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Freaks and Geeks 

A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

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Top Rated TV #46 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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 Jermaine / ... 17 episodes, 1999-2000
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 Frank Kowchevski 12 episodes, 1999-2000
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 Gordon Crisp 11 episodes, 1999-2000
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 Harris Trinsky 10 episodes, 1999-2000
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It's the 1980s and at McKinley High, there's two different groups of teenagers, the Freaks with cool and charismatic Daniel Desario and tomboy Lindsay Weir and the Geeks with Lindsay's shy younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies' man Neal Schweiber. The show chronicles the normal teen/adolescence problems any teenager goes through including acceptance, drugs, drinking, and bullying. Written by Corey Semple (Hairsprayer07)

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It's 1980 and this is what high school was like for the rest of us. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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25 September 1999 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During the opening credits, you can see James Franco and Jason Segal vigorously rubbing their eyes, to give themselves a stoner look. You can also see Seth Rogen smiling before his class picture, which he takes with a grumpy look. Allowing the viewer to see this was intentional, as it was a common trend in the 80s to harmlessly sabotage one's yearbook photo. See more »

Goofs

At the end of "Discos and Dragons" when Lindsay takes off with Kim and some Grateful Dead groupies, their VW bus turns the corner, and passes by a modern-day White Ford van. See more »

Quotes

Lindsay Weir: Dad is right - I'm part of this family.
Harold Weir: Hear that, Jean? I was right about something. Maybe we should take a picture of this moment.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart's New Friend (2015) See more »

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It's a shame they took this off the air...
3 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

I just started watching this show lately now that it's on Fox Family Channel. I saw one episode before, where the kid is the mascot for the basketball games and all. I love this show! I think it's one of the funniest shows I have ever seen in my life. The characters are the best of almost any series I have ever seen as well. I especially love Haverchuck...he cracks me up. The show deals with kids who are sort of outcasts in high school in 1980, and what outcasts they are. You have the rebel sister and the dorky brother in the main family in the show, and they both will make you laugh. I think the biggest laughs come from Sam and his friends. They are sort of geeky, but they try their hardest to be cool, and they talk constantly about getting chicks and how hard it will be. In one of the episodes, they think Neal's father is having an affair, and Haverchuck says," I don't even know how you get one chick, let alone two." or something to that effect. This is a great show, and it saddens me to see that NBC screwed it up with it's horrible scheduling and promotion. The show deserved much more of a chance than it had, because it's one of the best shows to come along in years, but leave it to the networks to screw up a great thing.


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