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...
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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
In the basketball scenes, a three-point line is visible even though college and high school basketball didn't adopt the rule until near the end of the decade. See more »
During the game, a three-point line is shown on the court. The three-point line was not introduced into high school basketball until 1987. 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.
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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.
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