Revenge of the Nerds (1984) Poster


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Followed by 

Remade as 

Revenge of the Nerds (1991) (TV Short)
TV pilot based almost entirely on the movie.

Edited into 

Lizzie McGuire: Election (2001) (TV Episode)
A photoshopped still of Lewis from "Revenge of the Nerds" is inserted into the episode as a flashback to Sam McGuire's A.V days (both Sam and Lewis are played by actor Robert Carradine)


Leave It to Beaver (1957) (TV Series)
Mission: Impossible (1966) (TV Series)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Stan is wearing Darth Vader's mask.
Game of Death (1978)

Referenced in 

Dallas: Revenge of the Nerd (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: La Bamba/The Whistle Blower/Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise/Jean De Florette (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Revenge of the Nerds II" review.
Remote Control (1988)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Teen Witch (1989)
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Unearthly (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: No, he was in Revenge of the Nerds.
The Simpsons: Homer Goes to College (1993) (TV Episode)
Homer shouts "NEEERRRD!" at the first nerd he spots at Springfield University, in the same manner the jocks in this film do.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Blood Is Thicker Than Mud (1993) (TV Episode)
"Revenge of the Nerds Part Six".
Airheads (1994)
Step by Step: Revenge of the Nerd (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Legend: Revenge of the Herd (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Springfield's Most Wanted (1995) (TV Short)
The phrase "Revenge of the Nerd" appears in Martin's dossier.
Family Matters: Revenge of the Nerd (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Iron Giant (1999)
One kid insults Hogarth, "Poindexter."
The Simpsons: E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) (1999) (TV Episode)
"Curtis 'Booger' Armstrong" (Curtis Armstrong) is credited as the Scarlet Pimpernel in "The Poke of Zorro."
Chump Change (2000)
This movie is listed on the marquee as the 2nd part of a double feature. The first part is "The Poseidon Adventure."
Dinosaur (2000)
Scary Movie (2000)
The Brotherhood (2001) (Video)
One of the characters says he has seen it one too many times
Slap Her, She's French! (2002)
reference to Pointdexter, character from Revenge of the Nerds
Lizzie McGuire: You're a Good Man, Lizzie McGuire (2002) (TV Episode)
Sam McGuire's mathlete flashback is a still from Robert Carradine's role in "Revenge of the Nerds"
School of Rock (2003)
For the battle of the bands scene Nerdy Keyboard player Lawrences hair is styled to look like Poindexters hair in music scene from Revenge Of The Nerds.
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
one-sheet poster displayed
George Lopez: Sk8erboyz (2004) (TV Episode)
Benny says "I've seen this movie before" and chants "Nerds...nerds...nerds!"
Hitch (2005)
list of movies in Albert's notebook
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
John Landis mentions this movie.
The Graveyard (2006) (Video)
(said by a girl as boys drive up) "Oh, no. It's 'revenge of the nerds'."
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
The "Revenge of the Nerds" theme plays when the Nerd clique chase you in Bully.
Evil Bong (2006)
(said to nerd) " 'Revenge of the Nerds 12' called."
Psych: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast (2007) (TV Episode)
Jules mentions the Omega Moos, a soroity from Revenge of the Nerds.
Law & Order: Bling (2007) (TV Episode)
Isaac Krantz going from being unpopular in high school to finding success in the jewelry business is compared to it.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Last Day (2007) (TV Episode)
Before the opening credits begin, the narrator says "Stay tuned for 'Revenge of the nerd'."
Veronica Mars: The Bitch Is Back (2007) (TV Episode)
Veronica says that Mac is like one of the nerds from the movie.
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) (Video)
In order to join a ferternity, Edgar was forced to have sex with a sheep.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 - The Criminal Projective (2008) (Video Game)
Tri-Lambda Penitentiary, or nerd prison, is a reference to Lambda Lambda Lambda
How I Met Your Mother: Benefits (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ted
Supernatural: After School Special (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
A version of the song "Burning Down the House" is played at the frat party attended by Sam's nerdy friends. The same song is played under similar circumstances in "Revenge of the Nerds"
Tosh.0: Worst Best Man Speech (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #9.7 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sonia Kruger when introducing Mark Wilson.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.55 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Hollywood Squares"
The Cleveland Show: Love Rollercoaster (2010) (TV Episode)
"Omega Moo" mentioned
The Office: The Delivery: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Michael says, "Don't you get revenge on me, nerd!" to Nick, the IT guy.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Knight and Day/I Am Love/The Killer Inside Me (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says Dudley 'Booger' Dawson appears in "Risky Business"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Dinner for Schmucks/Charlie St. Cloud/Get Low (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen on Dinner for Schmucks: "This should do for schmucks what Revenge of the Nerds did for nerds."
Bond of Silence (2010) (TV Movie)
