It's the 1980s and at McKinley High, there's two different groups of teenagers, the Freaks with cool and charismatic Daniel Desario and tomboy Lindsay Weir and the Geeks with Lindsay's shy younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies' man Neal Schweiber. The show chronicles the normal teen/adolescence problems any teenager goes through including acceptance, drugs, drinking, and bullying. Written by
Corey Semple (Hairsprayer07)
Linda Cardellini (Lindsey) and Jason Segel (Nick) dated off-screen for five years. They also dated in the show. They had previously co-starred in Dead Man on Campus (1998). Segel stated in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2008, that Cardellini was a great girlfriend, and the title character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) was not based on her, it was more an amalgamation of a lot of different relationships and break-ups he had. See more »
In the opening credits when Nick Andopolis has his school picture taken, he is wearing a black blazer over a T-shirt. When the black and white yearbook pictures are shown at the end of the opening credits, the blazer has disappeared and he is wearing only a long-sleeved shirt. See more »
Friday night, always a good night for some Sabbath.
[Lindsay looks at him]
... 'cause, you know, Friday? is the the Sabbath... for the Jews.
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"Freaks & Geeks" was a show that I thought would be on for years. It was so perfect and all the actors/actresses were great in it. It first aired the same fall that I started high school, so I found a lot to relate to in it. This is probably the best drama NBC ever had, but they dropped it. Why? They keep crap like Providence and Ed (yuck) on, but instead bail out on REALLY good stuff like this? The critics loved it, the fans loved it, it had a future. Each episode was an hour long, and focused around two social groups: The stoner crowd (Freaks) and the underclassmen/nerds (Geeks) and their experiences throughout the year. I was really looking forward to see what direction this show would take in it's oncoming years, but sadly, we will never see another new episode. I just pray for re-runs.
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