If you haven’t noticed, most of the characters in Judd Apatow movies are nerdy white guys. Some of them are your classic D&D nerds, while others are nerdy about weed or comedy. Regardless of what their nerd qualifications are, they’re all dorks. When you look all of the Judd Apatow characters in a row, you don’t just see a mixed bag of Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill staring back at you, but a mélange of various interests that, when obsessed over in the way that the characters from Apatow’s films themselves would, can make someone extremely nerdy. It doesn’t matter if the characters are massive sports fans or potheads, their singular focus is what lifts them up to the rarified air of dork status. Your task, should you accept it, is to rank all of Judd Apatow’s nerdy white guys.
It’s obvious even from Apatow’s earliest endeavors that he has a soft spot for nerds. This fact is most evident when you watch Freaks and Geeks. But even in his most recent Netflix series, Love, he takes great pains to paint the lovable nerds that pepper the show in fine brush strokes, showing the viewer that no nerd is exactly the same. Do you have a favorite nerd from Judd Apatow’s stable of loveable losers? If you’re not sure, reconnect with all of the nerdy sweethearts on this list of every nerdy white guy in a Judd Apatow movie.Vote up the nerdiest of Apatow’s nerdy white guys, then leave a comment about why the characters on this list are actually cool and not nerdy at all!
TV Show: Freaks and Geeks
Nerd Street Cred: Consistently picked last in gym.
Nerd Street Cred: He gave himself a nickname.
Movie: The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Nerd Street Cred: His huge action figure and comic book collection.
Nerd Street Cred: He reads The Goon.