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Today in Nerd History | December 2

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on December 2nd in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!

In 1988, The Naked Gun released in theaters. This comedy movie is about a clumsy and clueless police detective who tries to stop a plot to kill the Queen of England during her visit to Los Angeles.

Nerdy Fact: The film is ranked #7 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 funniest American movies of all time.

PIKMIN

In 2001, Pikmin released in the US on the GameCube. This is a game where you control a tiny alien named Olimar who crash-lands on a mysterious planet and befriends colorful plant-like creatures called Pikmin to help him collect his ship parts and escape.

Nerdy Fact: Olimar, the main protagonist of the series, is named after Mario spelled backwards in Japanese (Ori-ma-ru).

*BELCH*

In 2013, Rick & Morty premiered on Cartoon Network. This is a show about a mad scientist and his grandson who go on crazy adventures across time, space, and dimensions.

Nerdy Fact: The show’s intro and theme song are a parody mix of Doctor Who and Tintin.





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