guess during charades
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Landis (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Landis
Brad Tries...: Brad Tries Four Loko (2010) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions the scene where a character eats Cheerios with beer.
The Simpsons: The Fool Monty (2010) (TV Episode)
"As a nerd I understand your need for revenge"
Hollywood's Top Ten: Sweet Revenge (2010) (TV Episode)
One of Lynda's honorable mention picks for best revenge movie
The Simpsons: The Scorpion's Tale (2011) (TV Episode)
The pharmaceutical company mistakenly airlifts the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity house into the research area.
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Rules of Engagement: Bros Before Nodes (2011) (TV Episode)
Numerous references throughout when Curtis Armstrong is on-screen
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
The Christmas Tree salesmen were named Lamar and Latrell. There was a Lamar Latrell in 'Revenge of the Nerds'
Raising Hope: The Men of New Natesville (2011) (TV Episode)
Sabrina mentions this movie
Conan: Operation Orgy: Journey to Coitus Cove (2012) (TV Episode)
Jordan Peele refers to the gay guy from Revenge of the Nerds
Bunheads: Movie Truck (2012) (TV Episode)
Sasha: "What are we, 'Revenge of the Nerds'?!"
How I Met Your Mother: The Final Page: Part One (2012) (TV Episode)
Ted mentions the movie by name.
King of the Nerds (2013) (TV Series)
Title and cast member connection
The Roast of the Angry Video Game Nerd (2013) (Video)
Mentioned by Doug Walker.
The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2013) (TV Episode)
"It was about computers and virgins? I already saw that movie, it was called"
The Big Review: Comics and College (2013) (TV Episode)
The film was discussed in the college movie segment.
Eastbound & Down: Chapter 24 (2013) (TV Episode)
When Kenny Powers is dancing with a toy robot, the robot is playing "They're So Incredible" by Revenge. This is the song featured during the nerds' skit in the talent show.
Unzipping Body Bags (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Doll Killer (2013)
A character references the film when telling a joke
The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) (TV Episode)
"Most of this is clearly a montage for the climax of Revenge of the Nerds."
King of the Nerds: Trek Wars (2014) (TV Episode)
Robert Carradine mentions this movie by name
Suburgatory: About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing (2014) (TV Episode)
Lisa mentions "Poindexter on the violin".
House of Lies: Brinkmanship (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
American Dad!: Introducing the Naughty Stewardesses (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Snot (voiced by Curtis Armstrong) when he says he never saw the movie, even though Armstrong appeared in the movie as Booger.
Supernatural: Stairway to Heaven (2014) (TV Episode)
Metatron is called a nerd. Metatron is played by Curtis Armstrong who was in the cast of the older film.
Honest Trailers: Top Gun (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night of the Creeps (2014) (TV Episode)
"It's got a little bit of Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds in it."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Charlie Day/Jeff Musial/Darius Rucker (2015) (TV Episode)
A wrong guess by Charlie Day in the 5-Second Summaries game
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael Strahan/Olivia Munn/Mark & Jay Duplass (2015) (TV Episode)
Mark & Jay Duplass mention movies they watched as kids when HBO showed R-rated movies in the afternoon
Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) (TV Episode)
DVD seen
CollegeHumor Originals: Wacky Hijinx from 80s Comedies Were Mostly Rape (2015) (TV Episode)
The guys take prank ideas from the movie.
Ted 2 (2015)
Library dancing scene homages this film, and the song was also in RotN.
Honest Game Trailers: Until Dawn (2015) (TV Episode)
RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection (2015) (Video)
Kevin: "Maybe we can watch a movie about cooler college students, like 'Revenge of the Nerds'."
The Cinema Snob: The Passion of the Christ (2015) (TV Episode)
"This would be a great double feature with Revenge of the Nerds."
Grandfathered: The Biter (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kirk.
The Goldbergs: Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone? (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dave Kim.
Traceroute (2016)
drawing of main characters
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.84 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe when Issa Schultz is introduced as one of the possible Chasers.
Motive: Foreign Relations (2016) (TV Episode)
Angie mentions the movie by name.
Portlandia: Carrie Dates a Hunk (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Fred's mom
The Goldbergs: So Swayze It's Crazy (2017) (TV Episode)
Booger is mentioned.
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Cinematic Excrement: Iron Eagle (2017) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings it up as a film Larry B. Scott was in.
The Cinema Snob: Hi-Tops (2017) (TV Episode)
"And then Lambda Lambda Lambda lost the homecoming competition and the Alpha Betas killed them!"
The Goldbergs: Revenge O' The Nerds (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the VHS tapes Adam wants to rent from the video store.
Honest Trailers: Stranger Things (2017) (TV Episode)
This Is Us: Toby (2018) (TV Episode)
Poster in young Toby's room
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Onward to Weird Hedgehogs (2018) (TV Episode)
Pokematic calls Monsters University "Revenge of the Nerds, only G!"


