WATCH: Bobcat Goldthwait, Bridget Everett and Danny Pudi share what they geek out for

Contributed by
Feb 13, 2018, 3:17 PM EST (Updated)

Right on time for Valentine's Day, the cast of Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits and Monsters has opened up about their first geek loves.

Following in the footsteps of Netflix with Black Mirror and Amazon with Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, truTV will also be getting in on the scripted anthology game later this year with Misfits and Monsters. The upcoming series will introduce viewers to some of Award-winning writer/director Goldthwait's "twisted morality tales," but with a touch of satirical humor.

Influenced by The Twilight Zone, each standalone episodes will feature a different story told in a different genre. There's going to be a mermaid episode, one in which a man will be attacked by a Roomba, another with a presidential werewolf and one will have a murderous animated blue bear.

Creator Bobcat Goldthwait (of Police Academy fame, among others) and stars Bridget Everett (Lady Dynamite) and Danny Pudi (Community) recently sat down with SYFY WIRE's Tara Bennett to talk about what was their first geek loves, aka the thing they obsessed over as kids or got them to love something they've loved their whole lives. And some of their answers may surprise you.


For Everett, that first geek love was singer-songwriter Barry Manilow (she's got a lot of Manilow gear) and frankly, can't blame her: dude's got game in the love ballad department. For Goldthwait, it was a 1964 sci-fi comedy movie called Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, which saw a very young Pia Zadora (she was eight at the time) as one of the Martian kids. The movie also featured the first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a feature film and has made it on several Worst Films Ever Made lists. As for Pudi it was The Ministry of Silly Walks, a Monthy Python sketch which aired sometime in 1970.

How about you? What was your very own entry into geek love?


Additional material by Nathalie Caron.