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Today in Nerd History | January 22

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 January 22nd in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

CORNER GAS | 2004

In 2004, Corner Gas premiered on CTV. Corner Gas is a popular Canadian television sitcom set in the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan, focusing on the life of Brent Leroy and the quirky inhabitants of the small community.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • When it concluded in 2009 after six seasons, Corner Gas was the longest-running scripted sitcom in Canadian television history. In 2014, a film titled Corner Gas: The Movie was released, reuniting the original cast for a new story set in Dog River. Following the success of the original live-action series, an animated version of Corner Gas was launched in 2018, featuring the same characters and most of the original cast members voicing their roles.

  • The show was created by Canadian comedian Brent Butt, who also stars as the main character, Brent Leroy.

  • Corner Gas has won numerous awards, including several Canadian Comedy Awards and Gemini Awards, recognizing its contribution to Canadian television.





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