Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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The Diary 

Lindsay's parents are convinced Kim is leading their daughter down a path toward drugs and sex, so they consider taking a peek in her diary. Meanwhile, Bill is tired of the same jocks ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Olin

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), Rebecca Kirshner (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Jason Segel ... Nick Andopolis
Martin Starr ... Bill Haverchuck
Becky Ann Baker ... Jean Weir
Joe Flaherty ... Harold Weir
Busy Philipps ... Kim Kelly
Thomas F. Wilson ... Coach Ben Fredricks (as Tom Wilson)
Ann Dowd ... Cookie Kelly
Sam McMurray ... Dr. Vic Schweiber
Chauncey Leopardi ... Alan White
Jerry Messing ... Gordon Crisp
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Storyline

Lindsay's parents are convinced Kim is leading their daughter down a path toward drugs and sex, so they consider taking a peek in her diary. Meanwhile, Bill is tired of the same jocks picking the teams during P.E., often leaving him picked last, so he makes prank calls to Coach Fredricks then confronts him directly. The adults may be the ones learning lessons from the students. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When the guys are being picked for baseball teams, two girls are laughing at the last three guys to get picked. One the girls is holding a hurley, a stick used in the Irish game hurling, and not to be found on a US baseball field in the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Jean Weir: I had a diary when I was little. If my parents had read it, I would've been furious. Such a violation.
Harold Weir: Spooning with a stranger in the backseat of a van, that's a violation!
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Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)
(uncredited)
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
Sung by Deetta West and Nelson Pigford
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the geeks have inherited the earth..
5 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Freaks And Geeks

Feig's everlasting comic classic is a tour de force of art when it comes to set an example of cutting through the dogmatic commercial views. The passionate bulletproof love of Paul Feig, the creator, for the 80s is a profound poetry that is visible in his keen eye on the details of the conversations. From references that SHOULD come in handy to the complete makeover in their vocab that shines light on the journey that warps us back a couple of decades ago, Judd Apatow and Feig has created an ultimate teenage treasure where each cast is so invested and reflective in their performance that they have managed to make it big easily in their later days.

But despite of having such an absorbing performance from the cast members, even the younger cast that shows you the range which is not usually something you get to see, I would once again jump back to Feig's smoothness in his flaws. And he does have it, and it seems like he too knows it and embraces it in a way that the storytelling grows friction less and pulls out a much more meaningful and powerful note that it outweighs the flaws or distractions on the script.

This depiction of rebellious teenager and the lost-warrior-alike parents of theirs, in a rapidly evolving era has honesty in balancing the world- even the elders or teachers are humane, just as James Franco says once, "These old people also have bad people among them." Take the parents, for instance, each of our teenager hosts have some baggage in their house and as the series ages, the perspective changes and the three dimensional characters finally reveals and accepts all the sides of themselves, where you then, exhale victoriously as Feig explains or more correctly metaphorically notions the very existence or origin of these Freaks And Geeks that we all root for.

The Diary

Once again, the track of the parents is much more enthralling than our teenage hosts, with a hilarious plan that backfires vigorously at them, both the solution and the problem is something we can connect and attract towards easily.


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