Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
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We've Got Spirit 

Sam tries out to be the school mascot hoping to impress Cindy. Meanwhile, Daniel, Ken, and Kim suddenly become the basketball team's most rabid fans following a series of run-ins with jocks... See full summary »

Director:

Danny Leiner

Writers:

Paul Feig (created by), Mike White
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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
Thomas F. Wilson ... Coach Ben Fredricks (as Tom Wilson)
Natasha Melnick ... Cindy Sanders
Jarrett Lennon Jarrett Lennon ... Colin
Riley Smith ... Todd Schellinger
JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Vicki Appleby (as Joanna Garcia)
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Storyline

Sam tries out to be the school mascot hoping to impress Cindy. Meanwhile, Daniel, Ken, and Kim suddenly become the basketball team's most rabid fans following a series of run-ins with jocks from the rival school, Lincoln High. Lindsay tries to figure out the best way to break up with Nick. Written by YazzyJ

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anachronism Alert: There is a father using a hand held VHS camcorder during the Basketball scene but the handheld video camcorder wouldn't be introduced until the mid 80's. See more »

Goofs

The guy inside the mascot looks through the mascot's mouth, not through the eyes. See more »

Quotes

Jean Weir: [to Lindsay, about Nick] What are you going to tell him?
Lindsay Weir: I don't know, Mom!
Harold Weir: I know what to tell him - tell him he's a grease bucket and you deserve better.
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Connections

References Star Wars (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

How Funky is Your Chicken
(uncredited)
Performed by John Francis Daley, Natasha Melnick, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, and Samm Levine
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Nice guys finish last
28 November 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

This is an episode in which the acting really makes up for the shortcomings. The Nick/Lindsay romance tends to feel like kind of a drag, but it's what Segal and Cardellini do with it that matters. Put simply, it's not a good day for either character.

It's not a great time for Sam either, assuming the school mascot routine in his continuing quest for Cindy. That dichotomy between siblings makes things interesting; but overall, it's a mixed blessing of an episode.

Really, it's only Neal who has a happy ending here, getting the last laugh as the Norseman. And his scenes with Bill throughout are the true highlight.

7/10


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