Spacemaster X-7 (1983) (Video Game)
Wormser plays this game on the TV in the gym.

Featured in 

A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out (1992) (TV Movie)
During the rapping portion of "Sex Farm", David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) says "Oh no, not the "Moos", which is a line spoken by 'Booger (Curtis Armstrong) when told that the girls from the Omega Moos fraternity will be their guests at the fraternity party meant to impress the 'Lambda Lambda Lambda' council.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1984 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Black in the 80s: Color in Film (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips are refenced in the documentary.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Nerds (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are featured
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
"You're Not Going to Get Away With This" segment
WatchMojo: Top 10 House Party Movies (2012) (TV Episode)
Revenge of the Nerds is #3.
Videofobia: The Apple (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults (2014) (TV Episode)
Douchbag is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Pranks (2014) (TV Episode)
Medicated Jock Straps gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 College-Themed Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Revenge of the Nerds is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters with Girls Way Out of Their League (2016) (TV Episode)
Lewis Skolnick is #6 with Betty Childs.
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #2 (2016) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown
The Goldbergs: Revenge O' The Nerds (2017) (TV Episode)
Adam and his friends watch it on TV.
The '90s Greatest: The Internet Revolution (2018) (TV Episode)
Features clips from the film
Best of the Worst: Carnivore, HauntedWeen, and Black Roses (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Funniest Movie Insults of All Time (2019) (TV Episode)
But That's in Ohio is #9.
Voxday Darkstream: What Is Gamma? (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown to illustrate the personality of a gamma.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Dance Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Poindexter Smokes Weed gets an honorable mention.


Papillon (1973)

Spoofed in 

Revenge of the Babes (1986)
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Adult movie at store: "Revenge of the Turds"
Family Guy: Don't Make Me Over (2005) (TV Episode)
The scene where they attempt to fix up the bar is just like the one in Revenge of the Nerds when the Lambdas fix up their house -- including the same song as used in the movie
Another Gay Movie (2006)
shower cam/"We have bush!" said (in a gay context)
Totally Awesome (2006) (TV Movie)
"angry coach" who is actually happy
SuperNews!: Revenge of the Nerds (2007) (TV Episode)
Spoofs the characters and situations of this movie.
The Simpsons: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times (2007) (TV Episode)
Lisa's story in the episode spoofs this film.
Robot Chicken: Boo Cocky (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nerds' wacky antics face real-life consequences
Family Guy: Peter's Progress (2009) (TV Episode)
The talent show scene.
American Dad!: Home Adrone (2009) (TV Episode)
When the boys play with the paper crane, the Japanese version of the song "Daisy, Daisy" sung by actor Brian Tochi's character Toshiro Takashi is heard
Official Revenge of the Nerds Parody (2011) (Video)
Porn parody.
The Goldbergs: Revenge O' The Nerds (2017) (TV Episode)
Scenes reenacted by Adam and his friends.
Saturday Night Live: Jason Momoa/Mumford & Sons (2018) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Day of the Dorks'
Revenge on the Nerds
The title is a nod to Revenge of the Nerds, and the movie satirizes it.

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