'Big Bang Theory' allegedly makes nerds cool again

Love or hate <a href="http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/the-big-bang-theory/EP00931182">"The Big Bang Theory,"</a> its take on nerd culture is somewhat divisive. When Suchin Pak said that the series has made nerds cool again, star Johnny Galecki seemed not to be entirely on board with the idea. "Everyone claims to be a nerd or a dork or a geek," he said. "At events like this, a beautiful woman will come up to me and say, 'I used to be a nerd,' and I'll be like, 'No you weren't.'"
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--<i><a href="http://www.twitter.com/terri_schwartz">Terri Schwartz</a>, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2it</a></i>
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Love or hate "The Big Bang Theory," its take on nerd culture is somewhat divisive. When Suchin Pak said that the series has made nerds cool again, star Johnny Galecki seemed not to be entirely on board with the idea. "Everyone claims to be a nerd or a dork or a geek," he said. "At events like this, a beautiful woman will come up to me and say, 'I used to be a nerd,' and I'll be like, 'No you weren't.'"

--Terri Schwartz, Zap2it

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