Warning: Program only suitable for FCC-designated safe harbor (10PM to 6AM).
You know, it's a funny thing... For the past few years in a row, I played this show on the weekend DragonCon was going on, so I never heard it. It was cribbed from a disc of mp3s that Doc Ellis had slipped me. Well, I blew the dust off it to play it for DCon this year--only to find that all this time, it was mislabeled! It hasn't been the NERDS Show at ALL! So this show hasn't been played in AGES. And it's a pity, because the "good" doktors knocked themselves the fuck OUT for this one! This is one of the finest episodes of "Bob"'s SlackTime Funhouse ever aired, and it showcases the Doktors themselves in a piece they wrote and performed that will make you split a frickin' gut. But don't worry, they have a stapler to get you back together.
Yes! The NERDS Show! Doc P. Ellis and Doktor Bugbladder make no pretense of their origins--yes, they were the spawn of comic books, RPGs, sci-fi conventions...all that good stuff. So it gives them a unique perspective as they engage in this psychosociological dissection of the World of the Nerd. Bugsy adds the sonic textures that underlay Doc Ellis's lecture, "Nerds vs Eggheads: Into the Next Cycle." Then, assisted by infrequent Guest Doktor Dr. T. Nitus, the Institute presents an elaborate, wicked, and totally spot-on play about gaming, gamers, and the gamemasters who get gamey with them in their "Youth Encounter Situational Therapy Session." Toss in a little Leonard Nimoy and some even more excruciating filking...you think I'm kidding? You'll know I'm not when your next earworm is "Filking in the U.S.A.," buster.