Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Beers and Weirs 

When Mr and Mrs. Weir go out of town for the weekend, Lindsey 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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Lindsay Weir
... Sam Weir
... Daniel Desario
... Neal Schweiber
... Ken Miller
... Nick Andopolis
... Bill Haverchuck
... Jean Weir
... Harold Weir
... Kim Kelly
... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
... Sean
... Cindy Sanders
... Millie Kentner
... Frank Kowchevski
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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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Comedy | Drama

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2 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Bill (Martin Starr) says that he always watches Dallas (1978) with his mom (Claudia Christian). Christian's first acting job was on an episode of "Dallas". 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

Neal Schweiber: Friday night, always a good night for some Sabbath.
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References The Song Remains the Same (1976) See more »

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Jesus Is Just Alright With Me
Written by: Arthur Reid Reynolds
Performed by Sarah Hagan and Jason Segel
Courtesy: Capitol Records
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"Should've hired a magician"
16 October 2017 | by See 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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