Sam tries out to be the school mascot hoping to impress Cindy. Meanwhile, Daniel, Ken, and Kim suddenly become the basketball team's most rabid fans following a series of run-ins with jocks... See full summary »
The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
Freshman Rusty Cartwright arrives at college and decides he no longer wants to be the boring geek from high school. He decides to pledge a fraternity. He is offered 2 bids; one from his sister's boyfriend Evan's fraternity and one from Cappie, his sister's ex-boyfriend's fraternity. Rusty must learn to handle his new life, and his new relationship with his sister. His sister must decide if she ... See full summary »
Scott Michael Foster,
Sam tries out to be the school mascot hoping to impress Cindy. Meanwhile, Daniel, Ken, and Kim suddenly become the basketball team's most rabid fans following a series of run-ins with jocks from the rival school, Lincoln High. Lindsay tries to figure out the best way to break up with Nick. Written by
When the cast reunited at PaleyFest 2011, Busy Philipps revealed that James Franco was told, unbeknown to her and the episode's director Danny Leiner, that his character, Daniel, had been abused by his father and therefore had intimacy issues. When it came to shooting a scene where the characters get hit by water balloons, run after a car and Philipps' character gives Daniel a smack on the arm and says 'Dammit, Daniel, do something', Franco, much to everyone's surprise, reacted much harder than anyone expected him to and responded back by saying 'Don't you fucking ever touch me' and then grabbed Philipps arms and threw her to the ground. See more »
At the end of the basketball game, Todd Schellinger is fouled with no time on the clock. Since there is no time on the clock, the other team cannot get possession of the ball off of a missed shot. Therefore the foul shots should be shot without any players under the hoop, similar to a technical or flagrant foul shot. When Schellinger is shooting there are rebounders under the basket. See more »
[to Lindsay, about Nick]
What are you going to tell him?
I don't know, Mom!
I know what to tell him - tell him he's a grease bucket and you deserve better.
See more »
Yet another good episode. Probably my least favorite episode of the series, but it is still much better than the 'good' episodes of other shows.
The whole 'school-mascot' thing simply did not appeal to me. It was a lot of fun to watch, but I didn't care for it as much. Neither did I care for the Sam/Cindy/Todd triangle or the basketball game.
The Freaks storyline in this episode was pretty minor compared to the Geeks. Ken and Kim are always hilarious, though. Which makes me sad that they didn't have more screen time.
But what really worked for me was the Lindsay/Nick break up. It may not be an entertaining storyline, but it feels very real and I can relate to it. One of the reasons why I love this show so much is not only because of the humor but mostly because of the realistic character behaviors. I felt bad for Nick, he was a loser but his heart was in the right place. Same as for Lindsay.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?