Beat the Geeks (2001–2002)

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Beat the Geeks is a game show where contestants must match their knowledge against the geeks. The three main geeks of each episode are the TV geek, Movie geek and Music geek. Each episode ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Co-Host (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Marc Edward Heuck ...
 Movie Geek (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paul Goebel ...
 TV Geek (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Andy Zax ...
 Music Geek (10 episodes, 2002)
J. Keith van Straaten ...
 Himself - Host (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Blaine Capatch ...
 Host (9 episodes, 2002)


Beat the Geeks is a game show where contestants must match their knowledge against the geeks. The three main geeks of each episode are the TV geek, Movie geek and Music geek. Each episode as a geek who specializes in a different field such as Star Wars, comic books, KISS, or the Sopranos. The contestants get easier questions than the geeks and must accrue the most points to make it to the final round. Written by FMJ_Joker

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You teased them in school, threw spitballs at them and gave them atomic wedgies. Now it's their turn.


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On Howard Stern's radio program (July 1, 2002), Mark Cronin guest starred to plug the second season of Beat The Geeks. In honor, Howard Stern played an on-air version of the show. Two contestants played for $10,000 and challenged different geeks. 'Stuttering' John Melendez was the Star Wars Geek, Gary Dell'Abate was the Rock 'n Roll Geek, Artie Lange was the Sports Geek, and Howard Stern was the Superman Geek. Vinnie Favale served as Host. See more »


Blaine: First you have to survive the toss up round, hands over your buzzers, the first one to buzz in with the correct answer will get 10 points and the chance to go up against a geek. Now here's how the follow up works. If you beat the geek you get ten points. If he beats you, you get knocked back 5.
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28 September 2003 | by (America) – See all my reviews

I liked this show, it was kind of funny, had some interesting questions. The concept was there were three geeks always on the show and a guest geek. The three main geeks were the TV Geek, the Movie Geek and the Music Geek, then there was a guest geek, the Simpsons Geek, the James Bond Geek, the Star Trek Geek and a few others. Three contestants would try to challenge these geeks and prove they had more knowledge of the various subjects. There was a round where the geeks were directly challenged, which were always fun, but there was something missing from this show.

First of all the host of this show was real stupid. His name was Keith van Straaten, he was real stiff and awkward. Tiffany, the co-host of the show, the Beat the Geeks version of Vanna White was fair, but she added very little. The Geeks themselves were very funny. The problem with the show was it was so dark, too much like Who Wants to be a Millionaire in that sense.

The prizes were real stupid too, all you got was some collection of Trauma Horror movies, or maybe a home entertainment system. There was not much incentive to go on this show, which might have been part of the reason it was taken off the air. If the show was reformatted a little bit, not so dark and a little more humor involved, a good host, it might have been better, but it was taken off the air in 2002. Still if you get a chance to watch it, it won't be too bad.

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