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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Trivia

When the cast reunited at PaleyFest 2011, Busy Philipps revealed that James Franco was told, unbeknown to her and the episode's director Danny Leiner, that his character, Daniel, had been abused by his father and therefore had intimacy issues. When it came to shooting a scene where the characters get hit by water balloons, run after a car and Philipps' character gives Daniel a smack on the arm and says 'Dammit, Daniel, do something', Franco, much to everyone's surprise, reacted much harder than anyone expected him to and responded back by saying 'Don't you fucking ever touch me' and then grabbed Philipps arms and threw her to the ground. See more »

Goofs

After Daniel and Ken get jumped, they talk to Lindsay's father and Daniel touches him leaving a large, blood stained thumb print on his shirt. When they leave though, we see his shirt again and the stain is almost completely gone. 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 Animal House (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranglehold
(uncredited)
Written by: 'Ted Nugent'
Performed by: 'Ted Nugent'
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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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