Dork Alert! 5 Most Adorable Dorks in Movie and TV History

Why are dorks so lovable? What is it about us that people adore even if we’re so painfully awkward?

Amid all our quirks and silliness, there’s a bit of courage lying somewhere in us. It takes a lot of courage not to conform to what the society regards as normal. It takes guts to not care about how people judge you.

It also helps that many of the most popular characters on TV and in movies have something in them that make the audience love them no matter what.

We list down the most famous and lovable dorks we’ve ever seen on the boob tube and the big screen.

J.D. Dorian in “Scrubs”

The total embodiment of a dork, J.D. is a skilled doctor who has personal neurosis and his own share of mistakes and quirks. He loves daydreaming and tilting his head back and to his left, which allows him to be in two places at once.

Andy Stitzer in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”

Steve Carell plays Andy Stitzer in the American sex comedy movie that tells the story of a nice single guy who, at the age of 40, has never been laid. He meets a single mom, Trish, and they fell in love with each other. It’s Andy’s being innocent and vulnerable that make him loved by fans all the more.

Dwight Shrute in “The Office”

Portrayed by Rainn Wilson, Dwight’s character is your relentless type of dork. Some of his weird quirks include performing his own circumcision, owning a beet farm, and looking up to his boss who happens to be just as dorky as he is. And even as his officemates would gang up and pull pranks on him, he doesn’t effing care. He embraces his dorkiness with all of his heart. This non-apologetic attitude is what makes him such an endearing character in the TV comedy series.

Michael Scott in “The Office”

Another Steve Carell and “The Office” entry on this list, Michael Scott’s character may not be the best boss to his colleagues at Dunder Mifflin, but he surely captured hearts with his funny antics that had millions of viewers burst out laughing. Remember the “World’s Best Boss” mug scene? It may be his witty lines, hilarious bloopers, or his inherent dorkiness that make Michael stand out.

Matt Flamhaff in “13 Going On 30”

Matt is the stubby teenager who is oblivious to the presence of the popular girls, plays the keyboard, and transforms into a hot successful photographer years later. Sean Marquette plays the young Matt, while the older version is portrayed by Mark Ruffalo.

So there you have it: five of the most popular and well-loved dorks in movie and TV history. What does it mean to you as a regular guy who happens to be a dork? A lot! These fictional characters may not exist in real life, but their stories can inspire you to be proud and accepting of who you are, regardless of how people view and treat you.

Why Dorks are Wonderful People: # Reasons to Embrace Your Dorkiness

It’s the individuality—being unique and having one’s own brand of character without giving in to the pressure of fitting in. Apart from that, are there other traits that are worthy of admiration? Of course!

Here are some of the great things about being a dork, coming from dorks themselves:

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Dorks areaccepting and empathetic with fellow dorks.

Because who else will accept you for who you are (aside from your family if you’re lucky)? Social media and digital technologies have made it a lot easier for people across the world with the same interests and personalities to meet each other virtually, strike an online conversation, and share stories.

And what you’ll get with interacting with like-minded people? New friends and support groups. And a different, positive perspective in life.


Dorks are brave humans.

“Be yourself!” is one advice we often hear, but in reality, it’s hard to achieve that, what with the expectations that people have and their sense of how people should act in a certain way. And the social media isn’t making things easier for people who are trying to stay true to themselves.

Dorks don’t experience the same difficulty because of the innate courage to be themselves, whether it’s good in the eyes of other people or not. Fitting in isn’t in their book. They pursue their passion, and they’re proud of their interests, no matter how quirky or weird they may be.


Dorks bend the rules and overcome shame.

Dorks don’t try to avoid shame—they overcome it. They’re not scared of being different, looking foolish, or even standing out because of their being strange. Dorks embrace their unique self without hesitation.

There are a lot of perks to being a dork. If you consider yourself to be one, then there’s nothing to be ashamed and scared of!

Dork Humor 101: 15 Clever Jokes that Only Dorks Will Find Funny

Have you ever given a joke to a group of friends only to receive blank stares at best and mocking laughter at worst? If so, then you are truly a dork at heart. But hey, it isn’t a bad thing!

Let’s celebrate your dorkiness and have fun reading through this list of the funniest jokes that only our kind will totally relate to and appreciate:

  1. In class when I was in grade school, my teacher called me and said, “Give me two pronouns.” I answered, “Who, me?”
  2. A Schrödinger’s cat walks into a shop and doesn’t.
  3. If you put root beer in a square glass, what will you get? Beer.
  4. Kleptomaniacs don’t find puns funny. Why? Because they often take things literally.
  5. What is the best way to comfort a grammar Nazi? Tell them: “there, their, they’re.”
  6. The past, the present, and the future have arrived. They were tense.
  7. Atoms should not be trusted. Why? Because atoms make up everything!
  8. What do you call Santa’s elves? Subordinate clauses.
  9. What did the cell say when his sister stepped on his foot? “Mitosis!”
  10. Why is Pavlov’s hair soft? Because of classical conditioning.
  11. How many tickles can make a squid laugh? 10. Ten-tickles!
  12. How many ears does Spock have? He has three ears: one on the left, one on the right, and the final front ear.
  13. What did the mother of E.T. ask him when he arrived home? “Where on Earth have you been?!”
  14. What is the favorite band of a sleeping brain? It’s R.E.M.
  15. Why does a burger have lower energy than a steak? Because the burger is in its ground state.

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Got a favorite funny dorky joke that’s not on this list? Share them in the comments below!

15 Pick-Up Lines that are so Witty, They Appeal to Dorks

Being a dork means you always find yourself in socially awkward situations. Good thing there are dating apps and websites like Tinder that somehow make life easier for us to find a date who will embrace who we are—dorkiness and all.

So, if you’re single, available, and dorky, you’ve got to have an opening line that will capture attention while showing a bit of your personality.

Here’s a collection of witty pick-up lines that you might want to use to impress and score hot (or dorky) chicks:

  1. Are you Wi-Fi? Because there seems to be a connection between us.
  2. My friends call me Jeff, but you can call me tonight.
  3. I may not be a photographer, but I can picture us together in the future.
  4. Are you an electron? If you’ll allow me to be your photon, then I can take you to an excited state.
  5. Are you hydrogen? Because you’re my number one element.
  6. I may sound cheesy, but I really think you look grate!
  7. Are you Google? Because you have everything I’ve been searching for.
  8. Do you play chess? I believe you’ve just met your match.
  9. What is your sine? It must be Pi over 2 because you’re the one.
  10. Are you the speed of light? Time stops when I look at you.
  11. You must be a keyboard in your past life. Why? Because you’re my type.
  12. You must be a camera. You make me smile when I look at you.
  13. Is that an earthquake? Or is it just my heart beating for you?
  14. I’m attracted to you, and according to Newton’s law of universal gravitation, you’re attracted to me as well.
  15. Are you the one ring to rule them all? Because you’re my precious!

May one or two of these dorky pick-up lines help you snag the date you’ve always dreamed of!