Ted McGinley, who plays the Alpha-Beta quarterback, was a regular on the popular ABC sitcom "Happy Days" from 1980 to 1984 when the series was cancelled.
The Alpha Beta jocks' ever-agressive coach was played by John Goodman
, best known as Roseanne's husband on the hit sitcom "Roseanne."
Director Jeff Kanew
also directed Anthony Edwards the would-be suspense thriller "Gotcha
" in 1985 and went on to direct Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas in the 1986 gangster comedy "Tough Guys."
Revenge of the Nerds is mentioned in the film American Splendor (which came out in 2003 I think) - the main characters of American Splendor go to see Revenge of the Nerds and discuss it on the ride home afterwards!
Contributed by: Nick Robalik
The "concert" scene in ROTN isn't a parody of Devo - it's a parody of the older, and in my opinion much better, German, Industrial Techno act Kraftwerk, who - unike Devo - had their instruments strapped around their neck in the same fashion as the "nerds" in this movie. While the jumpsuits are decidedly Devo, as Kraftwerk usually wore fairly nice, conservative suits while performing, on more than one occasion they wore one-piece silver jumpsuits, much like the yellow jumpsuits in ROTN.
Contributed by: Kevin Allustiarti And Eric Snively
Robert Carradine, the actor who plays Louis was also the father in the Disney Channel show, "Lizzie McGuire" and the QB Jock is the neighbor of everyone's favorite American family in the show, 'Married with Children'.
(Booger) later played "the Voice", a DJ at a radio station in an episode of "That 70's Show".
Curtis has also played a store clerk on icarly on the nickelodeon channel with miranda cosgrove. he was selling pirate movies. check it out.
Ted McGinley was a regular on "Love Boat" at the end of its run.
Curtis Armstrong (Booger) also starred in "One Crazy Summer" and "Better off Dead" with John Cusack and also in "Risky Business", then later played a small part in Huck Finn as well as a character in the Bruce Willis series "Moonlighting". More recently, he played a parking lot security guard in "Van Wilder."
Contributed by: 80'sRocked
When Revenge of the Nerds was released worldwide, Danish captioners decided that the traditional word for a nerd, "kvat," wasn't good enough anymore. So in honor of the film's launch, a new word was added to the Danish language, "nord," which replaced the old term and still remains in the Danish lexicon today.
Ted McGinley played on "Married with Children" as Marcy's 2nd husband.
Donald Gibb, who played Ogre, starred alongside Jean Claude Van Damme in the 1988 film Bloodsport.
Contributed by: javamonkey
A Parody of the Lambda house clean up montage can be seen in The Family Guy where Peter, Joe, Quagmire and Cleveland clean up their bar, The Drunken Clam. The song "One Foot In Front of the Other" is used as they ineptly clean up the Clam.
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All-time base stealer in the MLB, Ricky Henderson, is in the line of 'protective' Tri Lambs, at the end of the Homecoming Carnival.