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Freaks and Geeks 

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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

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Top Rated TV #47 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Lindsay Weir 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Sam Weir 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Daniel Desario 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Neal Schweiber 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Ken Miller 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Nick Andopolis 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Bill Haverchuck 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Jean Weir 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Harold Weir 18 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Kim Kelly 18 episodes, 1999-2000
Jerome Elston Scott ...  Jermaine / ... 17 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Frank Kowchevski 12 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Jeff Rosso 11 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Millie Kentner 11 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Gordon Crisp 11 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Cindy Sanders 10 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Harris Trinsky 10 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Alan White 9 episodes, 1999-2000
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It's the 1980s and at McKinley High, there's two different groups of teenagers, the Freaks with cool and charismatic Daniel Desario and tomboy Lindsay Weir and the Geeks with Lindsay's shy younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies' man Neal Schweiber. The show chronicles the normal teen/adolescence problems any teenager goes through including acceptance, drugs, drinking, and bullying. Written by Corey Semple (Hairsprayer07)

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25 September 1999 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Lizzy Caplan auditioned for both the roles of Lindsay Weir and Kim Kelly before being later cast as Sara. See more »

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At the end of the opening credits, a yearbook shows Nick, Lindsay, and Sam's pictures listed in a row. However, Nick's last name is Andopolis, and Lindsay and Sam's last name is Weir, meaning they would have been in opposite ends of the yearbook. Also, Lindsay and Sam would not be placed near each other, as they are in different grades (she is a junior and he is a freshman). See more »

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Neal Schweiber: Friday night, always a good night for some Sabbath.
[Lindsay looks at him]
Neal Schweiber: ... 'cause, you know, Friday? is the the Sabbath... for the Jews.
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One of the few gems in network TV
13 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Of all the shows I have ever seen, none have stuck with me quite like Freaks and Geeks has. To put it simply, the show was brilliant. Too bad it had to be canceled. The writing and acting was superb, I don't think anyone can say that they didn't fall in love with the characters. I mean come on, Bill? The stories each were well made and I found myself already anticipating the next episode. Kudos to Paul Feig. The story is centered around the two children of a middle class family as they grow and evolve in high school. There is the older daughter, Lindsey, a book smart, goody-goody, looking for approval and acceptance from the stoners AKA the freaks. Then there is the younger son, Sam, who is the stereotypical nerd of the early 80's. He is constantly in conflict between the popularity aspect versus his friends, the geeks. Over the 18 episode first and only season, the characters undergo many changes that almost any person can relate to somewhat in their high school years. The entire series is all about the self discovery of these two kids and their friends as they venture through high school and in my mind was too good for TV. If only HBO had gotten to it... Oh well... I do highly recommend buying the DVD because this show was beyond words in the excellence it displayed, thank you for one of the best years of television Paul Feig!


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