Living close to the West Virginia line, we can pick up their radio stations pretty clearly. This is how I found out there are no nerds in West Virginia (at least Morgantown).
So this one station was playing 80s songs at noontime, and capped it all off with a clip from an 80s movie. Guess the clip, win a gift certificate. "It's really, really easy," the DJ said.
The clip, transcribed, was:
Female: Let go, please.
Male: Don't get excited.
Female: Captain, being held by you isn't quite enough to get me excited.
Male: Sorry sweetheart. I haven't got time for anything else.
Any nerd worth their salt knows its The Empire Strikes Back.
I didn't think this would take long.
The first caller, shy female: "Um, is it Look Who's Talking?"
The DJ: "Nope, sorry!"
It was at this point that I started talking to the radio like a dumbass.
Me: "Look Who's Talking?! Come on now!!"
Second caller, loud female: "Hello? The answer is Star Wars!"
The DJ: "Uhh, that's a little vague. Which one is it?"
Second caller: "Uhhhh.... its uhhhh.... oh no, oh no... it's Star Wars, but I don't know which one..."
The DJ: "Sorry! But that's a hint!"
Me: "THE EMPIRE STRIKES BAAAAACK!!!"
Third caller, friendy male: "Howdy! You have an answer yet?"
The DJ: "Nope, go ahead!"
Something in the guy's voice made me think I could have faith in him. I should have know better.
Third caller: "Is it Indiana Jones?"
The DJ: "Close, it's the same actor, but nooope!"
By this point, I was invested. I had to hear the winner. But first I had to suffer through a Toto song. Toto is one of those bands that should have stayed in 1982.
Then finally, finally, finally.
Fourth caller, timid female: "Um, hi, do you have an answer?"
The DJ: "Not yet! You wanna try?"
Fourth caller: "Is it The Empire Strikes Back?"
The DJ: "Yeahhh, but what's the full title?"
Fourth caller: "Full title? Um, um... Star Wars? The Empire Strikes Back?"
The DJ: "That's it! I just needed the full title. You're lucky I didn't ask for the episode number."
That would be Episode V.
Man, this blog will get me a boyfriend FOR SURE.