You may remember that we were unable to live blog the excellent Episode 5: Nuclear Nerd Games that aired last week. But we are back! This Friday (airing on Feb 25th at 9/8C on TBS) we are live blogging Episode 6: Murder at Nerdvana. We’re going to begin by recapping Episode 5 – you know, just to make sure we’re all on the same page. If you’re a superfan and don’t need a recap, scroll down to the live blog.
Episode 5 begins with the Nerds regrouping after the loss of LARPer Ori – there is some conversation about making Amanda’s babies cosplay costumes, but since I have forgotten who Amanda is and never knew she had babies, it’s completely irrelevant.
The Nerd War is all about party games. There is also a random cardboard box that we later find out contained Penn Jillette and Rachelle Lefevre – who IMDB tells me was in Twilight. Lily makes a good point though: if we went to cool parties, we probably wouldn’t be nerds. Also, we wouldn’t be live blogging this teevee show on Friday nights. Plus, whoever wants to say Settlers of Catan isn’t a party game can go suck it.
Now, the nerds have settled into completely random “study” for random games that have not been named. This is very annoying for those of us at home who are also easily fixated, because it’s totally ARBITRARY.
The first round of the actual party games is Name That Nerd. It’s basically Ellen’s Heads Up! (which is based on a game some call Celebrity). Colby and Ben were the Nerds on the Spot, but it was totally a tie. Which seems…convenient.
The second round of party games is Pic-So-Nerdy.Basically Pictionary but all the clues are nerd related. Colby is very concerned that he will not do well at this game, because his brain doesn’t work this way. Overall, I am very impressed, because the montage nature seems to indicate that many of the nerds are stupid good at this game. While I love a good game of Pictionary, it is not my strength. Again, they are supposedly tied.
The third round: Panto-nerd. Heh. Charades on national television it is, jerks. One day, your kids are going to be MORTIFIED. The most notable performance is Colby writhing on the floor trying to act out Alien. The most bizarre: Heather the neuroscientist tries to get them to answer the Neverending Story by pantomiming a baby, because apparently Amanda named her loin-product (a term we are now stealing) after a character in the book? A little confusing. Also up for grabs, how did you get Firefly from making finger hearts? The Blue Team won, because My Little Pony.
And now it is weird alliance time, except I’m totally face blind to all of these people so I don’t remember who was allied. There is much suspense about who will compete in the Nerd Off.
Colby was fragged by his own team and then Heather was shockingly nominated. But again, I have no idea why that was shocking. I now see why I SUCK at games. I am not good at strategery. I can’t even follow other people’s strategery.
The Nerd Off is a word jumble with some sort of dystopian future theme. The letters for the word jumble are hiding in pretend biohazard slime. Heather may have made a terrible choice. Instead of actually trying to solve the jumble, she has first collected every single letter. But, perhaps that tactic will pay off? Colby is one letter short and he can not find it anywhere. Because it fell on the ground and is disguised by slime. The tension is HIGH. It’s anyone’s game.
The final answer was…Manhattan Project.But Colby can’t spell – and seriously, without spell check we could have screwed it up too. Luckily, he was able to correct his spelling mistake before Heather was able solve the original puzzle. Colby stays and Heather goes. Many Nerds are sad. Nerdspeed, Heather. Nerdspeed.
But we can’t be too sad, because now it is almost time for Episode 6: Murder at Nerdvana. Perhaps you should grab yourself a glass of Arbor Mist and ginger ale and settle in for this week’s episode. wOOt! Use the comments to join in on the fun.