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[[caption-width-right:300:Love long and party!]]

->'''Creator/WilliamShatner''': ''I'm not really here. I'm one of the top ten imaginary friends kids have. Just behind Creator/JohnTravolta, Reggie Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett-Majors.''

->'''Mark''': ''Do you wish [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Rhett never loved Scarlett]]? [[Film/{{Casablanca}} Rick didn't have Ilsa]] or [[Film/WhenHarryMetSally Harry never met Sally]]? Someone once said it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Succeed or fail, we must make the attempt, it's our nature. Now if it were up to me, as it usually is, I would order this. But its not. Because Claire is right in pointing out the enormous danger potential in any relationship with a man as intelligent but fantastically flaky as Robert. But I must point out the possibilities, the potential, for true love and happiness are equally great. Risk... risk is our business. That's what relationships are all about. That's why we're out there. ''

''{{Swingers}}'' for geeks.

Mark is a high-strung magazine editor who has no luck with women. His friend Rob has plenty of luck, but he can never keep them around due to his propensity for spending the rent money on special limited edition action figures and first edition [[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]] comics. They're pushing 30 and starting to wonder if they'll ever find true love.

One day they bump into Creator/WilliamShatner at a bookstore and strike up a friendship. At first they expect Shatner will be able to give them advice and life and love, but they quickly realize that he's just as screwed up as they are.
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!!Examples:

* AdamWesting: William Shatner.
* AutoErotica: While the car is moving. Works okay when the driver is receiving oral sex. When he tries to give it, things go horribly wrong.
* BlackAndNerdy: Eric, who lampshades the lack of other black characters by asking Rob, "Where are all your friends of color?"
* GeekPhysiques: Subverted, kinda. They aren't studly manly-men, but they do shoot hoops for fun.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Mark has this fetish, which Rob satiates by hiring an exotic dancer in green body-paint for his birthday.
** She gets offended when Mark treats her like a stripper and explains that she's a friend of Rob's whom he asked to do this. The ending shows that she and Mark end up together.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mark and Rob. In a more extreme example, Rob and Sean share women on occasion.
* NerdsAreVirgins: Averted with Rob, who has no trouble bedding women, though he fails relationships forever. Mark has a sex life, but he describes it as "''8 1/2 Weeks'' -- Fellini meets ''Psycho''." Played straight with Dan, who uses pickup lines like "Wrote my number in case you feel like docking at my moonbase some evening." There's also Schweiger, who's signed up for dating services and claims, "Thirty-two years, man, and the only bush I've seen has been in my front yard."
* OneHourWorkWeek: Averted. Mark is shown working on Saturday night. When a friend drops in and asks him to go clubbing, he declines because he has a deadline to meet. When Rob leaves work early for a date, he gets fired.
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