You can bet that if there was a size bigger than "Big Gulp" those TV execs would have made Brian Posehn hold it.
Most of the stuff I've talked about so far isn't necessarily bad, as it is just an early version of something you're already familiar with. They were required steps to get to the things we all love. Super Nerds is different. It is genuinely awful and shouldn't have been made. Imagine if The Big Bang Theory was somehow less funny, and every character was Sheldon but with more social disorders. That's Super Nerds.
Seriously, the very first joke involves making fat puns about costumed Star Wars characters. They show "Fat Vader" eating glazed donuts off his lightsaber and then play the laugh track. Super Nerds is what someone currently wiping their ass with an issue of Uncanny X-Men thinks both nerds and comedy are.
"Congratulations, you got the part! You'll be playing Princess Leia Or-Fat-A. You have no lines."
The boys are flummoxed by good looking women walking through the door (one is played by Sarah Silverman, who I hope was paid decently for this). Everything is a Wolverine or a Dungeons And Dragons joke, because the creators cannot fathom any loser actually liking these things. At one point, Brian calls the greasy owner of the store gay, and he responds by telling Brian that he should go ... rape a school? I've watched this three times, and I'm uncomfortably sure that's what he's saying. Overall, Super Nerds is hideous, lazy, and could be credibly called offensive to straight white men.
This show was made right as the idea of being a nerd began transitioning from something you called other people to seem cool, to something you called yourself for the same reason. It's like Hollywood was trying to squeeze out every last ounce of this joke by pointing a camera at two schlubby guys and telling them to say Star Trek over and over. Except the two schlubs happened to be ironically playing themselves.
Luckily for them, the show never aired, and Oswalt and Posehn got to go do totally un-nerdy things like writing comic books and making a living penning jokes about sci-fi movies.
Eat shit, Super Nerds. Sorry, I just needed to get that out there one more time.
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