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Freaks and Geeks

1999-2000 Ended/Cancelled
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Created by writer-comedian Paul Feig and executive produced by Judd Apatow (The Larry Sanders Show), Freaks and Geeks followed the Weir siblings--former math whiz Lindsay (Linda Cardellini of the Scooby-Doo feature films and ER) and her younger brother Sam (John Francis Daley)--as they navigated the perils and pleasures of a Michigan high school circa 1980. What separated Freaks and Geeks from most other scholastic series was its brutal honesty--Lindsay and Sam, as well as their friends and parents, were given very human personas that showed failure, malice, indecision, and moments of great clarity. Likewise, the plotlines rarely offered pat solutions to the characters' conflicts--the show unfolded in a naturalistic manner, which was a welcome respite for viewers tired of flashy high school dramas. When combined with its smart dialogue and winning performances (the cast included SCTV veteran Joe Flaherty and Spider-Man star James Franco, as well as the sublime and criminally underrecognized Martin Starr and Seth Rogen as Sam's pal Bill and dry-witted Ken, respectively), the show became a haven for fans of quality television, if only for a brief period of time.

Theme song: "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett
Main Cast
N/ABecky Ann Baker
as Jean Weir [S 1]
Buy at Art.comJames Franco
as Daniel Desario [S 1]
as Nick Andopolis [S 1]
N/AJoe Flaherty
as Harold Weir [S 1]
N/AJohn Francis Daley
as Sam Weir [S 1]
Buy at Art.comLinda Cardellini
as Lindsay Weir [S 1]
N/AMartin Starr
as Bill Haverchuck [S 1]
N/ASamm Levine
as Neil Schweiber [S 1]
N/ASeth Rogen
as Ken Miller [S 1]
N/AThomas F. Wilson
as Coach Ben Fredricks [S 1]

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Also known as:
Voll daneben, voll im Leben

Genres: Comedy / Drama

Language: english


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#Ep. No.Episode Title Prod # Available InfoiTunes DL Broadcast  Comments 
1x01Pilot 100 PD CM |edit  1999-09-25  Discuss episode! 
1x02Beers and Weirs 101 PD CM |edit  1999-10-02  Discuss episode! 
1x03Tricks and Treats 102 PD CM |edit  1999-10-30  Discuss episode! 
1x04Tests and Breasts 104 PD CM |edit  1999-11-06  Discuss episode! 
1x05I'm With the Band 105 PD CM |edit  1999-11-13  Discuss episode! 
1x06Carded and Discarded 110 PD CM |edit  2000-01-10  Discuss episode! 
1x07Girlfriends and Boyfriends 106 PD CM |edit  2000-01-17  Discuss episode! 
1x08We've Got Spirit 107 PDWCM |edit  2000-01-24  Discuss episode! 
1x09The Diary 108 PD CM |edit  2000-01-31  Discuss episode! 
10 1x10Looks and Books 109 PD CM |edit  2000-02-07  Discuss episode! 
11 1x11The Garage Door 111 PDWCM |edit  2000-03-13  Discuss episode! 
12 1x12Chokin' and Tokin' 112 PD CM |edit  2000-03-20  Discuss episode! 
13 1x13Smooching and Mooching 116 PD CM |edit  2000-07-08  Discuss episode! 
14 1x14The Little Things 117 PD CM |edit  2000-07-08  Discuss episode! 
15 1x15Discos and Dragons 113 PD CM |edit  2000-07-08  Discuss episode! 
16 1x16Kim Kelly is My Friend 103 PD CMN|edit (unknown) Discuss episode! 
17 1x17Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers 114 PD CMN|edit (unknown) Discuss episode! 
18 1x18Noshing and Moshing 115 PD CMN|edit (unknown) Discuss episode! 
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