Because I have absolutely no life I randomly decided to start watching Joey (the "Friends" spin-off). To my surprise, 3 episodes in I spy a short, skinny nerd wearing a Space Invaders shirt by the name of Seth (played by Simon Helberg). Seth attends Caltech, was rejected by the doctorate program, paid a girl to pretend to be his girlfriend, and has a thing for robot women!
Again, I have no life so this was exciting for me.
P.S. I know Howard went to MIT. I just found it funny that this Seth kid wasn't going to have a PhD either.