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 4th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
The Price is Right
On September 4, 1972, The Price Is Right premiered. This is a popular game show where contestants try to guess the prices of various products and win cash and prizes. The show is known for its catchy catchphrase “Come on down!” and its exciting games such as Plinko.
Nerdy Fact: The show’s ratings improved when Bob Barker stopped dyeing his hair and went gray in 1987.
On September 4, 1995, Xena: Warrior Princess premiered. This TV series follows the adventures of Xena, a former warlord who seeks redemption for her past sins by helping people in need. She is accompanied by her loyal friend Gabrielle, a bard who becomes a warrior herself. The show combines action, fantasy, and mythology in a historical setting.
Nerdy Fact: Xena was originally supposed to die after appearing in three episodes of Hercules, but the producers decided to give her a spin-off instead.
Where the Big Boys Play
On September 4, 1995, WCW Monday Nitro premiered. This popular and influential professional wrestling show aired on TNT until 2001, competing with WWF’s Monday Night Raw in a ratings war known as the “Monday Night Wars”. The show featured stars such as Hulk Hogan, Sting, Ric Flair, Goldberg, and the nWo faction.
Nerdy Fact: The final episode of Nitro was a shock to everyone. It aired on March 26, 2001, just days after WCW was purchased by WWF. The show featured a simulcast with Raw, where Vince McMahon announced that he had bought his competition and planned to shut it down. However, his son Shane McMahon appeared on Nitro and revealed that he had bought WCW instead, setting up the Invasion storyline. The final match on Nitro was between Sting and Ric Flair, two of WCW’s most iconic wrestlers.
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