Attractions between the sexes. At a mall, Sam sees Neal's father with another woman. Bill says they have to tell Neal - no secrets. Neal's father claims innocence. Sam begins to doubt all adult relationships, including his parents'. The freaks plan a night at Laserdome. Kim objects because that's where Daniel made out with another girl after one of their quarrels. Lindsay and Nick are sorting out the aftermath of their breakup, with Daniel advising Nick and Kim advising Lindsay. Ken trades insults with Amy, a tuba player in the band, and finds he's attracted to her. Daniel advises him, too, and Lindsay is willing to be the intermediary for Laserdome night. What about Neal? Written by
The device Neal's dad puts into Sam's mouth in the scene at the dentist's office was a gag that producer Judd Apatow used to use in his old stand-up routine. See more »
When Sam, Bill, and Neil are playing the game Asteroids on the Atari 2600 that Neil's dad bought for him. They are actually playing the arcade version of Asteroids. The Atari 2600 Asteroids home version (cartridge) looked and sounded different. See more »
I have always loved this episode, but I did not remember loving it this much. Quite frankly, I was never a fan of Neal or his story lines. And this episode is partly about Sam finding that Neal's dad is cheating. I liked this storyline much better this time around. Especially from Sam's point of view and how he cries in Harold's arms after getting an Atari. He doesn't cry about the game, but because he is happy to have a father like him.
The Freaks storyline, as always, appeals much more to me. Ken -- who is pretty much a sarcastic bastard has a crush on a meanie band geek chick. Their scenes were a little awkward, but realistic. And it was nice when they finally made out. I absolutely loved the soundtrack for this episode, so many great songs -- especially 'Free Bird' during the final scene. Just perfect.
PS: Nick is still pathetic. I really dislike him.
This episode gets five stars. One of the best.
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