POPsessions: Curtis Armstrong Proudly Geeks Out on the Beatles But Sings Harry Nilsson When No One's Listening
Grab your pocket protector, Klingon dictionary, test tubes, 12-sided dice, and an officially licensed replica of Harry Potter's wand because the ultimate battle of the brainiacs known as "King Of The Nerds" is back on TBS. "We have a rich mixture of nerds — a library science nerd, gamers, scientists, a mechanical engineer, a puppeteer, and our first openly gay nerd — that helps keep everything fresh," host/producer Curtis "Booger" Armstrong explained. "Our challenge department [including Genevieve from Season 1] has worked hard to take the challenges to a higher, nerdier level and a new, spectacular Nerdvana, which gives us a richer visual palette."
In honor of Season 2 starting Jan. 23, Armstrong, who can also be seen creating havoc as Metatron on "Supernatural," shared his POPsessions with Yahoo TV. We quickly learned the self-proclaimed Sherlock Holmes and Beatles dork has an undying love for classic horror films, classic rock, and one particular "Mickey Mouse Club" Mouseketeer.
1. Have you ever dressed as a celeb for Halloween? Does Jack the Ripper count?
2. What article of clothing could you not live without? My deerstalker and Inverness cape.
3. What do you eat or drink while watching a movie in the theater? I drink water. If my wife is with me, I poach some of her popcorn.
4. What was the first movie you saw? On television, "King Kong." In a cinema, it was either Presley in "Blue Hawaii," John Wayne in "Donovan's Reef," or Robert Preston in "The Music Man."
5. What song was playing during your first kiss? Like I was paying attention! I'd waited 25 years for that moment!
6. Did you have a poster of a celeb on your wall when you were a kid or a teen? Beatles. In fact, I still have Beatles posters on my wall. You gotta problem with that?
7. What movie makes you cry? "Route 30," a movie not many people have seen. The moment when Dana Delaney's blindfold comes off, tears just come, unbidden.
8. What's the guiltiest pleasure currently on your DVR? I don't DVR. Don't know how. Guilty pleasures? With movies, old bad science fiction or horror films. Music? Paul Revere and the Raiders. In fact, hold on. I never feel guilty watching, reading, or listening to anything I love. I have no guilty pleasures. Just pleasures. But I'll let the above stand so it doesn't seem like I'm trying to avoid the question.