is a dork.
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Post  Jakob on Mon May 04, 2009 2:54 pm

I always felt Scott Summers was kind fo a dweeb. No, not a dweeb... douche. That's the word I was looking for.
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Post  Ultact on Wed May 06, 2009 7:50 am

Yeah Hank McCoy is the nerd there.
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Post  weathereye on Wed May 06, 2009 1:42 pm

Four of the five original X-Men were ubernerds. That was the allegory Stan was going for. Sure, people today think it was all about race, or class, or sexuality, but it was really just about nerdery. Read the early issues again, and you know what you see? Rich, handsome, blonde Warren Worthington lording it over his four inferior friends as they go on adventures. The stereotypes are all there: the quiet dweeby one, the super-smart chunky one, the younger, awkward, dorkier one and the bookwormy girl one.

The original X-Men were so nerdy. How nerdy? Iceman didn't wear clothes, but wore boots. He wouldn't go out without his rubber boots on, even when he was made of ice. That's pretty harsh.

All of this might just be in my head.
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Post  GAB on Wed May 06, 2009 1:51 pm

Aquaman stands out as the "obsessed with your specialty" nerd, looking at almost every problem from an underwater perspective.

My favorite may be Dr. Benton Quest or Hadji. Although for evil dweebs, Dr. Zin does rock.

And Data could be an idol for those with asperger's syndrome. Totally inept in most social situations, but smart enough that people don't care and actually help him work things out.
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Post  Jakob on Wed May 06, 2009 1:56 pm

Data takes a hint though. He doesn't keep telling you about why or how something works after you've asked him not to and begun walking away.
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Post  ro karen on Wed May 06, 2009 2:08 pm

weathereye wrote:The stereotypes are all there: the quiet dweeby one, the super-smart chunky one, the younger, awkward, dorkier one and the bookwormy girl one.
Ah, weathereye, your description here has made me realize that I have forgotten about my all-time favorite Nerd Idol:



Get jinkie with it!
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Post  Tony on Wed May 06, 2009 2:29 pm

Zoinks!!!
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Post  rob on Sun May 10, 2009 3:42 pm

Stephen Fry. I still don't know what that means . I cannot conceive of another Idol.
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Post  Jakob on Sun May 10, 2009 5:54 pm

I think the new Checkov is my new nerd idol.
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Post  weathereye on Sun May 10, 2009 10:52 pm

He was great! That's a hard character to play without parody, but that actor, Anton Yelchin, is golden. He was great in Charlie Bartlett, and held his own with Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (when he was about nine or so). He gave our good friend Pavel a new look and a new style and did it perfectly.
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Post  SHC1970 on Wed May 27, 2009 11:50 pm

How about MacGuyver?

What other nerd could save the world with a toothpick, three buttons, and some chewing gum?
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Post  Jakob on Thu May 28, 2009 9:19 am

MacGuyver would be one. And there was someone else, I can't remember, who'd come up with science solutions to the problem at hand each week. I feel like the show was a bit more kid oriented than MacGuyver (if that's possible). Can anyone think of what show it was?
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Post  Mandi on Thu May 28, 2009 11:01 am

The Edison Twins?
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