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8th May '16 5:13:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''HeyArnold!'' has all Type 1 nerds. Unfortunately there was an episode where Rhonda is forced to wear glasses and is immediately classified as a type 2 nerd despite looking perfectly normal. And this episode was made AFTER ''Literature/HarryPotter'' came out in America.

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* ''HeyArnold!'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!'' has all Type 1 nerds. Unfortunately there was an episode where Rhonda is forced to wear glasses and is immediately classified as a type 2 nerd despite looking perfectly normal. And this episode was made AFTER ''Literature/HarryPotter'' came out in America.
30th Apr '16 10:56:14 PM Wkenneth334
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' believe it or not isn't limited to this neither.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', believe it or not not, isn't limited to this neither.neither;



''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Nerd [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], geeking up over a Yipper card. Of course, they weren't really zombies, just painfully obsessed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Nerd [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], geeking up over a Yipper card. Of course, they weren't really zombies, just painfully obsessed.
30th Apr '16 10:51:49 PM Wkenneth334
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Nerd [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], geeking up over a Yipper card. Of course, they weren't really zombies, just painfully obsessed.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Nerd [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], geeking up over a Yipper card. Of course, they weren't really zombies, just painfully obsessed.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' believe it or not isn't limited to this neither.


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''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Nerd [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], geeking up over a Yipper card. Of course, they weren't really zombies, just painfully obsessed.
30th Jan '16 7:57:14 PM jewishenjolras
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See also {{Geek}}, AsianAndNerdy, BlackAndNerdy, HollywoodNerd. Contrast {{Nerdcore}}. Related to IJustWantToHaveFriends when the nerd wants to be more popular. If you're looking for the musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, it's at: Theatre/{{Nerds}}.

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See also {{Geek}}, AsianAndNerdy, BlackAndNerdy, HollywoodNerd.HollywoodNerd, JewishAndNerdy. Contrast {{Nerdcore}}. Related to IJustWantToHaveFriends when the nerd wants to be more popular. If you're looking for the musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, it's at: Theatre/{{Nerds}}.
19th Dec '15 6:03:34 PM Discar
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* ''Film/MaxKnightUltraSpy'' has this in droves. The villain (Creator/SethGreen) is an uber hacker who, along with his girl posse and various followers, looks and acts like contenders for "the popular kids of the popular kids at high school", and the story takes place at one point at a party that seems to mix hip-hop, R'n'B and rave, people drink out of test tubes, and you have to prove your superior intelligence to get in. You meet one awkward, sweaty nerd (who gets shot down by the female lead) near the start, and the female lead's MacguffinGirl sister is a borderline case (until the villain takes off her glasses and lets down her hair).

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* ''Film/MaxKnightUltraSpy'' has this in droves. The villain (Creator/SethGreen) is an uber hacker who, along with his girl posse and various followers, looks and acts like contenders for "the popular kids of the popular kids at high school", and the story takes place at one point at a party that seems to mix hip-hop, R'n'B and rave, people drink out of test tubes, and you have to prove your superior intelligence to get in. You meet one awkward, sweaty nerd (who gets shot down by the female lead) near the start, and the female lead's MacguffinGirl sister is a borderline case (until the villain takes off her glasses and lets down her hair).
17th Nov '15 2:08:16 PM eroock
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-->--'''Nerd''', ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie''

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-->--'''Nerd''', -->-- '''Nerd''', ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie''
31st Oct '15 2:19:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* The movie series ''RevengeOfTheNerds'', which describe themselves as including the Nerd, the Geek and the Spazz as their heroes (not to mention the slob, in Booger's case).

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* The movie series ''RevengeOfTheNerds'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'', which describe themselves as including the Nerd, the Geek and the Spazz as their heroes (not to mention the slob, in Booger's case).



* JerryLewis played a ComicBooks nerd in ''Artists and Models''. An early example.

