Are you ready for another Friday night of King of the Nerds awesomeness? We are! Well, I am. I am sad to say that my trusty companion, Not So Silent Partner, has abandoned me, so I am flying solo tonight!
I am also losing the peach bubbly and returning to the trusty Bartles & Jaymes – you should totally pick some up. They are delicious.
So, before we get caught up in the newness of the evening, let us first have a quick recap of last week’s episode, The Gods Are Angry.
Last week’s episode was all about history. Do you know how pissed off Brian from Season 2 is about that? Well, neither do we – but he should be ticked. He should write a sternly worded letter about that for sure.
Also, it does occur to us that locating Brian isn’t quite the same as unmasking Batman. We probably could have asked him if he was annoyed by this. Well, we wouldn’t want to let facts get in the way of a good story.
Anywho, getting back to the episode at hand: The team challenge was building a small boat, travelling the treacherous seas/swimming pool, and then answering a math based riddle, to unlock a crown, and then get back across the swimming pool to place the crown upon the head of a statue.
This seemed less history and more swimming/math oriented, but I guess the setting was historic? Either way…the nerds did less well than expected. Several people drowned during the Nerdgatta and were forever lost to the dismal swells of the swimming pool. Kidding! They just swam to the side of the pool. But then Kaitlin forgot how to Math, which was just so unfortunate. I mean it wasn’t like big girl math, it was algebra, so we were sad for her. And Jonathon. Who is a mathematician who also forgot how to do math.
The Blue Team with the name I can’t spell lost the challenge. Which meant that Kaitlin got voted through to the elimination round, again. Because she is too awesome for the Green team to leave in the game.
Todd totally lost his shit during the night of celebration at Nerdvana and said some really obnoxious things. And yes, they were super obnoxious. Think more Real Housewives than Top Chef. And realistically, King of the Nerds is pretty non-confrontational for reality teevee – which made it seem even worse. And so, Todd was also voted in to the elimination round.
The elimination round was barely comprehensible to those that actually watched it: you had to match an object on a pedestal to the God, Goddess, Fairy Tale, or Legendary figure named by Robert and Curtis.
There was also a sumo wrestler. No idea why.
Todd thought he was going to be incredible, but it turns out that knowing the origin stories of Marvel Superheroes does not tell you the stories of the aforementioned figures. And so Todd lost. Literally everyone was thrilled to see him go – the cast, the crew, the hosts and the viewers. (Also that is totally made up, but I have to assume it to be true because Todd acted like a freakin’ jerk.)
And so, with the unpleasantness of fake history week over with, we come to Episode 4: Do They Choose Wisely…Or Poorly?
Join in on the comments and save me from myself!
Side note: I do not get to drink delicious Bartles & Jaymes because I was out drinking excellent mixed drinks at The Mill, NE with our illustrious Editress Snipy and I can not hold my liquor.