Some of my favorite characters on television are nerds. Perhaps I can relate to them more with their awkwardness and their peculiar habits… or maybe because I just feel sorry for them. Either way, I think nerds on television are funny and more loveable than characters that appear to have it all put together.

For today’s gallery, I have decided to highlight some of my favorite television nerds. Just because they may be clumsy, socially inept and dress badly, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be recognized or loved. If anything, their extreme awkwardness means they should be honored even more.

I think my favorite television nerd on television was Bill Haverchuck of Freaks and Geeks. His awkwardness was so real and believable and despite his nerdiness, he was such a loyal friend. Who is your favorite nerd?