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* JerryLewis Creator/JerryLewis played a ComicBooks nerd in ''Artists and Models''. An early example.



* The three main characters in ''{{Superbad}}'' all look like believable teenage outcasts. In fact even the popular cute girls in the movie are only normal-school pretty rather than drop dead gorgeous models.
* The two computer hackers David (Matthew Broderick) consults in ''WarGames.''. One of the nerds in the above mention was played by EddieDeezen who built his entire career playing nerds starting in the late 70s in such films as ''{{Grease}}'', ''IWannaHoldYourHand'' and ''NineteenFortyOne''.

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* The three main characters in ''{{Superbad}}'' ''Film/{{Superbad}}'' all look like believable teenage outcasts. In fact even the popular cute girls in the movie are only normal-school pretty rather than drop dead gorgeous models.
* The two computer hackers David (Matthew Broderick) consults in ''WarGames.''Film/WarGames.''. One of the nerds in the above mention was played by EddieDeezen Creator/EddieDeezen who built his entire career playing nerds starting in the late 70s in such films as ''{{Grease}}'', ''IWannaHoldYourHand'' ''Film/{{Grease}}'', ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand'' and ''NineteenFortyOne''.''Film/NineteenFortyOne''.



* All the geeks of ''FreaksAndGeeks''. (''FreaksAndGeeks'' featured nerds more than {{geek}}s, mostly because ''freaks'' and ''nerds'' don't rhyme.)

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* All the geeks of ''FreaksAndGeeks''. (''FreaksAndGeeks'' ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''. It featured nerds more than {{geek}}s, mostly because ''freaks'' and ''nerds'' don't rhyme.)



* Owen Pronsky from ''LessThanPerfect'' is a classic example, complete with NerdGlasses, social ineptness and overall weirdness. Also, he sells office supplies for a living.

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* Owen Pronsky from ''LessThanPerfect'' ''Series/LessThanPerfect'' is a classic example, complete with NerdGlasses, social ineptness and overall weirdness. Also, he sells office supplies for a living.
21st Sep '15 3:57:29 PM GranChi
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* David Byrne, the lead singer of Music/TalkingHeads, seems nerdy.
21st Sep '15 3:50:27 PM GranChi
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A Nerd is someone who... actually, it is easier to describe a nerd as what they are ''not.'' Not smooth, not handsome, and not someone you would instantly describe as 'attractive'. Not, above all else, ''popular'' outside a very narrow grouping of fellow-nerds. They are oftentimes a walking, talking fashion-disaster. One definition of a nerd is someone who not only didn't attend his high school prom, but would be puzzled or even offended at the suggestion that he would want to. [[HollywoodNerd Most nerds portrayed in the media actually fail this test]], but real-life nerd Creator/JossWhedon passes.

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A Nerd is someone who... actually, it is easier to describe a nerd as what they are ''not.'' Not smooth, not handsome, and not someone you would instantly describe as 'attractive'. Not, above all else, ''popular'' outside a very narrow grouping of fellow-nerds. They are oftentimes a walking, talking fashion-disaster. One definition of a nerd is someone who not only didn't attend his high school prom, but would be puzzled or even offended at the suggestion that he would want to. [[HollywoodNerd Most nerds portrayed in the media actually fail this test]], but real-life nerd Creator/JossWhedon passes.
passes. (There are also nerds who would want to go to the prom, but wouldn't be able to get a date.)
19th Sep '15 3:53:55 AM fearlessnikki
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** A Season 5 episode reveals that Twilight's old Canterlot friend Moondancer is this too - and after Twilight left town, became even more of an introvert who rarely spoke to anyone.



** Gretchen Grundler

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** Gretchen Grundler in terms of speaking like her nose is clogged up, wearing glasses and being a ChildProdigy.



** The Pale Kids.

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** The Pale Kids.Kids who opt to stay indoors during Recess and do science experiments.
** Vince discovers in one episode that his older brother Chad is really one, and fears he'll become one as he gets older.
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