Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fiction's Finest Nerds #8: Gretchen Grundler

Another favorite of mine is Disney's Recess. Again, a gang of kids with the obligatory smart girl. Gretchen Grundler is seriously nerdy. She's in third grade and has a pocket computer with voice recognition software. How many of us have that? Gretchen's vocabulary is prodigious, she is the de facto science fair winner, and when she tries to be cool it is the most ridiculous thing you ever saw. Buck teeth, glasses, freckles, and an awkward growth spurt make her stand out.

As far as geniuses go, she is pretty socially tame. She corrects grammar and corrects people, but is never abusive with her intelligence and can appreciate the breadth of skills possessed by others. If you've never watched Recess, really, give it a try. It is a funny, smart show that does not coddle kids and addresses a lot of real-life fun and trauma experienced pre-high school.

2 comments:

angelinamixe said...

As far as geniuses go, she is pretty socially tame. She corrects grammar and corrects people, but is never abusive with her intelligence and can appreciate the breadth dapoxetine of skills possessed by others. If you've never watched Recess, really, give it a try. It is a funny, smart show that does not coddle kids and addresses a lot of real-life fun and trauma experienced pre-high school.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I always loved Recess. One of the better kid-aimed cartoons in quite a while. :-)

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