Just because some legendary romps ignore the connection between the heeby and the geeky—as Wormser can attest—that doesn’t mean audiences don’t notice. So hats off to the readers of Stuck in the ’80s for their kosher results in this week’s survey of favorite movie nerds.
Some nerds are more dubiously Jewy than others (i.e. Duckie), but the readers manage to include plenty of Semitic spazoids. It’s disappointing, though, that Sweetchuck didn’t get to join the ranks of iconic Jew nerddom alongside Fast Times’ Ratner and Ghostbusters’ Egon; then again, he could be Polak.