Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Sam, Neal, and Bill befriend a pretty new transfer student, but soon fear of losing her to the popular crowd and try to win her over with a series of fun things they plan for her. Lindsay, ... See full summary »

Director:

Judd Apatow

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), Judd Apatow | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Cardellini ... Lindsay Weir
John Francis Daley ... Sam Weir
James Franco ... Daniel Desario
Samm Levine ... Neal Schweiber
Seth Rogen ... Ken Miller
Jason Segel ... Nick Andopolis
Martin Starr ... Bill Haverchuck
Becky Ann Baker ... Jean Weir
Joe Flaherty ... Harold Weir
Busy Philipps ... Kim Kelly
Dave Allen ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Kevin Corrigan ... Toby
Ben Foster ... Eli
Jason Schwartzman ... Howie Gelfand
Kayla Ewell ... Maureen Sampson
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Sam, Neal, and Bill befriend a pretty new transfer student, but soon fear of losing her to the popular crowd and try to win her over with a series of fun things they plan for her. Lindsay, Nick, Daniel, and Ken decide to get fake IDs so they can see a hot local band perform at a bar. However, after they go through the trouble of getting their IDs and going into the bar, the group is stunned to find out who the hot local bands lead singer is. Written by YazzyJ

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Lindsey, Nick and Daniel go to get fake id's, Tobey calls Daniel, who's wearing a black stocking cap, 'McMurphy', as a reference to Jack Nicholson's character in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. It's the same style of cap that Nicholson wore in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Maureen writes on the chalkboard at The Iron Horse restaurant, at first the board says "Pan Fried ass", but when the camera zooms in on the board in the next shot, it reads "Pan fried Butt". See more »

Quotes

Lindsay Weir: I don't need your help.
Jeff Rosso: Ok. Tell you what. Why don't I just visit you then in the *prison*, where you'll be living, and give you some really good advice, like, y'know, should you get shanked in the yard or in the dining hall? When you have your baby, which prison guard should take care of it? That kind of thing. That'd be a great way to do my job, don't ya think?
Lindsay Weir: Y'know, only time will tell. See you at the prison yard.
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Connections

References Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

C'etait toi (You Were the One)
Written By Billy Joel
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5 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Freaks And Geeks

Feig's everlasting comic classic is a tour de force of art when it comes to set an example of cutting through the dogmatic commercial views. The passionate bulletproof love of Paul Feig, the creator, for the 80s is a profound poetry that is visible in his keen eye on the details of the conversations. From references that SHOULD come in handy to the complete makeover in their vocab that shines light on the journey that warps us back a couple of decades ago, Judd Apatow and Feig has created an ultimate teenage treasure where each cast is so invested and reflective in their performance that they have managed to make it big easily in their later days.

But despite of having such an absorbing performance from the cast members, even the younger cast that shows you the range which is not usually something you get to see, I would once again jump back to Feig's smoothness in his flaws. And he does have it, and it seems like he too knows it and embraces it in a way that the storytelling grows friction less and pulls out a much more meaningful and powerful note that it outweighs the flaws or distractions on the script.

This depiction of rebellious teenager and the lost-warrior-alike parents of theirs, in a rapidly evolving era has honesty in balancing the world- even the elders or teachers are humane, just as James Franco says once, "These old people also have bad people among them." Take the parents, for instance, each of our teenager hosts have some baggage in their house and as the series ages, the perspective changes and the three dimensional characters finally reveals and accepts all the sides of themselves, where you then, exhale victoriously as Feig explains or more correctly metaphorically notions the very existence or origin of these Freaks And Geeks that we all root for.

Carded And Discarded

This slow yet vital chapter especially for the parents is mildly funny and usually it works since it gets enough room to install drama in it but this time they weren't aiming for it, leading them towards a dull street that accounts in as a mundane day in this 80s highschool lifestyle.


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