Emory University gets revenge on the 'Nerds'

94359__nerds_lAttention, Nerds: Emory University is now nerd-free. You are not welcome there. Take your anti-jock jibes and hi-tech robot sprinklers elsewhere.

Yup, Emory has belated decided it doesn’t want the Revenge of the Nerds remake filming on its campus. Possibly something about raunchiness? (VHS technology has not yet come to Emory: They had no way of vetting the original, pictured, for inapproriate content.) Anyway, all’s well with this new development… except that much of the film has already been shot. Yike. It’s as if Ogre were just made Dean or something.

College PopWatchers, this is your moment. It’s time to draft a petition. You’re college students, you ought to be good at that. Here’s the angle: Below, I want you to tell me (and thus, the world, and also Canada) why your educational institution deserves to host Booger and Co. in their new incarnation. Be brief, be literate, be nerdy, and please, please, PLEASE use the phrase "hair pie."

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  • Seriously? OMG! WTF?

    Revenge of the Nerds might not get remade?

    Fox Atomics reason for the redo I dont completely understand for Christs sake, there were about fifty other better films, worthy of a remake, released the same year but nonetheless, Ill still be front row centre fo…

  • Josh

    Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. It’s small but pretty, with a statue of a viking with a sword by his side. Viewed from the right angle, it looks like the viking has a protrusion…

  • Michelle

    They filmed the original at the University of Arizona…they could have gone back. But I’m a little biased, because I go there…

  • Hoya fan

    Georgetown University, Washington, DC. We’ve been the site of such varied films as The Exorcist and St. Elmo’s Fire. The Exorcist steps alone should be good for at least a few jokes. We don’t have frats. Or should I say, we don’t have Greek frats. Rather, our “fraternities” consist of a business school fraternity, Jewish fraternity, and community service fraterntiy, to name a few. How nerdy is that? They all like to drink, and if they’re not throwing a party, chances are the baseball team, swim team, or pep band will be throwing one. Yes, I said pep band, and they’re parties are routinely huge. Plus, we’re a Jesuit school, so we have priests living and teaching on campus, and they’re all insanely cool. They can outdrink most students and are routinely invited to parties (and sometimes show up). Also, we’re in DC, the seat of our government and home to MANY nerds. I mean, the possibilities are endless.

  • Joslyn

    University of CT in Storrs. Sure, we’re known as a former VoAg school that now kicks a** at basketball. That’s your jock quotient right there. But did you also know we are one of only two institutions in the country to offer a BFA and MFA in Puppetry? They were not making that up on Who’s the Boss. It’s true and I defy you to name a nerdier major than puppetry.

  • Eric

    SFSU aka SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY!! its so uncool it doesnt even have a football team, the gym is smaller than my high school gym, and the library is huge for no apparent reason. The school’s Cesar Chavez center is filled with nerds playing video games and pool. any more questions?

  • Nose

    I am not proposing that any university let them film a remake of Revenge of the Nerds because WHY do they need to remake this movie???? WHY??!!!! This is getting way out of hand. While this was a hilarious movie, please let it stay in the 80s where it belongs!

  • Rebecca

    Carnegie Mellon University is the school that hosts freaks and geeks…I think we have a winner

  • shana

    I agree, it should be made on the same campus as the original, University of Arizona in Tuscon, yeah baby! Go wildcats!

  • Jane

    It must be shot at San Diego State University. San Diego has a thriving film industry so they have the resources, the manpower, and the experience. “Bring It On” and Veronica Mars was shot on the SDSU campus so you know we have enough beautiful people to walk around in the background. If you’re looking for nerds, check out the freaks in the tv/film major or the grad students in the Comm. Dept. Plus, our local nickname is STD-SU. C’MON!!!!!
    And if you insist…hair pie.

  • Evan

    “Booger and co.” Nope. I’ve read the script. No Booger, No Ogre. All new characters.

  • Stephanie

    Then this is not a remake. Or, the writers could not get permission to use names of the original characters.

  • Ralph B

    Washington University in St. Louis, one of the other schools in the Nerdy 9 conference that includes Emory and Carnegie Mellon. There’s the gigantic bunny statue in the middle of campus. The requisite fraternity row. And we also have great “robster craws.”

  • Alex

    Speaking as an Atlanta native, I though Emory was an inspired choice. But if you’ve got to film elsewhere, there’s a giant horde of nerds across town at Georgia Tech!

  • Stephanie

    Bunny Statute? OK. That’s beyond strange. Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus has a sculpture that sort of resembles an abstract Rubics Cube. That’s kinda nerdy.

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