Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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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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Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
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Sam becomes the McKinley basketball team's new mascot after the former mascot breaks his arm. He hopes to become closer to Cindy. Instead of winning her heart, however, he increasingly becomes frustrated with her apparent desire to be nothing more than friends as well as her obsessive crush over the basketball team's star athlete, Todd Schellinger. He eventually becomes so fed up that he allows Neal be the mascot during a basketball game, though Neal is much more interested in getting laughs than following orders from Vicki, the bossy head cheerleader. Lindsay tries to figure out the best way to breakup with Nick. The freaks, meanwhile, have a sudden interest in sports and school spirit after they get beaten up by a gang of McKinley's rivals at Lincoln. Written by Jwelch5742

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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 »

Goofs

When discussing "Welcome Back, Kotter" with Bill, Cindy mistakenly calls Mr. Woodburn, "Mr. Woodchuck." See more »

Quotes

Bill Haverchuck: Hurry up, I don't want to be late for Bio.
Neal Schweiber: Why? What is the big deal?
Bill Haverchuck: Well, yesterday, I was late... And everyone looked at me!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by Dennis DeYoung
Performed by Styx
Sung by Jason Segel
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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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