Freaks and Geeks: Season 1, Episode 8

Girlfriends and Boyfriends (17 Jan. 2000)

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Lindsay and Nick get more serious, and her parents give unwanted advice. Sam joins the yearbook staff to get closer to Cindy, who thinks of him only as a friend.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Miller (credit only)
Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Jerry Messing ...


Lindsay and Nick get more serious, and her parents give unwanted advice. Sam joins the yearbook staff to get closer to Cindy, who thinks of him only as a friend.

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Comedy | Drama





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17 January 2000 (USA)  »

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R.F. Daley, the real-life father of star John Francis Daley, appears as the yearbook teacher. See more »


Nick Andopolis: Hey, I heard Kim got an "A" on her Western Civics exam.
Nick Andopolis: Oh no, that was *my* girlfriend. Hmm, but did you know that Lindsay got detention for flipping off her gym teacher?
Nick Andopolis: No, wait, that was *your* girlfriend! Hmm.
Daniel Desario: I heard that Kim hit you really hard in the chest.
Daniel Desario: No wait. That was me.
Daniel Desario: [slams Nick in the chest and walks away]
Nick Andopolis: Wow, that was really hard.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Bad Reputation
(Main Title Song)
Written by Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ritchie Cordell, and Marty Kupersmith
Performed by Joan Jett
Courtesy of Blackheart Records
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Good, but not as good as the rest of the show
5 February 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Another strong episode, but not one of the better ones.

The problem with the episode is that it goes by too fast and is not as memorable as most of the other episodes. I like it more than 'Beers & Weirs', but the rest is stronger.

The Freak storyline mostly involved Nick proving his lameness to Lindsay. They are hanging out more, and he is madly in love with her but the feelings are not mutual. The only reason Lindsay kissed him in the first place was out of pity. And now she's going out with him only to make him feel better.

The Geek's storyline is a lot more fun, I never liked Sam much but Bill's part of the story is hilarious as always. He becomes lab partners with Cindy and finds out that she's not as perfect as Sam wishes she'd be. She's actually quite boring. I like Gordon's part, the smelly overweight kid. He and Sam became lab partners and friends.

THREE stars for this episode, good, but not as good as the rest of the show.

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