Freaks and Geeks: Season 1, Episode 2

Beers and Weirs (2 Oct. 1999)

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When Mr & Mrs. Weir go out of town for the weekend, Lindsey hosts a keg party. Sam, Bill, and Neal, worried that the party-goers will get too rowdy, substitute a keg of non-alcoholic beer for the one the freaks have on ice.

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When her parents go away for the weekend, Lindsay is in charge of her house, and Daniel convinces her to host a keg party. She likes him and can't say no. Sam fears the party-goers will trash the house, getting him in trouble, so he, Neal, and Bill substitute non-alcoholic beer for the freaks' keg. As the party unfolds, Sam removes all the glass objects, Neal seeks a way to be Lindsay's knight in shining armor, and Bill samples the real beer. Cindy shows up to dazzle Sam, Millie comes to keep her eye on Lindsay, and Kim throws a wrench in Lindsay's hopes with Daniel. When the revelers find money to get another keg, Lindsay knows she's sunk. Is big trouble inevitable? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Executive producer Paul Feig had originally planned to do a storyline based on the wrenching real-life process of integration that his high school went through. When NBC nixed this idea, a subplot where Sam and an African-American student compare their histories of suffering was written; the network gave it the OK. See more »

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Harold mentions to Sam that he's been reading about the Sex Pistols. Later in the episode Nick mentions to Lindsay that he's bummed out that John Bonham died a week earlier, placing the date of the show on 18 September 1980. The Sex Pistols broke up in 1978, making it highly unlikely that any periodical would pick up a story on a band two years gone, not to mention that the Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious had died of a heroin overdose more than a year before the setting of the show. See more »

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Sam Weir: What's non-alcoholic beer?
Bill Haverchuck: It's just like beer but it doesn't have that ingredient that makes you drunk.
Neal Schweiber: Alcohol?
Bill Haverchuck: Yeah.
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References Mork & Mindy (1978) See more »

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Written by Joe South
Performed by Deep Purple
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Not as strong as the first one
6 July 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The second episode was a nice step into the season. Perhaps not as strong as the first one, but you got the chance to get to know the characters a little better.

In this episode the Weirs went out and left Lindsay in charge of the house. Her newly found friends convinced her to have a party at her place and of course that bound to have a bad ending.

Lindsay only did it to impress Daniel, who she later finds with Kim making out on her bed.

In the meantime, the Geeks think of a brilliant plan of swapping the beer with fake beer. Neil, who has a huge crush on Lindsay tries to get her attention throughout the episode. She pretty much ignores him right until then end for helping her end the catastrophic party.

Overall, it was a nice second episode. Bill once again had the best lines. Though Millie's 'I like to get high on life' is a classic one.

THREE stars.


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