Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Beers and Weirs 

When Mr and Mrs. Weir go out of town for the weekend, Lindsay hosts a keg party. Sam, Bill and Neal, worried that the party-goers will get too rowdy, substitute a keg of non-alcoholic beer for the one the freaks have on ice.

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Jake Kasdan

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), J. Elvis Weinstein | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Cardellini ... Lindsay Weir
John Francis Daley ... Sam Weir
James Franco ... Daniel Desario
Samm Levine ... Neal Schweiber
Seth Rogen ... Ken Miller
Jason Segel ... Nick Andopolis
Martin Starr ... Bill Haverchuck
Becky Ann Baker ... Jean Weir
Joe Flaherty ... Harold Weir
Busy Philipps ... Kim Kelly
Dave Allen ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
Shaun Weiss ... Sean
Natasha Melnick ... Cindy Sanders
Sarah Hagan ... Millie Kentner
Steve Bannos ... Frank Kowchevski
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Storyline

When her parents go away for the weekend, Lindsay is in charge of her house, and Daniel convinces her to host a keg party. She likes him and can't say no. Sam fears the party-goers will trash the house, getting him in trouble, so he, Neal, and Bill substitute non-alcoholic beer for the freaks' keg. As the party unfolds, Sam removes all the glass objects, Neal seeks a way to be Lindsay's knight in shining armor, and Bill samples the real beer. Cindy shows up to dazzle Sam, Millie comes to keep her eye on Lindsay, and Kim throws a wrench in Lindsay's hopes with Daniel. When the revelers find money to get another keg, Lindsay knows she's sunk. Is big trouble inevitable? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in October 1980. See more »

Goofs

The boom mic can be seen in the shadow over the bed, when Neil reveals to Lindsay that he is in love with her. See more »

Quotes

Harold Weir: I guess you'd prefer we listened to some of that punk rock I've been reading about. You know those Sex Pistols? They spit on their audience.
Jean Weir: That's terrible.
Harold Weir: Yeah, that's what I want to do, spend my hard earned money to be spit on. Now that's entertainment.
Lindsay Weir: Dad, every generation is scared of the music that comes from the next. I'm sure your parents hated Elvis.
Harold Weir: Elvis didn't expectorate on his fans.
Sam Weir: No, but he died on the toilet.
Harold Weir: Well, that's paradise compared to where those Sex Pistols are ...
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Connections

References Mork & Mindy (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Love Me?
Written by Paul Stanley, Robert Ezrin, and Kim Fowley
Performed by KISS
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"Should've hired a magician"
16 October 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

If "Freaks and Geeks" is anything, it's coming-of-age; and 'Beers and Weirs' is the first real step in that direction. It's Lindsay's concerted effort to fit in by throwing a kegger while the folks are away - which spirals completely out of control in no time. But it's not the premise, it's the characters, and the interactions are pure gold (Seth Rogen, in particular). And Martin Starr firmly establishes Bill as the one-liner king. But Linda Cardellini is key to all of this as Lindsay comes face-to-face with a life that's all kinds of scary. It's funny, sad, and altogether well-written.

8/10


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