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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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Series cast summary:
...  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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What high school was like for the rest of us [NBC tagline] See more »

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25 September 1999 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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James Franco, John Francis Daley, and Martin Starr are all linked to the Spider-Man franchise. Franco plays Harry Osborn in the Raimi trilogy (2002-2007). Daley co-wrote the screenplay for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Starr plays a role in that same film. See more »

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The weathered and worn Pontiac Trans Am that Daniel Desario drives is a design that was available no earlier than 1979. Since the show takes place in 1980, it is highly unlikely that a high school student from a low-income family could afford what was then a fairly new car - and almost equally unlikely that it would look so aged within one year. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Astronauter og filmstjerner (2016) See more »

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Great little show!
27 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Freaks and Geeks, like too many shows with a lot of potential, was shown here in Australia in a ridiculous time-slot and never had the chance to build an audience of any size. Pity, cos it was one of the best shows to come along in years. In 1980 (when the show is set) I was around the same age as a lot of these characters, and to me it caught the flavour of the era authentically. Was I freak or was I a geek? What do you think? Across the board great writing, casting and acting. I think there's a few future stars on show here. Also cool use of appropriate music. Not just the predictable (Styx, Rush), also the unexpected (a track from XTC's "Black Sea"!). Shows someone knows what they're talking about! And any show that featured Kevin Corrigan AND Rushmore's Jason Schwartzman in the same episode HAS to be cool, right? Hope this re-runs one day...


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