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Today in Nerd History | September 18

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 18th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

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In 1964, The Addams Family premiered. This classic sitcom follows the adventures of a quirky and eccentric family who delight in the macabre and the bizarre, while being oblivious to the horror they cause to their normal neighbors.

Nerdy Fact: Lurch’s catchphrase, “You rang?”, was an accident. The large and brooding butler was originally supposed to be mute throughout the series. However, when Ted Cassidy ad-libbed the line and the audience erupted with laughter, the writers gave him more lines.

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MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH

In 1965, Get Smart premiered. This hilarious TV series parodies the spy genre with the adventures of the clumsy Agent 86 and his competent partner Agent 99, who work for a secret agency called CONTROL and fight against the evil organization KAOS.

Nerdy Fact: The show’s opening title sequence, which features Smart walking through a series of doors and a phone booth, was ranked number two on TV Guide’s list of TV’s top 10 credits sequences in 2010.

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ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE

In 1993, Rocko’s Modern Life premiered. This is a show about an Australian wallaby who faces various challenges and adventures in a surreal American town with his quirky friends. It is known for its adult humor, social satire, and creative animation.

Nerdy Fact: Rocko’s original color was yellow, but it was changed to beige when a toy company expressed interest in making merchandise for the show. However, the toy company later backed out, leaving the color change pointless.

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RUSH HOUR

In 1998, Rush Hour premiered in theaters. This movie combines action and comedy, featuring Jackie Chan as a skilled but humble Hong Kong detective and Chris Tucker as a loudmouthed but loyal Los Angeles cop, who team up to rescue a kidnapped girl and stop a crime lord.

Nerdy Fact: Rush Hour was the first movie to be released in the U.S. featuring Jackie Chan in an English-speaking role without any kind of dubbing.


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