Freaks and Geeks: Season 1, Episode 12

The Garage Door (13 Mar. 2000)

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Neal learns his father is cheating on his mother. Ken develops a crush on the tuba player in the school's marching band and Lindsay helps set them up.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The license plate on Neil's father's Corvette reads, "I FLOSSEM" (Neil's father is a dentist). See more »

Goofs

A New York State license plate can be seen among many others. This style of license plate (white w/ Statue of Liberty) was not issued in New York State until 1986. License plates in New York were blue on deep yellow until 1986. See more »

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Bill Haverchuck: Remember that time in science class when I tried to sneak out a fart but it came out a poop? And then I had to flush my undies down the toilet? Do you think I wanted to tell you guys that?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Written by Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ritchie Cordell, and Marty Kupersmith
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Courtesy of Blackheart Records
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One of the best
8 July 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

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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