Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Beers and Weirs 

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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Miller
Nick Andopolis
Kim Kelly
Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Cindy Sanders
Frank Kowchevski


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 <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

2 October 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Takes place on September 28th, 1980 See more »


In the scene when Millie goes to the piano to start singing "Jesus is alright with me", we see Sam and Ken in the background on the couch chatting. The following scene shows Sam approaching Ken, on the couch, and sitting next to him to talk to him. See more »


Daniel Desario: That designated driver's pretty hot. I'd like to get her drunk.
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References Dallas (1978) See more »


Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Written by Edward Van Halen (as Eddie Van Halen) and David Lee Roth
Performed by Van Halen
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"Should've hired a magician"
16 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

If "Freaks and Geeks" is anything, it's coming-of-age; and 'Beers and Weirs' is the first real step in that direction. It's Lindsay's concerted effort to fit in by throwing a kegger while the folks are away - which spirals completely out of control in no time. But it's not the premise, it's the characters, and the interactions are pure gold (Seth Rogen, in particular). And Martin Starr firmly establishes Bill as the one-liner king. But Linda Cardellini is key to all of this as Lindsay comes face-to-face with a life that's all kinds of scary. It's funny, sad, and altogether well-written.


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