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Today in Nerd History | September 19

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 19th 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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DOOGIE HOWSER M.D.

In 1989, Doogie Howser, M.D. premiered. This is a TV show about a teenage genius who becomes a doctor at age 14 and faces the challenges of balancing his medical career and his personal life.

Nerdy Fact: The network didn’t like Neil Patrick Harris or the show when they first saw the pilot episode. They only agreed to air it because the producer, Steven Bochco, had a clause in his contract that would cost them a lot of money if they didn’t.

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ER

In 1994, ER premiered. This TV series follows the lives and challenges of the doctors and nurses of the emergency room at a fictional Chicago hospital. It is one of the longest-running and most acclaimed medical dramas in American television history.

Nerdy Fact: George Clooney had a clever method for remembering his medical jargon. He would write his lines on props and look at them during scenes. That’s why his character, Doug Ross, often looked down at patients or clipboards.

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LEGEN…waitforit…DARY

In 2005, How I Met Your Mother premiered. This is a sitcom about a man named Ted who tells his children the story of how he met their mother, with the help of his four best friends and their adventures in New York City.

Nerdy Fact: Britney Spears guest-starred as Abby, a receptionist who had a crush on Ted, in season three. Her appearance helped boost the show’s ratings and saved it from being canceled.

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THE GOOD PLACE

In 2016, The Good Place premiered. This is a show about four people who end up in a heavenly afterlife, but soon discover that something is horribly wrong. It is a comedy that explores ethics, philosophy, and the meaning of being good.

Nerdy Fact: The show’s creator, Michael Schur, was inspired by real-life annoying behavior that he observed in Los Angeles, such as people cutting him off in traffic or littering. He imagined a point system that would determine whether people go to the good place or the bad place after they die.


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