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 8th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
LUCY GOT LOVED
In 1952, on the show I Love Lucy, a pregnancy was acknowledged in a TV show for the first time, breaking the taboo of depicting a pregnant woman on screen and paralleling the real-life pregnancy of Lucille Ball. The episode “Lucy Is Enceinte” was so controversial that it had to use a French word for “pregnant” in the title and avoid saying the word “pregnant” throughout the script.
Nerdy Fact: The episode also coincided with the birth of Ball’s son, Desi Arnaz Jr., on the same day as the broadcast. The epsiode drew a record-breaking viewership of 44 million.
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
In 2000, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon released in theaters. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a film about a legendary swordsman, his love interest, and a rebellious young woman who steals his sword and embarks on a journey of romance and adventure with a mysterious man.
Nerdy Fact: Shu Qi was too lazy to play Jen, the rebellious young woman who steals the sword. She turned down the role because she didn’t want to train for months.