Can you guess which one of us is the Nerdiest? (If you guess Bekah, you will REALLY want to to read this post) Which of us is a closet Trekkie? Which one of us attends Phish concerts? Which one of is ran an ‘Nsync Fan site?* It’s time to get to know each other a little better…
Breaking It Down – Fandom Style
25. Mad Men
Bekah: I’m the only one who thinks Don Draper got famous from Bridesmaids (I don’t watch Mad Men. I know. I’m a loser)
Nikki: From the Old Fashioned’s to the old fashioned hairdo’s, I’m a HUUUUGE fan of this show. Even though it used to give me major anxiety attacks (I worked in the industry), I can now sit back and enjoy every Jon Hamm infused minute. Sad Don Draper is one of my favorite memes.
Jamie: Despite working in advertising, I was totally late to this scene. Now I’m just a fan of Christina Hendricks’ assets.
24. Real Housewives
Bekah: I’m waiting for them to do a Real Housewives of backwoods Georgia starring Junebug (mother to Honey-Boo-Boo.) Then I’d definitely watch. But only if Sugar Bear got a spin-off.
Nikki: The only Housewives I watch is Jersey. Of course. I love every table flipping-low hairline-Juicy Joe moment of this terrible, terrible show.
Jamie: Do the Real Housewives of Disney count?
23. Lil B
Nikki: All I know is that the kids love him and I am old. Now let’s get hyphy.
Bekah: Did you say horny, Nikki?
22. Stephen Colbert
Bekah: I LOVE STEPHEN. But I love Jon Stewart more. Why isn’t he on this list?
Nikki: I don’t lay in bed and watch Stewart and Colbert at night with my husband. I am also single.
Jamie: Attended the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, but really my heart lies with Jon Stewart (yay – Jews).
Bekah: Phish makes me want to die. About as much as Nickleback or Limp Bizkit (are they still a thing?)
Nikki: I oddly know A LOT (3) of Phish fans but I could never in a gabillion years. I just don’t have what it takes to enjoy a 30 minute “jam” sesh in the middle of a Vermont field with obnoxious “hippies” nor do I possess the twirling skills.
Jamie: I attend all the live telecasts at the Regal Cinemas whenever they show Phish. I also am a pathological liar.
20. Kevin Smith
Bekah: He went to a Twilight premiere once which is SUPER weird. Yep. the only thing I really know about Kevin Smith is somehow Twilight related. I feel like there are a lot of people who might want to kill me for that….
Nikki: I enjoy that he “gets” it. I also love that I’ve seen him every year at Comic Con with all the plebs. I do, however, not “get” his jerseys or his cargo pants or those Jay and Silent Bob movies.
Jamie: Clerks was the go-to movie to be cool while talking to boys in college. Also taught the meaning of “Snowballing” to Bekah.
19. Insane Clown Posse
Nikki: My favorite time of year is the week after “The Gathering of the Juggalos” when all the unsuspecting journalists who went to “cover” the festival post all their ridiculous photos of the Juggalos and Juggettes. I mean really people, you are missing out if you haven’t seen these.
Jamie: Didn’t they show up one year at the MTV VMAs in skin masks? *throws up*
Bekah: Nikki, You are so much cooler than I am
18. Neil Gaiman
Nikki: I’ve SEEN Coraline, does that count?
Jamie: I’ve seen people tweet him on the twitters..
Bekah: I saw Coraline too! I’m cooler than I thought!
17. Bruce Springsteen
Bekah: PHILLY. I mean Jersey. Whatever. While I enjoy the ‘Merica songs he wrote that we can play on holidays I’m not like.. a fan. I’m pretty sure he did a song for the Jerry MaGuire soundtrack that I cried to A LOT as a teen. I cried A LOT as a teen, FYI.
Nikki: I don’t have the money, nor the east coast roots, nor the dad gene to be a Springsteen fan. Though I do love a good “Boss” song on the 4th of July. And he’s kinda hot. In that Dad with a dried up, beef jerky, body sorta way.
Jamie: Remember the video where Courtney Cox was pulled up on stage? I miss Friends.
Bekah: Wasn’t that at a Hootie & the Blowfish show?
16. True Blood
Bekah: I watched until it got weird. Which for me happened in the 2nd season (I know. It was barely weird then) but I still think fondly of that one scene where Bill & Sookie did it in a grave
Nikki: I read the books till Charlaine Harris described Bill Compton as driving a Buick and wearing a polo from Dillards and then I was out. She might as well have been describing my dad. I did enjoy the first three-ish seasons of the show though, until shit got weird. Like Fairies, aliens weird.
Jamie: I’m still watching and recently went through a two week – had no life – binge read of all the Sookie Stackhouse novels. (Hello, my name is Jamie and I binge read books.)
Bekah: EVERYONE IS A WINNER. Except for me, I was never a winner. And I think life will never be the same now that Oprah is gone from daytime TV- that timeslot that I ONLY watch if I’m home sick. Remember the episode with the Twi-moms?
Nikki: She’s always seemed pretty self righteous with a raging Messianic complex, so I could never get into her. Oprah also has a weird thing with John Travolta that I just can’t put my finger on.
Jamie: I like to pretend like I’m Oprah with my cats. YOU GET A TREAT! and YOU GET A TREAT! EVERYONE GETS A TREAT!
14. Star Trek
Bekah: That’s different than Star Wars, right?
Nikki: Ok, so I guess I’m a bit of a sideline Trekker. Growing up our babysitter was a BIG Trekkie, I mean, her cat was named T’Pring yall! So by proxy I grew up knowing a LOT about the Enterprise gang and Tribbles and Bones. I love the JJ Abrams reboot (Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto YALL!!!) AND if you’re looking for an AWESOME doc (not just on Star Trek but fandoms too), Trekkies is not to be missed. PS I Once rode an airport subway with Spock in Rome.
Jamie: I went to a local Comic Con solely for the purpose of seeing all the Star Trek captains. So yes, I will call myself a (lazy) Trekkie. I mean, I can’t speak Klingon or anything, but I have considered dressing up as Deanna Troi for Halloween.
Bekah: Am I the only one who doesn’t really get this show?
Nikki: Anything that Joel McHale and Donald Glover are apart of, I am a fan of.
Jamie: LOVE, love, LOVE Joel McHale. Community? I try, I really do.
12. Joss Whedon
Nikki:I didn’t watch Firefly OR Buffy but I did see the Avengers! What, we can’t be friends now???
Jamie:I bow at the feet of Joss Whedon. Really, there should be a subcategory here for Buffy, Firefly and Dr. Horrible. I AM A FANGIRL. Yes, I am.
11. Tyler Perry
Bekah: I just heard an interview with him on NPR and he sounded much more intelligent than the people I’ve seen him portray in commercials.
Nikki: Hallalujer. That’s about all I know about Tyler Perry. And that he likes to dress up as old women.
Jamie: There that one movie of his where the wife gets ultimate revenge on her ex-husband. That’s all I got on this one.
Later this week, we’ll break down the top 10 fandoms according to Vulture and reveal ourselves as either bigger nerds or even more clueless.
Let your freak flag fly and share which fandoms from this list you are a part of!
*Note: The ‘Nsync fandom has NOTHING to do with this post, however I bet you can guess who it is.