Video of the Day: Deena Roth’s “Nerds Just Wanna Have Fun”

It’s an attentive parody of the classic Cindi Lauper song¬†Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,¬†and the video that helped make MTV the media sensation it was. Deena Roth is, if not a powerhouse singer, very sweet and sincere in her nerdy rendition of the tune and a great dancer. The video matches the spirit of the original, beat for beat.

The bridge is updated with some classic Super Mario Bros. chiptune goodness. She’s got quite the crowd with her, in costumes and cosplay from all over the fandom spectrum. Directed by Tommy Byrd, the video is stylistically dialed with precision into the 80’s vibe.

Welcome to your earworm for today. You’re welcome.

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