‘King Of The Nerds’ Game Show Is Nothing Without Anthony Edwards

Nope. Huhn-uh. Just get the hell out of my office TBS, and come back when your geekery-based television competition series is hosted not only by Lewis Skolnick (Robert Carradine) and Booger (Curtis Armstrong), but by Gilbert Lowe (Anthony Edwards) as well. Until then, the Nerds franchise is dead and we must mourn it.

Booger is a great get, sure. I’m not denying that he and Lewis have a great deal of chemistry—get it? Because nerds love chemistry? Wait, Booger wasn’t even a smart nerd, was he. More an unhygienic loner. Anyway, TBS development execs, don’t you understand that Revenge of the Nerds hinged on the unique dynamic between outgoing Lewis and the introverted Gilbert? That and what I am always alarmed to remember is literally a rape scene. Jesus, maybe I don’t even like that movie.

Regardless, I think we can all agree that you did not stay true to the film’s uncomfortable 80s-ish ideas about how to make sex funny, nor is Anthony Edwards affiliated with your game show derivative, which you still haven’t even explained. How are the nerds going to out-nerd each other without playing RPGs for twelve hours straight? If I wanted to see that, I’d go back in time to a Saturday night in fifth grade and sit in my friend’s basement. 

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