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 23rd 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 1962, The Jetsons premiered. This classic animated sitcom depicts the futuristic life of a family living in the sky with robots, flying cars, and other whimsical inventions.
Nerdy Fact: Kanye West wanted to be a creative director in a live-action Jetsons movie that was planned in 2012. He claimed to be a huge fan of the show and wanted to have a say in the art and architecture of the movie. However, the movie never materialized.
GET BUSY LIVING OR…
In 1994, The Shawshank Redemption premiered. This is a film about a banker who is wrongly convicted of murder and spends 19 years in a prison where he finds hope, friendship, and redemption… and a way out.
Nerdy Fact: The mugshots of a young-looking Morgan Freeman that are attached to his parole papers are actually pictures of Morgan’s younger son, Alfonso Freeman. Alfonso also had a cameo in the movie as a con shouting “Fresh fish! Fresh fish today! We’re reeling ‘em in!”
In 2009, Modern Family premiered. This popular American sitcom follows the lives of three different but related families in a mockumentary style. The show ran for 11 seasons and won many awards, including 22 Emmys and a Golden Globe.
Nerdy Fact: Ed O’Neill has been reading the same prop newspaper for 30 years. He first used it on Married… with Children and continued to use it on Modern Family.
In 2020, Enola Holmes released on Netflix. This popular and acclaimed mystery film follows the adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister, who uses her intelligence and skills to solve cases and find her missing mother. The film is based on a series of novels by Nancy Springer.
Nerdy Fact: The movie faced a lawsuit from the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, the original creator of Sherlock Holmes, for portraying Sherlock as too emotional and warm-hearted. The estate claimed that this violated their copyright of the last ten stories written by Doyle.
Today in Nerd History is produced by Radio Matt & Deidra for Rise & Shine, Nerds, LTN’s official Nerdy Morning News Show.