Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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Tricks and Treats 

Halloween doesn't go as expected for Sam, Lindsay or their parents.

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... 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)
... Alan White
... Millie Kentner
... Harris Trinsky
Harriett S. Miller ... Mrs. Whitman (as Hariet S. Miller)
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Halloween is coming: Lindsay wants to hang out with her new friends, her mom wants her to help pass out treats to kids. Sam at first thinks he's too old to go trick or treating, then convinces Neal and Bill to dress up and go with him. Halloween itself is a nightmare: Lindsay's going out dampens Jean's spirit, kids and their parents reject her homemade cookies, the geeks draw stares for being too old and then are humiliated by bullies and worse, and Lindsay gets in the spirit of destructive tricks only to find herself guilty of going way too far. Is there any redemption? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place from October 29 to October 31, 1980. See more »

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When Sam is arguing with Neal just before Sam get egged, in one of the frames Sam has the egg makeup on. See more »

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Bill Haverchuck: I just hope I get candy I can eat. I'm allergic to peanuts,licorice and nougat
Neal Schweiber: How can you possibly be allergic to nougat?
[Sam laughs]
Bill Haverchuck: I don't know. My doctor says I'm allergic to more things than anyone he's ever seen
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References Westworld (1973) See more »

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Roller
Written by Myles Goodwyn
Performed by April Wine
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Devil's night fiasco
18 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

It all starts off well enough with a silly gross-out cold open, but 'Tricks and Treats' is bittersweet to its core. This Halloween is no fun for the Weir family, with Lindsay going all-in with her rebellious side, souring Sam's evening in the process. Even Mom's fun goes down the drain.

It's got its fair share of humor (Bill, primarily, in the worst Bionic Woman costume) and that mix helps balance things out. It's heartbreaking to see Sam lash out at his sister ("Nobody thinks you're cool, you know!" . . . "Trust me, I know") but then, the payoff is a tonic all its own.

The mix is what counts; it's a funny, painful and satisfying witch's brew.

9/10


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