Kim has two problems: her parents want to take her car, and she needs an alibi for nights she's staying out, probably with Daniel. So, she invites an unsuspecting Lindsay to come to dinner. Meanwhile, Karen Scarfolli, who hangs out with Kim and Daniel, bullies Sam unmercifully and gets him into trouble when he tries to remove graffiti she's put on his locker. Things come to a head at the Weir dinner table. Written by
Originally scheduled to air on NBC on November 6, 1999 but was replaced by another episode and was finally never aired on NBC. Premiered on some West Coast stations on April 30, 2000 and had its wide release on September 5, 2000 on Fox Family Channel. See more »
The size of the lipstick word "geek" on Sam's locker changes several times. See more »
You're, like, my only friend Lindsay! And you're a total loser!
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Here it is, that heavy episode that sets out to humanize the show's raving B. And it's a success, even if you have to work for it. It's actually pretty dark; Kim buddying up to Lindsay throws's Sam's life and the Weir house into chaos. It's a bad day for everyone. But between Bill's presence, and Nick & his damn fruit rollups, there are (blessed) moments of levity; and Kim's broken-home nightmare gives a hard look into here messed-up personal life. And give Busy Phillips credit here, she goes all-out with the character's baggage.
Eventually, the hysterics pay off and all you're left with by end credits is a warm smile. Hard-won indeed.
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