17 Comedies That Feature That One Nerd (You Know The One)
Jesse Heiman is perhaps the most popular extra in Hollywood. If you've ever seen a TV show or movie that needs a nerd, you've most likely already seen him. Over the years Jesse has racked up a massive number of background work, with his face popping up in some pretty funny places. Let's see how many comedies are apart of the JCU (Jesse Cinematic Universe).
Austin Powers in Goldmember
At one point Jesse was a classmate of Dr. Evil, Austin Powers, Basil Exposition, and Number 2. Could this mean that he is canonically also a trained agent?
Jesse has gone to school… a lot. Here he is in his fraternity Lambda Epsilon Omega. These images are starting to feel more and more like the last shot in The Shining.
Grounded For Life
A few years later he's out of college and back in high school… in the 80's! Is it possible Jesse is some kind of immortal God-like being? A celestial oracle to warn us that golden comedy is in your presence?
Drake And Josh
Jesse was spotted watching Drake & Josh sing “Soul Man” from The Blues Brothers at a talent show. A scene that had every kid watching say, “I don't know what this is referencing at all.”
Did you know that Jesse auditioned for American Idol at the same time as Lieutenant Jim Dangle? In this universe do you think Jesse went on to win the gold? Perhaps in another JCU movie, we'll learn he's as big as Carrie Underwood.
My Name Is Earl
Jesse is BACK in high school, baby! This time he can be seen in My Name Is Earl, as a part of Randy's terrible football team.
Jesse Heiman is also seen here in Arrested Development watching Maeby's new movie. I will now be on the watch for any future films where Jesse may have a frozen banana.
The Mindy Project
Finally we know how Jesse makes his money when he's not time traveling or in school. He works at a movie theater making yummy popcorn. Add this to the fan wiki pronto.
Big Bang Theory
Is it any surprise that Jesse belongs in the Big Bang Theory universe? He's in a few episodes of the show, and it's good to know he has a group of close friends.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Here we can see that Jesse either lives in L.A., or perhaps was visiting for business or pleasure. He also likes to partake in ice cream in his spare time apparently.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Jesse is a fan of the arts! This scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshall solidifies Jesse in yet another audience member position. He's going to plays, movies, and teen talent shows all the time. Way to support, Jesse!
Honestly I'm not sure about the context of this scene from Monk. I think it's safe to assume Jesse is a fan of aliens, or perhaps an alien himself. This would help explain the time traveling, and the best place for an alien to hide would be in plain sight.
How I Met Your Mother
On Valentine's Day, Jesse and his friend offered to take some ladies out on the town for hot dogs on this episode of How I Met Your Mother. Robin refers to them as "White Urkels," unaware of the power that stands before her.
Parks and Rec
Ok we can now canonically say that Jesse is FROM Pawnee, Indiana. In this episode of Parks and Rec, it's said that putting your mouth over the entire water fountain is a quark specific to Pawnee. I need to add more thumbtacks and red string to my board.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
We now know thanks to his appearance in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia that Jesse is a fan of the game “Techpocalypse”. We also now know he is not afraid of entering Charlie and Frank's apartment. They should be afraid of HIM entering it.
Jesse can play the trombone! “This one time at band camp, I met an immortal God named Jesse Heiman who told me exactly when and how I'd die.”
To add a little more confusion to the end of this list, let it be known that according to The Goldbergs, Jesse was also in college in the 80's. But hey, if you were immortal, wouldn't you want to go back to college too?
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