Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Girlfriends and Boyfriends 

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)
Frank Kowchevski
Cindy Sanders
Millie Kentner
Gordon Crisp


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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Comedy | Drama





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17 January 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Maureen was a focal point in the boy's previously themed biology class episode, "Carded and Discarded". But in this biology themed episode, she is conspicuously missing. See more »


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


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 Jaws (1975) See more »


Nights in White Satin
Written by Justin Hayward
Performed by The Moody Blues
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A week of unexpected turns
31 October 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Girlfriends and Boyfriends' is typical of the show's quality writing and acting, but it holds its own surprises. Subversion is almost key here. Turns out the smelly fat kid in school isn't so bad; Nick doesn't just want to consummate his relationship with Lindsay; and Sam's quest for Cindy is, well, kind of a roller-coaster. It's sadly funny when he ends up in the friend zone. But no matter what happens, it ends with playful siblings and warm feelings all around. Life moves on.

Bur seriously, Nick's idea of self-expression is Styx's "Lady"?

Super awkward!


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