What is your favorite "Like Duh" Jordan moment?

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What is your favorite "Like Duh" Jordan moment?

Post by inhirnamy137 » Feb 28th 2003, 5:10 pm

Here's mines:

1. "Pressure"- when Brad asked Jordan what his major is (even though high school students don't have majors), poor Jordan thought he would gotten his major in the mail.

2."The Zit"- Jordan asked Brian if the story about "the bug guy" is truth

3. "Resolutions"- when Jordan continues to call Brian "Brain"

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Post by Megs » Feb 28th 2003, 6:11 pm

I have a lot of favorites.

There is one in The Substitute, where the camera is on Brian asking a question in the classroom, and Jordan is shown in the background wiggling his finger in his one ear, presumably cleaning it. I think that it is in The Substitute. He is wearing the striped green long-sleeved shirt.

I also like the scene in the beginning of Resolutions when they have all the voice-overs of the characters saying their resolutions, and then they show Jordan in his car, and his thought his: "Wait a minute. Isn't today... New Year's Eve?" I crack up every time. :lol:
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Post by Nothingman » Mar 3rd 2003, 4:04 pm

I like in "Resolutions" when everyone is working out what their resolution will be and Jordon is trying to determine if it's new years. Typical Jordon, a little late on everything trying to coordinate his own little world with reality.

Though I must admit the "what's your major" question is most extreme example (IMHO).

By the way did anybody have a major in High School, or even a minor. And what's the deal with Brian having a triple minor? I don't remember anything like that in High School. Was I absent that day or something? That's one of those mysteries with the series that never made sense to me.
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Post by SanDeE* » Mar 3rd 2003, 5:46 pm

nothingman,
check out this thread on school:
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Post by Megs » Mar 5th 2003, 11:54 am

Nothingman - Brian also says that the school made a special circumstance for him to carry a triple minor. (See in Life of Brian when he talks to Delia after school in the bilology lab.)
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Post by TomSpeed » Mar 5th 2003, 2:19 pm

Some high schools have majors and minors like colleges. Targeted study is vogue today. Since Brian is on the college prep. track, his having minors isn't probably unusual. Also, I don't think asking Jordan about his major is that strange either.
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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Mar 5th 2003, 2:26 pm

My high school was very college focused, but we didn't have majors or minors or anything like that. My youngest sister just graduated from the same high school last year and although they do have graduation requirements, there are still no majors or minors (good to know SOME things haven't changed since I graduated many moons ago!). Since that was my personal experience, I thought it was weird of the adults to ask Jordan about his major. Then again, I thought it was weird in the Sweet Valley High books that they had a high school sorority on campus.

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Post by TomSpeed » Mar 5th 2003, 2:32 pm

I mostly recall "magnet schools" from when I was in high school. Each magnet school had a particular focus -- industrial arts, drama, science, etc. If you went to a magnet school, you majored in that subject. Magnet schools were created at first to spur integration of races in the South. However, they have continued because school choice and targeted preparation/education have become popular.
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Post by Nothingman » Mar 5th 2003, 4:23 pm

I guess the whole "major", "minor" concepts were just absent in my high school. I graduated 5th in my class and knew about AP classes and taking classes at the Community College while you were still in HS (though i must admit i wasn't much for taking them), so I guess i just assumed I would have run across the idea of having a minor. Perhaps it's a regional thing, I went to HS in the Northwest United States, maybe it's more of a east coast thing? Either way, it doesn't affect the storyline much, you still get the idea about Brian being accelerated.

Something that occured to me about the Brad's "major" question was that Brad appears to be a big collegiate guy. And obviously they are having trouble relating to Jordon in the kitchen, so that is probably the first thing that popped into Brad's head. "What's your major?" has to be one of the most standardized questions in college. Just like "How was your summer?" when you come back in the fall. They are the default questions to ask. I don't think Brad thought much before he said it, and probably didn't think about how it wouldn't apply to Jordon. You know how ages tend to blend together as you get older. The ironic thing is that half the college sophomores I knew didn't know what their major was. Jordon didn't have a chance.
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Post by TomSpeed » Mar 5th 2003, 5:24 pm

I agree with you. "What's your major?" is a standard get to know you question. Brad probably didn't think to reword it to apply to high school.
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Post by Guest » Apr 11th 2003, 12:07 am

I think the question seems a bit weird. However, the thing that really struck me as funny is that Jordan didnt know that he didnt have a major.

My favorite Jordan moment is when he and Patty are talking in the last episode and he just comes right out and asks her if she always wears that much makeup... :oops:

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Post by Guest » Apr 12th 2003, 9:18 pm

My favorite Jordan moment was when he apologizes for interrupting her when he went to kiss her. :roll:

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Post by Guest » Apr 12th 2003, 9:19 pm

I meant Angela not her

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Post by TomSpeed » Apr 12th 2003, 9:27 pm

Anonymous wrote:I think the question seems a bit weird. However, the thing that really struck me as funny is that Jordan didnt know that he didnt have a major.

My favorite Jordan moment is when he and Patty are talking in the last episode and he just comes right out and asks her if she always wears that much makeup... :oops:
I love him asking Patty if she always wears that much makeup, too. Another Jordan moment of mine is, of course, when he realizes it is New Year's Eve at a red light in "Resolutions." Great stuff :!:
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