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 September 14th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
On September 14, 1978, Mork & Mindy premiered. This spin-off from Happy Days is about an alien named Mork (played by the late Robin Williams) who comes to Earth to learn about human culture and falls in love with a woman named Mindy.
Nerdy Fact: Williams was chosen for the part because he was the only alien to audition. He sat in the chair upside down at the audition, impressing the producers with his comedic skills.
On September 14, 1985, The Golden Girls premiered. This classic sitcom follows the lives and friendships of four older women who share a house in Miami, Florida, and has seen a renewed cult following in recent years.
Nerdy Fact: Betty White and Rue McClanahan were originally cast as Blanche and Rose, respectively, but they switched roles at the last minute to avoid being typecast. White had played a man-hungry character on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, while McClanahan had played a naïve character on Maude.
They’re Tiny, They’re Toony
On September 14, 1990, Tiny Toon Adventures premiered. This is a show about a group of young cartoon characters – such as Buster and Babs Bunny, Plucky Duck, and Hamton Pig – who learn how to be funny at Acme Looniversity, where they are taught by the classic Looney Tunes characters.
Nerdy Fact: The show had a high production value, with a full orchestra scoring each episode and a cel count that was more than double that of most TV animation.
Bowser’s Inside Story
On September 14, 2009, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story released. This role-playing game features Mario, Luigi, and Bowser as playable characters who have to work together to stop Fawful from taking over the Mushroom Kingdom and causing a disease called “the blorbs.” The game is divided into two worlds: the overworld, where Bowser explores and fights enemies, and the inside of Bowser’s body, where Mario and Luigi help Bowser from within.
Nerdy Fact: The game is the second best-selling Mario role-playing game, with more than four million copies sold worldwide by April 2011.
Today in Nerd History is produced by Radio Matt & Deidra for Rise & Shine, Nerds, LTN’s official Nerdy Morning News Show.